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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.

Saif Omar, Senior Program Officer

Saif Omar, Senior Program Officer

Saif Omar is the Senior Program Officer at the El-Hibri Foundation, where his portfolio focuses on incubating nonprofit grantees and leaders to build capacity in the Muslim nonprofit sector. He has over a decade of experience in running and advising organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he was Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization called the Fawakih Institute, a grassroots educational organization. He previously served as a Director at Good Harbor Consulting and a Founding...(read more)

Jason Davis, Programs and Corporate Relations Manager

Jason Davis, Programs and Corporate Relations Manager

Jason Davis is the Programs and Corporate Relations Manager at the El-Hibri Foundation. He oversees the management of the foundation’s space grants, events, and historic building and facilitates corporate partner relationships. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked in the University of Michigan development system for eight years. His previous positions include Alumni and Corporate Relations Manager in the College of Engineering at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Assistant Director of Alumni...(read more)

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, Grants Manager

Makkah Ali, Grants Manager

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)

Rachel Michelsen, Building Operations and Programs Coordinator

Rachel Michelsen, Building Operations and Programs Coordinator

Rachel Michelsen is the Building Operations and Programs Coordinator at the El-Hibri Foundation. She provides support for facilities management and the Foundation’s space grants program. Ms. Michelsen previously worked in the private sector in human resources and customer relations. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

Haydn Welch, Executive Assistant

Haydn Welch, Executive Assistant

Haydn Welch is the Executive Assistant to the President at the El-Hibri Foundation, where she oversees various priority initiatives out of the President's office and assists the President with administrative responsibilities. She previously worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She also has experience living abroad in Amman, Jordan, where she studied Arabic, conducted research, and provided translations for Al Hayat Center for Civil Society...(read more)

Iffa Kazi, Consultant

Iffa Kazi, Consultant

Iffa Kazi is a consultant for the El-Hibri Foundation (EHF) and the founder of K & D Consulting, managing projects and contracts focused on leadership development, youth development and nonprofit management. Iffa is the former Operations and Special Projects Manager at EHF, where she oversaw the management of the foundation’s space grants, events and historic building. Prior to joining the EHF team, Iffa worked as Senior Development and Research Dissemination Officer at the Institute for Social...(read more)

Allison Ralph, Ph.D., Consultant

Allison Ralph, Ph.D., Consultant

Allison Ralph previously served as the Executive Assistant to the President and was 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.