Jaleh is an established community pediatrician, who has served the San Francisco Bay Area community, primarily the underserved, for the past twenty years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley in 1987, master’s degree in Health and Medical Science from UC Berkeley in 1990 and her medical degree from UCSF in 1992. She received her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Oakland, now UCSF –Benioff CHO Hospital. As a pediatrician, she has experienced firsthand the structural challenges families and society, as a whole, face in supporting children to fulfill their fullest potential. She founded New Child Fundamentals with the vision of coordinating and mobilizing support for every child’s optimal growth and development. She lives with her husband, Esfandiar, and younger daughters, Parisa and Kianna, in Berkeley.
Janice is a self-employed tax advisor and accountant with more than 30 years of experience in tax planning and compliance, accounting and auditing, working with a variety of clients, including 9 years working with a large San Francisco CPA firm doing tax planning and compliance for wealthy individual clients, including many real estate investors, trusts, estates, and businesses, as well as some non-profit compliance work. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 1977 and later completed additional courses in their Masters in Taxation program. She currently lives and practices in the Concord area with a wide variety of individual and business clients and non-profit organizations. Janice has also studied several alternative health modalities, and is passionate about helping people with the use of concentrated nutrition and nutraceuticals to build up both physical and psychological health. She is also certified in the Yuen Method of Chinese Energetics which specializes in clearing dense energy in the body's energy field for more optimal flow of Chi Energy which in turn helps achieve greater physical and psychological health. She has enjoyed doing this work professionally for individuals and sports teams on a part-time basis for more than 10 years.
Kaveh Niazi studied electrical engineering and physics at the University of California, and worked as a technologist in IC manufacturing for many years. He subsequently attended Columbia University, where he received a Ph. D. in the history of science. He has published his research on the astronomy of the Islamic world under the title “Qutb al-Din Shirazi and the Configuration of the Heavens.” Since graduating from Columbia University, he has taught Arabic, Persian and mathematics to secondary school and college students. He currently teaches Arabic and college level math to high school students.
Nanette is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer for New Child Fundamentals. She did several years of cancer and vaccine research after obtaining her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA in 2003. Subsequent and more recent interest in youth health and education has led her to involvement in non-profit groups that have worked to improve the lives of young people. She is excited to help New Child Fundamentals create positive paths forward for those children who may not have access to health, nurturing and educational environments..
Ziba is a marriage and family therapist, who has served children, families, couples, and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. At EMQFamilies First, a nonprofit mental health agency in Santa Clara county, she provided Psychological treatment, crisis intervention, case management, and skills training to children struggling with sexual abuse, displacement, and other mental health issues. She received her BS in psychology and MS in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University. Working with underserved children, she became certain that children’s mental health issues are contextual in nature. Therefore, the treatment plan must address the contextual factors that potentially maintain or contribute to the symptoms. The plan must include Parenting education, children’s social skills training, Accessible physical health, diet and fitness training, and tutoring and school advocacy. She is currently in private practice in the South Bay.