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Board members are chosen to represent the public’s interest and for their knowledge of our specific community needs.

Mohamed Albanna, President

Profound Community activist and leader, Particular understanding and knowledge of family issues , Previous Community President, Renowned Businessman, Extensive Board experience.

Anise Saif, Vice Chairman

Bachelor of Science From UB
Software Engineer

Fawzi Alarshi, Treasurer

Yasin Omar, Secretary

Bachelor in Biology from UB
Masters in Science from UB/Roswell Park
Doctorate of Pharmacy from St John Fisher College

Abdul Zaid, Board Member 

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from UB
Master’s in Education in School Counseling from UB
Guidance Counselor Chairperson at Lackawanna High School

Carlos Fletcher, Board Member 

Internal Auditor with NYS UCS
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Public Policy – UB
Mini-MBA Certificate – UB
CISA candidate

Rowaida Mohamed, Recording Secretary

Former AmeriCorps member, Immigration and social services expertise, Community activist

Fawze Zaid, Board Member

Pharmacist and entrepreneur and graduate form UB School of Pharmacy

Muna Abdulla, Board Member

Staff Assistant at UB, has a Master degree in Student Personnel with a minor in Psychology and Creative Studies.