Sukaina Hussain

Deputy Executive Director

Sukaina Hussain serves as the Deputy Executive Director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley/Central California. She is a community advocate who has worked to build interfaith relationships with a focus on equity and justice for many years. Driven by her Islamic values, she emphasizes the need to support all communities. With a Master of Public Health degree, she uses her background and skills to address systemic issues of injustice through program development and policy advocacy that help to improve quality of life for all families.

In her work with CAIR SV/CC, she strives to build power with the Muslim community on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and racial and economic justice as well as increase voter engagement and legislative advocacy. During her time in Fresno, she has been honored as a recipient of the Way to Peace Award, appointed to serve on the ACLU Northern California Union Board, and served as a guest speaker at local faith institutions, schools and universities to share her reflections as a Muslim woman and how her faith drives her work. Sukaina can be reached at