Hi, my name is Azita Milanian. I am President and Founder of Children of One Planet, a non-profit organization that helps orphaned children around the world. Children of One Planet, a recognized 501 c(3), was established in 2000, but prior to that I was involved independently with Save the Children Foundation.

I also own a company called Tosca Evening and Dancewear, which I use as a tool to raise money for children. Specifically, I organize fashion and dinner dance show events once or twice a year to bring world class professional ballroom competitors and performers together to donate their time to help raise money for needy children worldwide.

This year, the proceeds of the benefit will be dedicated to assisting young girls who are victims of sex trafficking around the world. We aim to raise money to support these girls through providing imperative intervention and recovery services, enabling them to lead whole, healed and healthy lives.

The ”Children of One Planet” Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the well-being and health of children from all over the world.

Board Member Details and Bio's

Name: Azita Milanian

Role: President and Founder

Bio: Azita graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering. After 12 years working for NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory she decided to pursue her passion to help children against hunger and violence.

In 1996 she started by helping the Save the Children Foundation, USA with fundraising dance show events.

In 2000 Azita founded Children of One Planet to help children more directly.

“My only dream is to see children free of hunger and violence one day”. Azita 

Name: Lewis J. McGibbney, Ph.D.

Role: Secretary

Bio: Lewis moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue his post-doctoral studies at Stanford University, CA. Since 2014 Lewis has been employed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has served as Children of One Planet’s Secretary since 2020.

Name: Susan Clancy

Role: Board Member

Bio:  Susan Clancy is a software engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  She has been a long-time supporter of the Children of One Planet organization and recently became a board member.  Her recovery from stage 3 breast cancer in 2004 increased her awareness of the need for improving lives through good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.   Her passion for organic gardening and teaching resource conservation has aligned with Children of One Planet to help address the needs of children all over the world.

Name: Omar Bolden

Role: Board Member

Bio: Omar has served as Children of One Planet’s Risk Manager since 2020 who brings wide-ranging expertise to the organization. His areas of responsibility span from risk management to compliance.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Omar earned his B.A., in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and is a Vice President that heads the Cost Containment department at a national insurance and surety brokerage.

Name: Mary Clancy

Role: Treasurer 

Bio: Coming soon!!

Name: Kiani Johnson

Role: Board Member

Bio: Kiani joined the wonderful world of real estate in 2002  and has utilized her licences in a broad spectrum of her field which has given her immeasurable expertise in assisting people to achieve their dreams.  She has played pivotal roles in growing numerous Multi-Million-Dollar organizations focused on luxury lifestyles ranging from Architectural Glass to Fine Art awarding her a keen eye of intricate details. Kiani joined forces with Founder Azita as a board member of Children of One Planet in 2020, and shares her passion for helping humanity. Kiani's philosophical view is that by treating others with utmost care, integrity, honesty, and loyalty you will gain their trust and create lifelong connections. Kiani understands the importance of relationship building ~ recognizing it is one of her most valuable assets. Kiani attributes her successes to exercising these qualities in-and-out of everyday life, and knows they are the key components to a rewarding future.

Name: Calin Panainte

Role: Board Member

Bio: Coming soon!

Name: Ann Marie Ahern

Role: Board Member

Bio: Ann Marie joined Children of One Planet as a board member in 2020. She is a small business owner who owns a real estate team in the Los Angeles area. Ann Marie graduated with a BA in Marketing and her career has developed her into an effective leader and mentor.