YEMEN AID TEAM
Board of Directors
Employees & Project Staff
Maged Al-Hajj – Office Manager – Aden
Salah Al-Nehmi – Partnerships and Grants Manager
Yahya Al-Jifri – Financial Manager
Roya Mohammed – Accountant
Aswan Bahmmish – HR Director
Anisa Omar – Monitor & Evaluation
Dr. Amged Al-Buriki – Health Programs Manager
Ala Al-Najda – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Abdulghafur Al-Haideri – WASH Manager
Elias Abdu – Logistics Specialist
Sohair Omar is a current board member and co-founder of the Yemen Aid. Previously, she was an editor at SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School Islamic Legal Studies Program and author of “Pious & Professional: A Guide for Muslim Women in the Workforce.” Mrs. Omar was the Former Deputy Director at the Illinois Finance Authority and Former Policy Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Governor.
Wasim Ottman is a longtime advocate of social economic empowerment, whether it is supporting under-represented minorities at his home city, New York, or supporting families in need in Yemen. Wasim is a son of immigrant parents from Yemen and Ethiopia, and holds a B.A. in Economics from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Ambitious, determined and charismatic, Wasim is a Business Risk Senior Consultant at Deloitte with a robust work ethic and the ability to adapt to any professional environment.He serves both senior managers and clients with the highest level of professionalism and dependability by providing financial, operational and strategic advisory services. He provides risk management consulting services to some of the world’s largest financial institutions and now lends that same knowledge and expertise to help the people of Yemen.
Amal currently sits as a board member at Yemen Aid. Ms. El-Tareb is a Yale university student studying global affairs and a current Human Rights Scholar at The Schell Center for International Human Rights (Yale Law School).
Rayman Aryani is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and former Director of IT at Yemen Aid. He grew up in Sana’a, Yemen and is based in San Francisco. He currently works at a health tech company, Verily Life Sciences. Prior to that, Rayman worked at Loon, another Alphabet company, and at Google for 6 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Harvard University.
Esmahan Abdulla is a board member of Yemen Aid and a co-founder of Rise for Yemen. She has 15 years of experience in various leadership roles and growing IT companies. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Finance, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Summer Nasser, born in the Bronx borough and raised in New York City, is a speaker and analyst on Yemeni affairs and is the Chief Executive Officer of Yemen Aid, a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization and an Internationally licensed NGO in Yemen that was recently established in late 2016 as a response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Ms. Nasser has spoken alongside diplomats, officials and experts at different institutions across the United States and the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Some of those who Ms. Nasser spoke alongside with are Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Virginia Bennet, former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Ms. Nasser has appeared on media platforms such as BBC, Aljazeera and PRI. Ms. Nasser has received multiple awards by organizations, congress members and was recently awarded a Citation of Merit by the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. She holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Concordia College of New York and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration with a specialization in Public Policy Analysis at Baruch College.
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