Here are the people that make our mission possible.
Our work would be impossible without this team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those in need both here at home and globally. The PAUSA Staff are committed to fighting the injustice of poverty.
Domestic Violence Projects Lead
Sa’idah Sudan has worked in a Level I Trauma Center for over 20 years, 10 years as their Certified Domestic Violence...
Director of Programs
Shafaq serves as the Programs Manager at Penny Appeal USA and is the driving force behind our diverse programs.
Sivia Campos recently joined Penny Appeal USA at the beginning of 2021. She received her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University...
Ruann started off her career in the nonprofit sector as a development officer for PA in 2018. She then went on to launch our first #TeamOrange volunteer department in 2020, and decided to take a shift in career towards her passion for programs in 2022.
IT Architect & Systems Manager
Amir Hussain is an IT tech nerd with over 8 years of non-profit experience. With 4+ Salesforce certifications, 7500+ hours in Project Management...
Finance and Operations Controller
Simone joined Penny Appeal in 2022. She provides accounting support with more than 10 years of experience in the accounting field. Simone started in the accounting field when her father opened a business in Brazil...
Head of Events & Partnerships
Hoda Lajili is a passionate humanitarian who is dedicated to the mission of ending poverty. She serves as the Head of Events & Partnerships.
Community and Volunteer Engagement Officer
Makke Dakhlaoui is a New York-based humanitarian & activist committed to serving the most vulnerable communities. He began his work with Penny Appeal USA in 2020 as a team orange volunteer
Donor Relations Manager
Serene Christian joined Penny Appeal in 2021 as a Donor Relations Specialist during Ramadan and rejoined in early 2022 as the Donor Relations Manager.
Chancey June Gannett
Chancey June contributes her passion for photography, filmmaking, and storytelling as a member of PAUSA’s marketing team.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Mariya has worked in the nonprofit sector for over thirteen years, with extensive experience in leadership, marketing and communications.
Content Marketing Coordinator
Momina joined the team in 2021 as a social media intern and has called PAUSA home since then. She graduated in 2020 from The Ohio State University, with a degree in journalism...
Senna Ahmad joined the PAUSA team shortly after receiving her BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She offers her creative skill and passion as a tool for change...
Board of Directors
Our Board Directors commit their time, talent, and treasure to ensuring we have the right resources, strategy and governance structure to serve our mission. Their foresight, oversight and insight enables us to serve our beneficiaries in the best manner possible.