Our Team

Board Members

Dr. Abed Ayoub
Dr. Abed AyoubPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Abed Ayoub has decades of experience in the relief sector, most recently as CEO for Islamic Relief USA. Dr. Ayoub holds a PhD in International Development. In April 2010, he was appointed to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to serve on its Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), and in 2013, he was reappointed. Dr. Ayoub provides advice, analysis, and recommendations to USAID on the most pressing development issues in the world today. He is also serving a second term with the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group.
Muhieldin Awad Salih
Muhieldin Awad SalihChairman of the Board
Muhieldin Salih is a high-profile business expert based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. He is the Founder and Chairman of American Trading, Management, and Consultation Corporation; the Founder and Executive Director of a leading diaspora radio station, Hona Radio; and the Executive Director of ITC Group, LLC. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Administration Sciences. He hold Special Diplomas in Publication and Information Authentication from Great Britain. His work is focused on administration, finance and media research.
JOSEPH K. GRIEBOSKI
JOSEPH K. GRIEBOSKISecretary of the board
Joseph K. Grieboski is a social entrepreneur whose innovative ideas have revolutionized thinking across a number of fields. President and CEO of Grieboski Global Strategies, Grieboski is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy; President and CEO of ASTRID Industries; President and CEO of Bad River Productions; President and CEO of Torchwood Energy; Chairman and CEO of Grieboski Global Strategies Development Fund; Host and Executive Producer of Full Disclosure with Joe Grieboski; and Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of International Campaign for the Rohingya.
Estee Hafassa
Estee HafassaBoard Member
Estee Hafassa earned a BS degree in Social Services from New Mexico State University followed by continuing education to become a licensed Developmental Specialist in the state of New Mexico. In that position, Estee worked as outreach coordinator advocating for families in the community and working with young children who had developmental delays and disabilities. In collaboration with early childhood welfare company Aprendamos, Estee started the Hearts for Autism charity which provides community education and camps for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for which she served as a board member from 2008-2012. At Hearts for Autism Estee was involved in major fundraising which included starting an annual masquerade ball to raise funds for the charity.
Estee Hafassa is dedicated to helping people in need locally and around the world in whatever capacity necessary to improve their quality of life.

Key Staff Members

Dr. Omar Shahin
Dr. Omar ShahinVice President of Fundraising
Dr. Shahin serves as the Vice President of Fundraising at UMR. He has served as head of Community Public Relations at Islamic Relief USA for the past five years. Dr. Shahin joins UMR with a professional fundraising background and extensive expertise in education. He holds a PhD in Learning and Teaching, a Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) Honorary degree, and a PhD in Islamic Law.

Dr. Shahin is the Secretary General for NAIF (North American Imams Federation), where he previously served as the Chair of Board of Trustees. Dr. Shahin is also the founder of the Imams Council of Arizona and was appointed the Chairman of CAIR-AZ Advisory Board from 2004-2012.

Ayman Aburahma
Ayman AburahmaDirector of Development
Ayman Aburahma is the Director of Development he brings a multi-faceted talent for launching and driving organizational performance as an executive, fundraiser, and speaker. He has more than 16 years of experience in International Relief and Development, combined with 10 years experience as a business owner and managing several business in Ohio. He specializes in helping UMR in branding, marketing, and fundraising.
Mansoor Sakhiy, CFRE
Mansoor Sakhiy, CFREInterim Marketing and communications Director
Mansoor Sakhiy is a certified fundraising and marketing professional who holds more than 10 years of experience and whose campaign leadership has generated millions of dollars in revenue. His results-driven strategies and creative conceptualization have lead to success for fast-paced companies in both the corporate and humanitarian spheres. Mansoor has inspired and implemented comprehensive, cost-effective campaigns for direct marketing, traffic generation, revenue growth, and much more. He is a leader and a team player who thrives in highly productive and engaging company cultures — an asset to any organization that he is a part of.
Mansoor Sakhiy is MBA candidate on track to graduate in 2019, and holds the following certifications. CFRE, Certified Fundraising Executive. DMA certified, Direct marketing Association. Salesforce and RaisersEdge certified power user.
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