International Cultural Center

Our Team

  • Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi

  • Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, JD is the founder of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education [WORDE]. She is a world renowned expert in community based programming that promotes social cohesion and builds resilience against violent extremism.   In her former capacity as the President of WORDE, Dr. Mirahmadi established the International Cultural Center (ICC) where people […]

  • PHONE:
    (240) 396-5350
  • Email:
    hedieh@worde.org
  • OTHER:
    ICC Founder
  • Nouf Bazaz

  • Nouf Bazaz is a Senior Fellow at the World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE) where she develops trainings on implementing community mental health and psychosocial support programs. Previously, Ms. Bazaz served as the Program Director of ICC Crossroads, a program of WORDE that provides counseling, case management, and positive youth development programming to […]

  • PHONE:
    (240) 426-9155
  • Email:
    nouf@theicc.net
  • OTHER:
    Crossroads Director
  • Samia Haque

  • Samia serves as the liaison between different interfaith, community-based organizations, and WORDE’s community-based program, ICC. She received her bachelor’s in architecture and has a background in historic architecture which focuses on retaining the cultural integrity of buildings. Her interests include promoting cultural diversity and harmony. She is fluent in Bengali.

  • PHONE:
    (240) 396-5350
  • Email:
    samia@theicc.net
  • OTHER:
    Senior Fellow & Programs Manager