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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The MWF Board of Directors is comprised of individuals, committed to the mission of healing, well-being, stigma reduction and mental health advocacy. They represent the incredibly rich diversity of the American Muslim community. 

Kameelah Rashad, MS, MRP, MEd

Founder & President

Kameelah is the Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), she also serves as the Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness and Social Justice at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). In this capacity, Kameelah supports students in their exploration of faith-based activism, spirituality, emotional well-being and healing.  Working in conjunction with the Chaplain’s Office, she collaborates with other cultural centers on campus to facilitate intersectional conversations on race, religion, identity, belonging and advocacy. Kameelah served three years as the Muslim Chaplain at UPenn and continues to facilitate discussions on religious identity development and challenges faced by American Muslim youth.  In addition to Kameelah’s involvement in mental health advocacy and religious life, she is a proud social justice activist. Kameelah is an advisory board member of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) and the Husayn Center for Social Justice,  a Muslim-run social services and advocacy center that promotes health and wellness for the residents of Trenton, NJ. 

Kameelah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and MEd in Psychological Services. She has pursued further graduate education, completing a second Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices and obtaining a post-Masters certificate in Family Therapy from the Philadelphia Child & Family Therapy Training Center. Kameelah is a certified instructor in Adult, Higher Education & Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Qasim Rashad

Vice-President

Qasim Rashad has served as the Amir (Chairman) of the United Muslim Masjid (UMM) in Philadelphia for ten years. Under his leadership, UMM was the first Muslim community in Philadelphia to host a Mental Health First Aid training, which certified 30 key Masjid staff in being able to recognize signs and symptoms of common mental disorders. He is an active supporter of the Muslims Serve, an organization which provides meals at the masjid to over one thousand needy individuals. Qasim is the lead host of Islam Today Radio Show on WURD 900AM the only Black talk radio station in Philadelphia, PA. For almost seven years, he has been one the leading voices for Muslim Rights in the Delaware Valley. As an active member of his political community Qasim serves as Committeeman in the 22nd Ward of Philadelphia to both an aging and youthful, yet diverse community in the Mt. airy section of Philadelphia. Qasim earned his BS in Business Administration at Dilliard University and completed graduate coursework in Organizational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Mey Ibrahim Beyah

Treasurer

Mey Ibrahim Beyah is a finance professional with 8+ years of experience in the Financial and Banking Industry working on various capital and strategic investment projects for top tier institutions such as Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae and Credit Suisse. She most recently joined the Wells Fargo Securities team in April 2015, serving as a consultant in the Funding, Capital and Liquidity group managing a project to enhance reporting and analytics for the firm.

Mey received her Bachelor's of Science in Business/Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing the Certified Financial Analyst designation. Her personal areas of interest are helping educate and improve the underserved population through financial literacy and budget education and helping small businesses improve their finance operations

Dr. Mona Masood

Dr. Mona Masood, DO is an outpatient psychiatrist practicing at Southampton Psychiatric Associates after completing her general adult psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital and medical school at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Masood’s psychotherapy focus is in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy which is a form of therapy that focuses on patterns, behaviors, drives and interpersonal relationships that were established in our developmental years that may have created maladapative ways of dealing with our adult stressors and relationships today. She has a special interest in helping patients develop insight and change in lifelong patterns of maladaptive behaviors to achieve happiness and better quality of life. She is also trained in Supportive, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and works with child and adolescent patients as well.  She has experience treating patients with diverse sociocultural and religious backgrounds and hopes to address ways of building a productive therapeutic alliance with Black Muslim patients across the racial divide. 

Angelica Lindsey-Ali

aka 'The Village Auntie'

Angelica Lindsey-Ali is a wife, proud home birthing mother of 4, and a lifelong lover of African culture. A native of Detroit, Angelica considers herself a community scholar whose research interests include the West African roots of African American Islamic identity and the role of sacred sexuality within West and East African cultures. She holds a degree in African and African American Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She is a certified sexual health educator has been working in the field of public health for the last 15 years and has been providing 1:1 support to women for 20+ years. She is trained in female reproductive and sexual health, HIV/STI prevention methods, epidemiology, prenatal and postnatal sex education and have certifications in a variety of behavioral health interventions. She also provides experiential learning related to feminine rites of passage which are traditionally carried out within the context of continental communities. She instructs Rites participants on body awareness, sacred movement, and the cultural history, meaning, and technique of dances from Ghana, Mali, Senegal, and Guinea. In addition to her professional work, Angelica is a storyteller, professional dancer and choreographer specializing in the dances of West Africa.

Dr. Lamise Shawahin

Lamise Shawahin, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University. Her research centers on exploring risk and resilience factors among by ethic and religious minority individuals within the United States. Dr. Shawahin has published and presented on issues related to Muslim mental health, health disparities, cultural competence, counseling considerations for diverse populations, anti Muslim prejudice, and social justice. She completed her doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University. Dr. Shawahin completed her pre and post doctoral clinical training in American Psychological Association (APA) accredited training programs at VA hospitals. Her clinical interests include working with veterans and ethnic minorities, time limited therapy, integrative care, health psychology, and rehabilitation psychology.

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