A philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. His work is inspired by democratic values and universal norms shared by faith traditions and his leadership has challenged global extremism and ideologically motivated hate. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides. His work focuses on investing in Muslim leaders in partnership with allies to build capacity and...(read more)
With more than 20 years of accounting and administrative experience, Greg Siegrist handles the Foundation’s financial and administrative matters and oversees its investment assets. Mr. Siegrist is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Longwood University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
With more than 20 years of experience, Marcia Nass provides legal advice, drafts agreements and develops policies for the Foundation. She holds a B.A. in History from Lewis and Clark College, a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and a L.L.M. in International Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Jason Davis is the Director of Operations and Development at the El-Hibri Foundation. He oversees the management of the foundation’s space grants, events, and historic building and facilitates corporate partner relationships. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked in the University of Michigan development system for eight years. His previous positions include Alumni and Corporate Relations Manager in the College of Engineering at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Assistant Director of...(read more)
Patrick Cates is the Senior Communications Manager for the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF). In this capacity, he contributes to the institutional communication needs of EHF, with a particular focus on grantees and philanthropic partners. Mr. Cates has more than 15 years experience working in the nonprofit sector as a consultant with a focus on strategic planning, institutional development, and education within the American Muslim community. He previously served as Program Manager for the Beacon Foundation and as Senior Communications Officer for the Institute...(read more)
Ramy Shabana is the Grants Manager at the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF), where he provides management support to the President on grantee relationships, due diligence, and the annual grant cycle and also provides support for EHF programs. He brings to the role both professional experience and care for his greater community, in order to build a more inclusive America through capacity building for nonprofits. Prior to joining EHF, Ramy practiced transactional law internationally for several years, where he guided multinational companies...(read more)
Mawish Raza is the Program Manager at the El-Hibri Foundation. In this position she oversees the Foundation’s communications and public affairs. She previously worked at the Foundation as a Communications Consultant. She also served as the Communications Manager for Kids4Peace and as a public school teacher in Baltimore. She is a professional filmmaker and has partnered with organizations such as Amnesty International USA and Maryland Public Television. Mawish holds a B.A. in Film/Media, Mass Media &...(read more)
Rachel Michelsen is the Building Operations and Programs Coordinator at the El-Hibri Foundation. She provides support for facilities management and the Foundation’s space grants program. Ms. Michelsen previously worked in the private sector in human resources and customer relations. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Dan Yar is the Creative Producer at the El-Hibri Foundation, where he utilizes his passion for cinematography and design to produce engaging content. He previously worked as a cinematographer, editor, and producer for the Travel Channel, Al Jazeera International, and COX Media Group. He has also founded and runs a production house that is involved in community events and raising disaster relief funds. Dan has previously filmed and edited a charity work for Wale and directed and filmed many other...(read more)
Collin Carollo is the Development Associate at the El-Hibri Foundation. He conducts research on partnership opportunities for the Foundation and supports its programs and building operations. Collin was introduced to the El-Hibri Foundation as a Spring 2018 Intern through The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. He is from Connecticut and recently graduated from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts with a B.S. in Political Science.
Caitlin Adkins is the Executive Assistant to the President at the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF), where she provides scheduling, administrative, and organizational assistance to the President. Prior to joining EHF, Caitlin provided administrative support as a legal assistant for several years in Washington, D.C. She previously spent time in Afghanistan, where she organized and facilitated opportunities for women’s advancements in education and overcoming challenges they face in the workplace. She is...(read more)
Brenda F. Abdelall is the Founder and President of Bridge Strategies LLC, a public policy and philanthropic consulting firm. The firm builds upon her deep experience in legislative and executive branch advocacy, as well as her experiences with the nonprofit sector. She currently represents a wide array of philanthropic and nonprofit clients.
She recently was the charities director at a national legal advocacy organization. Prior to that role, she was the Senior Director at a healthcare legislative and executive...(read more)
Precious Rasheeda Muhammad is an independent scholar of Islam in America. She’s widely recognized for her original research contributions to the study of Islam in America, including her discovery of a forgotten 224-page autobiography of an African of Muslim heritage who served in the American Civil War; her Presidential Engagement with Muslim Communities exhibit for the U.S. Department of State; and her Muslims and the Making of America special report published by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Publishers...(read more)