David Renie is a software engineer at Facebook,helping build Facebook's mobile products. Previously, he was a software engineer at Google. While at Google, David traveled regularly to the Middle East and North Africa to speak at conferences and support tech communities in the region. His work at Google includes Search Infrastructure, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, and Google Plus. David holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Faruk Abdullah is a consultant and entrepreneur focused on the Software and Medical Technology industries. He has been involved in several public advocacy, philanthropy and international development efforts. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mohammed Darwish is a senior manager at Meru Networks with over twenty years of experience in Fortune 100 telecom and computer networking companies, IBM, Siemens and Cisco. He holds three technology patents and has held various staff and managerial positions leading global teams in the US, Europe, India and China. Mohammed was born to parents from two different countries and religions, holds a black belt in Taekwondo, has traveled throughout the US, Europe, Middle East, Far East, and South America. Mohammed has a Masters degree in Telecommunications from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University.
Shehnaz Khan, Chair, Personnel Committee
Shehnaz Khan is an attorney working in the area of family law. She is currently employed by the Superior Court of Santa Clara County as an extra help staff attorney at the Self Help Center in San Jose. She is also trained as a domestic violence counselor and has worked as an advocate in the field of domestic violence.
Mughees Minhas, Chair, Nominations Committee
Mughees Minhas is Vice President of Product Management at Oracle Corporation. He has more than 18 years of experience working in the high-tech industry, most of it in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently he oversees product management teams for Oracle’s systems management, testing, and database products. Mughees has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Azra Hussain is founder and president of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona (ISBA), an ING affiliate based in Phoenix. She currently serves on the Arizona Muslim Police Advisory Board, the Banner Health Professional Advisory Committee for Clinical Pastoral Education, and on the steering committees for the Interfaith Network of Scottsdale as well as the tri-faith Salaam Chai Paradise. She has served on the Phoenix FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Board as Vice President and as a Citizen member on the Scottsdale Police Department Use of Force Review Board. Azra is also a co-founder and past Board member of the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley.
Eahab Ibrahim is an engineer at Google. He obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Science of the University of California, San Diego, where he served as president of the Muslim Student Association in his last year at the schohol. Since moving to the Bay Area, he has worked at Yahoo! and now Google. Eahab is an avid reader of religion in the contemporary world and has a personal interest in the truths underlying all religions.
Andrew Kille, PhD
Andrew Kille is the founder and director of Interfaith Space in San Jose, California, and serves as Editor of Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the newsletter of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco. A graduate of Stanford University in English Literature, he attended seminary at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley. He served on the staff of the Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California for 15 years before returning to school to earn the first Ph.D. granted in psychological biblical criticism from the Graduate Theological Union. He has contributed to several volumes of psychological biblical criticism, and is the author of Psychological Biblical Criticism, co-editor of Psychological Insight into the Bible: Texts and Readings and editor of The Bible Workbench. Dr. Kille has served as both co-Chair and Chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Helena Miller received a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Fordham University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She participated in Harvard's Program in Religious Studies and Education to promote religious literacy, particularly at the level of secondary education. She teaches in the Religious Studies department of Saint Francis High School, Mountain View.
Zafar Siddiqui is co-founder and former executive director of the Islamic Resource Group (IRG), an ING affiliate based in Minneapolis. He currently serves IRG as director of interfaith and civic relations. He also serves on the advisory board of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center (MCDC) at the University of St. Thomas. He is a member of the Twin Cities Interfaith Network (TCIN) and is active in several interfaith and diversity-related initiatives in the Twin Cities. He is the chairman of the board of Al-Amal School in Fridley. He also blogs for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on interfaith-related topics at http://www.startribune.com/local/yourvoices/83345617.html. When he is not volunteering, he is a software engineer by profession.
Abdul Vohra has been a longtime supporter of ING and a speaker since 2011 in the Islamic Speakers Bureau. Abdul earned his M.Sc. from University of Scranton, PA, in Organic Chemistry. He has held numerous engineering management positions in the electronics field. Abdul dedicates his time to community volunteer work and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for People Acting in Community Together (PACT). He also actively participates as a mentor leader in California Community Partnering for Youths (CCPY). He loves adventure travel, yoga, and motorcycling.
Zehra Wamiq is a founding member and executive director of the Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau, an ING affiliate based in Pennsylvania, serving the Greater Philadelphia area, parts of Delaware and Southern New Jersey. She has been involved in many community development projects and currently serves as co-chair on the outreach committee of Circle of Hands, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing intercultural and interfaith understanding in and around Wilmington, DE. She also serves as chair of the diversity committee of a Montessori School in Wilmington, DE. Zehra has a bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. She later studied Interior Design at Delaware College of Arts and Design.