Board of Directors
Seyed Ali Ghazvini
Co-founder of DRF. Seyed Ali strives to try and relieve some of the suffering he witnessed in his hometown of Karbala, Iraq. He is the religious leader of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. He has a passion to help others through DRF and other organizations, such as the Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief (AMOR).
Seyed Mostafa Al-Qazwini
Religious leader and founder of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County. He was born in Karbala, Iraq and has an immense enthusiasm for assisting the less-fortunate in his hometown. Not only a religious leader, but a Ph.D holder, an author, and an ambassador for interfaith dialogue.
Seyed Hassan Qazwini
Religious leader and founder of the Islamic Institute of America in Dearborn Heights, MI. He was born in Karbala, giving him a firsthand experience of the trials that many Iraqis currently face. In addition to leading the IIA congregation and its youth, Seyed Hassan Qazwini is an author and an activist for equality, justice, and human rights.
Dr. A. Kareem Jaffer
Born and raised in Karbala, Iraq, currently residing in Southern California with his wife. Dr. Jaffer is a practicing physician of Neurology and Internal Medicine. He joined DRF’s board with an inspiration to help others and make a positive impact on Iraq’s future.
Dr. Sarwat Hussain
Professor of Radiology, Division Chief, Global Radiology at University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA; Editor in Chief, Journal of Global Radiology
Dr. Sabah Al-Marashi
Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Utah and Inpatient/Outpatient Diabetes Services Manager Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), Monterey, CA.
Dr. Fatima Hakkak
Doctor in cardiology in Pomona, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Casa Colina Hospital and Chino Valley Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Executive Director: Saleh Diaaldeen
Executive Director of DRF. Holds double Bachelors degrees, in Mathematics and Accounting, a savvy business entrepreneur and an active member of the Muslim community in North America. He has also served as the Executive Manager of Al-Hujjah hospital in Karbala.