Rama Issa-Ibrahim, Executive Director
Rama is no stranger to non-profit management, community outreach, fundraising, and social justice. Most recently, Rama Issa was the Lead Advisor on Arab, Muslim, and South Asian Relations at the NYC Commission on Human Rights working to increase the Commission's efforts to engage the Arab and Muslim communities citywide. Prior to joining CCHR, Rama was the Programs and Policy Associate at the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, working closely with funders, government agencies and non-profit organizations to increase opportunities and equity for all NYC residents. She spent her first 4 years in NYC working for the Arab-American Family Support Center, a sister organization, in strengthening public-private partnership, and program design and implementation. After graduating college she worked with refugee youth for 10 months at the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut while interning at the UNDP's Democratic Governance Unit. Rama is proficient in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.