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Maha Elgenaidi, President and Executive Director
Maha is the founder of ING and author of training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as training seminars for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community. Recently named by the San Jose Business Journal as one of Silicon Valley's 2010 Women of Influence, Maha is active with many state and federal government agencies and was a former commissioner on Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante's Commission for One California as well as the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission. She currently serves on the California Three Rs Advisory Committee and is an Advisor to California's Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) for cultural diversity and hate crime prevention. Maha has been recognized with numerous civil rights awards, including the "Civil Rights Leadership Award" from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations, and the "Citizen of the Year Award" from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She is pursuing her graduate degree in religious studies at Stanford University and received her bachelors degree in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo. She is married and lives in Santa Clara, California.

Amin Tomeh, Islamic Speakers Bureau, Atlanta GA
Amin Tomeh is a speaker and a board member of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) and an affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING). ISB is a non-profit educational, and outreach Atlanta organization founded in 2001. Over the past 5 years, Amin has presented “Getting to Know American Muslims and Islam” at schools, civic organizations and houses of worship. He is also a lead presenter of the "Meaningful Conversations - a Workshop for Muslims Speaking with People of Other Faiths". He participates on an ongoing basis in multi-faith discussions with Jews and Christians in an effort to gain understanding of each others' traditions and to build a stronger community.

Amin received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer and is a co-founder and Principal of Matrix Engineering Group, Inc., a Atlanta based engineering consulting firm. In addition to his engineering practice, Amin is an Adjunct Instructor at Gwinnett Technical College and also serves on several construction committees at local Atlanta mosques. Amin is married and has one son. Amin enjoys getting to know people, travel and spending time with his family.