About CGIE


We promote, develop, supply and support educational programs, studies, products and services that could introduce and address a new system of integrated education in collaboration with individuals and organizations who are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education to children worldwide.


We support educational activities that in addition to achieving academic excellence, will help create unity, foster the full human potentials, support and bring to life those aspects of culture and moral values that promotes the progress of an ever-advancing civilization.


Who Are We?

We are a group of educators, environmental scientists, physical and mental health professionals, lawyers, and parents who are inspired by the conspicuous need to restructure educational systems around the world. We are dedicated to addressing these fundamental needs through establishment of a global non-profit organization.

Mission Statement

Center for Global Integrated Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: to develop, support, and promote integrated educational programs and materials; to foster the development of full human potential; encourage the preservation of global natural resources; and inspire the creation of unity among diverse peoples of the world.

Motivating Principles

We are inspired by many of the world’s spiritual luminaries and educators who taught us that human nature is fundamentally spiritual and that spiritual principles, which resonate with the human soul, provide an enormous motivational power for change and progress.

Board of Directors:

Keyvan Geula, MS., LMFT


She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.


She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.


She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.


Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.

Mondana Najafabadi-Chong


She is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the California Consumer Attorneys Association, among others. She also serves as the President of the board of directors of Friends Retirement Center, Inc. a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing affordable housing to elderly and low income individuals.

Farideh Shariary


Great Ormond Street, London, travelled to America for the first time to work at the Harris Hospital’s operating room in Fort Worth, Texas, and then resided in Tehran, Iran as an operating room supervisor at Arad Hospital for three years before the revolution of 1979.


She shares three children with her husband Dr Shahriaree, to whom she was married for forty-two years.


Ms Shariary has been actively engaged in intercultural exchange programs since 1991and she is passionate about working with organizations that are focused on the application of both material and spiritual aspects of life, peace and unity in the world.

Guiding Principles:

The 9 principles below reflect CGIE’s beliefs about the role of integrated education and the impact CGIE wants integrated education to have. The principles guide what we do, why we do it, and how we do it.

While many of them are fundamental to the way we operate, we will remain open to amending them as we grow and learn more about our work.

  • Guiding Principle #1: This is a humanitarian enterprise driven by the interests and passions of the board of directors
  • Guiding Principle #2: Service to humanity is the spirit behind all our actions.
  • Guiding Principle #3: Science and religion must act in harmony to guide all our steps and forward human civilization.
  • Guiding Principle #4: We have ideas and strategies—we invite others to join us in action.
  • Guiding Principle #5: Our focus is to raise not just smart good human beings.
  • Guiding Principle #6: We look forward to a bright future for all towards an ever-advancing civilization.
  • Guiding Principle #7: We hold religion responsible and accountable to be the cause of unity and harmony between all the people of the world.
  • Guiding Principle #8: We advocate the oneness of all humanity, the oneness of God, and the oneness of all religions.
  • Guiding Principle #9: We make all our decisions in consultation with the experts as well as in the spirit of humanity with prayer and supplication
  • Guiding Principle #10: We see all children as capable of learning and growth.
  • Guiding Principle #11: without the help and support of others we are only a drop of a big ocean.


Hamid Rastegar

Hamid Rastegar has a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA and is the President and CEO of Aspen Engineering Group, a consulting company with offices in western United States. Dr. Rastegar has been involved in a number of service and educational projects in China and has traveled to China numerous times. The projects in China includes: seminars on global environmental issues.

Heshmat Shariary

Was born in 1934. He is married and has three children. He received his MD Degree (1960) from Shiraz Medical School and specialization in Orthopedic Surgery (1968) from University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Kentucky. Dr. Shariary has been active with Chinese cross-cultural exchange and Sino-American friendship activities since 1990 and has been serving as a board member of PRIDE since 1994.

Mitra Rastegar

Mitra Rastegar is a Dentist and currently manages dental offices. Dr. Rastegar has been involved in both educational and health projects in China. She has participated in three voluntary health services projects with the Baha’i-inspired organization, Health for Humanity in two Cities (and delivered dental equipment and instruments to hospitals).


  • Dr. R. Johnson, Educational Administrator at Fort Hays University.
  • Ms. T. Langness, Board Chair/Executive Director Full-Circle Learning/Children’s Enrichment Program, Educator, Writer.
  • Mr. W. Barnes, Educators, Executive Director Deser Rose Baha’i Institute.
  • Ms. N. Barnes, Educator, Admin.
  • Joanna Conrad, US NSA Recording Secretary.
  • Dr. Bahia Farahi, Educator/Administrator.
  • Dr. Rhett Diessner, Professor of Psychology and Education Division of Education Lewis-Clark State College.
  • Dr. Judith Johnson, Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Yamaguchi University.
  • Dr. Ding Jo Curry, President of Coast Line Community College. 

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