The Persian Cultural & Humanitarian Association (PCHA) is a non-profit organization established in 1980 to serve the Iranian community in the state of New Jersey.

The mission of the organization is:

  • To promote Persian culture amongst the Iranian youth
  • To provide humanitarian assistance to Iranians living in the US as well as in Iran
  • To extend assistance to Iranian students who are attending college
  • To promote Persian art and music.

Click here to read the Bylaws of the PCHA

Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of nine active PCHA members who are elected by majority votes every two years.

Year 2012-2014 Board Members

  • Bahman Maghsoudlou, Ph.D. (President)
  • Pegah Ameri, D.M.D. (Vice-President)
  • Hamid Ghahary (Secretary)
  • Zaman Zamanian, Ph.D. (Treasurer)
  • Mehdi Shahpar (Membership)

Past Presidents

  • Mehdi Shahpar
  • Amir Ganchi, MD
  • Nahid Ahkami
  • Goli Ahmadi
  • Mehdi Khanmohamadi, MD
  • Shahrokh Ahkami, MD
  • Akbar Ghahary, Ph.D.
  • Nina Ghavami
  • Zaman Zamanian, Ph.D.
  • Zia Ghavami, M.D.
  • Faranak Zamani
  • Mehdi Shahpar
  • Bahman Maghsoudlou, Ph.D.