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Board of Directors

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Suzan Ahmed

Respiratory care practitioner at Swedish and multicare hospitals, also founder of amharic Tigrinya language digital newspaper in state washington.


A project manager, Salon Ethiopia owner, and respiratory therapist. Suzan led a team of 32 for four years while working with her small business, Salon Ethiopia, to manage a 43-bed unit with people on life support. She primarily worked with the community to provide various information, but she also collaborated with DOH on a number of projects as project manager.


Abubakar Omar:

Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and minor in social science, CEO at SkyBlue Logistics, Childcare provider at Jannah Child care, and ESL Teacher, and basketball coach with youth at YMCA.

Mr. Omar is CEO at SkyBlue Logistics, childcare provider at Jannah Child Care and ESL teacher. Mr. Omar operates multiple businesses, father of 1 prince and 2 princesses. He has a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Science. Worked previously with Snohomish county as Detention officer, property management at Seattle Housing Authority and College Navigator for years. Mr. Omar is passionate about education as he was raised in NewHolly, received Bill Gate Foundation scholarship which he’s very proud to say he got full ride and completed his educational goals and made his mom proud as the first to graduate in his family in the US and he was member of Somali Parent Education Board, King County Prevention Court
and Youth Opportunity at NewHolly. Mr. Omar loves traveling with family, riding his motorcycle on Sundays and playing basketball plus volunteering to coach at YMCA and
mentoring youths.


Abdirahman Adan

Graduated from Seattle University of Software development and programming, currently with King County Department of Transportation.

I graduated from Renton technical College, and then studied at Seattle University with emphasis in software development and programming. I am currently with the King County Department of transportation. During my free time I enjoy helping the community and engaging with community activities happening in my area.

Abdi Ahmed

Abdi Ahmed is a Senior Family and Community Advocate at the shoreline school district, a program that specializes in early education and development.


Abdi has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in International Community Development. He is the founder of the Ethio-Eritrean parent support Group and is a member of the King County House eviction Advisory committee, He is also the director of Capacity Building at the Ethiopian Muslim Association in Seattle. Abdi is multilingual speaking 5 languages and dialects and enjoys outdoor activities
including hiking and long walks in his free time.

Fatima Abdinasir

Fatima Abdinasir has a passion for community work and continually works to advocate for children and families in our community.


Fatima works with Somali Health Board as a home visitor working with pregnant mothers and our youngest children and is a consultant with DCYF providing coaching and technical assistance to family home childcare providers. Fatima has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.


Amina Elmi

Amina is the board president. A mother of three active and joyful boys, Amina Elmi is an advocate for early education and aspires to become a school counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and a Minor in Psychology.


Serving as the Family support specialist for the Highline School District Early Learning, Amina works with families to ensure barrier-free access and support for families enrolled in the Highline School District Early Learning Program. Amina is passionate about children and believes that when children succeed in school and life, the benefits for the broader community are great.

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