Meet the Team!
COMMUNITY's board is made up of 7 individuals, creating a team of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Director of Membership
As a Physical Therapist, Nosheen has the opportunity to interact with and help the very community she lives in. She is passionate about giving back to the community where she has grown up and where she now raises her own children. In her spare time, Nosheen enjoys hiking, cycling and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Finance
Medeeha has a Bachelor's in Finance and an MBA in Business Analytics. She is a photography and traveling enthusiast who loves event planning and DIY crafts. Stuck behind a computer in her day-job, she has been involved in philanthropic work for as long as she can remember.
Director of Strategy
As a fundraising professional, Lena has a passion for giving back to the community both while working for the American Heart Association and in her free time. She is a born and bred Jersey Girl who enjoys biking and hiking with her husband and two young children.
Director of Communications
Shazia grew up in Canada and worked in the nonprofit sector both in her home province of Alberta as well as here in America. She's excited to apply the community outreach skills she acquired through her experience in gender rights work and behavioral health services to her work with COMMUNITY.
Mario R. Rodriguez
Director of Reporting
Mario, or “Rico” as he’s known when not signing something official, left sunny San Diego for the East Coast when he was 18 and has only occasionally looked back, usually during the winter. His hobbies include keeping up with his wife and kids, karaoke, and looking for opportunities to connect people.
Director of Projects
Hafeza, DO, was born and raised in NJ. She loves to create projects that unite different types of people and are as much fun as they are work. A cardiologist by trade, she also emphasizes the importance of emotional and spiritual health.
Director of Governance
Fozia is passionate about building strong communities through mentorship and service. Growing up in San Francisco, CA, she was an active leader in several city-run programs that helped high-risk inner city kids by teaching them study skills and tools to help them become successful students. She’s worked with over 100 kids in various programs, and now works hard to maintain her sanity while raising her four boys. Fozia holds a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.