Meet Our Team

Here are the people that make our mission possible.

Make a BIG difference


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. 

Amira Murphy
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.

Dawn Willson
Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, Dawn oversees Penny Appeal USA's ensures the company has effective financial procedures in place.

Fatimah Al Hashimi
Programs Coordinator

Fatimah is Penny Appeal USA's programs coordinator and has several years of domestic and international experience in the non-profit sector.

Hiba Radwi
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!

Kimberly Jordan
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.

Maleeha Darab
Marketing Coordinator

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.

Mostafa Mahboob
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.

Mustafa S. Hassan
Director of Operations

Br. Mustafa brings with him over 20 years of extensive experience across government, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Ebru Sahin
Community Development Coordinator

Ebru brings with her over 10 years of experience both in Muslim non-profit and in the public sector with a special focus in Development and Fundraising supporting many programs around the world.

Nehreen Ahmed
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.

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Sa'idah Sudan

Sa’idah Sudan
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.

Sarah Hegland
Programs Manager

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.

Shafaq Zia

Shafaq Zia
Director of Programs

Shafaq serves as the Director of Programs at Penny Appeal USA and is the driving force behind our diverse programs.

Simone Davis

Simone Davis
General Accountant

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. 

Rehan Dawer
Board Chair & Interim Executive Director

Rehan is a Social Impact entrepreneur and investor, philanthropist, and transformational leadership mentor to professionals.

Shaun Ahmad
Board Member

Shaun has been with Penny Appeal USA since the beginning and was formerly the Board Treasurer. Shaun is a businessman, investor...

Salma Kazmi
Board Member

Salma holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Wellesley College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School...

Prianka Fatima Alam
Board Member

Prianka Fatima Alam has a Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is a Deloitte Global Talent & Organizational Transformation...

Naiel Iqbal
Board Member

Naiel Iqbal is an investment professional at Tiger Global Management. He also serves on the Board of Muppies, a global...