Negin Tafazzoli Mohammadzadeh moved to the U.S. in fall of 1983 and attended high school and college in Irvine, California. She graduated cum laude from Georgia State University with a degree in Finance and subsequently worked as a Loan Officer at Union Bank.
Having lived in California, Georgia, and Michigan, she finally settled down in Thousand Oaks, California. She has been married to her husband Dr. Gholamreza Mohammadzadeh, a cardio-thoracic surgeon, for 22 years and they have 2 children.
Negin has always been very involved in her community and is active in charitable work. She served as the president of the Rotary Club of Conejo Valley Centennial, a chapter of Rotary International, in 2006/07 and is currently an honorary member of Conejo Valley Rotary Club. She has also been an integral part of the Adult Gift of Life program, which arranges for indigent patients from developing countries to be brought to Southern California for life-saving heart surgeries free of charge.
Other organizations she has been involved with in the past include:
- Butterworth Hospital Assistance Guild - Grand Rapids, MI
- Westlake Junior Women’s Club - Westlake Village, CA
- The Centennial Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Her involvement with MAHAK and International Society for Children with Cancer (ISCC) started in the spring of 2007. She has served ISCC as the president of the board for the last 3 years.