Shervan Fashandi, Ph.D.

Dr. Shervan Fashandi is an expert in banking and finance with years of experience in consultancy services to financial institutions. After obtaining his Master’s degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, Shervan earned a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Fashandi worked in the banking industry in Canada. He then switched to management consulting from 2015 to 2017, where he focused on shepherding American clients, mostly banks and financial institutions, through areas of risk and public policy. In 2017, Dr. Fashandi relocated to New York, where he worked in capital market risk management in a leading global investment bank. During his lifelong passion for STEM, Dr. Fashandi won the gold medal in the 1999 the International Physics Olympiad in Italy and holds a US Patent on wireless communications devices. Dr. Fashandi has published several articles on history of contemporary Iran and the current foreign affairs policy.

Daniel Jafari, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Jafari, a critical care emergency physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Jafari trained in the United States and United Kingdom, and holds a Master’s in public health from the Imperial College London. Dr. Jafari is an ardent activist for various human rights issues. He contributes to international news media outlets, including the Boston Globe, the Washington Examiner and Radio Farda.

Thomas Datwyler

Over the last twelve years, Thomas Datwyler has served as accountant and treasurer for numerous nonprofits, state and federal campaigns and committees. Thomas has extensive experience with FEC compliance and reporting, contribution processing, and record keeping. He has worked with political parties, committees, and candidates at the state and federal level. Including Congress, Senate and Presidential. Thomas began his career as a finance intern at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. He is a spouse, father, and marathon runner. He holds a Business Finance and Accounting degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.