Sanaa holds a Masters in Social Work, and a Bachelors in Human Development. She has served in the mental health field since 2007 holding multiple roles from Residential counselor for emotionally disturbed girls, Activity Coordinator for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Recovery Counselor for a Substance Abuse recovery home, ABA Therapist, Medical Social Worker, to currently a Clinical Case Manager and a Crisis Specialist.
Her internships consists of working with the low income, homeless population in a single resident occupancy (SRO) home and as a Clinical Therapist for a school with behavioral and emotionally challenged population. Her volunteer work consists of being a minority affairs officer on her Community College Student body of government, and as a Northern California Events Coordinator for MSA WEST.
Sanaa continues to work with the community on an ongoing basis helping all those in need. She has initiated support groups and is consistently networking with like minded individuals to create resources and programs that cater to the needs of the community.
Maryam is a clinical program manager with a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). She currently supervises a team of 5-10 behavior therapists under the supervision of a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She is also currently pursuing her own certification as a BCBA.
Before she became a clinical program manager, Maryam was a behavior therapist herself and provided 1-on-1 ABA therapy that helped empower her clients and allowed them to lead a more expressive and more independent lifestyle. Her responsibilities as a preschool teacher included the education and well-being of typical and ASD children aged 4 weeks – 5 years old.
Her diverse set of skills includes working within the marketing team as the design lead to collaborate on various internal and larger scale projects with several startups and small businesses. She is passionate about working with the Muslim community and has worked with Muslim women and children from 2010-2012 at the local mosque. Maryam’s own personal experience with divorce has inspired her to become a pillar of support for other divorced people in the community.
Khizer Subhani is a california native. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2015 with his Bachelors in Nursing. Throughout his schooling, he was very active in the muslim community and served as the President of the Muslim Student Association. His work in the community lead him to develop a close connection to many scholars, thus he has been studying Islam part time for the last 10 years. He is happily married and currently works as a Psychiatric Nurse Manager. He continues to play a active role in the Muslim community in supporting different non-profit organizations and facilitating classes, programs, and events.
Saud Inam is a community strategist and Management Consultant at EEI Strategic Consulting. With over a decade of experience serving the Muslim American community at both a national and grassroots level, he gained a strong understanding of the challenges facing the Muslim American community at a national and grassroots level. Using his experience and understanding of community challenges he has advised and been a part of several national-level Muslim American non-profit organizations and advised organizational and community leadership on best practices, strategy, and sustainability.