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Farhan Latif, President

Farhan Latif, President

As El-Hibri Foundation’s President, Farhan Latif provides strategic leadership by working with the Board of Trustees and the staff to define and implement the Foundation’s long-range vision, goals, strategies and policies. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer & Director of Policy Impact at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). During his time at ISPU, Mr. Latif worked with White House, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security officials on a range of domestic and foreign...(read more)

Greg Siegrist, Treasurer and Vice President of Finance and Administration

Greg Siegrist, Treasurer and Vice President of Finance and Administration

With more than 20 years of accounting and administrative experience, Greg Siegrist handles the Foundation’s financial and administrative matters and oversees its investment assets.  Mr. Siegrist is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Longwood University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marcia Thayer Nass, Vice President and General Counsel

Marcia Thayer Nass, Vice President and General Counsel

With more than 20 years of experience, Marcia Nass provides legal advice, drafts agreements and develops policies for the Foundation.  She holds a B.A. in History from Lewis and Clark College, a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and a L.L.M. in International Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

Lynn Kunkle, Ph.D., Director of Philanthropic Research and Impact

Lynn Kunkle, Ph.D., Director of Philanthropic Research and Impact

Lynn Kunkle is the Director of Philanthropic Research and Impact at the El-Hibri Foundation and previously served as its Director of Grants and Programs. She leverages two decades of work with the peacebuilding community as well as her academic expertise on conflict resolution and Christian-Muslim dialogue to provide programmatic guidance to the Foundation. With over ten years living in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, she has worked with government, religious and civil society leaders on a range of inter-religious peacebuilding...(read more)

Maggie M. Siddiqi, Communications Manager

Maggie M. Siddiqi, Communications Manager

Maggie Mitchell Siddiqi began as Communications Manager for the El-Hibri Foundation in November 2015. Previously, she served as Program Director for American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) and founded its EnabledMuslim initiative, an online network providing support for individuals impacted by disabilities. Ms. Siddiqi also served as Program Coordinator at the Islamic Society of North America’s Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw implementation of interfaith...(read more)

Makkah Ali, Programs Manager and Grants Management Associate

Makkah Ali, Programs Manager and Grants Management Associate

Makkah Ali joined the El-Hibri Foundation in June 2016 as Programs Manager and Grants Management Associate. In this role, she manages grantee relationships, due diligence, the annual grant cycle, and also provides leadership and management support for El-Hibri Foundation programs. She brings to the Foundation extensive experience in project management, strategic planning, collaborative problem-solving, facilitation, and consensus building. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Ali was a Mediator at...(read more)

Iffa Kazi, Operations and Special Projects Manager

Iffa Kazi, Operations and Special Projects Manager

Iffa Kazi is Operations and Special Projects Manager at the El-Hibri Foundation, where she oversees management of the foundation’s space grants, events and historic building. Prior to joining our team, she worked as Senior Development and Research Dissemination Officer at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. She has held previous positions in customer relations and strategic planning, and brings to the foundation additional experience in performance analysis, event planning, and...(read more)

Allison Ralph, Ph.D., Executive Assistant

Allison Ralph, Ph.D., Executive Assistant

Allison Ralph is the Executive Assistant to the President. She is responsible for providing scheduling, administrative, and organizational assistance to the President. She recently completed her Ph.D. in early Christian History at The Catholic University of America, and holds an M.Phil. in Church History from the University of Cambridge.

Sewit Haile, Program Associate

Sewit Haile, Program Associate

Sewit Haile started working with the El-Hibri Foundation as an undergraduate student and became Program Associate in July 2016. She previously held internships in the Office of U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R-CA) and in the Brussels-based office of the European Parliament, and has worked on political campaigns in her home state of Maryland. Sewit recently graduated from the Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics.