Meet Our Team

Board Of Directors


Dr. Abed Ayoub

President & CEO
Dr. Abed Ayoub has decades of experience in the relief sector. Dr. Ayoub holds a PhD in International Development. He is a former CEO for Islamic Relief USA. In 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 was reappointed in 2013, concluding two terms. Dr. Ayoub provided advice, analysis, and recommendations to USAID on the most pressing developmental issues in the world today. He also served a second term with the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. Dr. Ayoub is an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Center on Muslim Philanthropy; as well as a member of the Board of Trustees, and faculty member, of the Nonprofit Management Department at The Islamic Seminary of America in Dallas, TX. He is certified as an Executive Director, Master Business Coach, and Professional Coach. He is also a Certified International Professional Trainer for German Jordanian University (GJU). Finally, he is a lecturer/trainer for Cambridge International College, U.K.

Dr. Ismail Mehr


Dr. Muhieldin Salih

Chairman & Treasurer

Samer Darwish


Mohammad Ahmad


Dr. Wedian Eltom


Executive Team

Dr. Abed Ayoub

President & CEO

Mohamed Hussein


Managers & Strategic Advisors

Abdallah Abuirshaid

Senior Finance Manager

Jennifer Mudawwar

Operations Manager

Jason Matechak

Legal Advisor

Usamah Ali

Marketing Manager

Our Team

Caroline Evashavik

Social Media & Marketing Officer

Hasnia Bekkadja

Donor Relations Management Coordinator

Nausheen Ahmed

Donor Relations Specialist

Connor Paul

Volunteer Management Coordinator

Katherine Ambrosini

East Africa Program Officer

Shahjadi Zaman

Southeast Asia Program Officer

Ebrahim Ayalew

Senior Accountant

Mohannad Jaber

Strategic Partnerships & CSR Specialist

Sirisha Bhadriraju

MENA Program Officer

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