Nooria Nodrat

President of the Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation

Nooria Nodrat was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1961. With both her husband and brother being blind, Nooria experienced first hand the hardships faced by the blind population in her country. She worked as an editor in publishing services for the blind at The Institute for the Blind in Kabul.

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Nooria Nodrat

Nooria Nodrat

President of the Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation

Veronica Strong

Chairperson, of the Board, and the Board of Director

Veronica Strong is a forensic psychologist by training and analyst by profession. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. and M.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has published research for the FBI. Veronica has received volunteer awards from the New York City Department of Probation and Bailey House for her extensive volunteer work as a mental health and grievance counselor and as an advocate for survivors of violence and sexual assaults. Veronica has been working with the ABWC Foundation since 2014 and became a board member in 2015.
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Veronica Strong

Veronica Strong

Chairperson, of the Board, and the Board of Director

David S. Cho

Treasurer, Board Director

David Cho is an accomplished general management, sales, and marketing executive. He currently serves as the President of Lab Ventures Incorporated, a prominent manufacturer and distributor of health and beauty care products. In addition, Mr. Cho is the Producer and Director of the documentary, New York Nooria, which was premiered on January of 2009 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, NY. David S. Cho has an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International and Comparative Politics Studies from Hamilton College.

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David S. Cho

David S. Cho

Treasurer, Board Director

Wendy Glinton

Secretary, Board Director

Wendy Glinton is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who helps individuals with mental health disabilities to lead productive lives in the community. She started her career in the field of Rehabilitation at Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York 13 years ago and currently works at Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey as Director of Citiview Connections Clubhouse. She earned her Master's degree in education at Hofstra University.
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Wendy Glinton

Wendy Glinton

Secretary, Board Director

Elizabeth Perlman

Board Director

Ms. Perlman received her MBA from Fordham University in 2008 and currently works as the Operations Manager for an online gaming start-up called OMGPOP. She also serves as Communications Director for Spotlight Arts, a graphic design business she started with her business partner and is also Associate Producer for a music festival called MEANY Fest. Ms. Perlman has been volunteering for the blind since 2002 and currently volunteers weekly as a reader for Lighthouse International in New York City.
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Elizabeth Perlman

Elizabeth Perlman

Board Director

Yang Wan

Board Director

Yang Wan is originally from China and has been in the United States for 6 years. He graduated with a degree in Finance from Iona College. Mr. Wan’s previous non-profit experience includes volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. He has been working with the AIFB since August 2015, and in 2016 he was elected as a Board of Director. His work with the AIFB has been a great contribution to the team.

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Yang Wan

Yang Wan

Board Director

Parween Azimi

Board Director, Overseas

Parween Azimi has a master degree in Pedagogy and language as well as in inclusive education. Currently she works as a senior expert for education and national disability advisor at the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee.

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Parween Azimi

Parween Azimi

Board Director, Overseas

Shaheen Hesam

Board Director, Overseas

Shaheen Hesam was born in  Kabul, Afghanistan. Being a visually impaired person, he graduated from the vocational blind school in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1988.

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Shaheen Hesam

Shaheen Hesam

Board Director, Overseas

Masi Delawar

Country Representative

Masi Delawar was born in 1992 in Kabul, Afghanistan he started his career in 2010 after completing his high school education from Abdul Hadi Dawi in 2009.  He received his DBA 

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Masi Delawar

Masi Delawar

Country Representative