Meet The Team Mateen Ali
Dr. Imran QureshiPresident, M.D. Radiologist
Hometown: Naperville, IL Specialty: Board Certified in Radiology (Fellowship in Interventional Radiology) IMANA Medical Relief Missions: Gaza War ‘09 and Haiti Earthquake ‘10. “IMANA has played an important part in my life by providing me the vehicle to help give back to the less fortunate through IMANA medical Relief. It’s afforded and inspired me to take an active part in charitable relief work throughout the world. I look forward to being an active IMANA citizen to help others achieve the same objectives.”
Dr. Nabile SafdarVice-President, M.D. Radiologist
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA (previously Maryland and New Jersey) Specialty: Radiology (Musculoskeletal and Imaging Informatics) IMANA Medical Relief Mission: Haiti Earthquake Relief 2010. (First disaster response team to Haiti from IMANA.) “Our core identity as Muslim physicians is shaped by our struggle to contribute compassionate, ethical healthcare for our fellow Americans and to the citizens of the world. There is no organization that creates opportunities for us to better serve others and ourselves quite like IMANA. It is our privilege to support its work and be a part of its story.”
Dr. Asif MalikImmediate Past President, M.D. Anesthesiologist
Hometown: Troy, MI Specialty: Board Certified in Anesthesiology (Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia) IMANA Medical Relief Missions: SaveSmile surgical mission in Sudan 2011, ‘12, ‘13, ’14, ‘15 & ‘16. “IMANA represents American & Canadian Muslim physicians, allied health professionals serving to make a difference both domestically and abroad.”
Dr. Marium HusainTreasurer
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Specialty: Internal Medicine IMANA Medical Relief Missions: Haiti June ’13, Dec ’13, Aug ’14 “I chose to join IMANA because of IMANA medical relief. I wanted to help people abroad, and felt confident and safe working with a Muslim medical organization. As I started working more with IMANA, I realized how much of an impact I could make, at home and abroad. Whether it’s through working with students and residents on their journey through the medical field or developing a water object in Haiti or bringing more attention to women’s health issues and mental health issues, I knew I was making an impact as an IMANA member. I’m proud and humbled to be a part of IMANA.”
Dr. Saquib LakhaniSecretary
Hometown: Guilford, CT Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care; Genomics IMANA Medical Relief Missions: Haiti Earthquake Relief ’10
SaveSmile Surgical Mission, Sudan ’13, ’14, ’15, ’17
Mission Coordinator for SaveSyria missions to Jordan ’16, ’17 “IMANA has afforded me the blessing of being able to use my skills to serve the less fortunate around the world, and to benefit from the company of wonderful people. For this I am truly grateful.”
IMANA HQ STAFF
Mr. Akrama HashmiOperations Director & CME Coordinator
Akrama is in charge of IMANA’s headquarter operations, logistics, and maintenance. He is responsible for a smooth functioning of IT and office equipment. He helps in membership communication, marketing and event management of various IMANA meetings and helps in various IMANA projects as needed.
“I don’t think of IMANA as a job I see it as me giving charity. IMANA gives me the opportunity to help other people around the world.”
Miss Jessica CensottiCommunications Director
Jessica maintains IMANA’s website and electronic and print media. She creates and manages IMANA visual communication through electronic and print media. She coordinates IMANA meetings and helps in various IMANA projects as needed.
IMANA Medical Relief Missions: SaveSmile Surgical Mission, Sudan ‘12, ‘13′, ‘14, ‘15 & ‘16 and Kenya Sanitation Project: ‘15, ‘16.
“IMANA is an organization with compassionate members, establishing a professional network to share knowledge and inspire one another to use their medical specialties to give back to society. I am honored and humbled to work for IMANA.”
Mr. Zahid MahmoodIMANA Medical Relief Coordinator
Zahid works closely with IMR Committee and IMANA Executive Director. He interacts with IMR partners regarding IMR projects globally. He assures the compliance with Memorandum of Understanding between IMANA and its various partners. He coordinates IMR Medical Missions and reporting from IMR partners. He helps IMANA in other projects as needed.
“Working with the dedicated and committed professionals of IMANA lets me apply my operations and coordination experience towards a worthy cause. To assist in its medical relief projects & missions is extremely fulfilling and inspiring.”
Mr. Syed Mateen AliProject Associate
Mateen is responsible for reaching out to IMANA members and non-members for upcoming events, seminars, and CME programs. In addition, Mateen uploads IMANA eNewsletters every week, as well as being the face for customer service in the IMANA Headquarters. Mateen also helps out with all projects and tasks.
“IMANA has many challenges and rewards. I enjoy coming to work every day because making a positive difference not only helps me perform as an employee, rather it helps me become a better human being. Nonetheless, I am truly humbled and honored to work for an organization that offers first class social service!”
Mr. Rasheed AhmedExecutive Director
Rasheed is responsible to design, develop and implement strategic plans for IMANA in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, including facilitating chapters’ activities, IMANA Executive Council and Committee work. He also manages IMANA staff and develops business plans under the direction and collaboration with the IMANA Board of Regents and Executive Committee to further the mission of IMANA.
“IMANA provides an ideal platform for me to leverage my management, technical and non-profit experience towards furthering IMANA’s mission of striving to be a premier network of healthcare professionals with a strong sense of service towards humanity at large.”