Immad Ahmad graduated with a degree in Public Finance from Indiana University. After graduating, he worked in Australia where he spent four years as a not for profit small business consultant and most recently in Washington DC for the Maritime Administration. He has worked as a Business Analyst for both government and private sectors for the past 9 years. Immad also founded, Empower the Future, an NGO that promotes environmental awareness and social economic development in underdeveloped countries. Over the past two years his volunteer based organization has strategically planned and executed a social media campaign for six natural disaster relief initiatives in Pakistan for flood and drought affected victims. Immad specializes in maximizing resources through implementation of IT services and business process re-engineering. In Pakistan, he initiated a research expedition with the help of Karachi University and Federal Urdu Science University to conduct a comprehensive arsenic survey of the River Indus and the major water inlets running into the river, including major glaciers in the north. Immad lead the expedition to survey over 50 samples in the northern areas of Pakistan and the River Indus. The samples were than analyzed and the results of the research will soon be published and available for public awareness. Immad was also recently fortunate enough to work with Teach For Pakistan and Ilm Ideas, on a grant promoting micro innovations in education in under resourced schools in Pakistan. The team developed and executed a nationwide campaign for the best in classroom teacher led practices, resulting in producing a guidebook with the best teacher lead innovations, that can be replicated with a step.
Fatima Hussain currently serves as the volunteer Marketing Coordinator for OBAT Helpers. She has also volunteered with OBAT in various roles since 2004, and travelled to the camps in Bangladesh in May 2014. Fatima graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a degree in Marketing. She currently works at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) as a Special Projects Coordinator. Her previous experience includes marketing roles at ProTrans International, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, and the Indiana Design Center.
Special Events and Projects Coordinator
Arishaa Khan is currently the Special Events and Projects Coordinator with OBAT Helpers. She has been a helper and played many volunteer roles with OBAT since 2004, and has journeyed to the camps in Bangladesh twice. She graduated from Indiana University School of Philanthropy with a background in Philanthropic Studies, Religious Studies, and Spanish. Arishaa previously held positions including Development Assistant with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Research Assistant at the Center on Philanthropy, among several other involvements in local and international non-profit organizations.
Director - Development and Communications
Saima is the Director of Development and Communications at OBAT Helpers. She has been a Helper since 2011, helping OBAT achieve new levels of success in fundraising, events, program development, marketing and more. Saima hopes to further the mission of OBAT Helpers through her commitment to ensuring that the voices of the forgotten are heard. Saima completed her MBA with a major in marketing from The Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan. After moving to the US, she received her Masters in Professional Accountancy degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and later a certificate in Information Technology from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Saima started her career in Logistics Planning with Philips Pakistan. In the US, she has remained actively involved as a volunteer with various organizations such as ST. Vincent Carmel Hospital; Kids against Hunger; Heartland Hospice and Kiwanis International. Saima is also certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine.