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AMCLI Regional Program & Past Participants (2014-15)

AMCLI Regional Program & Past Participants (2014-15)

  • Are you inspired by AMCLI alumni and want to learn how to cultivate your own leadership presence?
  • Do you desire to deepen your work and connect to others on a similar path?

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute launched AMCLI Regional programs in 2014 and we have held five programs across the United States. These residential retreats have been offered regionally and were designed to serve as an overview of the core elements of the AMCLI curriculum.

Past regional programs:

  • AMCLI West I (California) March 21-23, 2014
  • AMCLI East I (New Jersey) May 2-4, 2014
  • AMCLI Midwest I (Illinois) October 23-26, 2014
  • AMCLI West II (California) January 8-11, 2015
  • AMCLI South I (Texas) March 26-29, 2015

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Meet our AMCLI Regional Participants:

AMCLI WEST I (2014)

Iyad Afalqa
Irvine, CA
Lead Coordinator of Health Screening Division, Coalition To Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD)
Development Consultant, Sabil Al-Ihsan

Omar Ahmed
Upland, CA
President, Impact Southern California

Afsha Bawany
Las Vegas, NV
Media Relations Specialist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Irem Choksy
Santa Clara, CA
Executive Board Member, MiNDS
Mental Health Clinician, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley

Youssef Chouhoud
Pasadena, CA
News Editor, MuslimMatters.com

Amelah Elamin
Oakland, CA
Community Outreach Coordinator, MU’EED INC

Azhar Ghani
Moorpark, CA
Board Member and Youth Coordinator, Islamic Center of Conejo Valley

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan
Los Angeles, CA
Founder and Executive Director, The Tiyya Foundation

Taneeza Islam
Sioux Falls, SD
Bush Leadership Fellow, Bush Foundation
Attorney, Law Office of Taneeza Islam

Faiz Kamal
Chicago, IL
IMAN Leader, Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
Chicago Muslim Turkey Drive Coordinator, Sabeel Food Pantry

Adil Rasheed Khan
Northridge, CA
Board Director, Ehsan Center
Learning Management Systems Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District

Sondos Kholoki
Irvine, CA
Former President, Islamic Center of Irvine

Yusif Lee
San Jacinto, CA
Part-Time Youth Coordinator/ Speaker, Islamic Center of Southern California and Burbank Islamic Center

Haroon Manjlai
La Verne, CA
Public Affairs Coordinator, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Greater Los Angeles

Kursat Ozenc
Mountain View, CA
Design and Creative Lead, Muslim Giving Project

Cecilia Peralta
Anaheim, CA
Operations and Development Manager,Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Greater Los Angeles

Sultan Sharrief
Los Angeles, CA
Programming Coordinator, Islah LA

Tarek Shawky
Pasadena, CA
Development Committee Chair, New Horizon School Pasadena
Vice Chair, Northwest Pasadena Commission

Na’im Sunday
Los Angeles, CA
Instructor and Community Organizer, Masjid Ibaadillah

 

AMCLI EAST I (2014)

Quaiser Abdullah
Philadelphia, PA
COO/Acting Chairman of the Board, Quba Institute

Maureen Ahmed
Woodside, NY
Development Associate, Catapult
World Pundit, Policy Mic

Sumaiyah Ahmed
New York, NY
Head of Alumni Association, Islamic Center at New York University (NYU)

Azum Ali
Alexandria, VA
Consultant, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Saima Anjam
Albany, NY
Government Affairs Program Associate, Environmental Advocates of New York

Muzna Ansari
Valley Stream, NY
Program Associate, Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Usman Chaudhary
Huntington, NY
Vice President, Masjid Noor Inc
Partner, Asadullah & Chaudhary LLP

Zainab Chaudry
Elkridge, MD
Outreach Manager, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Maryland

Sarah Dar
Eden Prairie, MN
Community Liaison, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)

Hesham El-Meligy
Staten Island, NY
Co-founder and North East Director, Muslims for Liberty
Steering Committee Member, Coalition for Muslim School Holidays

Razi Hashmi
Arlington, VA
Program Analyst/Presidential Management Fellow, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security

Safia Hussain
New York, NY
Board Secretary, Muslim Consultative Network (MCN)
Board Treasurer (pending), National Association of Muslim Lawyers

Zebiba Jibreel
Arlington, VA
National Volunteer Coordinator, Islamic Relief USA

Maryum Khwaja
Howard Beach, NY
Foster Program Specialist, Smile
Co-founder and Psychotherapist, Nasiha Counseling

Marcus Lambert
Brooklyn, NY
Chair, Community Life Forward

Abed Moiduddin
Chicago, IL
Board Member, Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

Attia Nasar
Washington, DC
Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Sarah Sayeed
Paramus, NJ
Board Treasurer, Women In Islam, Inc.
Director of Community Partnerships, Interfaith Center of New York

Lauren Schreiber
Greenbelt, MD
Outreach and Events Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Headquarters
Board Member, Islamic Research and Humanitarian Service Center of America

Ambereen Shaffie
Washington, DC
Director, A Simple Muslim Wedding

Saba Sharif
Reston, VA
Board Member, Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network

Maryam Sharrieff
Newton Centre, MA
Muslim Fellow, Andover Newton Theological Seminary/Hebrew College Center for Inter-religious and Communal Leadership Education(CIRCLE) Program

Fazeela Siddiqui
Brooklyn, NY
Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society

Yahya Sultan
Bergenfield, NJ
Secretary, Nida Ul Islam

 

AMCLI MIDWEST I (2014)

Sally Abdalla
Streamwood, IL
Former Civil Rights Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota

Aamina Ahmed
Canton, MI
Board member, Plymouth Canton Citizens for Diversity and Inclusion
Donor Stewardship Officer and Database Administrator, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Makkah Ali
Chicago, IL
Facilitation Trainer, DC Townhall Dialogue Series
Mediator and Program Associate, Meridian Institute

Ali Ammoura
Frankfort, IL
Assistant Public Defender, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Maryum Ashraf
Chicago, IL
Board Member, Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies)

Hazem Bata
Zionsville, IN
Executive Director and CEO, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Tawfiq Farraj
Lombard,IL
President, Council for Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP)

Safaya Fawzi
Northbrook, IL
Midwest Regional Director, Coming of Faith
Finance Committee Member, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative

Faisal Ghias
Oak Park, IL
Chairman of the Board and Director, The Elkader Foundation

Nausheena Hussain
Brooklyn Park, MN
Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota

Iffa Kazi
Canton, MI
Development Associate, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Youth Mentor, Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS)

Kanza Khan
Troy, MI
Youth Development Director, Coming of Faith LLC
Young Leaders Steering Committee Member, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Michigan

Omair Khan
Chicago, IL
Chicago Chapter Leader/Legal Advisory Board, Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies)

Randa Kuziez
Chicago, IL
Campus Engagement Associate, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

Moheeb Murray
Rochester Hills, MI
Board Member, Insitute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Tariq Najee-ullah
Columbia, MD
Assistant Imam, Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore
Founder, DC Musliman

Riham Osman
Oakhill,VA
Communications Coordinator, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Anisha Patel
Arlington Heights, IL
Founder and Advisory Council Member, Muslim Women’s Alliance (MWA)

Rabeah Sabri
Glendale Heights, IL
Senior Intelligence Analyst, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command

Ikhlas Saleem
Chicago, IL
Program Coordinator, Women Employed

Iman Sediqe
Evanston, IL
Research fellow, Niagara Foundation
President, Turkish Intercultural Club

Palmer Shepherd
Washington, DC
Retreat Co-Chair, Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)

Roohi Younus
Woodridge, IL
Executive Director, Webb Foundation
 

AMCLI WEST II (2015)

Amin Aaser
Berkeley, CA
CEO, Co-Founder, Noor Kids

Zienab Abdelgany
Irvine, CA
Youth Development Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Greater LA

Soraya Ahyaudin
Los Angeles, CA
Creative Communicator, ideaLA

Lina Akkad
Diamond Bar, CA
Youth Board Member, Egyptian American Organization

Khalid Alexander
San Deigo, CA
President Board and Founder, Pillars of the Community
English Professor and Umoja Co-coordinator, San Diego City College

Eman Hassaballa
Elgin, IL
Webcasting Coordinator, Webb Foundation
Counselor, Heartspeak Institute

Marya Bangee
Corona, CA
Chair, Board of Directors, Islah LA

Laila Fahimuddin
Oakland, CA
Organizer, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California

Abeer Gaber
Granada Hills, CA
I Am Change Fellow, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Husna Ghani
Oak Brook, IL
Strategy Consultant, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

Samantha Haikal
Henderson, NV
Campaign Assistant, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Southern Nevada Chapter

Brice Hamack
Cupertino, CA
Civil Rights Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Northern California

Aziza Hasan
Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director, NewGround

Deana Helmy
Anaheim, CA
Director of Programs and Compliance, Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies

Zehra Imam
Farmington Hills, MI
Director, Illuminated Cities Project

Wardah Khalid
Tomball, TX
Consultant, Countering Violent Extremism Project, Outreach Strategists LLC

Hasna Maznavi
Cerritos, CA
Founder and Co-President, Women’s Mosque of America

Sana Muttalib
Pasadena, CA
Co-president, Women’s Mosque of America

Reza Nekumanesh
Fresno, CA
Manager, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno

Oscar Pena
San Francisco, CA
Volunteer Chaplain, Muslim American Chaplains Association

Afif Rahman
Roxbury, MA
Head Organizer, MassMuslims
Program Assistant and Interfaith Council Board Member, Northeastern University Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service

Aidah Rasheed
Oakland, CA
Community Outreach Coordinator, San Francisco Muslim Community Center

Hamza Syed
Hollywood, CA
Founder and Principal, Commons Digital

Hasnain Syed
Chatsworth, CA
Creative Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Kameelah Wilkerson
Altadena, CA
Secretary, Masjid Al-Taqwa
Quality Manager and LMFT, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
 

AMCLI SOUTH I (2015)

Kalia Abiade
Chicago, IL
Advocacy Director, Center for New Community

Umer Esmail
Austin, TX
Imam, Nueces Mosque

Nana Firman
San Diego, CA
Fellow, GreenFaith

Sulaimaan Hamed
Decatur, GA
Imam, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Muna Hussaini
Austin, TX
Austin Hate Crimes Task Force, Board Member

Jameela Jafri
Chicago, IL
Program Design Manager, After School Matters

Mona Kafeel
Plano, TX
Chief Operating Officer, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation

Sameena Karmally
Allen, TX
Board member, myCLi (an Islamic Association of Mid-Cities iniative)

Farhana Khawar
Austin, TX
Co-founder and Executive Board member, The Muslim Connection

Sabina Mohammed
Sugar Land, TX
Audit Committee Volunteer, Amaanah Refugee Services

Sana Mohammed
Sugar Land, TX
Director of Marketing, Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies) Houston

Moitreyi Nayek
Jacksonville, FL
Executive Director, Muslim Women Civic Group (MWCG- an initiative of the UDiON Foundation)

Sabina Peerbhai
Pflugerville, TX
Committee Member, Aga Khan Council Youth Programming Austin

Maryam Rashid
Jackson, MS
Education Coordinator, International Museum of Muslim Cultures

Ghazala Salam
Weston, FL
Community and Government Relations Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida

Ihsan Saleem
Decatur, GA
Board Member, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Hassan Shibly
Tampa, FL
Chief Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida

Sadia Tirmizi
Austin, TX
Development Director, Interfaith Action of Central Texas

Yasmin Turk
Austin, TX
Community Activist, Austin, Texas

Duff Ullah
Davie, FL
President, Project Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

Adeel Zeb
Rockwall, TX
Director and Chaplain, Duke University Center for Muslim Life