Staff

Maha Elgenaidi, Chief Executive Officer
Maha Elgenaidi is the founder of ING. 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.

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Seán Rose, Deputy Director
Seán is an experienced and award-winning educator, facilitator and trainer who has designed and delivered cross-cultural and interfaith programs in North America and Europe. Seán has worked as Training and Outreach Director for Project Interfaith, as an Intercultural Dialogue Facilitator for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Face to Faith program, and as a Training Associate and Schools Officer for 3FF (formerly the Three Faiths Forum), one of the United Kingdom's leading interfaith organizations. He has consulted for museums, schools and non-profits. He holds a degree in Environmental Geography and International Development from the University of East Anglia.

Marcia Beauchamp, PhD, Affiliate Director
Marcia Beauchamp oversees ING's affiliates nationwide. She is an independent consultant who has been involved in education in the U.S. for nearly twenty years. The focus of her work has been on religious freedom issues and teaching about religion in the public school curriculum. She was previously the Education Manager for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Religious Freedom Programs Coordinator for the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center. From 2000-2005 Marcia chaired the Religion in Schools Task Force of the American Academy of Religion. Her writing on religion in schools issues has been published by Phi Delta Kappa, Independent School, Social Studies Review, and Religion & Education. Marcia earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies and Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Ameena Jandali, Content Director
Ameena is a founding member of ING. She co-designs and develops ING’s educational presentations and cultural competency seminars. Ameena has delivered hundreds of presentations in schools, colleges, universities, churches, and other venues on Islam and related subjects. She’s also appeared on many news outlets speaking on issues relating to American Muslims. She currently team teaches a class on Islam at San Francisco City College. Ameena received her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. in History from the University of Illinois.

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Hind Ghandour, PhD, Programs Manager
Hind’s doctorate is in Cultural Anthropology from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Before joining ING, Hind was the programs officer at San Francisco State University’s department of Ethnic Studies. She spent two years researching refugee communities in the Middle East, with a particular interest in youth engagement and organization. She holds a master's degree in Business Studies from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the American University in Beirut. Hind has taught Political Science and Arabic language courses at the University of Exeter. She is an experienced educator, published author, trainer and speaker.

Henry Millstein, PhD, Content Manager & Programs Analyst
Henry holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from the University of California Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, with a focus on Jewish-Christian relations. He worked for sixteen years with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon developing a program to preserve and teach their native languages and cultures. He has taught humanities and history of religion at GTU, Stanford, and the University of California Berkeley and Davis. Henry has a B.A. in Classics from Reed College and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a published poet and fiction writer.

Steven Cohen, Communications Manager
Steve is a communications consultant who focuses on creating and developing content and programs that advance public interest organizations and causes. He held senior communications positions at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, and at the University of California Office of the President in admissions and outreach, as well as for a National Science Foundation-funded initiative. Steve’s writing, publications, and videos have been recognized with awards from several organizations. He earned his M.A. with Honors in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, where he also received his B.A. and teaching credential.

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