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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Amanée Mousavi

An alumna of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Amanée Mousavi has been a Realtor since 2010, specializing in new home construction real estate, with the family business Cresco. When not working, Amanée likes to give back to the community as a volunteer with the Al-Rasoul Islamic Society and welcoming newcomers to Nova Scotia. Amanée is also the Urban Development Liaison for Fusion Halifax, a volunteer with the Iranian Cultural Society, and on the board of directors for both the Real Estate Institute of Canada and Family Business Atlantic. 

Flora Riyahi, Chair

Graduate of the Grand MacEwan University (Edmonton) in business administration, Flora Riyahi retired in 2017 after 31 years of working in the financial industry. In addition to a strong commitment to her profession, one of Flora's biggest passions in life has been helping the community. Her volunteer work ranges from being chair of the branding committee for the Town of Truro, to board member of the CBDC Northern Opportunity Business Limited, to president of the Iranian Cultural Society of Nova Scotia. Flora always finds time in her busy schedule to practice self-improvement and to stay active. She has hiked in many different parts of the world, most recently Machu Picchu in the spring of 2018.

Dr. Hamed Aghakhani

Dr. Hamed Aghakhani moved to Canada 10 years ago to pursue his education in friendly Winnipeg, Manitoba. After being in Winnipeg for almost 6 years, he moved to Halifax, Canada’s ocean playground, to work at Dalhousie University. 

Mitra Mansoori 

Mitra's career started working as a writer with Iranian National Radio, back in 1991. After she graduated from Art University of Tehran in Cinematography, she joined the National broadcast of Iran (I.R.I.B) as a writer, director and producer. She produced many TV programs in fiction and non-fiction during 17 years in the industry. Her films screened at film festivals like: Berlin, Fajr, Cinema Verite, Dubai, Forogh film festival, Shahr film festival, and Women's film festival, where her film was winner of special jury prize. Mitra moved to Canada in 2008 and works as a freelance filmmaker.  She is Founder, director and producer of Koucheh Farsi TV Show for Eastlink community TV. Mitra is a board member of AFCOOP and a member of Screen Nova Scotia, Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Society, Art University Film Student Graduates Association.