Senses Cultural is proud to receive the recognition and support of the following individuals and organizations:

Dr Hagerman

Dr. Randi J. Hagerman | Senses Board of Directors

She is a Medical Director at UCD MIND Institute and also the director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center.

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Dr. Nami

Dr. Mohammad Nami | Advisory Board

He is the Neuroscience Department Head at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and holds a clinical fellowship in sleep disorders.

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Dr. Marzieh Forghani | Advisory Board

She is a clinical psychologist at Kaiser Permanente – Autism Spectrum Disorder Center. Her specialties include conducting psychological and cognitive assessment, evidence-based individual psychotherapy, as well as group therapy.

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Dr. Marsha Chinichian | Advisory Board

She is a clinical psychologist at the UCD MIND Institute. Her primary areas of interest are child/adolescent development, complex trauma, and minority mental health. She holds a postdoctoral scholar fellowship position at UCD.

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Robert Miller

Robert Miller | Senses Cultural Health Director

He advises the Senses Cultural Academy of Health on matters related to serving families who have children with special needs and will help organize and coordinate the responses to the questions from families. Robert has a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education – Services for Families from San Francisco State University.

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Melissa Mello

Melissa Mello | Autism Specialist

She has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been working with children with autism for the past 12 years in a variety of settings, including as a special education teacher and early interventionist delivering one on one intervention in community based programs.

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Chancellor Linda Katehi

“I deeply appreciate your dedication to UC Davis and the ongoing support you have provided to our ME/SA program, while continuing to move forward with Senses Cultural’s mission to bring greater understanding about culture and humanity. Please accept my very best wishes for an outstanding program on June 2, and for continuing success as you guide Senses Cultural into the future.”


Senator Sam Blakeslee, State Capitol

“HeART of Iran art exhibit at the State Capital helped to raise awareness to the richness and diversity of Iranian culture to hundreds of people that walk through the capitol every day. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of display and was honored to participate in the unveiling program.”

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Elisabeth Sherwin, Executive Director, International House of Davis

“I am very much impressed by your efforts to help women and children worldwide through programs like BYkids and Art Healing. International House Davis is also committed to promoting understanding about world cultures and peoples so that we may all live in peace and harmony. That is why we are happy to collaborate with you on your programs and look forward to working with you on many more.”

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Michael Sanford, Vice President of Content Creation, KVIE

“We applaud these fascinating, important programs, and feel they have almost unlimited potential for positive global impact.”

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