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
Digital & Policy Strategist
Aman Ardalan directs PAAIA’s digital and communication efforts in addition to managing the various fellowship programs. Ardalan also assists with public policy advocacy.
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.