Comprised of passionate, dedicated, and visionary volunteers and staff, the NWMI team envisions and executes programs catering to the needs of the American Muslim community in the DMV area.
Hover over a name to learn more about each team member's background and many contributions to NWMI.
Interested in joining the team? Browse our open positions.
Mariam Watson Mokhtarzada is passionate about building an organization that fosters transparency, diversity, and dynamic programming for American Muslims. One of NWMI’s co-founders, Mariam has served as the Executive Director since 2017, blending her love for the community with her experience in organization development.
Mariam has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's Organization Development from American University. She is currently earning a Certificate in Executive Leadership and Non Profit Development from the University of Maryland. Having served as a Director of Human Resources at an internet start-up and on several non-profit boards, Mariam currently sits on the board of the Montgomery County Community Foundation. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband and 3 children.