Board of Directors
Azhar Azeez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.
ISNA Vice President, United States
Dr. Altaf Husain has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering a M.S. and Ph.D. in Social Work. He was elected as ISNA Vice President in 2014 and served formerly as a board member and chair of the Leadership Development Committee. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America.
Vice President, Canada
Br. Pervez Nasim has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Management Accountant. He is a founding member and Chair of the Board of the Islamic Co-operative Housing Corporation Ltd., among the first interest-free home ownership and investment projects in North America, and for which he has been volunteering his time since its inception in 1980 in Toronto. He was elected ISNA Vice President Canada in 2014.
Dr. Asra Ali is a practicing dentist and a clinical faculty member/assistant professor at Midwestern University. She was a recipient of the Muslim Women’s Alliance 2016 Inspiring Women Award. She is a member of ISNA’s 5 Year Strategic Planning Committee, ISNA Narrative Committee and ISNA Sustainers Circle.
M. Affan Badr
Dr. Julie Belz (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1997) joined the faculty of the English Department in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in 2007 where she is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and World Language and Cultures and the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She was a Community Representative on the board of directors of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 2013-2015.
Zeyn Patel is a graduate of the University of Texas. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Argus Talent, a Houston based staffing company. He is a member of ISNA Founders Committee and ISNA Majid Development Committee. He is also co-organizer of ISNA Young Professional Banquet at the Annual ISNA Convention and ISNA Entrepreneurial Competition. He is a board member of Risala Foundation in Houston, TX. Zeyn lives in Texas with his wife, Hafsa, and two kids.
Sehrish is a corporate attorney from Memphis, Tennessee. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she has been named to the Mid-South Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars as well as the Lawyers’ of Color National Hotlist. Sehrish is an active member of her local Muslim and greater communities, serving on the Boards of non-profits dedicated to civic engagement, political advocacy and service to one of the nation’s poorest zip codes. Sehrish has been involved with the Muslim Youth of North America and MSA National since grade school. As the youngest of ISNA’s elected Majlis Ash-Shura members, Sehrish hopes to bring new perspectives and ideas.
In community service since 1970, Dr. Iqbal J. Unus has served as President of Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada (1975), ISNA Secretary General, Member of ISNA Majlis, Vice President and Trustee of All Dulles Area Muslim Society, President of Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Executive Member of Council of Muslim Organizations of Greater Washington, and member or chair of several local and national committees. He is a trustee of Amana Mutual Funds Trust and director-at-large of United Nations Association of National capital Area. He has received community service awards from CAIR National (2011) and ISNA (2012).