Board Leadership

Ayeshah Toorani Morin

President

Ayeshah Toorani Morin is the founder of Mission Independence.  When she found out that her 2 year-old son had intellectual disabilities, she left her corporate career and started her own company so she could take her son to many necessary therapies and spend more time with her 2 children.

 

Prior to starting her own company, Ayeshah had been in various corporate positions including sales management at a large cosmetic company, where she managed over 100 sales representatives in her district, and corporate planning at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  Ayeshah received her MA from Minnesota State University. 

Ayeshah had always planned on having her son live with her, however she realized that it would be best for her son to be independent of her and his father as he would most likely outlive them. At the same time, she discovered that there was an explosion of aging parents in the same situation.  This led her to start Mission Independence to build residential communities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Farid "Fred" Y. Mir

Vice President

Farid "Fred" Y. Mir is an entrepreneur, real estate investor and developer with over 28 years of experience in acquisition, reposition, new construction development and management of residential, retail and commercial properties.  He is also the owner and Vice President of Kitchen Gallery, a supplier and manufacturer of high-end cabinetry, servicing a broad range of customers in the home building industry.  

 

Fred received Bachelors of Architecture and Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of America.  He also holds a "B" Contractor's license in California.  

Joseph DeCarlo

Secretary

Serves as Chapter President and National Committee Chairman for Institute of Real Estate Management.  He has been an adjunct professor of real estate at Coastline Community College for over 30 years and written several textbooks on real estate management that are being used at over 40 colleges.  Joseph received an MBA from Syracuse University

 

Joseph has been devoting time to various nonprofit organizations and served as a member of the board of directors for Coastline Community College Foundation, Los Angeles Mental Health Association, Community Housing Resources, Orange County Housing Trust and the Regional Center of Orange County.  He has received an honorary degree from Coastline College for his outstanding contributions to the community.

Neelesh Ullal 

Treasurer

Neelesh Ullal is the Director of Business Operations at ITN Energy Systems, Inc. an innovative technology incubator, R&D accelerator and product development company that identifies and develops next generation clean and emerging technologies.  Prior to joining ITN Neelesh was a Wealth Manager at Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Bank.  Neelesh holds Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accounting degrees from Bombay University, India, and a Masters of Science (Information Systems) from the University of Colorado.  

Neelesh has been actively involved with supporting causes related to Multiple Sclerosis and Autism.  Neelesh met Ayeshah at a symposium he attended in 2018 to explore living options for his brother-in-law that lives with Autism.  Ayeshah's enthusiasm, vision and drive gave his family hope and inspired them to commit to Mission Independence.  

Farid Novian

Board Member

For nearly three decades, Farid Novian, partner at Novian & Novian, LLP has represented numerous business and real estate groups and individuals in the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of all types and sizes of real estate projects.  Mr. Novian’s expertise includes projects ranging from shopping centers to multifamily apartment buildings, mergers and acquisitions, ground leases, and development projects.  Mr. Novian is also adept at the formation of legal entities and preparations of applicable partnership agreements that typically accompany such real estate projects.  In addition, Mr. Novian’s drafting and negotiation experience extends to agreements in various fields beyond real estate, such as employment, licensing, distribution, and marketing agreements.

 

Mr. Novian has also represented clients in various litigation matters, both in trial and at arbitration, relating to business, real estate, corporate dissolutions, competitors controversies and partnership disputes.

 

For close to two decades, Farid has enjoyed recognition as an “AV” rated lawyer via the peer-review system established and administered by Martindale-Hubbell, with “AV” being the highest rating for “legal ability” and “faithful adherence to the professional standards of conduct and legal ethics of the legal profession, professional reliability and diligence . . . .”

 

Mr. Novian graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Political Science) in 1980 and received his law degree from Southwestern University (J.D.) in 1983. He is admitted to the State Bar of California and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Quinn Tran

Board Member

Quinn Tran has over fifteen years of experience in 15 years of combined experience managing day programs, adult residential facilities, and providing ABA therapy for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As Director of Residential Services at SCH in Chino, Quinn provided direct oversight to Registered Nurses, QIDP's, Managers, and Direct Support Professionals in a growing Residential Services department. Quinn also helped implement the organization’s vision of health, safety, rights, and dignity, and ensured relations between community programs and residents. Previously, Quinn worked with Vocational Visions in Mission Viejo as a Program Manager. Throughout her career, she has also worked for Mayfair ADC and Autism Spectrum Therapies.

 

Quinn holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from California State Fullerton in Liberal Arts, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern New Hampshire in Public Administration.

 

Quinn has dedicated her professional career to offering companies organizational strategy, implementing Title 17 and Title 22, providing leadership and development, and ensuring health services to individuals.  

 

Quinn’s depth of knowledge on ABA behavior therapy, day programs and housing management for the IDD population will be of great value to implement our housing program policies and procedures.

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