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!

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ANWAR ZEIDAN
Founder and Executive Director

Anwar is a second year undergraduate student that is very enthusiastic and self-less. He holds true his dream of combining all people together and traveling to aid those who are less fortunate throughout the world. In December 2023, Anwar will be a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelor's degree in Science in Nursing. He hopes to apply the medical skills he obtained during his education in our international mission trips.

Jenna Mahmoud
Vice President

Jenna attends Southern Connecticut State University and will graduate in May 2023 with a Bachelor`s in Psychology and a minor in nutrition. She joined the team because she wants to join the team to simply make a difference in the world. She says, “I have been blessed with everything I have ever had in life and I want to give back to the people who have not been as fortunate. The needy deserve people who want to help them and make time to put their needs at the same level as ours, if not ahead.” 

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ASIA THOMAS
Operations Manager

With us since our founding, Asia Thomas is one of our dedicated team members. She brings her years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

YARAH ALJAMAL
International Affairs Representative

Yara will be a graduate of Philadelphia University in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in International Accounting. She believes that true happiness comes from the moment one does something in effort to help someone in need. Knowing about this organization & what it does makes her happy. She is looking forward to the future endeavors of being part of it.

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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.

ISLAM NASSAR
Chief Administrative Officer

Islam will be a graduate of Loyola New Orleans in 2021 with a Bachelors in Biology. Islam aspires to be a Physician and use that medical expertise on our medical missions to make a positive impact in our world.

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RAZAN HAZEM
Human Rights Officer

Razan is a recent graduate from Qatar University with a Bachelor in Laws. She Will commence with her Masters In Human Rights in August. She always had a passion for helping others. She believes that through this organization she will have the chance to work with other passionate youth to spread awareness of ongoing issues occurring throughout our societies and provide the best possible help for the most vulnerable.

JORDAN MATSUDA
Corporate Representative

Jordan will be graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2021 with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing. Jordan recently did a medical outreach mission to the Dominican Republic and loved it! It made her want to participate more with organizations that aim to help others in need. She believes that if we all get to know each other, we'll see that we're not as different as we may think we are and that this organization has the same motives!

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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.

ORJWANA TAHER 
Yemen Team Leader

Orjwana joined Humanityconnect to help people not only in her home country, but in various parts of the world. She likes to see poor families happy and well fed, especially children and old people.

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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”.

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.

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THOMAS SMITH
Corporate Consultant

Thomas Will be a Graduate from Louisiana State University in 2023 With a Bachelor's in Political Science & Pre-Law.

He wants to join this organization to help develop it into something great while also helping people and areas in need.

SAAD TANVEER
Corporate Treasurer

Saad attends Louisiana State University and plans to graduate in 2023. He is currently majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in pre-medicine. Saad joined HumanityConnect because he wants to be a part of an organization that aims to bring individuals from around the world closer as one. Saad believes that this organization devotes an immense amount of time and effort in helping the less fortunate both at home and abroad.

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FATIMA SAADEDDINE
Texas Team Leader

Tima attends University of Houston, she is majoring in Biology and Psychology. She wants to join to spread awareness of occurring issues facing today’s society and help provide people with necessities, as Humanityconnect does. She says that there are a lot of wonderful people putting in effort to make the world better, and she wants to be part of it. She wants to make a change and help. She says that this team seems considerate, determined, supportive, kind, loving, and full of passion to help others in need.

ANIKA RAZZAK
Pennsylvania Team Leader

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."

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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.

AYMEN KADIRI
London Team Leader

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.

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DAYANA SWID
New Jersey Team Leader

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.

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."

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ALIYAH RABAH
New York Team Leader

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.

AZIZA NORKULOVA
Public Relations Coordinator

Aziza plans on attending either MIT or Cornell. She’s currently working towards a career in the computer science field. I’m interested in joining 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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SARA ZEIDAN
Michigan Team Leader

 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.

ISRA USMANI
Corporate International Liason

Isra is a sophomore at Florida State University and is majoring in Criminology and Psychology. She strongly believes in advocating and helping others and joined Humanityconnect because she strongly agrees with what we stand for. "There are so many parts of the world that need our help and this organization is doing just that!"

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FATIMA AYUB
Illinois Team Leader

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.

KHALED MONEFA
Gaza Team Leader

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.

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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."

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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.

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.

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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.

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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AYAH JILANI
Ohio Team Leader

Ayah attends the Ohio State University and is majoring in health science with a minor in biology. She plans on becoming a physician and using her medical expertise to travel to areas most needed. She joined the Humanityconnect team because she wants to help the less fortunate internationally. To her, it is both rewarding and fulfilling to know she is making a difference in someone's life to make them smile, and make the world a better place

HAMZA ORFALI
Corporate Medical Coordinator

Hamza is a fourth-year Syrian 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.

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GHAZAL ALSALEH
Canada Team Leader

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.”

MICHAEL GALVEZ
Honduras Team Leader

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.

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SALOME TIRADO
British Communications Officer

Salome is a first-year student at the University of Leeds. She is currently studying computer science and business and plans on graduating in 2024. Salome joined the organization because she wants to be part of a beneficial nonprofit that benefits many people throughout the world. She also joined this organization in order to reduce global inequality and contribute to world peace.