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.
 

Morgen Morrissette, Esq.

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Morgen Morrissette is an attorney in Columbus, Ohio, focusing on issues related to asylum and refugee cases. She has worked with the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, with AGHS Legal Aid Cell in Lahore, Pakistan, and is a former Law and Policy Fellow with Polaris Project, a non-profit dedicated to combating Human Trafficking.

 

Morgen holds a B.A. in Arabic and philosophy from Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she attended as an Emmerich de Vattel International Human Rights Scholar. 

 

She currently serves as the Chair of Muslims Against Human Trafficking and practices immigration law at Community Refugee and Immigration Services.

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 .

Mehreen Ahmed Raja

Director

Mehreen is a Chicago native and has earned her bachelors in Health Information Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has resided in Dayton OH since 2010. She was the manager of the Medical Records department at Sycamore Hospital overseeing 15 employees. She is currently the Outreach Director at the Dayton Mercy Society, a position which she has held since 2014. Her responsibilities include organizing community projects throughout the year such as Feed OHIO which collects food for a local food pantry.  She has launched many programs, which helped facilitate and promote education, empowerment, self-esteem, and spirituality for local area youth. She has been an active member of MY Project USA since 2017.

Omar Dahshi

Director, MY Family Pantry

Full Profile coming soon. 

Eman Eltobgy

Director, MY Helpline

Full Profile coming soon.

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