Our Board

Tannaz Haddadi

Tannaz is a co-founder and President of the Board of Trustees for NWMI. She has a wealth of experience working as an activist and organizer in the American Muslim community and is passionate about building bridges of understanding via community dialogue.

Zeki Mokhtarzada

Zeki serves on the Board of Trustees as Treasurer. He graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He currently invests and consults with early stage technology startups.

Basil Eldadah

Basil serves as Secretary for the Board of Trustees. He was drawn to NWMI because of its potential to promote positive change in the Muslim community, and is passionate about promoting societal well-being through spiritual development.

Hassan Amiri

Hassan has been a Board Member and program manager since NWMI's inception. He is an M.S. graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, a Professional Civil Engineer, and teaches Arabic and Islamic history to local youth.

Aliakbar Esfahani

Aliakbar is the newest member of the Board, and an attorney who guides employers through federal health and welfare law compliance issues. He holds degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Maryland School of Law.


Jabeen Adawi, J.D.

Jabeen is a crime victims' rights attorney at the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC). Jabeen has spent her career working with victims of gender-based violence, and holds degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and American University, Washington College of Law.