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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Khodr Hamka

Khodr Hamka

Board of Director

Hajj Khodr Hamka is Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Mainstay Foundation. Hajj Khodr has dedicated extensive time and effort to the support of charitable and nonprofit work over the past 20 years. He served in high-level positions in numerous organizations. In supporting these efforts, Hamka draws on years of professional corporate experience. His more than ten years of experience as a consultant with Microsoft Corporation has made him an asset for the Muslim community nationwide.

khamka@mainstay.us

Jalal Moughania

Jalal Moughania

Board of Director

Hajj Jalal Moughania is a practicing attorney and counselor at law. He is an attorney at the AT Law Group based in Michigan, where he focuses on the firm’s business law practice. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Mainstay Foundation. Moughania is also a researcher, writer, and lecturer on topics related to Muslim-American identity, civic society, and Islamic thought.

jmoughania@mainstay.us

Mohamed Ali Banoon

Mohamed Ali Banoon

Board of Director

Hajj Mohamed Ali Banoon is a practicing attorney at the AT Law Group, based in Dearborn, MI. He is the Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Mainstay Foundation. Banoon has served with a number of nonprofit organizations for over several years in various capacities, where he has been using his legal and analytical skills to advance his communities. 

mabanoon@mainstay.us

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Abathar Tajaldeen

Abathar Tajaldeen

Executive Director

Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen is a corporate attorney at the AT Law Group, based in Dearborn, MI. With a background in nonprofit executive leadership and management, he has worked with various nonprofit organizations in the United States. Tajaldeen is currently the Executive Director at the Mainstay Foundation where he focuses his efforts on strategic planning, coalition building, and expanding the organizations initiatives and outreach. 

aalkudari@mainstay.us

Haidar Mazen

Haidar Mazen

Project Manager

Mr. Haidar Mazen is an academic educator, translator, and journalist. He is a language consultant and an active volunteer in various educational, visual, writing, and translation projects. He holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington where he also double minored in history and Arabic. He currently serves in The Mainstay Foundation as a project manager and an executive board member.

hmazen@mainstay.us

 

Ali Abdulrasul

Ali Abdulrasul

IT & Media Director

Mr. Ali Abdulrasul is an IT administrator at The Mainstay Foundation. He is responsible for all the IT demands of the foundation, including those relating to the website, online presence, and office support. Ali is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Wayne State University.

aabdulrasul@mainstay.us

 

Mariam Harajli

Mariam Harajli

Deputy Director

Mrs. Mariam Harajli currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Mainstay Foundation. An avid supporter for education and youth development projects, she has been instrumental in managing the growth of the Foundation and all of its projects. Harajli is a proud wife and mother of four. While she is devoted to her family and community, her inspiration and drive comes from her love and dedication to nonprofit religious work. She previously served as events coordinator for an international orphan organization, organizing fundraisers and traveling to orphanages across the globe. 

mharajli@mainstay.us

Amal Hammoud

Amal Hammoud

Finance Coordinator

Mrs. Amal Hammoud is the Mainstay Foundation’s lead for finance. Hammoud is a non-profit accounting and financial consultant with over 17 years of experience as a corporate accountant in a number of medium sized firms. During her career she has also managed the finances and accounts of a number of national charitable organizations. 

ahammoud@mainstay.us

Hala Hazimi

Hala Hazimi

Project Manager

Mrs. Hala Hazimi is Principal of the Muslim American Youth Academy since 2002.  She received her M.ED. in Educational Leadership from the University of Michigan and her K-12 Administrative Certificate from the State of Michigan in 2008.  As a very dedicated and passionate educational leader, Mrs. Hala puts the needs of her students before all else. Her patience and positive aura reflect heavily on the overall environment of her school and staff.  As an Islamic School Principal, her focus not only remains on student achievement and personal growth, but that of spirituality in the teachings of Ahlul Bayt (as). Mrs. Hala has served on and led many committees throughout her career, helping advance her school, and other organizations, to success. 

hhazimi@mainstay.us

 

Rima Fouani

Rima Fouani

Project Manager

Ms. Rima Fouani is an established professional in the financial sector and is currently working as a Senior Financial Consultant at the Auto Club Group. For the past several years, she has volunteered with various Muslim non-profit organizations, where she served in a number of positions including Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Fouani is currently a member of the Foundation’s executive team and works to ensure the success and effectiveness of the Foundation’s projects. 

rfouani@mainstay.us

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas

Board of Advisors

Dr. Hassan Abbas is a Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), National Defense University in Washington DC. He also serves as a senior advisor at Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. His current research work focuses on building narratives for countering political and religious extremism & rule of law reforms in developing states. He is the author of many books and his forthcoming book is titled, The Prophet’s Heir: The life and legacy of Ali ibn Abi Talib (Yale University Press, 2021). Dr. Abbas is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation.

Ehtisham Abidi

Ehtisham Abidi

Board of Advisors

Dr. Abidi is President and CEO of Pharmaceutics International, Inc.  He has been an assistant professor at the School of Pharmacy of Duquesne University and a research associate at West Virginia University. Dr. Abidi earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Karachi University, Pakistan and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Abidi is also the president of The Universal Muslim Association of America, a major supporter of various national organizations, and is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation.

Abbas Bandali

Abbas Bandali

Board of Advisors

Mr. Bandali is a Principal Software Engineer at HomeAway, and an entrepreneur. He has been involved with IABA center for 15 years where he has served in various capacities and is actively engaged in interfaith and interfaith efforts. Mr. Bandali is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation. 

Dewnya Bazzi

Dewnya Bazzi

Board of Advisors

Dewnya Bazzi is a founding partner and owner of the AT Law Group legal firm, which provides unmatched counsel, advocacy and support to a diverse client base both in the United States and abroad. She has been nationally recognized by several organizations as one of the lead personal injury attorneys in Michigan. Dewnya is also the president of the Michigan Muslim Bar Association. She is involved in numerous community organizations and is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation.

Nawal Hamadeh

Nawal Hamadeh

Board of Advisors

Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh is a prominent member of the Arab American Community, the President and CEO of Hamadeh Educational Services (HES) and Founder, Superintendent and CEO of four successful and highly regarded academies in Southeast Michigan. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, has over 30 years of extensive experience in public and private schools in the US and abroad, and was a keynote speaker on educational issues at various conferences and community events. Mrs. Hamadeh is a passionate advocate of students’ right to a nurturing, loving, and caring learning environment. She is fully dedicated to improving the quality of life for children as evident through her work and accomplishments. Mrs. Hamadeh is also a supporter of numerous community organizations and is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation. 

Kumail Razvi

Kumail Razvi

Board of Advisors

Mr. Kumail Razvi has a robust history in community service and is notably identified with activism efforts towards the rebuilding of Jannat-ul-Baqee. He is associated with various Chicago-based organizations and is involved in various community projects. Professionally, Kumail has expertise in Education and Technology. He has a Master’s of Science Degree in Electronic Commerce. For over ten years, Kumail has also been a Lecturer at DePaul University teaching various computer science courses. Mr. Razvi is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation. 

Ahmed Roowala

Ahmed Roowala

Board of Advisors

Mr. Ahmed Roowala is the CEO of Squigl, an AI growth company focused on communications. He is a member of the Executive Committee at Anjuman-e-Asghari in Minnesota. Mr. Roowala is also a supporter of multiple educational causes, including Tamani Foundation and Al-Hadi Learning, bringing forward best practices, thought leadership and creating new educational opportunities to brilliant young minds. In his spare time, Ahmad enjoys the outdoors, playing golf and spending time with his family. Mr. Roowala is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation. 

Qais Alsawafy

Qais Alsawafy

Board of Advisors

Sayyid Qais Alsawafy is an entrepreneur who is currently serving as the President of Land Mark Industries, based in Dearborn Michigan. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Capella University. Dr. Alsawafy has been integral in supporting key community projects locally and abroad over the last 25 years.

Ameen Datoo

Ameen Datoo

Board of Advisors

Mr. Ameen Datoo is a long-time servant leader having served in various roles within his community. He is currently serving as the President of the Shia Intha’Asheri Jamaat of Pennsylvania located in Allentown, PA. Mr. Datoo is a management consultant by profession, providing innovative solutions and compliance guidance to the Life Sciences Industry. Mr. Dattoo is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation. 

Ahmed Falouji

Ahmed Falouji

Board of Advisors

Mr. Ahmed Falouji is Senior Vice President for Professional Services at Viewpointe. He is an executive with 23 years experience in professional services focused on the effective combination of revenue growth, business operational excellence and the professional development of a company’s employees. Mr. Falouji is also a supporter of numerous community organizations and is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Mainstay Foundation 

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