In the times of need!

CDRS Advisory Council


Seeme Gull Khan Hasan
Avon, Colorado
Chair of The CDRS Advisory Council; CEO, Muslims For America
Dr. Hina W.Chaudhry
New York, New York
Cardiologist, scientist, entrepreneur: MD with Honors – Harvard Medical School; BS in Chemistry and BS in Biology – MIT; Director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine – Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Founder – VentriNova, Inc
Dr. Sarah Kureshi
Washington, D.C.
Family Medicine Physician; Degrees from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (M.D.) and Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H, International Health); Director of Youth Programming for Project REACH
Dr. Cyma Firdous
Boston, Massachusetts
Hepatologist, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Resident Physician, Tufts University Hospital System
Marriam Issa
Houston, Texas
Founder and President of The Pakistani American Volunteers Association; Board Member, Asian Pacific American Heritage Association; Board Member, The Houston/Karachi Sister City Association
Salma Hasan Ali
Potomac, Maryland
Co-Chair and CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer) of MoverMoms; Freelance Journalist
Malika Junaid
Los Altos, California
Founder and Principal of M•Designs Architects; Board Member, Developments In Literacy (DIL)
Razia Bhatia
Oakton, Virginia
President, Friends of CDRS Washington DC Chapter
Sadaf Agha
PTI Women’s Wing, Los Angeles Representative
Los Angeles, Calefornia
Sheherbano Burki
Oakton, Virginia
Board Member, The Citizens Foundation, Washington DC Chapter
Kalsoom Lakhani
Washington, D.C.
CEO and Founder, Invest2Innovate (i2i); Founder and Editor of CHUP (Changing Up Pakistan)

Dr. Parvaiz Malik
Princeton, New Jersey
Specialist in Plastic Surgery; Board Member and Past President, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA); President, Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)
Dr. Ismail Mehr
Hornell, New York
President, The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA); Chair, IMANA Relief
Dr. Azhar Dalal
Miramar, Florida
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care with Expertise in Hospitalist Medicine
Kosar Kazmi
Oradell, New Jersey
Owner and CEO, Garden State Cardio-Pulmonary Diagnostics Inc.
James Kushner
New York, New York
CDRS International Disaster Relief Team Coordinator; Founder and Past President, Inwood Rotary Club; Past President, Rotary Club of Upper Manhattan, French Interpreter and Field Services Operator, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Pervaiz Lodhi
Los Angeles, California
President and CEO, LEDtronics; Founder, “Pehli Kiran” (First Ray of Light); One of the Founding Directors of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD)

Waleed Mehmood
Washington, D.C.
General Manager, Emdo Entertainment

Judy Sandick
MD, MPH, Maine
Hospitalist, Miles Hospital

Justin Shea
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Assistant CEO, CDRS US; Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Dr. Manzoor Mian
Los Angeles, California
Retired chemical engineer; Chair, CDRS Volunteer Retirees Council

Mowahid Hussain Shah
Washington, DC
Attorney-at-Law, Author; Member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and the Lahore High Court Bar; Former Minister in the Punjab Cabinet in Lahore; Former Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Punjab and Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shafiq Saddiqui
New York, New York
Pioneer of Pakistani American Electronic Media; Worldwide Manager of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Anwar Iqbal
Washington, DC
Washington Correspondent, Dawn News

Junaid Qurashi
Los Altos, California
Chief Executive Officer of SSJD, an Al-Abbas Group company; Board Member, Hum TV Foundation

Faraz Sattar
San Ramon, California
CEO and Managing Partner, Accretive Wealth Management

Aakif Ahmed
Washington, D.C.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Convergence; Member, Leadership Team of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative


Dr. Samia Naz
London, Ontario
General Physician; Member, PTI Women’s Wing
Mian Khalid Jan
Calgary, Alberta
Albert District Program Manager, Sarhad Rural Support Program

Dr. Athar Lodhi
Toronto, Ontario
General Physician; Founding Member, CDRS Cananda; Founding Member, Abbottonians Association


Dr. Mohammed Iqbal
Manchester, United Kingdom
Hearing Specialist; Chair of The Association of Pakistani Physicians & Surgeons of The UK (APPSUK)
Anwar Akhtar
London, United Kingdom
Director, The Samosa
Mohammed Abassi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Co-Director, Association of British Muslims
Yasmin Salim
London, United Kingdom
Chair, Medical Aid For Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Hafeez
Manchester, United Kingdom
General Practitioner; Founder, The Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kigdom (APPSUK); Clinical Lead, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at NHS; Panel member of The British Minority Ethnic (BME) Doctors Forum of the General Medical Council; Clinical Tutor of the University of Manchester; National Advisor to the Virtual Hospital Project


Sanam Marvi
Lahore, Pakistan
Internationally Renowned Sufi Singer
Saghir Aslam
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Founder and Chair, Saba Trust Home for Orphans
Taher Khan
Karachi, Pakistan
CEO and Founder, The Interflow Group, TV 1 / News One
Arieb Azhar
Islamabad, Pakistan
Internationally Renowned Sufi Singer and Peace Activist
Col. Wasif Bokhari (Ret.)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Board Member, Rashidabad (Rahid Memorial Welfare Foundation)
Dr. Javed Akram
Lahore, Pakistan
CEO and President, Akram Medical Complex
Shahmir Shunaid
Karachi, Pakistan
Board Member, Hum TV Foundation
Brigadier Azam Effendi (Ret.)
Swat, Pakistan
Founder, Global Disaster Relief Organization
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Lahore, Pakistan
Internationally recognized as the greatest living South Asian singer; Nephew of The Great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Hasan Saleem
Lahore, Pakistan


Farah Bhatti
Los Angeles, California
Attorney at Law
M. Yousef Mian
New York, New York
Attorney at Law


Mian Mansoor Mehmood
Lahore, Pakistan
Student, London School of Economics; President, International Affairs Society, University of London; Senior Vice President, Forest Bank Foundation
Khadija Siddiqui
Law Student
Umair Jaswal

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