Meet Our Team
Here are the people that make our mission possible.
Our work would be impossible without this team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those in need both here at home and globally. The PAUSA Staff are committed to fighting the injustice of poverty.
Mustafa S. Hassan
Director of Operations
Br. Mustafa brings with him over 20 years of extensive experience across government, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Director of Programs
Shafaq serves as the Director of Programs at Penny Appeal USA and is the driving force behind our diverse programs.
Sarah helps manage Penny Appeal USA’s many projects around the world. She comes to Penny Appeal after 10 years of working in development and humanitarian aid.
Domestic Violence Projects Lead
Sa’idah's sense of compassion has driven her work as the PA USA DV Lead, but also in her prior experience serving in a Level I Trauma Center for over 20 years, including 10 years as their Certified Domestic Violence Professional.
Fatimah Al Hashimi
Fatimah is Penny Appeal USA's programs coordinator and has several years of domestic and international experience in the non-profit sector.
Director of Development
Mostafa has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2003. He was previously the Sr. Development Manager at CAIR-LA for more than seven years.
Donor Relations Manager
As the Donor Relations Manager at Penny Appeal US, Hiba excited to lead small changes for a big difference and serve donors in their path to give back!
Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator
As the Donor Relations Stewardship Coordinator at Penny Appeal USA, Nehreen finds immense joy in being involved in the Muslim community and making a lasting difference.
Major Gifts Associate
Amira has served in the Muslim non-profit space for over 10 years, alhamdulillah. She feels blessed to build relationships with donors and help match them with campaigns that fit their giving goals.
Senior Donor Database Coordinator
Kimmy officially joined Penny Appeal USA in 2022. Her role is to ensure all of our valuable donor information, and donations are properly recorded in our database.
Aymen Abdel Halim
Director of Marketing and Communications
Aymen is a marketing and communications professional with over two decades of experience growing corporate and non-profit institutions.
Maleeha is a marketing and communications professional with several years of non-profit experience working with organizations that provide wraparound support services for women and children.
Director of Finance
As Director of Finance, Dawn oversees Penny Appeal USA's ensures the company has effective financial procedures in place.
Simone joined Penny Appeal in 2022. She provides accounting support with more than 10 years of experience in the accounting field. Simone started in the accounting field when her father opened a business in Brazil.
Board of Directors
Our Board Directors commit their time, talent, and treasure to ensuring we have the right resources, strategy and governance structure to serve our mission. Their foresight, oversight and insight enables us to serve our beneficiaries in the best manner possible.