Board of Directors & Administrative Team

Board of Directors


Dr. Hamada Hamid Altalib

Dr. Hamada H. Altalib is one of the founding members of the Institute of Muslim Mental Health and currently the Chief Editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health.


Hammad Ali
Board Member, Director of Education

Hammad Ali first became involved with the Institute of Muslim Mental Health in 2014, when he gave a presentation on Waterpipe Smoking among African American Muslims at the Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference.


Imam Dr. Bilal W. Ansari
Board Member

Dr. Bilal W. Ansari is a founder and leader of multiple Islamic non-profit organizations as well as the web development company eHabitat.

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Ahmad Alrawi
Board Member, Director of Marketing

Ahmad Alrawi draws from his extensive experience in marketing from the pharmaceutical industry to support the Institute of Muslim Mental Health.


Riyaz Bhura

Administrative Team

Dr. Sana F. Ali

Director of Mentorship

Dr. Sana F. Ali joined the IMMH team in 2020. She has a passion for global mental health research and supports the Muslim mental health professional community through mentorship and resource development.

Interns 2022- 2023

Ilham Abdelkadir

Ilham Abdelkadir is a sophomore at Yale University. Through her work with the Institute for Muslim Mental Health, Ilham hopes to promote the importance of mental health treatment and awareness, as well as to help create resources to address the unique needs of Muslim communities.

Mahika Ahmed

Mahika Ahmed is a sophomore at Yale University. Her interest in Muslim mental health stems from a passion for public policy reform and social justice issues, and she is interested in pursuing a career in law.

Huda Siddiqui

Huda Siddiqui is a sophomore at Yale University. Her aim is to increase access to mental health treatment that addresses religious beliefs via the Institute for Muslim Mental Health and reduce stigma with educational conferences on Muslim mental health topics.