Sumbal Raza | President
Sr. Sumbal Raza was born and raised in New York City. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Child Development. She has been working professionally with Muslim nonprofits for over 3 years. She is currently the Operations Officer at The Family and Youth Institute. Sumbal has worked with Girl Scouts for 15 years and has 18 years of homeschooling experience. She has been involved with MAS since 1998 in various positions in Boston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Sr. Sumbal is currently the General Assembly member representing MAS Boston at MAS National.
Asmaa Elkabti | Vice President
Sr. Asmaa Elkabti grew up in California. She was involved with many non-profit organizations, including MAS, MSA West, and local masjids. She participated in MAS National Tarbiya work. Sr. Asmaa enjoys working with the youth in Tarbiya and social awareness projects. She is currently a graduate student in Biology at WPI. She is married with two children.
Loay Assaf | Treasurer
Br. Loay Assaf is the treasure of the Muslim American Society of Boston. Prior to that, he was the executive director of Al-Huda Society. Br. Loay worked with MAS Boston at the ISBCC. He established and headed the development fund department at the ISBCC. He was a member of the Muslim American Society’s National Executive Council. He established and lead their national membership department. A dedicated community volunteer, Br. Loay is a speaker at several mosques, Islamic centers, and churches in the Greater Boston area. Br. Loay has a degree in electrical engineering, a project management professional (PMP) certificate, and a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from Boston University.
Fayez Khwaja | Tarbiya Director
Br. Fayez Khwaja was born in the UK and schooled in the US. He is currently working as an IT Operations Manager for an up and coming IT company and the Co-Chaplain for Muslim students at Northeastern University. He has been involved with MAS since 1996, primarily focused on the youth and Tarbiya departments. Fayez served as the Youth Director in MAS Dallas, Chapter president in MAS Atlanta, and a BoT and Executive Committee member for MAS National.
Vincent Ware | PACE Director
Br. Vincent Ware Sr. has more than 20 years of experience in project and program management, workforce development, Governmental contracts compliance, and youth development programming. His extensive experience in the South Florida community provided him with the opportunity to work with the leadership of local governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit entities whose mission and vision is to develop services to meet the needs of the community. Currently Mr. Ware is working at MAS Boston as the Director of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE). In this role, Mr. Ware will be responsible for connecting the American Muslim community with the society at large through participating in public affairs and civic engagement on a non-partisan basis and energizing a new generation of community activists.
Fatmah Berikaa | Youth Director
Sr. Fatmah Berikaa was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been involved in youth program development in the greater Boston area for the past 10 years. With a Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Sr. Fatmah is passionate about community organization & development, with a focus on creating accessible, welcoming spaces for young adults. In her professional life, she has centered equity and inclusion initiatives at non-profit organizations and has recently transitioned into a Human Resources role in the financial sector.
Abubakr Fakhry | Arkanum Director
For years, Abubakr made his living as an electrical engineer until he allowed his real passion, youth development, to totally redirect his energy!
This new focus took Abubakr to over 40 countries to fine-tune his vision and to lead more than a dozen adventures with young people from around our planet. He gained more knowledge and diversified his perspective as a fellow at both the Center of Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) and at Boston Bridges. Abubakr is a Canadian citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in Egypt. He has been living in the United States for more than ten years. He studied Islamic Sciences with a number of teachers in Egypt and memorized the Qur’an by age 14. Abubakr formal credits include a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Northeastern University. He keeps digging in deeper, serving now as the Arkanum Director at MAS BOSTON, Head of MAS Ramadan Committee, and as a volunteer chaplain at Boston University.