Summi Akther graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in Criminal Justice and has been with ICNA Relief for over 12 years. She serves as the current Administrative Director of ICNA Relief Michigan as well one of the Regional Directors for ICNA Relief’s Transitional House program.
Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali
Dr. Ali Suleiman Ali was Born in Ghana, Africa. He moved to Saudi Arabia to pursue studies and graduated with Arabic and Islamic studies Degree. He pursued further scholarship at the University of Michigan where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic and Arabic Studies. He has taught several Islamic Studies and Historical courses in various institutions in USA , such as Oakland University, University of Detroit-Mercy, Wayne County Community College, and Miftaah Institute. Sheikh Ali is one of the founding members of MFS.
Syeda Mohideen graduated from Bangalore University with a BS in electronics. She has over eight years of experience in Human Resources and has been volunteering with various nonprofits for over 10 years. She currently serves as the office manager for our Detroit office. Syeda is also a volunteer Global Troy Advisory Member (GTAC) for the City of Troy.
Kamilah Rashad graduated from Wayne State University with a BSW and MSW and currently holds a LMSW and a clinical social worker. She has a background in with children and their families who have experienced trauma. Sr Kamilah aims to advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves and hopes to offer a safe space for everyone in the community. She continues to provide emotional support and help to improve the quality of life in the community for all individuals.
Tahira Hassanein Khalid
Tahira Hassanein Khalid has been a social justice activist, program developer, and advocate. She has graduated from Wayne State with a B.A. in Political Science as well as her M.S.W. in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is also a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan. Tahira’s life and professional work has been to support the vulnerable populations of our society, and to assist in the development of projects for their protection and empowerment.
Nadia Mirza graduated from Rollins College in Orlando, FL with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration on College Counseling in 2017. She specializes in Child, Adolescent and Adults of all ages in addition to pre-marital individuals/couples. She works with individuals on anxiety, depression, issues in school/college, family transitions, stressors in career related, low self-esteem, LGBTQ, and peer relationships.
A farmer in Syria, Ahmad was among the Syrian refugees who arrived in the U.S. in 2016. Since then, he has been working with ICNA Relief MI in their food pantry. He is very dedicated and works hard to distribute food in the mobile pantries and collaborates with local masajid and organizations.
A Syrian refugee, Sleman arrived in the U.S. in 2017, and is currently working as a food pantry assistant with ICNA Relief MI.
With a BA in Romance Languages from Wayne State University, Halimah uses their editorial and design skills to contribute to various programs and projects as the Marketing Coordinator for the Michigan office. They are currently pursuing a MS in Information Management.
Joseph serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Detroit office. He has a BS in Urban Development from Wayne State University. He has been volunteering with ICNA Relief for over seven years and is dedicated to serving the community.