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Board: Clients

Board of Directors

Learn a little bit about our Board Members!

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Nineveh Rasho

President

Nineveh Rasho is the previous Eastern Regional Director of AYFA and former President of ASAC. She holds a Master's of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently works as an Architect in training. She was born and lives in the Chicagoland, IL area. The Assyrian cause is important to her because being Assyrian is a part of who she is. She believes that as a vulnerable people with a rich history, it is imperative to be active in ensuring that there is a future for Assyrians. A fun fact about her is that she is great at quickly remembering song lyrics and recognizing music beats and melodies. 

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Daniel Sada

Vice President

Daniel Sada is the interim Vice President of AYFA. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Daniel is passionate about showcasing his Assyrian heritage in all walks of life. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, playing guitar, and studying near eastern languages.

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Michael Marko

Secretary

Michael Marko was born and raised in Turlock and is an active member in CCASYA. He grew up surrounded by Assyrians in the Assyrian American Civic Club and helped with events. He is currently studying history at CSU Stanislaus and plans on going to Law School after graduating Spring 2023. Michael believes no one will help Assyrians the way Assyrians can.

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Ted Baza

Treasurer

Ted Baza is the previous Sports Director of CCASYA. He received his B.S. in Biology & B.A. in Psychology at UC Merced and is currently a second year Physician Assistant Student at Emory and Henry College in Virginia. Ted was born and raised in Turlock, CA. His favorite part of being a Sports Director was seeing Assyrians from all different backgrounds and ages come together and enjoy participating in sports leagues. Ted believes the best way to help the Assyrian cause is to find what personally interests you and try to implement it when working for our people. A fun fact about him is that he loves to play board games & ping pong!

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Stephney Bazi

Marketing Director

Stephney Bazi is the current Marketing Director of ASAC. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and is the owner of Stephney Martin Photography. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL but now lives in Phoenix, AZ. She has become more involved in the Assyrian community these past couple of years and finds it important to stay connected with one another in order to not lose sight of our identity. A fun fact about her is that she lived in Alaska for a summer!

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Sylvia Isteefanos

Eastern Regional Director

Sylvia Isteefanos is the previous Social Director of the ASA of Chicago. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently works as a Medical Device Engineer. Being immersed in the Assyrian Community is important to her because she realized how easily one can disconnect from their identity when not involved and active. A fun fact about her is that she and her family lived in Malaysia for a year after leaving Iraq.

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Mariam Pourmand

Western Regional Director

Mariam Pourmand was previously the Vice President of Central California Assyrian Student and Youth Association. She is currently studying to become an interior designer. While she was born and raised in Turlock, CA she currently resides in Los Angeles for work. Growing up she wasn’t very in tune with her Assyrian community until 2016, when she discovered CCASYA, and found how important it was to maintain her relationship with her cultural traditions. The Assyrian cause is important to her because she values the Assyrian community and spreading awareness of our presence. Fun fact she is double jointed in her arm.

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