Omar began his journey into profit when he served as the president on the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Illinois in the late 1980s and then joined as a board member of the Bosnia Taskforce in the 1990s. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, he launched and co-founded CAIR San Diego office. Omar is a computer engineer and is active in the Muslim community for more than 35 years.
Haitham joined the board of American Muslims for Palestine’s Sacramento chapter, and then served on many local mosque executive committee over the various years. Professionally, he directs a team of engineers to meet schedules, standards, and costs in developing leading-edge platform technologies for both mobile and desktop chipsets at Intel Corporation. Haitham has been active with the Sacramento Muslim community for more than 18 years.
Salman Razi, M.D.
Salman serves as a board member of the trustees of the Tracy Islamic Center, and partake on several medical/healthcare related committees. Salman is a Urologist who has his own private practice in Tracy and Manteca and is active serves his local Muslim community.
Eyas Abdeen is a business professional with over 12 years of experience in the financial sector and six years in the software and web programming industry. Currently, he is an investment and corporate finance consultant. Prior to that, he was the chief financial officer to a large healthcare organization. He previously worked as an investment risk analyst, project manager, and a software engineer. He has been an active member of the Sacramento community for over two decades. Since 2011, he has been serving on the Al-Arqam Islamic School board of trustees as the CFO. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies are reading, tennis and cycling.
Eman Tai, ESQ.
Eman Tai Ahmad is a Bay Area native who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Neuropsychology. She then went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Eman is licensed to practice law in California, and has specialized in immigration and estate planning law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and volunteers with the Southern Poverty Law Center to defend immigrants seeking asylum and to help mothers and children held in immigration custody. She is passionate about criminal and social justice reform, as well as the defense of civil rights protections for all.
In addition to her legal and civil rights work, Eman serves a board member in the local Parent Teacher Association and as a volunteer with the Muslim Community Center in Pleasanton.
Amana received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Ecology and her master’s degree in Environmental Health Science and Policy from the University of California, Irvine. She has been a highly active member in her community, having previously served about 4 years on CAIR-LA’s governing board, about 3 years as PTO President at Orange Crescent School, and even creating her own business in the event and Production Industry known as Kismet Events.
Asif R. Harsolia, M.D., has previously served in leadership and volunteer positions in a number of different non-profit organizations. He is a board-certified cancer specialist in Radiation Oncology. Originally from Michigan, Asif obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. Following this, he successfully completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had the privilege of training with some of the world’s top specialists in the field of radiation oncology. He is a practicing partner with the Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group in Orange County and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Irvine.
Fahad Ahmad identifies most closely with CAIR’s mission of promoting social justice and mutual dialogue to better represent Islamic values in the U.S. He has been a resident of San Diego for almost 15 years. His professional experience includes management of internet and software-related products. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles.
Fawad Shaiq has been an active member of the Southern California Muslim community for 10 years in various capacities, including leading a masjid youth group and helping to run a social services organization. He is also actively involved in social justice causes in Los Angeles. He holds degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Los Angeles, and works in construction management.
Musaab Attaras graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Math and Computer Science. He is currently the Vice President of Payments Product and Engineering at eBay, and has previously worked as the VP of Software Development at Poynt, the Head of Global Strategic Integrations and the Head of Integration Strategy and Professional Services Consulting at PayPal, the Head of Technology at Magento, and elsewhere in the e-commerce sector.
Musaab’s involvement with CAIR began in 2011 when he facilitated several strategic planning sessions for the CAIR-SFBA office. He joined the board in 2015. His work with CAIR has been a family endeavor as his children are often seen volunteering at CAIR programs and have participated in the Muslim Gamechangers Network and Muslim Youth Leadership Program.
Saed Younis is an entrepreneur and a long time resident of San Diego. He has founded companies in San Diego as well as Jordan, Egypt, and UAE. He has been an ardent supporter of CAIR and its core values of justice and civic engagement.
Hussam Ayloush, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of the CAIR-Los Angeles office since 1998. He frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs pertaining to American Muslims. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media advocating and articulating the mainstream Muslim position on various issues.