Batul (Betty) Salamatian Djawdan is the founder and, currently, the president of Arise & Flourish, a non –for- profit organization in pursuit of Educating, Preventing and financially assisting those who want to be cured of the disease of addiction. She consistently has demonstrated a great interest in seeing that all the right steps are incorporate in establishing a useful avenue for the cause.
Betty has worked as a volunteer with a Child Abuse program in Baltimore, MD. She has worked with and trained families with abused children who were abused. As an educator, she also has thought Algebra and Geometry to middle school and high school kids at several educational institutions, including Motacel Catholic High school in Baltimore.
All through her career, Betty has supported many different organizations such as Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and Central Asia Institute. Also, as an active member of Potomac Lions Club she, with the help of two other members, created a database for Elderly Support in Washington Metro area, both in English and in Farsi.
- Bachelors of Art in Sociology/Anthropology, from Goucher College, Baltimore (1982), graduated with general honor, honor in Sociology/ Anthropology, and Phi-Beta-Kappa.
- Certified Bookkeeper and Senior Accountant for Hillwood Museum and Gardens Foundation (13 years).
- Substantial Working experience with different cultures and languages.