Committed to the Our Youth
Since our founding in 2016, Rawdatul Muhibbeen has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
Zayed Ahmed, PhD, LPCC, LICSW
Board of Directors Chair
Dr. Ahmed is the Director of Programs at Avenues for Homeless Youth and a professor in Psychology at Metro State University.
Board of Directors Treasure
Ms. Kemal is an IT engineer at MN Department of Human Services and an Adjunct Instructor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Board of Directors Member
Ms. Tidwell is the Board of Directors Chair of Sisters Need A Place (SNAP) and the former Board Chair of Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood in Empowerment (RISE). Ms. Tidwell is currently an Admin Processor with Koch Trucking.
Ayana Shakir, MA
Executive Director & Co-founder
Ms. Shakir is a Doctoral Candidate in Organization Development and Change at the University of St. Thomas. She is also an adjunct instructor at St. Catherine University Bachelor of Social Work Program.
Program Director & Co-founder
Ms. Ibrahim has a degree in Early Childhood Development and over 10 years of experience working with our youth.
Farhia Olad, LSW
Ms. Olad is a licensed social worker with over 5 years of experience working with children and families.