Board Members

 

Tarek 

Aleem

Partner at The Aleem Law Firm, Tarek has experience in the areas of healthcare compliance, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general corporate governance. He has been a huge advocate for orphans gaining access to education in underdeveloped countries. Most notably, he has taken a proactive approach with our Imam Bukhari Orphan Project by contributing towards establishing the computer lab, kitchen, assembly hall, security system, school bus, in honor of his late father, Dr. Saleh Abdel-Aleem. 

Education: UC Davis, J.D., UC Berkeley, B.A.

 
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Tariq 

Mojaddidi

Tariq was born in Afghanistan and immigrated to the states after the Russian invasion in the 1980’s. He began his professional work as a prosecutor in the Contra Costa County DA’s Office, becoming the first-ever Afghan-born Deputy DA in America. Tariq is also involved in the Arts and several business ventures. He was the first-ever Afghan professional football player in the Arena league for Utah and San Jose. 

Education: Santa Clara University, J.D.,                             University of California, B.A.

Ravi 

Makadia

A tech focused serial entrepreneur, Ravi started his first company in college, doing financial governance and audit for non-profits. Currently his main focus is as CTO of Opera Event a company who has tools which social media influencers create community and monetize from their audience. He also is co-founder of Critosphere a collaborative co-work space in Fremont. He is also Vice-Chair of the Board for GiveTeens20 a non-profit which focuses on helping teens find their career path.

Education: University of California, Santa Cruz, B.S.

Daoud Hamidi

Daoud Hamidi was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA to honorable parents who emigrated in 1980 from Afghanistan. He has practiced as a Physician Assistant in the field of Emergency Medicine where he has learned healthcare disparities of seeking medical care is colossal, witnessing the clear majority of emergency room visits are related to the lack of medical coverage. Daoud's passion to serve the underserved population lead him to broaden his horizons by participating in medical missions on a global scale. His first mission was in January 2016 with a group of determined medical providers, providing much needed care in the most remote villages of Honduras. He recognized that medical care is a right and continued with additional trips to Greece where he visits every four to five months providing care to refugees, primarily from Afghanistan.

 

Education: UC Davis, B.S., Touro University, Masters in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health

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Samantha 

Coon

Samantha's professional experience has been dedicated to collaborating with others to foster more dignity, equity, and justice in local/global communities. She has had the opportunity to accompany college students learning locally about  education in Oakland, CA and internationally studying development aid in Rwanda. Samantha currently works at Saint Mary's College where she coordinates opportunities for students focused on justice, leadership and spirituality. 

Education: Saint Mary’s College, B. A.  

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Kristen 

Leite

Kristen graduated with a degree in Sociology. Following undergrad, she pursued a career in legal marketing and is currently a marketing manager for the international law firm, Perkins Coie LLP.,  based in their Denver office. In addition to her professional experience, Kristen has worked with a number of local and international non-profits that focus on a dynamic and sustainable development portfolio, including extended time spent in Kigali, Rwanda.

Education: Saint Mary’s College, B. A.

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Sadaf 

Akbarzadeh

Sadaf  is a business entrepreneur who recently purchased and operates a full-service day spa. For the last 5 years, she has been working at Wells Fargo corporate working with executives in the top 1%.  Generous and charitable personality impacts those closest to her, and her passion is to have an impact on the global community. Through her tireless and selfless servitude, Sadaf became Zam Zam's first-ever Volunteer of the Year award recipient in 2017. 

Education: University of San Francisco, B.S. 


Board of Volunteers

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Yusuf 

Nessary - Founder, President

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Zarina 

Mujadedy - Vice President

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Deeba 

Osman - Secretary

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Wais 

Hamid - Logistical Coordination

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Nour M. 

Goda - Chief Strategist/Advisor

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Sakina 

Zazay - North Texas Director

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Mashall Rezayee - Pacific Northwest Director 

mashall@zamzamwater.org

Zareena Sultani - Outreach

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Ian Nasib - Treasurer

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Wana Sultani - Outreach

Saimah Arshad - Email Marketing  


Zam Zam Creative

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Edreece Arghandiwal - Creative Director

Omar 

Kohgadai - Creative + Founder, Wayve Media

Sajad 

Mojaddedi - 

Creative Producer

Hila 

Hamidi - Creative + USC Film Student


Honorable Mentions

Zeke J. Silva, Tori Guadarrama, Madina Omar, Wali Kohgadai, Adrian Carpenter, Zenaht Halekosai, Marcel Helmand, Rabi Nabizad, Yasmin Mazier, Solomon Mohsen, Jamal Rasoully, Sadaf Nagshbandi, Haroon Naderi, Madina Ibrahim, Safa Ibrahim, Yusuf Nayib, Eileen Shabankareh, Jober Tarin, Dr. Ribhi Hazin, Megan Mojadidi, Jaz Acosta, Parwez Mohabbat, Jim Losi, Vanessa Cuevas