ING’s Governance Boards

Board of Trustees

Manal Fakhoury, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
Manal is the President and CEO of Fakhoury Leadership International. Her civic engagement includes sitting on a dozen community boards of organization and businesses that include United Voices for America, Go Red for Women, HUGS Charities, United Way, Ocala Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, and Sun Trust. Her awards include Person of the Year and has been named in Ocala Magazine’s Women of Influence for several years. Manal enjoys traveling, exercising and is currently working on her Midnight Blue Belt. She is a also a certified hypnotherapist and executive coach. Manal earned her doctorate and bachelors degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Webster University.

Maha Elgenaidi
Maha Elgenaidi is the founder and CEO of the organization. She is the author of training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as training seminars for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community. A senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and recently named by the San Jose Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence, Maha has been recognized with numerous civil rights awards, including the “Civil Rights Leadership Award” from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She earned a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo.

Shakila Ahmed
Shakila is Director of Business at the Allergy & Asthma Specialty Center in West Chester, Ohio as well as President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. She also serves as Vice Chair of the YWCA Cincinnati, heading Racial Justice, and is a member of the board of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the regional FBI multicultural task force. She is founder of the Muslim Mothers Against Violence initiative as well as the Tours & Talks Education and Outreach programs at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Her civic engagement has included board leadership in a dozen non-profit organizations including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. She is also a member of Leadership Cincinnati and among her many awards is the Cincinnati Enquirer Professional Women to Watch 2014.

Tabassum Haleem
Tabassum A. Haleem is the Executive Director of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Prior to joining CIOGC, she was Director of Government Relations at PolyBrite International Inc, working with federal and state officials in advocacy for LED lighting. Ms. Haleem was President of her own Audit, Accounting and Tax Firm; Regional Controller of BMW NA; and, Financial Analyst at Paramount Pictures Corp. Tabassum also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Naperville Education Foundation and the Advisory Committee for the Naperville Chamber of Commerce-Green Leadership Council. She is also a fellow of the Leadership Greater Chicago and McCormick Tribune Urban Policy Leadership, and has served as a co-Chair for DuPage United. She is a certified CPA, and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Zehra Wamiq
Zehra Wamiq is a founding member and executive director of the Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau, an ING affiliate based in Pennsylvania, serving the Greater Philadelphia area, parts of Delaware and Southern New Jersey. She has been involved in many community development projects and currently serves as co-chair on the outreach committee of Circle of Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing intercultural and interfaith understanding in and around Wilmington, DE. She also serves as chair of the diversity committee of a Montessori School in Wilmington, DE. Zehra has a bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. She later studied Interior Design at Delaware College of Arts and Design.

Board of Directors

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David Renie, Chair
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.