Board of Directors

Randy Pond, Trustee and Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Randy Pond is Executive Vice President at Cisco Systems, Inc., overseeing Corporate Quality, Customer Service & Operational Systems, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Affairs, and Worldwide Manufacturing. He chairs Cisco's strategic executive councils for Business Process Operations and Business Oversight. Randy was previously vice president of finance, operations and chief financial officer at Crescendo Communications and served in finance and operations capacities for Versatec, David Systems, Xerox Corporation, Schlumberger, and Arthur Andersen. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Ball State University in Indiana.

David Renie, Chair, Development Committee
David Renie is a software engineer at Google helping build Google’s mobile products. Previously, he was a software engineer at Facebook. David travels regularly to the Middle East and North Africa to speak at conferences and support tech communities in the region. His work at Google includes Search Infrastructure, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, and Google Plus. David holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mohammed Darwish, Chair, Programs Committee
Mohammed Darwish is a senior manager at Meru Networks with over twenty years of experience in Fortune 100 telecom and computer networking companies, IBM, Siemens and Cisco. He holds three technology patents and has held various staff and managerial positions leading global teams in the US, Europe, India and China. Mohammed was born to parents from two different countries and religions, holds a black belt in Taekwondo, has traveled throughout the US, Europe, Middle East, Far East, and South America. Mohammed has a Masters degree in Telecommunications from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University.

Rehmat Kharal
Rehmat Kharal is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. She continued her studies at Humber College in Toronto where she earned a Post Graduate Degree in International Marketing and Finance, graduating in the top 1.0% of her class. Rehmat worked in sales and as a corporate trainer for several years, winning several sales and training awards. In 2012, Rehmat received the MLK Drum Major for Service Award from President Barack Obama. Rehmat has been featured in the San Jose Mercury news and several parenting publications. She has also been a part of ING’s speakers bureau since 2007.

Shehnaz Khan, Chair, Personnel Committee
Shehnaz Khan is an attorney working in the area of family law. She is currently employed by the Superior Court of Santa Clara County as an extra help staff attorney at the Self Help Center in San Jose. She is also trained as a domestic violence counselor and has worked as an advocate in the field of domestic violence.

Eahab Ibrahim
Eahab Ibrahim is an engineer at Google. He obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Science of the University of California, San Diego, where he served as president of the Muslim Student Association in his last year at the school. Since moving to the Bay Area, he has worked at Yahoo! and now Google. Eahab is an avid reader of religion in the contemporary world and has a personal interest in the truths underlying all religions.

Andrew Kille, PhD
Andrew Kille is the founder and director of Interfaith Space in San Jose, California, and serves as Editor of Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the newsletter of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco. A graduate of Stanford University in English Literature, he attended seminary at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley. He served on the staff of the Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California for 15 years before returning to school to earn the first Ph.D. granted in psychological biblical criticism from the Graduate Theological Union. He has contributed to several volumes of psychological biblical criticism, and is the author of Psychological Biblical Criticism, co-editor of Psychological Insight into the Bible: Texts and Readings and editor of The Bible Workbench. Dr. Kille has served as both co-Chair and Chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Helena Miller
Helena Miller received a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Fordham University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She participated in Harvard’s Program in Religious Studies and Education to promote religious literacy, particularly at the level of secondary education. She teaches in the Religious Studies department of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School.