Sean Daneshmand, M.D., Co-Founder, Board President
Sean S. Daneshmand, M.D. is one of the busiest and most caring people you may ever meet. As the founder of the charity, Miracle Babies, as well as a full-time doctor, father, husband and business owner, it is hard to believe that he sleeps at all—or perhaps, he has found a portal to the 36-hour day. Dr. Daneshmand is a perinatologist (high-risk obstetrician) whose expertise includes obstetric and surgical management of invasive placentation, care of pregnancies following in-vitro fertilization, and management of maternal medical problems during pregnancy at the San Diego Perinatal Center. He was recognized by CNN, in their CNN Heroes segment, for his work with Miracle Babies and his dedication to his patients.
Marjan Mortazavi, Esq., Co-Founder
Marjan Mortazavi has been an attorney for 13 years, with practice currently limited to the area of Bankruptcy Law. She is the founder and managing partner of Bankruptcy Legal Group for the past nine years. She graduated from University of California, San Diego in 1994. Thereafter, she attended the California Western School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor.
Mark A Gough
Mark A. Gough is the CEO of Maison d’Erte, and worldwide licensee of Erte Fashion, Accessories, and Fine Jewellery.
He is the director and interim CEO of The Meilleur Companies, a vertical manufacturing group that private labels intimate apparel, sleepwear, and swimwear. In addition, his company has exclusive contracts with premium manufacturers for marketing, franchise sales and distribution within North America. He and his partners have retail customers including major department stores, mass production, specialty retail, drug and convenience retailers. They collectively have over 55 years of experience distributing to the retail market.
He is also chairman of GWR Luxury Brands, a company that owns and acquires intellectual properties and licensing rights for development. He is the founding partner of Triune Capital and Cortina Capital.
Berenice is Vice President of Miracle Babies and the Branch Manager of Union Bank.
Senior Account Executive at Microsoft Corporation and Children’s Book Author
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; a degree program that did not attract a surplus of women at her time of attendance.
Kimberly also entered into the high-tech sector during a period when women were somewhat of an anomaly. Yet, she became a dynamic sales leader for industry giants such as Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and her current company, Microsoft. She has provided a role model to those who have followed in her footsteps and demonstrated how a commitment to ethical representation and service can lead to extraordinary success.
Kimberly also strongly believes in giving back to her community. She was an active member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary for many years. More recently, Kimberly served as a member of the Board of Home Start, a charitable organization that focuses upon strengthening families and protecting children.
In 2010, Kimberly combined her concern for children and families with her love of animals when she authored the widely-acclaimed children’s book, Bugs Boodles’ Book of Basics: Teaching Children to Safely Interact with Dogs.
Kimberly remains committed to finding new ways to contribute to the world around her.
Director, Procedural Solutions Business Operations at CareFusion has joined BD
I spent 13 years in IT and business consulting working all over the world (Colombia, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and North America) for companies within a range of industries (high tech, software, chemicals, oil / gas, and pharma / healthcare). For the past 3 years, I’ve been working at CareFusion, a healthcare manufacturer headquartered here in San Diego as Director of IT. As life would have it, by joining CareFusion I have created a “full circle” event in both my professional and personal life. I was born almost 4 months premature and spent the first 68 days of my life in the NICU using a pediatric respirator developed by Dr. Forrest Bird. This ventilator was developed specifically for premature infants and small children. I was the first baby to use the ventilator (aka “babybird”) at Mother Saint Francis hospital located in Tyler, TX. This device saved my life and is credited with reducing the rate of breathing-related infant mortality from 70 percent to 10 percent worldwide. Through a series of acquisitions and consolidations, Dr. Bird sold his device to VIASYS Respiratory Care that became a part of CareFusion. His device is now sold within our respiratory division.