Our Board of Trustees

Dr. Hatem Bazian
Berkeley, California

Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior faculty member at Zaytuna College. He is also a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is on the board of several organizations, including the Islamic Scholarship Fund and Muslim Americans for Palestine, for which he is also the founding president.

David Coolidge
New York, New York

R. David Coolidge is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Previously, Coolidge was the Associate University Chaplain for the Muslim Community at Brown University and the Muslim Advisor at Dartmouth College. He received his B.A. in Religious Studies at Brown University and an M.A. in Religion at Princeton University.

Adnan Durrani
Stamford, Connecticut

Adnan Durrani is the CEO of American Halal Co. Inc. (owner of Saffron Road Foods) and also serves as Chair of both the Board of Visitors at Columbia University’s School of Engineering as well as of Columbia’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He is also a Charter member of the American Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies.

Dr. Suhail Obaji
Memphis, Tennessee

Suhail Obaji is a co-founder of Family Cancer Center, a private medical practice with offices in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Pervez Qureshi
Pleasanton, California

Pervez Qureshi is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has held executive and technical roles at various technology companies, and, most recently, he served as president and CEO of Epicor Corporation.

Dr. Mubasher Rana
San Ramon, California

Mubasher Rana is a physician and president of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America.

Syed Mubeen Saifullah
San Ramon, California

Syed Mubeen Saifullah is Secretary of the Board of Trustees. He is also the director of customer relations and business development at Neustar, Inc.

Dr. Feryal Salem
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Feryal Salem is Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law, Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, and Director of the Imam and Muslim Community Leadership Certificate Program at the Hartford Seminary.

Zaid Shakir
Oakley, California

Zaid Shakir is a senior faculty member at Zaytuna College. Known to the world as Imam Zaid, he speaks and writes on a wide range of topics and has become a voice of conscience for American Muslims as well as people of other faiths.

Dr. Aisha Subhani
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Aisha Subhani is a physician in emergency medicine and also manages the Deen Intensive and Rihla programs.

Hamza Yusuf
San Ramon, California

Please see Hamza Yusuf's biography above.