Meet Our Board of Directors
Janan Atta Najeeb
Janan Najeeb is a proud Palestinian American Muslim and an alumni of UW-Milwaukee. She is a founding member and the current president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition...
Dr Hanadi BuAli
Dr Hanadi BuAli, MD, FACS is a board Certified, Fellowship-Trained breast surgeon. She currently serves as the director of the Breast Health...
Dr Aishah Aslam
A board-certified cardiologist at Ascension St Joseph hospital in Milwaukee, fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Sahar Kayata Katib M.D.
She was born in Aleppo, Syria. She received her medical degree from The Sorbonne University at the Faculte de Medicine in Paris, France.
Dr Dima Adl
Dima Adl identifies herself first as a Muslim woman. She is the mother to Basma and Sama and a pulmonary, critical care, and sleep physician with Madison Medical Affiliates/ Ascension of Milwaukee.
Ream graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University (Palestine) and also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch.
Soniya Yunus is an attorney with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Soniya is a proud alumna of Marquette University, where she received a degree in journalism, and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Sausan Naji was born and raised in California and currently lives in Wisconsin. Sausan holds Associate of Arts in Banking and Financial Services from Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Isabelle Degermanjian Sahrouni is originally from Milwaukee, her father’s hometown, but has roamed the world throughout her life following her expatriate parents. She was born in Jaffa, Palestine and lived her early years in Tehran, Iran.
Tahjood Mohieldin is currently employed as a Broker and/or Investment Adviser at NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL INVESTMENT SERVICES, LLC
Fetiha Teyeb was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information System (MIS) from Africa Beza College in Ethiopia. She worked as a Leadership Manager at Auto Part company for eight years.Fetiha graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in Information Since and Technology. Currently, she is working at MMWC as an IT support.
Safiya Schaub is a junior at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee majoring in Public Health. Safiya is a Salam School graduate and coaches their middle school girls' basketball team in her free time. Safiya has been involved with the MMWC for many years as she use to volunteer when she was in middle and high school. Through working with the MMWC she wishes to give back to the community.
Special project manager
Cherrie Hanson is the Special Projects Manager at the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition. She is also the Program Director at Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, a 52 year old nonprofit organization consisting of 22 member faiths and denominations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a focus on Women’s Studies.
Marlene Zahran is an avid community organizer and coordinator for underserved communities. She has worked on health education campaigns and COVID-19 projects since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. She has a Bachelors in Microbiology, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has worked with the refugee community for many years and has a passion for health and creating community change through a social justice and Public Health lens.
Basema is the Coordinator & Advocate of Our Peaceful Home, a project of the MMWC. Basema is a proud graduate of the MPS system where she then went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Marquette University. She was a high school English teacher for over a decade and then taught for a few years at Salam School. Basema went on to earn her Masters in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University and became a high school build administrator. Basema's passion lies in advocacy through education and she feels fortunate to be serving our diverse Muslim community.
Anisa is an advocate for Our Peaceful Home, a project of the MMWC. Anisa was born in Indonesia where she graduated from Bandung College STBA with bachelors in English as a Second Language. She has been living in the US for over two decades and is the proud mother of four children. Anisa worked at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and Guidance Academy. Her passion lies in helping people to empower themselves and feels that a strong sense of self and faith are the basis for all success.
Rawand Yazaw is doing her graduate work at UWM in Systems Change and Center for Peacebuilding. Rawand is from Jordan and has experience working with youth, both as a teacher and with NGOs that worked with refugees. Currently she is formally working with MMWC part time for the next two years.
I'm a lifestyle, event photographer and a business owner. For over 13 years, I've depicted people's stories as they start, finish, or continue different phases of their lives through exuberant and exhilarating photos to help them save the memories within.
Sandra Whitehead is an author, educator, and nationally award-winning journalist. She teaches journalism and media studies at Marquette University, where she is a Center for Peacemaking Faculty Scholar and is developing internationally collaborative online journalism education.