Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA) 
 






   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Candidate: Arsia Takeh

from the Northern California Chapter


Short bio:


Arsia Takeh is a Director of Analytics at Precision Wellness, provider of the most

advanced cardiovascular analytic solution for population health management.

Previously, Arsia worked as a Data Scientist for an IBM business partner and an R&D

Engineer of a premier thermal management solutions company that provides solutions

for NASA, DARPA and other advanced governmental and non-governmental agencies.

He is a co-founder of RAH foundation an NGO working on raising awareness on STDs

and educating people to prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Iran and Middle East. He also

serves as an advisor to several Tech and Fin-Tech startups.

His educational background includes a MS and PhD in Computational Science from

Florida State University. He graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Sharif

University of Technology on 2007.



Statements:

I, Arsia Takeh, understand that if I get elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Sharif

University of Technology Association (SUTA), I have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure

that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. I believe in the purpose

and the mission of the organization, and I will act responsibly and prudently as its steward. As

part of my responsibilities as a board member:

Outreach

  • I will interpret the organization's work and values to the community, represent the

organization, and act as a spokesperson. Especially in California, with focus on Bay

Area.

  • In turn, I will interpret our constituencies' needs and values to the organization, speak out

for their interests, and on their behalf, hold the organization accountable.

Board and Committee participation

  • I will attend and prepare for board meetings, committee meetings, and special events. I

will inform the board in advance of any meetings that I cannot attend.

  • I will be an active member of at least one Committee or Task Force and will be willing to

take a leadership role on a committee or on the board.

  • In addition to committee work, I will be willing to accept at least one individual initiative

to be determined in collaboration with the Chair and the Executive Director and to share

my professional expertise.

Resource Development

  • I will actively participate in one or more fundraising activities.
  • I will be willing to solicit donations from individuals, corporations and philanthropies.
  • I will work with the board to provide and extend the opportunities for members.

Board policies

  • I will excuse myself from discussions and votes where I have a conflict of interest.
  • I will maintain the confidentiality of board deliberations and will publicly support the

decisions of the board, including those with which I might have been in disagreement

Active Participation.

  • I will stay informed about what's going on in the organization and developments in fields

relevant to the organization. I will ask questions and request information. I will

participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other

matters. I will not stay silent if I have questions or concerns.

  • I will encourage, enable and respect the participation and contributions of fellow board

members.

  • I will support, where possible, the recommendations of the committees.
  • I will participate in the assessment of my own performance and the performance of the

board as a whole, recommend candidates for board nomination and be available to

mentor a new board member.

  • I will respect and support the Executive Director’s authority, communicate ideas about

program or administrative activities to the Executive Director rather than to line staff,

refrain from making special requests of the staff and avoid discussion of personnel

matters with staff.

  • I will work in good faith with staff and other board members as partners toward

achievement of our goals.

  • If I don't fulfill these commitments to the organization, I will expect the board chair to

call me and discuss my responsibilities with me.


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