board of directors
Committed to helping empower families around the world.
Founder & Executive Director
Sayé Yabandeh is an award-winning international film actress and producer, who has been in over 34 films and several television programs since the launch of her career. The Iranian born humanitarian uses her childhood experiences during the Iran/Iraq War and Kuwaiti Invasion as the driving force behind her prolific film career and her global humanitarian efforts.
Her most important achievements have come through her advocacy and humanitarian work. Sayé focuses on empowering refugees and underserved children around the world through her non-profit, Saye.org. Through this organization, Sayé focuses on strategic partnerships to provide global humanitarian aid to children and families in countries around the world. She believes in educating the future generation on the importance of global values, protecting our environment and the planet’s natural resources. Sayé was recently appointed as the Global Ambassador to the Global Citizen Foundation, an organization focused on supporting children and youth in need through education initiatives, community-centered building projects, and sustainable development programs. She has traveled to over 50 countries attending events and supporting the organization’s initiatives. She also donates her time to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Red Cross, the Mother Miracle School in India, and AHEAD with Horses, an organization that provides therapy for disabled/disadvantaged/at-risk/special-needs children using horses.
Mr. Wright is considered an expert in the foreign direct investment into the US market with vast experience in foreign direct investment, immigration investment, and crowdsourcing. Kevin has worked with clients to design marketing campaigns that have raised in excess of $1 billion USD through EB5 capital with total project cost well in excess of $3 billion with investment partners in more than 15 countries. In the crowdfunding space Kevin is one of the leaders in the emerging market of crowdfunding. Kevin is an accomplished speaker at such events as Film Mart in Hong Kong and has worked on several crowdfunding campaigns. Additionally, Kevin has studied at Penn State University and the Harvard Business School. He has long supported Saye.org has donated his time and capital in several countries including orphanages in Africa and Cambodia.
Jessica Rafaeil is an experienced public relations and branding specialist with a passion for sharing client stories in creative ways. Jessica specializes in the strategic communications and positioning of brands and individuals to effectively reach consumer audiences. As a PR and branding specialist, she brings a thoughtful, tailored approach to campaign and marketing initiatives as she leverages a full range of storytelling abilities to elevate a brand’s presence. Prior to launching More Than Press, Jessica gained experience working in various roles and industries including non-profit, boutique agencies, startups, corporate law firms, governmental affairs and more. While her current client list ranges from entrepreneurs, tech startups, motivational speakers and life coaches, to celebrity inventors, artists and other creative leaders across the globe, her passion lies in representing women and minority-owned businesses. As an active Diversity & Inclusion advocate, Jessica has interviewed female and minority leaders from some of the most influential companies and organizations including NASA, The Boeing Company, Facebook, StubHub, U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Department of Defense and more. Her writings have been featured and published both in print and online including, but not limited to, US Black Engineer and IT magazine, Women of Color magazine, Hispanic Engineer magazine, Digital Journal, and Sway’s Universe.