Our Team.

Meet Our Board and Staff

We are proud of our committed and diverse staff driven by our common goal to create equitable opportunities for all children and families.

Our Board Members

Abdisalan Muse

Board Treasurer

Adam Yusuf

Board Member

Ali Abdi

Board Member

Mahamed Farah

Board Member

Mariam Mohammed

Advisory Board Member

Nafisa Fai

Board Member

Salad O'Barrow

Board Chair

Tejan Conteh

Board Member

Vincent Chirimwami

Board Member

Our Staff

Abdikadir Bashir
Executive Director
Abdinasir Sido
Behavioral Peer Support Specialist
Adriana Jensen
Lead Teacher
Agness Ahmed
Community Health Worker
Ahmednoor Mohamud
Finance & Operations Coordinator
Amel Jama
Student Support Specialist
Amina Adde
Student Support Specialist
Ayan Muhumed
SPACE Agent
Ayan Salat
Community Health Worker
Binti Sheikh
Class Aide
Charles Evans
Bus Driver
Chelsea Essing
Assistant Teacher
Chrystal Sharpe
Lead Teacher
Eka Essien
SPACE Agent
Farid Farrokhyar
SPACE Agent
Fartun Ibrahim
SPACE Agent
Fatima Ibrahim
SPACE Agent
Fatuma Kosar
SPACE Agent
Guled Ahmed
SPACE Agent
Hiba Al Zubadi
Classroom Aide
Istar Abu
SPACE Program Supervisor
Jan Berg
Bus Driver
Jeannette Muibi
SPACE Agent
Kanyimbe Ker
Activities Coordinator
Lubna Mahmood
Classroom Aide
Mark Chapman
Director of Finance & Operations
Maxwell Olwa
SPACE Program Manager
Maryam Abdalla
Classroom Aide
Maxwell Marckel
STEAM Education Coordinator
Meklit Yirdaw
RISE Youth Coordinator
Muna Abu
Health & Family Services Director
Muna Yusuf
Community Health Supervisor
Mustapha Abubakar
Student Support Specialist
Najma Hassan
Community Health Worker
Najma Noor
SPACE Agent
Nasistu Bedada
SPACE Agent
Rashid Muse
Student Support Specialist
Ruweida Abu
SPACE Agent
Sabirin Barkadle
Community Health Worker
Sada Murekatete
Bus Driver
Safia Barkadle
EKT Coordinator
Sarai Lopez Palma
Assistant Teacher
Shelby Kane
Community Health Worker
Sudi Noor
Community Health Worker
Sumayo Mohamed
Community Health Worker
Tola Walio
SPACE Agent
Tram Gonzalez
Preschool Manager
Whisper Lee Owens-Helal
Lead Teacher
Wafa Liban
P3 Specialist