Haleh was born in Tehran and left Iran at the age of 14 to attend school in the United States and later in Switzerland. Having lived in a land of turmoil (Iran), and one of peace (Switzerland), as well as one of change (United States), her passion in life has become to raise awareness of global issues about peace and justice through education and dialogue.
Haleh is a peacemaker, educator, and a proven transformative leader with more than 18 years of experience in building strong teams to achieve organizational effectiveness in diverse industries. Haleh started her career as an I.T. developer and moved on to leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises and Colgate-Palmolive. She led the local I.T. innovation development center for CCE and used her analytical and leadership skills to produce innovative corporate outcomes for various ERP modules at CP. As the CEO of Surgical Serenity Solutions, she used her entrepreneurial and management skills to deliver successful business results. As an educator at Sullivan University, where her passion resides, she has used her strategic planning to provide excellence in education.
She is a Kentucky Colonel and a recipient of several community awards, such as Kentucky’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award and under her leadership as the Executive Director of Interfaith Paths to Peace, the organization awarded the Art of Inclusion from the Center for Non-Profit Excellence. Currently, she is back to her passion, teaching at the University of Louisville, making a difference with future generations in the College of Business.
Haleh received her B.S. in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Management from Central Missouri State University, an Executive MBA from Bellarmine University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Strategic Management with a focus on I.T. at Sullivan University. She is the Co-Chair of the University of Louisville Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Board, former Chair of Network of Entrepreneurial Women, former Chair of World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and Advisory Committee board member at the Louisville Seminary Counseling Center. She is currently serving as a member of Compassionate Louisville, Muslim Americans for Compassion, and the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council. She has been living in the United States for 37 years and 26 in Louisville.