Ayah has joined Our Family Coalition (OFC) as the Interim Programs Director. She brings with her a passion for systems, community building, strategic partnerships, and development in both public and private sectors. She is a problem solver who for the last 20 years has built programs and businesses from the ground up. She is a leader who has a passion for ensuring that underserved communities are not only seen but are able to flourish. She has worked on projects that tackle issues of food insecurity, obesity and holistic health and wellness as well as creating platforms that support educational funding through scholarships and practical experience through congressional internships and fellowships in Washington, DC.
Ayah holds a B.A in African American Studies with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration at California State, East Bay. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Ayah now lives in the East Bay with her wife and two children.