Khaled Lamada

Chairman

Khalid Lamada serves as president of the Society of American-Egyptian Development (SAED), an education and advocacy group for Egyptians living in the United States. Khalid is also a member of the Council of Islamic Leaders of New York. He has served as a board member for the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge; as president of the Arab American Muslim Federation (AMAF); and as co-chairman of the Islamic Circle of North America and Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) national convention.

Hamdy Radwan, PhD

Vice Chairman

Hamdy Radwan is a professor of Physical Therapy at Winston Salem State University, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s of science and master’s of science in Physical Therapy from Cairo University, and received his PhD from Texas Women’s University in Houston. At Winston-Salem State University, Hamdy serves as the director of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and the director of the Community Care Clinic. Hamdy was one of the founders of Al-Iman Academy in Houston, and has served as both board chairman of Al-Iman School in Raleigh, NC, and director of the outreach department at the Muslim American Society, Raleigh chapter. He also served as president of the board for the Muslims Association of the Triad in Winson-Salem, NC (also known as Annoor Islamic Center) from 2000 to 2017. Hamdy joined the IRUSA board of directors in November 2012.

Hamadi Bengabsia

Treasurer

Hamadi Bengabsia is Vice President of the CBS Tax Department in New York City. Hamadi has been with CBS for eight years. Prior to joining CBS, he worked at Ernst & Young for eight years. He is a certified public accountant, holds an M.B.A. in accounting and a master’s degree in statistics and applied economics. Hamadi is a member of  AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and NYSCPA (New York Society of Certified Public Accountants). In addition to his tax expertise, Hamadi’s main concentrations are process improvement and technology enablement within the tax department and between the tax and accounting departments. On the Islamic activism front, Hamadi has been an active board member of several local centers and schools as well as several relief organizations. He is currently the president of North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, one of the largest Islamic centers in northern New Jersey.

Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD

Member

Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer at CuraCell, LLC. Prior to his current position, Mohamed was the Vice President of Product Development at Osteotech Inc., then the Vice President of Osteobiologics at Pipeline Orthopedics. He earned his medical degree at Cairo University College of Medicine in Egypt, and his master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Mohamed spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology before joining Allegheny University as an assistant professor and Deputy Director of the Center of Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Later, he was appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Drexel University. Mohamed joined Depuy Spine, Johnson & Johnson several years ago and was heading the Disc Group. He is also very active in the Muslim community in the U.S. He previously served on the Islamic Relief USA Board of Directors for several years. He rejoined the IRUSA board in September 2009.

Nancy Khalil, PhD

Member

Nancy A. Khalil is an instructor of Muslim Ministry at Harvard Divinity School and completed her PhD in Anthropology at Harvard University in 2017. Her current research focuses on the politics of American Islam with an emphasis on the profession of the Imam in America. Other research projects she has worked on include: research on migrant and second generation political and civic engagement; Muslim students on U.S. college campuses; as well as a large project specific to the Muslim community in Boston. Her academic work has been supported by several foundations, including the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Bucerius Zeit-Stiftung, MSA National, IIIT, and the Islamic Scholarship Fund. She has a particular interest in building bridges between activism and academia. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as Muslim Chaplain at Wellesley College and Advisor to their Multi-faith Living and Learning Community. She is a co-founder and board member of the Boston-based Muslim Justice League and will soon begin as Assistant Professor of Muslim American Studies in the department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.