Fatima Hasan is the Owner and Director of Places and Spaces for Growth Learning Center, an early childcare center that prepares children for Kindergarten, providing high quality care at affordable prices. The business has grown by word-or-mouth and has achieved three Keystone stars. Fatima also provides paid sick leave for all of her employees and testified from her role as a small business owner during the passage of paid sick leave policy in Philadelphia. She has been in Early Childhood Education for 17 years advocating for children, families and the providers in this field. Fatima believes that all children, regardless of their race or social economic status, deserve a high quality education.
Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad joined the Office of the Chaplain in January 2013 and is thrilled to be back at her alma mater, serving the Muslim community on campus. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology (CAS’ 00) and M.Ed in Psychology Services (GSE ’01). She has also pursued further graduate education, completing a post-Masters certificate in Family Therapy and obtaining a second Masters in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling. Kameelah has gained extensive clinical and program development experience in the behavioral health field and most recently served as the Manager for Community Development for Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS).
Kameelah is the Founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing stigma and raising awareness regarding the unique behavioral health needs and concerns of American Muslims stemming from trauma, addiction and mental illness. As Chaplain, Kameelah plans to focus on mental health, faith and diversity on campus, as well as building strong relationships with the wider Philadelphia community.
Kameelah was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband Qasim Rashad, Amir of United Muslim Masjid in South Philadelphia, her two children Laila and Bilal and three stepchildren Hakim, Layla and Sanaa.
Originally from Guyana, South America, Muhammad Sattaur has lived the majority of his life in the United States. He is currently an undergraduate student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has sat at the feet of such scholars such as Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi and Shaykh Faisal Abdur Razak studying various Islamic studies. He is currently on the board of directors for the Imam Ghazali Institute in NY and the executive board for the national umbrella organization for the Muslim Students’ Association in North America, MSA National. He has lectured all across the United States, and has focused his message singularly around motivating youth to be individuals who bring about positive change. In 2011 he was elected the Executive Director for the Mahabbah Foundation.