Our Team

Aminah Abdullah

Community Services Manager

Aminah has been serving MCC since 2017. She heads the Zakat/charity outreach, food pantry, human resources, and finance departments. She develops new methods to serve the community’s needs better.

Mirwies Hasan Samimi

Facility Caretaker

Mirwies has been serving the MCC East Bay community since 2018. He manages facility repairs, sets up and tears down and he provides support services for public and private events, interfaces with vendors and maintains vendor contracts, supervises and delegates responsibilities to facility volunteers, and manages the overall cleanliness of the MCC facility as well as MCC’s offsite food pantry warehouse.

Liz Duran

Convert Care Coordinator

Lizette is a Bay Area native. The Bay Area is also her Islamic birthplace. In 2015, she took her Shahada (Declaration of Faith) at the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland. Since then, she has been an active part of the East Bay Muslim community. She loves connecting with sisters and forming community connections. She has served the MCC revert community since 2022.

Munir Safi

Community Director

Munir Safi cut his teeth as a breaking newspaper reporter for several years in his home state of Missouri before finding a second career in Islamic nonprofit management after he moved to California. He has served the MCC East Bay community since 2016. He oversees the facility, programming, events, classes, congregation support, website, marketing, communications, A/V and media, information technology, social media, interfaith, community, prison outreach, and providing support services to MCC’s varied social services.

Nadia Ann

Case Manager

Nadia has been serving the MCC community since 2020 as a volunteer. She joined the organization in 2024. Nadia focuses on assisting families who apply for help connected to social and support services. Her community interests are homelessness, unemployment, domestic violence, and housing insecurity.

Sehyr Elahi

Finance/Charity Programs Administrator

Sehyr joined the organization in 2023. Sehyr assists local families applying for Zakat assistance and car program, facilitates financial administration, and administers enrollment in MCC’s after-school Quran, Hifz, and Arabic classes

Please note all MCC employees are mandated reporters – meaning that if the abuse or neglect of a child or an elderly person is disclosed to them, they will report that abuse to the proper authorities.

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Please keep our dedicated team in your prayers as we work to expand and improve our services for the community we serve with professionalism and care. We're committed to our mission of fostering Islam, faith, and excellence through community service.