Colonel Hamid Ghahari was born in Tehran, Iran and received his Bachelors in Criminal justice from the Police Academy in 1974. He held many positions from 1975 to 1994 as Police Deputy Chief and Federal security director. In June of 1994 he joined Mahak as their Executive Director and served for over 7 years. During this period Colonel Ghahari was instrumental in the growth of Mahak in business planning, expansion, volunteer coordination and event planning. In 2007 he moved to New Jersey where he has been involved with ISCC as East Coast representative.