Our Team

Mariam Watson Mokhtarzada

Mariam is a co-founder of NWMI. She has served in leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations, striving to help them reach their potential. She has a M.S. in Organization Development from American University.

Mona Rahnama Eldadah

Mona brainstorms with volunteers to design programs for NWMI, based on the community’s needs and interests. She is one of NWMI’s co-founders who seeks a loving community focused on Allah (swt) to raise her four kids.

Hayya Shah

Hayya oversees program logistics and manages several programs, assisting with internal and external operations.  She studied Islamic theology in Qom, Iran (1999-2009), with a concentration in Islamic law, philosophy, mysticism, and Quranic recitation.

Fatima Showkatian

Fatima oversees the logistics and relationships necessary to bring successful NWMI programming to life! She is an event planner and project manager by trade with years of experience planning, driving and executing logistics for major events of all kinds.

Maryam Jelvani

Maryam recruits volunteers for NWMI programming and matches them to programs according to their interests and skills.  She has also served as a NWMI program manager and is actively involved in NWMI's social media networking. 

Marie Howe

Marie strives to create a website which is functional, beautiful, and represents NWMI's values and goals. Last Ramadan she helped facilitate NWMI's Convert Connections program and she looks forward to working on future interfaith initiatives.

Nadia Hashimee

Nadia joined NWMI as a program manager because of her passion to build a community that is inclusive, progressive and serves the  needs of the next generation. Her programs include workshops on parenting and creating peaceful families.

Sean Hopkins

Sean oversees internal and external communications strategies for NWMI, including our web content, mailing list information, social media, and program communication. Sean's background is in writing, editing, multimedia and communication strategy.