Our Board

CAIR-SFBA Executive Committee


Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

President

Spojmie Nasiri is a first-generation immigrant who understands, through personal experience, how difficult and emotionally draining the American immigration process can be. Spojmie’s education, community involvement, and associations reflect her outstanding dedication to the practice of immigration law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, and her Juris

Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Spojmie is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Spojmie currently practices immigration law exclusively and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Spojmie serves as a pro bono attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California, Davis where she provides individual representation, pro bono referrals, and pro se materials to detained immigrants. She also volunteers at the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University.

Mrs. Nasiri serves as a pro bono attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California, Davis where she provided individual representation, pro bono referrals, and pro se materials to detained immigrants.  She also volunteered at the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University.

Ihab Badr

Vice President

Ihab Badr has been a member of the Bay Area community for over eighteen years. He has been involved in several committees and activities with various organizations including the Muslim Community Association, Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, Al Maghrib Institute, and others. He had the opportunity to study with several Shoyookh and undertook several classes in Islamic Studies at the University level. He is a regular speaker and Khateeb at various masajid in the Bay Area. Professionally he works at Apple as Head of the Corporate and Global Systems Division.

Adil Syed

Secretary

Patricio Pace

Treasurer

Patricio Pace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He works as a manager in the information technology industry and has experience in operations and non-profits. Patricio resides in Santa Clara with his wife and daughter and enjoys reading, archery, and spending time with his family.

Abdelhamead Ibrahim

Member

Afshan Keval

Member

Afshan studied Economics at California State University, Sacramento. She currently works in corporate retail as a distribution analyst. Prior to this she worked as a project manager in the technology sector.

Afshan began volunteering with CAIR nearly ten years ago in the Sacramento Valley and then continued to be involved with the organization when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She joined the CAIR-SFBA Executive Committee in 2015. As a former board member of the Muslim Student Association West and volunteer with the Yaseen Foundation Burlingame Center she brings a wealth of event planning and community organizing to the organization.

Afshan lives on the Peninsula with her husband. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Aliah Abdo, Esq.

Member

Aliah Abdo earned her J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and obtained her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from U.C. Berkeley. She currently works at Pierce & Shearer, LLP, an employment litigation firm in San Mateo, CA. Aliah previously clerked in the United States District Court Northern District of California, worked at the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker, & Jackson, P.C., and several non-profit organizations such as The Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, the Prison Law Office, and CAIR-SFBA. Aliah also has a love for teaching. She has taught English at Newark Memorial High School, American Government and US History at Live Oak High School, and was a Resource Specialist Program Teacher at Independence High School in San Jose, CA.

Musaab Attaras

Member

Sarah Salem

Member

 

CAIR-California Board


Omar Hassaine

Chair

Omar Hassaine is a co-founder of the CAIR-San Diego office, which he helped launch in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. He is a proud husband and father of three children. Omar is a computer engineer by profession and has been active in the Muslim community for more than 35 years. Omar served as president of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Illinois in the late 1980s, and a board member of the Bosnia Task force in the 1990s.

ohassaine@cair.com

Haitham Abulhaija

Vice Chair

Haitham Abul-Haija has been with the Sacramento Muslim community for more than 18 years. Throughout that time, he has served multiple terms on the executive committee at the local mosque. Previously, he served on the board of American Muslims for Palestine's Sacramento chapter. In addition to serving on the CAIR-CA board, he also serves on the executive committee of CAIR-Sacramento Valley. 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.

Salman Razi, M.D.

Secretary

Salman Razi received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then went on to complete his urology residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He currently has his own private practice with offices in Tracy and Manteca. He is active in serving his local Muslim community and is currently a member of the board of trustees at the Tracy Islamic Center. He also serves on several other medical/health care related committees.

Hussam Ayloush

Staff Representative

Hussam Ayloush is the Executive Director of the CAIR Los Angeles office and has been 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.

hayloush@cair.com

Asif Harsolia, M.D.

Member

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.

Eyas Abdeen

Treasurer

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 chief financial officer to a large healthcare organization. He previously worked as an investment risk analyst, project manager, and a software engineer. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for over five years as he mentored both rookie and savvy investors to leverage market movement to build their investment portfolio. 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. Eyas holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Finance with emphasis in investment management. Currently, he is working on a Doctor of Business Administration at Golden Gate University, with emphasis on finance and investment risk management. In his spare time he enjoys hobbies are reading, tennis and cycling.

Fahad Ahmad

Member

Fahad Ahmad serves on the CAIR-San Diego executive committee and the CAIR-CA board. He 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 include 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

Member

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 causes of social justice 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.

Imam Mohamed Taha Hassane

Member

Imam Mohamed Taha Hassane is currently serving as the Imam and Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego (ICSD). He joined ICSD in September 2004 from the Colorado Muslim Youth Foundation where he served as a youth instructor. Imam Taha graduated from the Institute of Islamic Sciences at the University of Algiers, in Algeria, and served as a high school teacher and Imam in Ténès, Algeria for 10 years before coming to the United States. Imam Taha also holds a Master degree of Theology in Islamic studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana. In addition to his regular duties at ICSD, Imam Taha is actively involved in many interfaith organizations.

Sabir Ibrahim, Esq.

Member

Sabir Ibrahim is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and is an active member of the Bay Area Muslim community. He has advised some of the most prominent technology companies in Silicon Valley on issues related to technology licensing, patent procurement, patent litigation, and intellectual property strategy. Currently, he is an in-house corporate counsel at a Fortune 50 technology company where he structures and negotiates strategic partnerships and technology license and acquisition agreements. Sabir has a B.S.E. in computer science and a J.D., both from the University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California. Sabir lives in Fremont with his wife and three children.

Omar Milbis

Member

Omar Milbis began as a volunteer for CAIR Los Angeles while attending college in 1998. After completing his undergraduate degree in Economics from California State University, Long Beach, Omar went to work in the grocery industry and currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Rio Ranch Markets. Omar also serves on the board of the California Grocers Association and sits on their Government Relations and Finance Committees. He resides in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife and three children.

Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

Member

Spojmie Nasiri is a first-generation immigrant who understands, through personal experience, how difficult and emotionally draining the American immigration process can be. Spojmie’s education, community involvement, and associations reflect her outstanding dedication to the practice of immigration law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, and her Juris

Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Spojmie is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Spojmie currently practices immigration law exclusively and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Spojmie serves as a pro bono attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California, Davis where she provides individual representation, pro bono referrals, and pro se materials to detained immigrants. She also volunteers at the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University.

Mrs. Nasiri serves as a pro bono attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California, Davis where she provided individual representation, pro bono referrals, and pro se materials to detained immigrants.  She also volunteered at the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford University.