Board of Directors

Shirin Behzadi

Shirin is Chief Executive Officer of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), which recently celebrated its 26th year as the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home-related goods and services space. HFC’s four brands including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft™ and, recently acquired, AdvantaClean® are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 1,700 franchise territories operating in more than 11,000 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. An entrepreneur herself who migrated to the U.S., Shirin recently received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award, nomination to the Orange County Business Journal OCBJ 500, selection as a presenter at the Franchise Times Finance and Growth Conference and the subject of profile stories in Franchise Times and Entrepreneur magazines, among many others.

Babak Manii

Babak earned his Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Azusa Pacific University. He is the CEO and founder of Chem-Serv and CSI-Environmental. Both companies are involved in the manufacturing and selling of industrial chemicals since 1989. He has designed and constructed several water reclamations systems in the area. Babak is a member of the JDRF, involved with the Assistance League of Covina, and has contributed to organizations such as UNICEF and the Serenity Infant Care Homes.

Susan Shahidi

Susan Shahidi has over twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur in real estate, mortgage, financial planning, new-business development and business management. In June of 2012, Susan left the corporate world of Edward Jones to follow her lifelong passion of helping others, particularly children. She is currently the Executive Director for International Society for Children with Cancer (ISCC). Prior to joining ISCC, Susan served the organization as a volunteer for 4 years. She is an advocate for children’s rights and is very passionate about helping the less fortunate. Susan places a strong emphasis on community involvement and is a passionate community organizer; she actively volunteers her time and expertise in support of numerous causes.

Sheila Sharifi

Sheila – a former Silicon Valley Engineer and Manager. She has served Capistrano Unified School District Foundation as Foundation manager since 2007-2016, supporting fifty-five K-12 schools, and over 50,000 students in the district. Sheila’s desire to help connect parents who are new to United States with educational and community resources has led to her participation and encouragement towards the formation of OCIACC from its inception. She earned a BS and MS (with honors) in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. Sheila worked as an Engineer and Manager for GTE, Apple Computer Inc. and HP for total of 15 years.

Faranak Shiravi

Chair of the Board

Faranak has been the lead project manager for multi-million dollars, multi-phased projects at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Project Manager with Loan Depot. Faranak’s passion is to help others through volunteering her time and using her resources. She is very active and involved with different organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Orangewood Foundation and South County Outreach. Faranak joined OCIACC to help with community outreach programs.

Maryam Shokrai

Maryam Shokrai is the principal and founder of Shokrai Law, and has been in practice as a California attorney for over twenty-five years. She is a former shareholder of a prominent Orange County law firm, and started her own practice in 2012, after serving as General Counsel of a large private education company. Ms. Shokrai represents clients in business, employment, and real estate matters, and supervises and consults on complex litigation and alternative resolution matters. Ms. Shokrai also acts as outside general counsel for small and medium-sized businesses that do not yet have the infrastructure in place to have an in-house legal department. Ms. Shokrai received her Juris Doctorate degree from the UCLA School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the State Bar of California and its Business Law, Labor & Employment, and Real Property Law sections. Ms. Shokrai has consistently been granted an AV Rating®, the highest available, through the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. Ms. Shokrai is fluent in Persian and French, and is conversant in Spanish.

Nesa Targhibi

Nesa is the founder and president of Holborn Law APC, a boutique law firm specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, and Small Business matters. After a successful career in business, Nesa pursued her dream of becoming an attorney at Chapman University School of Law where she was offered a merit scholarship. She earned her Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis in tax law in 2013. Nesa has been involved in the community throughout the years and is looking forward to continue to give back through her participation with the OCIACC Board. Nesa has been the president of the Iranian American Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, for the years of 2017 and 2018. She has also been recognized as a Rising Star by the SuperLawyer Magazine in the past 3 years, a recognition that is voted on by her peers and colleagues.

Maziar Zamani

Ambassador

Maziar has earned his BS and his MBA in the field of IT management and has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector. He is fluent in English, Farsi, and German. Maziar joined OCIACC in November 2015 to meet new people and learn about new business opportunities. In 2017 he started his own company, KAMPP Technology & Marketing. Maziar is passionate to help new businesses start and grow.

Executive Officer

Shani Moslehi

Founder, President, Executive Director

Shani is a determined and passionate businesswoman, and often takes on extra burdens to help those around her succeed. She is known for her ability to connect with others in a meaningful way and has used this skill to teach networking for many years. Her goal with founding OCIACC is to help bring the business community together and help small business owners understand the value of face to face negotiation and building lasting relationships. Besides owning her own business, she has many years of experience in customer service and sales, having worked for several Fortune 500 companies. Shani is a dedicated volunteer, and has worked extensively with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s OC and Habitat for Humanity. Shani has been the recipient of many business awards for the areas of leadership, mentoring, networking, and service to the community. She is also an alumni of Leadership Tomorrow, a premier course focused on developing the leaders of the future.

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