Qureesh Hussein, Director
Qureesh Hussein is self-employed community leader dedicated to advancing a more equitable and just world. He is committed to a creating a world where refugee families and asylum seekers have safety, security, and can lead dignified lives as full participants in their new home.
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Hussein arrived in the U.S. in 2010 as an asylum seeker through the San Ysidro Port Of Entry. Since arrival he has dedicated his life in service of community, youth, and families.
Hussein is originally from Ethiopia and enjoys playing soccer and politics.
Sahra Abdi, Vice Chair
As a Somali woman and former refugee, Sahra has been passionately engaged in addressing the physical and mental health and social well-being of East African women and their families for over 14 years, through education, advocacy and services. Sahra co-founded United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives and wellbeing of San Diego’s East African women and their families.
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The California Wellness Foundation, recognized Sahra as the 2006 California Peace Prize Honoree.