Muslim American Society-Social Services Foundation is a non-profit that aims to aid families at large and the Muslim community in particular with their social services needs.
The Muslim American Society-Social Services Foundation strives to be at the forefront of the community’s social services needs and to support the community in attaining the overall well-being of individuals and families.
Meet Our Team
It came relatively natural to Gulshan to develop an interest in issues related to community development and social services catering to different underserved groups in the society. To this end, in 2004-2008 she worked for the California Institute for Mental Health, a non-profit specializing in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research, and policy development. In 2009-2012, she was the Deputy Director of the California Network of Mental Health Clients, a statewide non-profit focusing on advocacy and program development for the mental health client/consumer community.
In October 2013, she joined MAS-SSF as an Executive Director. She hopes to increase the representation of the underserved groups in the local Muslim community and enable more resource allocation at the state and federal level as well as within local communities to meet their needs.
Her ultimate goal is to obtain her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on trauma and resilience in educational settings. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying food from different cultures.
She recalls informally serving as a counselor to family and friends since a young age and considers counseling to be one of her greatest passions in life. Her hobbies include knitting, sewing, reading, music, and following current events. She has resided in the Sacramento area for over 25 years. She is fluent in Urdu/Hindi and Sindhi and has working proficiency in Punjabi.
Sihem moved to California in 2014, where she acted as a girl scout leader and cookie manager, studied Microsoft Server Management, and worked in technical support with several companies before joining MAS-SSF as the IT specialist and admin for the Covid program. Sihem is a proud wife and mother of four.
She has lived in the United States for 4 years. She is a campaigner of preventing violence against women along many other small jobs. She has always had the aspiration to help underprivileged women. She has personal experience to this end being raised around in an environment in Afghanistan and always wanted to help women to stand on their own and gain independence.
Leena looks forward to working at MAS-SSF to fulfil her dream of helping people with adversities.
His extensive experience ranges from humanitarian and development efforts, organizational management and leadership, capacity development and business coaching, project, and program management as well as monitoring, evaluation, analyzing and results measurements. His professional experience also included maintaining good working relations and dialogue with donors by collaborating with partners, community, civil society groups, institutions, and local authorities. This was accomplished through confidence building, problem solving, planning, coordination, mentoring, and excellent communication to varied audiences during formal public speaking.
Mr. Masoud Saqib migrated to the United States of America in November 2019. He started his professional career during the COVID-19 pandemic by joining MAS-SSF in April 2021 as a Program Coordinator. He wishes to be an active member of MAS-SSF family providing wellness and mental health services “Saving Lives and Keeping Families Together”
With the awarded grant and the support and contributions of our community members, we were able to achieve a lot alhamdulillah!
What They’re Saying
“MAS-SSF staff are unsung heroes, they work tirelessly to tackle some of the most difficult issues facing our community. MAS-SSF provides vital services that have helped so many families from falling apart.”