Ustadha Fatima Lette graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in Psychology. She went on to graduate from the ‘alimiyyah program at the Qalam Seminary. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, she continues to serve her community as a teacher at the Roswell Community Masjid as well as the Qalam Institute.
Samer has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics/Artificial Intelligence). Currently, Samer works as a Senior Engineer at Norfolk Southern Railway. Samer has been involved with RCM since our inception and has played various roles in the areas of education, operations, and religious affairs. Samer is the Director of Sunday school (including Shine and Middle School) , additionally, he serves on the Religious Affairs committee. His hobbies include weight lifting and martial arts.
Br. Asad Ansari was born and raised in Franklin, TN. Professionally, he has served full-time as a youth director in multiple communities including Nashville (TN), Columbus (OH), and St. Louis (MO) over the last 8 years. In 2018, he transitioned into serving as the Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Tennessee and now volunteers as the Executive Director of the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST). Br. Asad founded and now serves as an advisor for Anhar Institute, a nonprofit focused on Youth Director and Youth Group development. He completed his bachelor’s at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and completed the seminary program at Tayseer Seminary.
Lubna has been a member of our community for 19 years and resides in Alpharetta with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys socializing, event planning, and long walks. She comes to RCM with a wide array of experience through various positions including Reuters, AT&T, and Amana Academy. Lubna has been working with RCM for more than /2 years now and is Operations Manager for the Masjid. She coordinates with Property Management, Finance, HR, Security and IT teams to make sure all the masjid operations are streamlined and running smooth. She helps with Programming, Marketing and Event Planning for the Masjid and is also responsible for Internal Communications at RCM. She works closely with the RCM Clubs initiative to increase and maintain their presence at RCM.
Shaheen runs a complementary therapy business catered to the care and rehabilitation of critical care patients in the Atlanta area. She has been involved with RCM since the inception of the masjid. She currently chairs the Public Relations Committee and works with many local businesses and interfaith organizations to build bridges with RCM’s community. She was elected as governing Board member in May 2011 and served as the Board Secretary for four years. To further benefit the work of RCM, Shaheen also serves on the Governing Board at North Fulton Community Charities, as well as on the Pastoral Advisory Committee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Shaheen has been featured in Women’s History month in 2014 and recognized in 40 under 40 Georgia Muslims in 2016. Shaheen currently lives in Alpharetta, and is married, with two boys.
Social Services Team Lead
Nada joined the RCM family in 2015, and currently manages the distribution of donated funds to deserving individuals and organizations, in accordance with RCM’s charter. She actively works to strengthen new and existing community partnerships to create meaningful impact for those in need. Nadia spent 15 years in San Francisco, where she raised her two daughters and spent her free time volunteering in regular and Sunday schools for various administrative responsibilities. After relocating to Alpharetta, Nadia volunteered at the Islamic Center of North Fulton (ICNF) for six years, including three years as the PTA president. She is currently an active operating committee member with the Glitter of Hope Foundation, which aims to help refugee orphans and single mother families.
Hounada earned a Degree in Architecture from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She moved to Atlanta in 1993, where she was granted the opportunity to work for an Architectural Design firm and later, an Information Transport Systems company. She currently works as an independent consultant for individuals and non-profit organizations. Hounada’s involvement at RCM began with the renovation project of the current facility. Upon completion of the building, she served as the Facility Manager and is presently assisting in the Qur’anic Sciences Program. She has also been a Speaker with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta since 2002 and enjoys Interfaith Work. Hounada is married with two children and is grateful to be part of the RCM community.
Sabeen Abbas received her Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama in 2001. She has since led teams in various roles and functions throughout her career in the execution of corporate initiatives and product strategy. She has worked at GE Appliances where she was part of a team that successfully ushered in 6 Sigma into a 20 year old plant in North Alabama. She has led product development in the automotive and baby/juvenile products industry. She has developed and implemented a Phase Gate process to align key teams in a consistent product development methodology at her most recent company. Through her projects at various companies, she has gained a significant amount of experience in Change management, innovation, strategy, product launch, manufacturing, IT, and supplier development. Her goal in life is to inspire change that matters. To stay true to that aim, she recently decided to return to school to reframe her experiences through the lens of an MBA student at Georgia Tech, where she will graduate in December 2017. She has also spent 4 years teaching 4th and 5th grade girls in RCM’s Islamic Science program and volunteering in other minor capacities at RCM. Roswell, Ga is where you can find Sabeen, her husband and ten year old daughter in their down time.
Amanda Shaikh was born and primarily raised in Nebraska, where she studied Business Administration at the University of Nebraska. For the last eighteen years she has worked as a paralegal in the metro Atlanta area. She currently lives in Cumming with her husband and two daughters. Amanda’s community service involvement at RCM has included volunteering during Ramadan, special events, being part of the Family Promise team, and in various other minor capacities. She is also a member of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta and volunteers at her daughters school. Looking for opportunities to learn and grow and make a difference are important to her. Amanda enjoys helping and connecting with people and is especially passionate about interfaith work and contributing to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.
Sadaf Tatari grew up in New York City before heading to Boston University where she earned her BA in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with a Minor in Psychology. The next step of her journey brought her to Atlanta where she has been raising her four children and doing her best to give back something to the community that has given her so much. A few years back, she went on to earn a MA in Teaching from Emory University. Sadaf has been blessed enough to be involved with RCM from its inception. Throughout the past ten years she has been involved with Sunday School, the Quranic Sciences program, a previous Board, and the hifdh program, ABI, where she continues to volunteer. Sadaf is currently enrolled in the ISB Leadership Institute and finds excuses to visit RCM as often as possible to take advantage of the dynamic programs, spend time with all of the inspirational people who flock there and to find peace in her home away from home.