Meet Our Board of Directors
Janan Atta Najeeb
Founding member and the current President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, Ms. Najeeb...
A pediatric nurse practitioner at children’s hospital of Wisconsin, BSN from Alverno College,....
Zehra Tahir received a Bachelor degree from the University of Bombay (Mumbai), India, with specialization in Textiles and Clothing in 1981.
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.
Ghada Shakir, born in Iraq and raised between Iraq and the United Kingdom is an Arabic to English translator, localizer and interpreter. Ghada holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan...
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
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein
Birjis Khawja, born In Karachi Pakistan. She has a bachelor's degree with majors in Botany, zoology, and chemistry. Has more than 18 years of customer service and bookkeeping experience in multiple industries.
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.
SocialMedia /Communications Specialist
Ever since Ethleen was a girl, she wanted to tell the story of people in her community. She grew up with her granny and parents in a small neighborhood in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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, she arrived from Jordan just this month 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.
RT Both has been a writer for Wisconsin Muslim Journal since May 2019. Starting in 2018, she served as a board member for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Sierra Club and is the political chair for the Sierra Club-Great Waters Group.
Sandra Whitehead is a nationally award-winning journalist, author and educator. She is the author of Lebanese Americans, published by Marshall Cavendish, New York, and senior editorial consultant to HOME Magazine Lebanon, Beirut.
Anna Buckstaff is a senior at Marquette University, she is majoring in psychology and was referred to us by her psychology professor, she will be interning with us for two semesters and has a keen interest in social justice work.
Sarah Kayali is a senior at Augustana College in IL but is living in Milwaukee and working remotely, she will be interning with us for 120 hours this semester. Her internship is part of her psychology class requirements and she is also very excited to work with MMWC team.