Executive Committee

Sonia Nassery Cole

Chairman and Founder

After escaping to the U.S. after the Soviet invasion, Sonia wrote a letter to the White House in the early 1980s. in a plea to help the people in her homeland. As a teenager, she was invited by President Reagan to visit him in Washington D.C., and answered his request to help him get Congressional […]

Dr. Joseph P. Galichia


Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C. is the founder of Galichia Medical Group, P.A, in Wichita, Kansas. He is a native Kansan who has studied medicine in the United States, Germany, England, Sweden, and Switzerland. Dr. Galichia is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of interventional cardiology. In the late 1970’s, he studied in Zurich, […]

Dr. Nur Amersi

Executive Director

Dr. Nur Amersi has been a practicing veterinarian for 10 years in Los Angeles. Born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, her formative years were spent in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1981 she moved to Canada where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University Of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 1993, she completed her degree in […]