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WHO WE ARE

We are an international team united under one common goal: to improve the lives of the needy. Our members utilize unique skills and passions to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We are always pushing ourselves to stay involved and to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below!

Anwar Zeidan
President, CEO

Anwar is a graduate of Northwestern State University, school of Allied Health & Nursing with a professional degree of General studies. He aspires to be a respiratory therapist and save lives. He created this international NGO with the hopes of uniting people all around the world despite our differences and to help the humanitarian crisis in all nations around the world. He is certified by U.S Department of Homeland security FEMA: Emergency Management Institute for basic command system response.

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ZEREN CEBI Illinois Representative

Zeren attends the University of Illinois at Chicago and is majoring in molecular biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. She intends on becoming a trauma surgeon. Zeren joined the team because she enjoys assisting individuals in need to the best of her ability and would like to help ease suffering throughout the world. 

DEENA FARABY Advocacy and Policy Representative

Deena attends the University of Mary Washington & will graduate with a dual Bachelor's degree in 2021. She studies Political Science and Religion, minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. Deena enjoys promoting freedom and justice for all, she knows that collective action can bring change only if we fight for our cause.

Wiamee Bougdour
Corporate Representative

Wiame attended GW university and graduated in 2022. She majored in biology with a double minor in chemistry and psychology. She says, “I joined the team because I am moved by the power of purpose and I’d love to make a greater impact!”

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Lein Arnaout Chief International Affairs Director

Lein is a Biological Sciences major at the University of Connecticut, currently on the pre- med track. She's passionate about becoming a doctor to medically volunteer around the world to help those in need. Living in the Syrian war for most of her childhood made her realize that helping others achieve their dreams and feel loved, is just what she wants to do for the rest of her life to make her inner child proud.

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Samawal Alkhawaldeh International Volunteers Officer

Sam attends the University of Connecticut, majoring in Biological Sciences. He is here to help people and spread awareness of issues that are occurring in our times. He says "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." He's looking forward to not only help his community, but everyone who’s in need

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May Alkaisi
Chief Administrative Officer

May graduated from Rutgers University in 2023, on a pre-law track, with a bachelor’s degree in Public policy and a minor in Cognitive Science. She says, “I am a natural-born humanitarian who firmly believes that a combination of innovation and community holds the key to addressing human welfare and driving meaningful social reform. I advocate for freedom, justice, access to basic human necessities, and for voices to be heard. Whether a voice emanates from a single person or resonates among millions, it possesses immeasurable worth, deserving to be acknowledged in our collective quest for a fairer, more equitable world—one that radiates with the principles of peace, love, and unity.”

Iyad El Chanati 
Chief Director Of Affairs

Iyad attends Carleton university and will graduate In 2025 and is majoring in a bachelors of commerce with a concentration in supply chain management. He says, "I`m delighted to join the team due to my passion for aiding others. As a Palestinian refugee, I face unique challenges that add complexity to my journey. Nevertheless, my aspirations for the future revolve around offering support and assistance to my homeland in every conceivable manner, with the aim of instilling a sense of pride within my country. I firmly believe that education serves as the primary catalyst for unlocking a multitude of interconnected human rights."

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Jenna Mahmoud

Vice President

Jenna Attended Southern Connecticut State University. She graduated with a bachelors in psychology, and concentration in mental health with a minor in nutrition. She joined humanity connect to be apart of a team that is generous to less fortunate beings across the world. She is apart of this Organization because of what it does for people that can’t afford simple things that we take for granted here in America

MAKENZIE LEDINGTON Director of Communications

Makenzie is a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Biology. She is a 1st level Nursing Student. She is kindhearted with hopes to care for those in need.

Nilesh Ugrejiya  India Representative

I am Nilesh Ugrejiya from Mumbai, India. I am a diploma holder in Aviation, Hospitality and travel management industry. I joined humanity connect as it’s been a great initiative where people from all around the world unite as a one team and work for betterment of our countries and make our world a happy place to live for everyone. To be a part of such a great initiative where we can do betterment and upliftment of human rights and human issues globally is always been a dream for me where I can work for people.

RANEEN ZUBEIDEH Chief Advocacy Officer

Raneen graduated from San Francisco State University in the fall of 2020 with two bachelor's in History and Political Science. She is planning on being a civil rights attorney after law school, She has always had a passion for helping people! She joined because Non-profit organizations focusing on humanitarian efforts are absolutely crucial to bringing awareness to, providing resources for, and providing aid to those in a place of need.

ANIKA RAZZAK Pennsylvania Representative

Anika wishes to attend college and earn a degree in the Health Sciences. Anika's desire to aid others have always pushed her to find solutions to challenges inside the community. By joining the HumanityConnect team, she is now enabled to contribute to her goals not only inside her community but also outside and internationally. "I am excited about the change I can bring. Many global issues are waiting to be solved, and I believe that joining this organization will help in assisting for resolutions slowly but surely."

ADAM COX Chief Development Officer

Adam will be a Graduate from Northwestern State University in 2023 with a Bachelors in Sciences of Nursing. He joined the team because he says, “Humanityconnect is doing a beautiful thing that I would like to be apart of”.

JINAL PATEL Chief Medical Supervisor

Jinal is a full time student in a Masters of Family Nurse Practitioner program, as well as a full-time ICU nurse in Orlando, FL. She has received both her Bachelors in Health Studies, and a BSN.  As a nurse, she is surrounded by patients of all races and religion, and to each we give equal care. Having humanity isn’t hard, it’s in the simplest things in Jinal's viewpoint. Even outside of healthcare, being a good citizen and helping the less fortunate is what everyone should do on a daily basis. Putting that one smile on someone’s face sometimes doesn’t even take much effort. She loved the chance to be able to contribute to an organization that is promoting that because it can help me set goals rather than just thinking about doing something to help and not knowing exactly how to.

DAYANA SWID New Jersey Representative

Dayana is a Biology Major at Middlesex County College, and will graduate in 2023. As a longstanding contributor to many NGO's, she joined Humanityconnect to be able to involve herself directly in a charitable organization.

AYMEN KADIRI United Kingdom Representative

Aymen attends the London School of Economics and will graduate with a Bachelor's of Science and Economics. He joined our team to expand the reach of Humanityconnect across the world and make change globally.

NATALIE ROBLEDO Volunteer Supervisor

Natalie will be a graduate of Northwestern State University in 2021 with dual degrees in  Nursing BSN and psychology. She wants to be a part of the change for a better future: "Many of us are granted with more resources than we can imagine or even use, whereas there are other in this same world, living and existing without the same resources. My goal isn’t just to help those around the world, but to help those in my community. Change can start small and it can cause a butterfly effect, that is what I want to be a part of, that is why I want to join. Aid comes in all sizes and in all walks of life, I hope that I can reach whoever I’m meant to help."

Sameen Haider
Canada Relations Coordinator

Sameen attends the University of Windsor and will graduate in 2025 with a Major in Business Administration. She says, "I want to join the team because I want to help give back on an international scale, build new skills and make an impact. I joined the team so that I’m able to give a hand to those that aren’t as fortunate in life and to have a positive impact in this world."

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ALIYAH RABAH New York Representative

Aliyah is a student at Long Island University majoring in health science. She plans on graduating in 2024. Aliyah joined HumanityConnect in order to help individuals that are overlooked and forgotten. Aliyah wants the poor and needy to know that the members of this organization aim to improve the quality of their lives significantly.

SARA ZEIDAN Michigan Representative

 Sara is in her second-year at Michigan State University and is majoring in Astrophysics with a minor in CMSE. She joined Humanityconnect to help those in need and put a smile on their faces.

SABRINA AKTER Chief Project Coordinator​

Sabrina is a sophomore at Michigan State University and will be graduating in 2023. She is double majoring in Human Biology & Genomics and Molecular Genetics, minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation working towards getting her Bachelor's degree. Sabrina joined the team because she sees this as an opportunity to further exercise her passion for helping others in need and making a positive impact worldwide.

NANCY NASSER Administrative Supervisor

Nancy will graduate from Montclair State University in 2022 with a Bachelors of Science, and will complete an MBA in Business Management in 2024. She joined our team because she believes that greatness is not what you have, but what you give. To put a smile on the faces of others is the start of making a small difference in the world.

RAMAQ MAHDI Michigan Chief Medical Supervisor 

Ramaq is in her first year of Pre-Med at the University of Michigan, and will graduate in 2024 with a Bachelors in Biochemistry. She has worked privately to assist those in need, and joined our team to play a part in Humanityconnect's international efforts.

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ROWAN ZUBI Corporate Administrator 

Rowan graduated from Montclair State University in 2019 with a Bachelors in Family Science and Human Development with a minor in sociology. She joined the team so she can be a helping hand and raise awareness. Her motto is "Plant seeds in one another and aspire to inspire."

KHALED MONEFA Gaza Representative

Khaled attends Gaza University, where he is studying Law, and he aspires to be a lawyer. He is a human rights activist and joined the team because he likes to help people everywhere, and make sure they live in a safe and fair environment.

FATIMA AYUB Illinois Representative

Fatima is an aspiring MRI technician. She wants to join the team because there is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in the lives of people in our great community. To her, helping and seeing the smiles on other's faces in return makes her happy.

LAMEES ALHAJEH Corporate Outreach Supervisor 

Lamees graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a bachelors in biology. She is an aspiring dentist. She works as a dental assistant and constantly seeks to help her community. Lamees’s  passion is helping the underserved. She believes that a good community is a group of people who seek to help everyone and does not revolve around ones limited surroundings. 

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HAMZA ORFALI Corporate Medical Coordinator

Hamza is a fourth-year medical student studying at Al Neelain University in Khartoum, Sudan. He joined the team because he wants to utilize his medical skills to help those who don't have teh ability to be taken care of mentally and physically. He holds the position of external relations in the College of Medicine and is currently the president of the Medical Students Union.

MICHAEL GALVEZ Honduras Representative

Michael is a second-year student studying at the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, San Pedro Sula. He is majoring in psychology. Michael joined HumanityConnect because he believes this organization can make a true difference and transformation in the lives of the needy throughout the globe.

GHAZAL ALSALEH Canada Representative

Ghazal will be graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2025 as an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences student. She would like to join the humanity connect team as she is confident that we are a capable of serving the world with impactful movements that support humanity and restore compassion. She says, “I am determined to utilize my resources to pursue my passion for helping the vulnerable and creating necessary change to global issues and conflicts.”

JASMINE SYED Nepal Representative

Jasmine is a student studying at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland. She is majoring in general aviation management. She is joining HumanityConnect because she believes that this organization reaches out to many individuals throughout the world. She also wants to help people become more aware of the hardships the poor endure on a daily basis.

CHAIMAA ABDESSELAM Corporate Secretary

Chaimaa is from Texas, USA, and attends the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently studying mechanical engineering and plans on graduating in 2022. Chaimaa joined this organization in order to put a smile on the poor and needy. Beginning from a young age, she has always cared for the needy and strongly believes that this world is too short to not uplift the lives of others. She draws her inspiration from the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) 

NUR AMIRAH AZMAN Singapore Representative

Nur is from Singapore and recently graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic majoring in architecture. She plans on attending university and studying social work. Nur joined the team because she wants to give back to the world as much as she can. She believes she is blessed to live in one of the most developed nations in the world and, thus, wants to provide help and aid to those less fortunate. 

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Tala Alkhiyami 
Global Communications Officer

Tala is attending Tommy Douglas Secondary School as a SHSM Health and Wellness student. She plans on becoming a dermatologist in which her passion for helping others led her to HCI where she continuously aims to improve the quality of life of individuals globally.

DAKIRE ABAKAR New York Team Associate

Dakire is a third-year student at the City University of New York: College of Staten Island. She is currently majoring in radiology and medical imaging and plans on graduating in 2023. She joined our team because she wants to be a part of beneficial change. Dakire also wants to greatly enhance the lives of the poor through aid and humanitarian assistance.

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Laiba Munahil   international Services Officer  

Laiba plans on attending Stony Brook University and majoring in Biology. She says, “I've always been deeply moved by the strength and resilience of individuals living in poverty. We’re privileged to even be drinking clean water, eating fresh food, and typing & reading on this very phone. It’s quite easy to get caught up with worldly matters and forget to remain grateful for the small necessities in life, that may be major for others. I joined this organization because I believe in the power of unity and collective action in making a significant difference. I wanted to use my skills and resources to contribute to a cause that's bigger than myself.

WIAME BOURBAB Germany Representative

Wiame is a pre-law student from Germany. She joined HumanityConnect because she aims to be a part of a bigger change that will enhance the lives of people in need. We are thrilled to have Wiame join the team.

OMKAR MORE Team India Volunteer

Omkar attends the University of Mumbai and is obtaining a degree in information technology. He plans on graduating in 2022. Omkar joined the team as he always strives to do good for others. Doing good for others has always been an integral part of Omkar's upbringing.

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Yusra Al-Nahari
Ethiopia Representative

Yusra is a  student of English language in the College of education Hadramout Seiyun. She worked in radio stations for over 2 years as a producer and actor. She is socially active and youth active and volunteers. At the beginning of this year she was to be one of the participants in Istanbul youth summit 2023 and the best active team of I.Y.S. 2023. She decided to join the team because she is half Yemeni and half Ethiopia and  believes that  she is living to finish her message and that message is to give her country the help and the time to make change. She volunteered in Yemen for around 5 years and she moved to Ethiopia and wants to do the same to my people in Ethiopia as much as she can. She sees that she can make this happen by joining this hopefully team with God willing for sure. 

IMAN BENLEMLIH Chief Design Officer

Iman is studying neuroscience at the Ohio State University and intends on graduating in 2023. She joined the team because she wants to benefit many individuals in poverty-stricken countries. She is inspired by her Islamic faith as she aims to help her brothers and sisters throughout many impoverished and conflict-stricken countries.

MOHAMMED JAMHOUR Public Affairs Officer

Mohammed is a pre-medicine/pre-dental student studying at the University of New Orleans. He plans on graduating in 2023. Mohammed joined HumanityConnect because he believes it is important to visualize the sufferings and obstacles the poor and needy face constantly. Mohammed aims to greatly enhance the lives of impoverished individuals through charity work and donations. 

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Iman Afaneh 
International Relations Specialist

Iman Afaneh attends University of Texas at Arlington, she is currently studying to attain her bachelors of science in Nursing. She says, “I joined the team to make a difference in people’s lives and help out in even the smallest ways”

HALA ABUNIJEM South Carolina Representative

Hala attends Clemson University and plans on graduating in 2023. She is majoring in civil engineering. Hala joined the team because she wants to use her passion for helping people on an international scale. She aims to give back to impoverished communities while building new skills and inspiring others.