Judy Moussa, Chairperson, Treasurer
Judy Moussa, a resident of Detroit, Michigan, is a retired educator from Los Angeles, California. She holds an Associate of Arts degree for Los Angeles City College, and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Loyola Marymount University.
Agieb Bilal, Vice-President
Agieb Bilal was born in Harlem, N.Y. As a teenager, he ran errands for Malcolm X and Benjamin Karim, Malcolm’s assistant. A Vietnam veteran, upon his release from active duty, he joined the Black Liberation movement.
He served as Elijah Muhammad’s Assistant National Secretary of the Nation of Islam in Chicago. Upon Mr. Mohammed’s death, he assisted Imam W.D. Mohammed in transforming the community from race centered teachings to universal Al-Islam.
He was Principal of the Muslim Community School, Potomac, Maryland, the first accredited Muslim school in the State, Principal of the Islamic Academy of Florida, and founded the first Muslim school in Pasig City, Philippines.
Mr. Bilal has also served as Director of University Relations for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, as Chairperson of the Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA) where he established accreditation procedures for full time Muslim schools, and as Federal Prison Chaplain, State of Florida.
He has lectured and taught History, Education, and Al Islam at Macalester College, Reed College, Emory University, Howard University, University of Wisconsin, and in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. He has done post-graduate work at Duke University, documenting the 20th century Muslim-American experience.
Jameelah Malik, Secretary
Jameelah Malik holds MA and BA degrees from Morgan State University and an AAS, Associate in Applied Science from Fashion Institute of Technology – FIT, State University of New York.
She has extensive knowledge of history, art and civilization specializing in Museum Studies and Historic Preservation at Morgan State University. Her skills also include exhibition design and photography. She has taught for several years in Muslim schools in New York and the public school system in Maryland.
Ms. Malik’s affiliations include American Alliance of Museums, Smithsonian, National Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society of Educators).
Aaliyah Muhammad, Director
A member of the Speaker’s Bureau at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC), Aaliyah Muhammad is a frequent representative at conferences and panels discussing the conditions and struggles of women inside prison. She was a 2009-2010 Fellow of the Women’s Policy Institute, and worked on an anti-shackling bill for California’s pregnant prisoners.
Aaliyah Muhammad brings a long history of advocacy for justice in social issues affecting Muslim Americans, having more than ten years experience with grassroots civil rights organizations. She fights against discrimination people face every day because of arrest or conviction history on prison related issues.
Mario A. S. Ahmad, Director
Mario A. S. Ahmad is a writer, attorney and CPA residing in Maryland. He has more than thirty years’ experience in nonprofit management, accounting and publishing, including teaching financial planning for nonprofits at the University of Maryland University College.
He was editor of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Accounting Resource Center Manual, used nationally by CPAs to start/operate nonprofit centers (e.g., Accountants for the Public Interest), and to encourage accountants to volunteer their time/expertise to benefit those who need, but cannot afford, professional accounting services.
Mr. Ahmad holds degrees from Middlebury College (BA) and Columbia University (MBA, JD) and has practiced law in New York & Connecticut.