Tazheen Nizam

Executive Director

Tazheen Nizam joins CAIR-San Diego with over 20 years of experience as a Finance consultant and accounting professional. She has lived in San Diego for 30 years. Tazheen has served the community as an Immigrants Rights activist and an organizer. Tazheen has deep roots in the San Diego Muslim American Muslim community, has worked extensively with the interfaith community, and has been an active voice in San Diego politics. She is the Founder & Co-Chair of the North County Immigration Task Force where she has advocated for immigrants’ rights. She serves as Community Development Block Grant Commissioner for the City of Vista. She also serves on multiple non-profit boards, including the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association, South Vista Communities, the Tri-City Islamic Center, and others. She volunteers with Operation Hope, North County Lifeline, Masjid Ittehad Islamic school, Helping Hands For Relied and Development, Sister Faiths, ICNA Relief and ACLU.
Tazheen is an alumnus of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) and the Rockwood Fellowship Institute. Tazheen holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Organization Management & Finance. She also holds certifications in Non-Profit Management, Paralegal Studies, and Mediation.