Dr. Ghada Khan has nearly 15 years of experience as a public health professional, researcher, and educator with special expertise in Community Based Participatory Approaches, Collective Impact, Women’s Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Through a demonstrated history of working in government, non-profit, and academia at state/federal/international levels, she has developed a wide range of competencies spanning non-profit leadership, quantitative and qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and translating research into action. Dr. Khan holds a Doctor of in Public Health degree from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and received her Master of Public Health degree from George Mason University
Throughout her career and within her personal capacity, Dr. Khan has been dedicated to the empowerment of vulnerable populations and communities, and addressing health inequity. In recognition of her work, Dr. Khan has received the Global Woman Award from the Global Women’s PEACE Foundation, the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Award from the Global Women’s Institute, The Nashman Prize for Community Engaged Participatory Research, as well as the Global Health Award and Public Health Service Award from George Mason University. Dr. Khan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niloofar Asgari is the Operations Coordinator for American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP). As Operations Coordinator, Niloofar furthers AMHP’s mission and vision by coordinating Mental Health First Aid trainings for organizations across the country, supporting AMHP’s health policy and advocacy work, and managing many of AMHP’s daily operations. Alongside her previous experience in the non-profit and private sectors, Niloofar is especially drawn to AMHP because of its strong emphasis on supporting American Muslim communities, collaborating with organizations across the US, and advancing public health access and equity across the country.
“The fact that AMHP places such a great importance on being a resource that all organizations and entities can draw from is very powerful. Since Muslims are also impacted by mental health and by the decisions that policymakers and government agencies make on our access to healthcare, organizations like AMHP are even more crucial to shaping the conversation and action response on US health policy.”
Niloofar has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a focus on Social Policy Analysis and Leadership from The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from Indiana University.
Deena Farrukh is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator for American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP). As Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Deena furthers AMHP’s mission and vision by supporting all departments in executing and monitoring communications strategies, and creating public relations and marketing materials such as action alerts and newsletters. With her background in marketing and master's in health administration, Deena is especially drawn to AMHP for their strong impact on Muslim communities, its civic engagement within its communications, and its focus on mental health, advocacy for underserved communities, and professional development. Deena has a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Wayne State University. Deena can be contacted at email@example.com.
Maha Madi received her Master of Health Services Administration, with a focus on health policy and management, from the University of Kansas Medical Center in May of 2018. Prior to completing her masters, Maha obtained her BA in Psychology from Wichita State University in May 2016. During her time at Wichita State she was an undergraduate research assistant in a human factors lab that focused on improving inefficient processes in the medical field. From that experience her passion for improving the current state of healthcare in the United States was ignited. Currently, Maha is completing an Administrative Fellowship at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, NY. As she embarks on her career, Maha plans to leverage what she has learned from her education to continue to improve the inefficiencies that exist within the system. In addition she hopes to bring awareness to the importance of improved healthcare policies in order to address current disparities that exist. As Development Coordinator for AMHP, Maha is given the opportunity to connect with community members as they support AMHP’s endeavors. Maha can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rightmire is a longtime non-profit administrator, fund development professional, consultant and national writer who has a board background in human services primary and higher education, healthcare, housing, animal welfare, public transportation and community development.
Over seventeen years ago, Ms. Rightmire started her consulting firm, while still working full time in nonprofit administration. She has worked in the fields of fund development, corporate communications, grant writing, marketing/PR and as a strategist for such organizations as NYS Department of Education, Syracuse University, Athletes with Disabilities Network, Operation Home Front, Onondaga County United Way, CNY School Superintendents Association, Bekondo Foundation, NYS Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Legacy Foundation, Aim High Children’s Services and many more.
She is a freelance/contributing writer to a range of regional and national publications. In 2017 she took the leap of faith and focused her energy solely on growing her consulting firm; focusing on helping smaller to midsized nonprofits reach their fiscal and programmatic goal and sustainability.
Her career experience in nonprofits spans more than 30 years. She brings these skills and expertise to help nonprofits. Her fundraising, grant writing, public relations, and marketing background, coupled with her management and program experience helps nonprofits improve to a new level of operations.
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