Nesha Usmani is the Mental Health Program Coordinator for AMHP. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MPH in Community and Global Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. Nesha has over a decade of experience working with nonprofit and grassroots organizations both domestic and abroad, such as CAIR-Ohio, Refugee One, and United Planet. She is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and United Planet’s Distinguished Alumni and Global Service Award. In addition to nonprofit and volunteer work, Nesha has experience in freelance writing, blogging, and creating marketing collateral.
Nesha’s experience has led her to seek out opportunities that focus on dismantling barriers and uncovering disparities in healthcare access and education. She is thrilled to become a member of AMHP and work together with its talented board and members to further its objectives.
Lauren Muhyedeenis the Fundraising and Development Coordinator for the American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP). As the Fundraising and Development Coordinator, Lauren oversees organization fundraising and sponsorship opportunities so that AMHP is able to continue advocating for underserved communities at the national level and provide mental health and professional development services to communities around the country. She has experience working in fundraising and organization development for both national and international nonprofit organizations operating in the healthcare sector. Lauren holds a Master of Public Policy from Michigan State University and lives in Washington, DC with her family.
Ashila Jiwani is AMHP’s Health Policy and Advocacy Manager. Her background in healthcare is centered around global health and nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health Studies from Mercer University, and shortly after received her Masters in Science with a focus in Clinical Nurse leadership from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Previously she served as the Georgia Clinical Director with MobileVAX and CORE response, where she worked on operational and clinical plans to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake in all public health districts in the state of Georgia. Ashila worked closely on the operations side of mobile health clinics, as well as the clinical side - including storage and handling of vaccines, clinical direction, and consulting CORE response, an international NGO on evidenced-based practices to maximize uptake of COVID-19 vaccines as well as alleviate vaccine hesitancy. Other key interests in healthcare for Ashila are rooted in sexual and reproductive health outcomes of the adolescent population, the utilization of multidisciplinary teams to maximize access to health care, the intersection of law and health care to address health-harming legal needs and the inclusion of nurses in decision-making capacities.
Ashila also has experience in political communications strategy as well as nonprofit work. Ashila looks forward to working closely with the AMHP team, communities, and key partners to improve public health and wellness for all Americans.
Cathy Lou Mondigo is the executive assistant of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP). She is a registered nurse in the Philippines, and holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. With ten years of working at Intuitive Solutions, Cathy has experience in healthcare operations and nonprofit fundraising management where she gained valuable experience in various areas including administrative support, project management, leadership and managerial skills, and fundraising development.
Cathy’s passion for making a difference in people’s lives is evident in everything she does. She is committed to using her skills and experience to support AMHP’s mission and to help the organization achieve its goals.
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