As elected September 1, 2020 – Board of Trustees

Trustee Officers

Chairman of the Board /Co-founder
Garrett Cullen
Website Owner

Vice Chairman
Omar Abdi A
Owner, “Brother’s Market”

President/Chief Executive Officer and Founder/Treasurer
Said Osman A Abiyow
Program Manager ECSH.

Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Founder, Secretary
Patricia Moore
Employment Case Manager/Intake Director ECSH.

Board Memeber
Molly M.T. Ahern
Community Volunteer Organizer/Artist

Board Member, Director of Operations and Community Relations
Abdi Mwechiwa
Team Leader, San Diego Airport Security

Advisory Board Members 2020

Mental Health Services Advisor, Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Don Miller

Realty Advisor
Kevin Thene
Commercial Realtor, Vice Chair

Food Services Advisor
Samuel Smith
Food Services Industry

Board Member,Housing Safety Advisor
Brendan Ahern
Owner – Homefront Inspections LLC

Financial Advisor
Lionel Hernandez
Accountant (Contractor)

Family Childcare Owner
Makay Ali Nur

Senior Community Advisory
Leo Onyuka

Family Childcare Owner
Saadiyo Abdulle

Owner of Hyena Designer
Habiba Ali mohamed

Imam leader Masjid Nur
Sheikh Mohammed

Community Member
Hassan Hussein

Roleplayer of USMC
Ali Farah Board member

Roleplayer of USMC
Ali Arwah, board member

Co-Owner MADINA Halal Store
Hashim Yare

Committee Advisory Board Members

Arab Deh
Kevin Thene
Hannah Smith
Jeanne Campbell

In Memoriam: A Loving Tribute to Our Beloved Board Members:

Khadija Hassan Osman 2022
Abucar Abikar 2020


August 01, 2020:

President/Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Said Osman A Abiyow.

Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Founder
Patricia Moore

Director of Operations
Ifrah Salad,                                                                

Operations Manager/Refugee Intake Specialist
Safiya Hussein.

Administration Assistant/Secretary
Ayantu Bonaya

Development Director
Elizabeth Rosas

Program Specialist
Madina Meganow 

Receptionist at Corporate Office 
Kafiya Hirsi  

Receptionist at Training Center
Kowsar Abdullahi

Logistics Manager
Nour Ibrahim

Intake Specialist
Rihana Bonaya 

Youth President-Unity Youth Committee (Inspiring Future Leadership)
Maryam Abdi 

Youth Advocate
Yurup Mohamed 

General support
Rahmo Ibrahim 

ESL Instructor
Teresa Platon

Admin support
Bilad Hassan 

Senior Advocate
Mohammad Mohammad

Outreach Worker
Halima Ibrahim 

General support
Kuresh Hassan 

Bookkeeper (Contractor)
Lionel Hernandez

Mustaf Lala 

Maria Sanchez


Driver  – Logistic Assistant
Ahmed Farah 

Business Development Director/Grant Writer (Contractor)
Jessica Nurack 

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