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Board of Directors

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Amina Elmi

Highline School District, Department of Early


Abdi Ahmed 

Shoreline School District

Early Learning Center 

Fatuma Abdinasir

Somali Health


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.

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 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.

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