Pari Mazhar, MSW, LCSW 

Senior Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Pari has over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, and families in a community mental health setting, specializing in culturally responsive services. As Senior Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Pari develops policies and practices to ensure that Cascadia continues to become a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Pari is committed to creating a cross-cultural, trauma-informed environment for both staff and clients and is a champion for marginalized communities.

Pari is a co-founder of STIRY (Supporting Transgender Immigrant & Refugee Youth), a group of providers, community members, youth, and adults collaborating to address barriers in healthcare and social service systems for trans and gender-diverse immigrant and refugee youth. Pari holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University, a Master of Social Work degree, and is a licensed clinical social worker. During her free time, Pari does yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices, and enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Mr. Pasha.