Dr. Leila Golestaneh Austin Executive Director
Dr. Austin provides operational direction and strategy. She oversees programs and activities that promote the role of Iranian Americans in the social, cultural, and economic tapestry of the United States and leads all facets of the organization.
Director of Gov’t Affairs & Policy
Mr. Rahnama serves as a key legal, policy and strategic advisor to PAAIA. He provides essential legal & legislative advice to promote the interests of the Iranian American community by maintaining productive relationships with local and national policymakers.
Director of Civic Leadership Program
Layla Sharaf manages PAAIA’s civic engagement initiatives through the Civic Leadership Program (CLP). CLP works to support young Iranian Americans to become leaders in their communities and nationally.
Director of Communications