IAAB's team of staff and volunteers is comprised of young professionals, student leaders, youth, and educators. Everyone who works for IAAB understands firsthand the positive impact of IAAB.
Mana Kharrazi, Executive Director
Mana currently serves as IAAB's Executive Director. Under Mana's leadership, IAAB has grown into a leading Iranian-American community organization and has been featured on CNN and CNN International, The Washington Post, Huffington Post and PBS Frontline's Tehran Bureau. Mana was also a steering committee member of the Iranians Count 2010 Census Coalition (ICCC). Mana initially joined IAAB in 2006 as a counselor at Camp Ayandeh.
Prior to leading IAAB, Mana was a Field Organizer at Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), leading the organization's efforts in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Mana served as a member of the Southern Human Rights Network's steering committee, co-organizing the Youth Summit as part of 2010's Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference. Mana was the Education Director of Emergency Response Centre International, a volunteer Greek NGO created in response to the refugee crisis. As part of her volunteer role, Mana helped develop the first comprehensive educational program for refugee youth in Greek camps.
Mana received her BA from Emory University in Middle Eastern Studies and International Studies, with a Minor in Persian. Mana also worked at The Carter Center, Careerbuilder.com, and Posse Foundation.