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Board of Directors

  • Br. Imad A. Ahmad, Ph.D., is a Palestinian-American serving as our President.
  • Br. Yusuf Saleem is an African-American and former imam of Masjid Muhammad, serving as our Vice President.
  • Br. Omar Atia is an Egyptian-American founding member of the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation, serving as our Secretary.
  • Br. M. Abdus-Salam Ahmad is an Afro-Cuban-American attorney and accountant.
  • Br. Ramy Osman is an Egyptian-American working at the US Patent and Trademarks Office.
  • Sr. Cecilia Ruff is an African-American social entrepreneur who is founder and Executive Director of the Islamic Self-Service Agency and a full-time Medicare benefits specialist for the UMWA.


  • Br. Yusef Amin is an African-American who serves as our Chief Case Manager.
  • Mrs. Frances Eddy is a European-American who serves as our Administrative Assistant.
  • Ms. Linda Johnson is an African-American who serves as Receptionist.

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