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Team AHC

Board of Directors

The College believes that a successful organization must have a group that can support the governance. Therefore, a Board of Directors was established to provide said governess. Current Board members include;


  • Abdi Lajevardi

  • Ali Ebrahemi

  • Ben Rajotte

  • Christie Akins

  • Dr. Amer El-Ahraf, REHS

  • Dr. Ali Ghalambor

  • Dr. Mindy Sloan

  • Dr. Raghu Mathur

  • Dr. Terry Farris

  • Dr. William Vega

  • Ken Konesco

  • Madiha Nasr

  • Sen. Richard Polanco

Management Team

Our management team combines the experiences of executives with extensive backgrounds in managing and developing successful businesses within the Higher Education arena. Images and Bios of the team can be located on the college website at americanheritagecollege.com. American Heritage College currently employees individuals in the following positions;

Abdi Lajevardi

CEO & President of American Heritage College

Dr. Terry Farris

Senior Vice President of Education

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Schools and Degrees:

BS, Marketing & Management, Fairmont State University

MBA, Business Administration, Colorado Technical University

PhD, Educational Technology, Walden University

Areas of Specialty:

Administration, assessment & evaluation, effective learning strategies

higher education, program development, leadership


Areas of Interest:

Mindset, being a better you


Passion statement:

Everyone deserves happiness and knowledge, therefore, I must become a better person, learn more, and help individuals promote the best person they can be.


Hobbies:

Golf and working out

Executive Positions

The College has determined that additional Executive Level team members are necessary to expand on the success of the College. AHC has assessed the skills of a group of existing qualified team members who will be invited to join the Executive Team on July 1, 2021. This group of individuals will be involved in business development and Operations.

  • Chief Academic Officer

  • Senior Vice President of Corporate and Government Relations

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources

  • Chief Development Officer

Professional Team

Career Coaches

Regional Vice President of Enrollment and Business Relations

  • Marnee Grant

Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents of Education

Ali Ghalambor, PhD

Vice President of Education,

Global Center for Environmental Sciences

Amanda Pare-Court, PhD

Associate Vice President of Education,

Global Center for Health and Wellness

Angeliki Papasava, PhD

Associate Vice President of Education,

Future Leadership Institute

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Dr Angeliki Papasava is an academic and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in teaching Management at various university levels both face-to-face and online at a number of European, Asian, African and American universities and colleges. She has completed a PhD at the International School of Management, started her own companies in Greece and Bulgaria and worked for multinational ICT companies travelling around the world. Her teaching and managerial roles now include post graduate supervision and responsibility for curriculum development and partnership initiatives with a number of universities including University of Roehampton London Online, IMD Business School Lausanne, American Heritage College, and Edinburgh Napier University. She is the Programme Director of the MSc in Engineering Management at the University of Hull Online. She is also a part-time Faculty Member of the American College of Greece and a Senior Lecturer at AthTech College.





Antwan Perry, PhD, EdD

Associate Vice President of Education,

New Learning Academy

April Lawson

Vice President of Education,

School of Human Resources

Christie Akins, M.Ed.

Associate Vice President of Education,

Global Institute of Technology

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Schools and Degrees:

AA, Business Administration and Business Systems, University of Phoenix

BA, Social Science, Information Technology and Systems Engineering specialization, Ashford University

M.Ed., Educational Technology Leadership, Ashford University

Areas of Specialty:

Education Management and Program Development: systems of operations, virtualization, cybersecurity, data assessment, and information management.

Areas of Interest:

Social science and social justice, women in technology, AI and robotics.

Passion Statement:

Equity through Access: Facilitating access to increase opportunities is very important to Christie. She continues to stand up for equity in education and technology by advocating for urban and rural students both in K-12 and Higher Education. She has dedicated her career to closing disparity and opportunity gaps through her service and she is an Anti-Racism Activist, always pledging to uphold her personal DEI mission of facilitating equity through access.


Hobbies:

3D printing, audio&video engineering, cuddling my doggies!

Danielle McGee, EdD.

Vice President of Education,

Global Institute of Technology

Gregory Mabry, PhD

Vice President of Education,

Global Center for Health and Wellness

Madiha Nasr

Vice President of Education,

School of Nonprofit Management

Matthew Durrant, PhD

Associate Vice President,

Creative Academy

Mindy Jo Sloan, PhD

Vice President of Education,

New Learning Academy

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Schools and Degrees:

BFA, Northern Illinois University;

BS, Therapeutic Recreation, University of Illinois,

MS, PhD., Educational & Counseling Psychology (School Psychology),

University of Kentucky

Areas of Specialty:

Assessment & evaluation, effective learning strategies for all learners, program

development, leadership


Areas of Interest:

Spiritual health, individual and collective happiness


Passion statement:

Education can make our world a better place, and any time I can be a part of improving

our world I feel great gratitude.


Hobbies:

Metaphysical practices

Pamela Hardy-Shepard, PhD

Associate Vice President of Education,

New Learning Academy

Shahina Jaffar

Vice President of Education,

Creative Academy

Visiting Professors


  • Benjamin Rajotte

  • Dr. David Koepsell

  • Dr. Ed Goold

  • Dr. Usman Jilani

  • Joel Nagelbush

  • John Freeman

  • Ken Konesco

  • Matt Druhe

  • Rachna Singh

  • Ryan Astor

  • Steve Bagley

  • Ramone Smith

  • Anne Cheng

American Heritage College was founded in 2004 as a California Limited Liability Corporation. The College was established to offer residents of California an education means to enhance his/her ability to obtain and/or increase new employment opportunities.