BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Zerqa Abid

Founder & President

Zerqa Abid is a mother, a social/political activist, a community organizer, a campaign consultant and a small-business owner.


In 2009, she helped founding Project Sakinah, a national initiative to address family violence within American Muslim community. Through her tireless work across the country and online, she created several local teams and collaborated with a large number of national and grassroots organizations. She became the first prominent Muslim voice addressing the issue of sex-trafficking of minor Muslim girls within American Muslim community.

 

She is also a founding member and the President of Muslims for Ohio PAC, a political organization of Muslims in Ohio. She is a member of Hilliard Education Advisory Council. She is a member of Hilliard Citizens Police Academy Alumni A

ssociation as well.

 

In the past, she has worked at NBC News. She was the first General Manager of The City Channel of the ARY Digital Network of Pakistan.


Through her overseas business ZAPSnet Consultancies Pvt. Ltd, she organized international trade and consumer shows. Her consumer show, "Expo Juniors," in 2006 was recognized as the first expo and a historic event for Pakistani children. It drew 800,000 people to the Karachi Expo Center in three days. 

 

Abid is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of North Carolina State University. She received “Norma & Wally Ausley Merit Scholarship” for being “The Outstanding Student of Mass Communications.” She is also a member of Golden Key International Society.


Abid is happily married with three daughters.
 

Russ Harris

Treasure, Director Sports Program

Russell Harris has been involved in advocating for public education for over thirty years. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Economics at Syracuse University. Having served as the Director of Economic Education for Ashland University he continues to teach economics at Franklin University in central Ohio.

Russ served as Soccer Commissioner of the Grove City Kids Association for two years. He currently serves as Chair of the Soccer Advisory Board for MY Project USA.

He could be reached at soccerboard@myprojectusa.org .

Raifa Alhag-Ali

Director, Reading Warrior

Alhag-Ali is  a self-driven Pharmaceutical Sciences Honors student at the Ohio State University. She is very passionate about community service. She has been been volunteering for My Project USA for three years and have been Directing the My Reading Warriors program for a year now. She has  always felt the importance of prioritizing those in need.She is very grateful for the opportunity to give back through this organization. In her free time, she plays volleyball, basketball, and badminton and she absolutely loves to bake! 

Eman Eltobgy

Director, MY Helpline

Eman Eltobgy is ecstatic to be joining My Project USA as the Director of the Helpline Services. Offering Legal, Health, and Housing council to a diverse clientele base, she additionally conducts research on city legislation effecting these categories within the Hilltop community. Eman is a senior at the Ohio State University where she studies Political Science and International Relations & Diplomacy with minors in Arabic and National Security and Intelligence. A prominent leader within various organizations on campus, a faculty research associate, and Secretary and Director of Public Relations for non profit organization Power of Women-Ohio, Eman looks forward to spearheading My Project USA’s efforts in providing accessible and affordable care to its community and ensuring effective advocacy to its clients.

Jonathan Galasso

Director, MY Family Pantry

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