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"I'm honored to serve on the Begunahi board.  Knowing that we can reach across the world and positively impact the well-being and education of girls and young women is very rewarding."  Wendy Baumann, North Dakota, USA
FOUNDERS
Our Governing Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board are made up of a diverse group of dedicated individuals that bring an array of skills and
perspectives to the foundation.   Board members are not financially compensated for their work. 
Mr. Riaz A. Aziz
 
Mr. Aziz serves as the chief executive officer of the foundation and is a permanent member of the board of trustees.  He is also a faculty lecturer and researcher at North Dakota State University.
 
2013 - Present
 
Mrs. Mary DeLana Duffy-Aziz
 
Mrs. Aziz serves as president of the foundation and a permanent member of the board of trustees.  She is also the manager of adult services at Cass County Social Services in North Dakota.
 
2013 - Present
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Dean Paulson
 
With nearly three decades spent in federal and county government,  Mr. Paulson retired as an elected member of the Pope County Board of Commissioners in Glenwood,  Minnesota. 
 
2013 - Present

 
Mrs. Jean Thompson
 
A human resource specialist for over 30 years, Ms. Thompson retired in 2012 as director of human resources at the city of Moorhead, Minnesota.
 
2013 - Present
 
Mrs. Wendy Baumann
 
Mrs. Baumann has worked as an accountant, office manager, and human resources coordinator in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and is currently at North Dakota State University. 
 
2013 - Present
 
Mrs. Jacqueline Stevens
 
With years of experience working with people in need, Ms. Stevens is committed to improving the lives of children.  She currently works in the hospitality industry.
 
2015 - Present
 
Ms. Ruchi Joshi
 
Ms. Joshi's home is in Delhi, India. She calls Fargo her current home while persuing her doctorial degree at North Dakota State University.
 
2015 - Present
 
Dr. Naina Mahale, DDS
 
Dr. Mahale is from India and is currently a dentist in the United States, residing with her husband and daughter in North Dakota.    
 
North Dakota, USA
 
ATTORNEY ON RECORD
Mr. Todd Roth
 
Mr. Roth is a partner in the Obenland, Roth, and Nelson law firm in Glenwood, Minnesota and serves as the attorney of record for the BEGUNAHI Foundation.
 
2013 - Present
 
ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Farah Mansuri
 
Dr. Mansuri is a breast and general surgery specialist at Association of Surgeons. 
 
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
 
 
 
Dr. Thyelnai D. Khaling
 
Dr. Khaling is founder of Ascension Educational Trust that provides free coaching for underprivileged students seeking to enter a medical university.
 
Puna, India
 
 
Dr. Anu Gaba
 
Dr. Gaba is an Oncologist at Sanford Health and is originally from Delhi, India  She currently resides in the U.S.A with her husband and daughter. 
 
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Mrs. Jillian Rose Struxness
 
Mrs. Struxness works in the mental health field and previously worked with victims of sexual abuse.   
 
Minnesota, USA
 
 
Mrs. Felicita Shongvah
 
Mrs. Shongvah is the country manager for FSP Technology, Inc. and former president of Tangkhul Shanao Long Delhi (TSLD) in India
 
Delhi, India
 
 
Mr. Thein Maung
 
Mr. Maung is an analyst at Ace Cash Express in Dallas.
 
Naypyidaw, Myanmar 
 
Ms. Chaand Sam Lakhani
 
Ms. Lakhani is a college student.
 
Texas, USA