The Women’s Mosque of America is proud to be supported by a diverse group of passionate volunteers spread across the country. Scroll down to read about all of our brilliant board members.
M. Hasna Maznavi is Founder & President of The Women’s Mosque of America. She is a filmmaker and comedy writer committed to changing the way Muslims are represented in mainstream American media. She holds an MFA in Film & TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA in Art and Mass Communications from UC Berkeley. Hasna hopes that The Women’s Mosque of America will help spark the pathway towards a worldwide Islamic Renaissance — one that is shaped by women’s voices, participation, leadership, and scholarship.
Logan Siler is Secretary of The Women’s Mosque of America. He is from Fresno, CA and is currently an outreach worker and housing navigator for Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena. Logan holds a BA in Middle Eastern and Islamic History from San Francisco State University. He is excited about the creation of a space where his daughter can grow up surrounded by both female empowerment and love of Allah.
Zaiba Omar is Treasurer of The Women’s Mosque of America. She completed her BA in Economics at UC Irvine, with minors in Business Management and Psychology. Zaiba has been working in accounting for nearly a decade, with an expertise in bookkeeping and financial accounting. She would like to help make this mosque an important resource in the Muslim community for future generations.
Mahin Ibrahim is Director of Marketing and Communications for The Women’s Mosque of America. Mahin is from the Bay Area, CA and works at YouTube, where she has witnessed first-hand the rise of digital video and social media. She holds an MFA in Film & TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA in Business Administration and Mass Communications from UC Berkeley, and she hopes to utilize film and online video to focus on social issues and capture the zeitgeist of our times. Mahin looks forward to helping build a safe place where Muslim women feel empowered and inspired.
Maryam Saleemi is Director of Events and Operations for The Women’s Mosque of America. She has a Sociology and Urban Planning background from the University of California, Irvine and graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has worked in non-profits in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Her professional experience includes working on issues related to homelessness, poverty, community development, civic engagement, and promoting inner-city arts and culture. Maryam aims to maintain a safe and inviting environment at The Women’s Mosque of America and to establish a strong sense of community with the attendees. Her hope is that this becomes a space where women can feel empowered to become leaders in their own communities.