Directors of the Foundation
Meet our Directors
Naveed Ahmed, President
Naveed Ahmed is the President of the Foundation and a long standing member of The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. He has served on its governing Council for more then 20 years, Chairing many committees including Religion and Education, Maintenance , Youth and Publication. Currently he serves on the ICGT Board of Trustees and also is on the leadership Committee that operates the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo. Mr. Ahmed retired from the Anderson’s in 2016 after 41 years, serving in many leadership positions in Operations and Business Development. He and his wife Rehana are active members of the ICGT. They have two boys, Nadeem and Noor and two grandchildren, Kiran and Noorah.
Dr. Nasir Ali, Vice-President
Dr. Ali is the Vice-President of the Foundation and has been a member of ICGT for over 40 years and its foundation since its inception and believes in all good things they are involved in helping our community and NOW.
Saleem Zafar, Secretary
Saleem Zarfar is the Secretary of the Foundation.
Mohamad Orra, Treasurer
Mohamad Orra is the Treasurer of the Foundation.
Hussien Y. Shousher, Director
Hussien Y. Shousher currently serves as the Chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo’s Board of Trustees and has been a lifelong member of the Toledo community. Hussien was the former CEO of GEM Inc., and GEM Energy. Hussien currently serves on the following boards: Rudolph Libbe Companies, Promedica Executive board, ACCESS, Center for Arab American Philanthropy and Sunshine Community.
Hussien and his wife Randa reside in Toledo, Ohio and have two children: Yasmeen and Marwan and two grandchildren: Selma and Kais.
M. Razi Rafeeq, M.D., Chair, Islamic Food Bank of Toledo
Dr. M. Razi Rafeeq has been an active member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT) since he moved to Toledo in 1982. He served on the ICGT Council for 12 years and chaired several committees, including the Religion and Education, Social Services, Finance and Budget, Visiting Scholars, and International Festival committees. He is a past president of the Center and has also served on the board of directors of the Foundation of ICGT. He has been a member of the ICGT Board of Trustees since 2005 and served as chair of the Board for 8 years. He has been a member of the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo (IFBT) committee since its inception in 2008 and currently serves as chair.
Dr. Rafeeq is an allergy/immunology specialist practicing in the Toledo area for over 35 years. In addition to his work in the medical field, Dr. Rafeeq is active in the Toledo community in the areas of children’s literacy and food insecurity.
Dr. Rafeeq resides in Holland, Ohio with his wife Shahida, and has three children, Asma, Mona and Mounir and three grandchildren, Sania, Zayna and Umar.
Dr. Agha Shahid, Director
Dr. Steven Ariss, Director