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.
Board of Directors Chair
Ms. Ibrahim is the co founder of Rawdatul Muhibbeen. She has a background in early childhood education and has a passion for our Muslim youth and homeschooling.
Board of Directors Treasurer
Ms. Qasim is an Actuary Scientist and is originally from Canada. She has many years of experience serving on non profit boards and has a passion for our youth.
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.
Sharifa Sheyba, MA
Board of Directors Secretary
Ms. Sheyba is a Special Education Teacher for the St. Paul Public Schools. She has a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis and a K-12 licensure in Special Education.
Farhia Olad, LSW
Ms. Olad is a licensed social worker with over 5 years of experience working with children and families.