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Board Members

DR. BASHEER AHMED

Basheer Ahmed celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. A BSc graduate of Osmania University, Hyderabad Dr. Ahmed holds an MD from DOW medical college, Karachi, Pakistan.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. He is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was an assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York and was the professor at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He is the former professor of Psychiatry Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. He is in practice since 1985.
He founded the Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS) in 1995. MCCHS was established to provide Medical and Social Services through Al-Shifa medical/dental clinic to the indigent residents of Dallas/Fort Worth area irrespective of Race, Religion, and Country of Origin. It also provides Mental Health Services and Counseling to victims of Domestic Violence.
He established the IQRA peace initiative to bring together all denominations and sects of Muslims as one Ummah.
He founded the Institute of Medieval and Post Medieval Studies(IMPMS) to disseminate information about the Islamic civilization’s contributions to world civilization.
Recognitions and awards
In addition to his many lauded personal and professional accolades, he has earned many awards for his work in the field including the Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, Outstanding Contribution in Medicine recognition from the Tarrant County Asian Chamber of Commerce, Community Services Award from Daughters of Abraham, Recognition Award for Medical Services from Pakistan Community Services, Humanitarian Award from the Tarrant County Medical Society, and the Community Services Recognition Award from the Islamic Society of North America ISNA, Peacemaker of the year award, by Dallas Peace Center and Achievement award by Multi-Cultural Alliance of North Texas. More recently he was awarded ”The diversity beyond boundaries Award” from the Greater Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce in Dallas Tx and a ”lifetime achievement award” from American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee”
Dr. Ahmed has been featured in Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in the World. More recently he was named “A Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who” for his leadership in the psychiatry and community services.

Youth Board

Inaya Sheikh

Born and raised in New Jersey, in 2014 Inaya Sheikh joined Liberty High School in Frisco Texas.  Inaya has spent two years at DiscoverSTEM where she has filed patents for multiple innovations.  At DiscoverSTEM Inaya is an assistant mentor and engages students to THINK like an INNOVATOR, identify world's problems and innovate patent-able STEM solutions to these problems.

Inaya is the co- founder of ALIA- Apex Language Institute of America, a non-profit that teaches K-12 Urdu and Arabic languages.  Her compassion and community service interests lead her to join as a youth board member to The Institute of Medieval & Post Medieval Studies, a Regional Representative for BluePrint Smiles and a volunteer for Treasured Vessels Foundation.  Inaya is an advocate for social justice.  She is extremely passionate about supporting human trafficking victims and improving the condition of foster kids in America. 

Inaya has served as a Girl Scout for 6 years and received her Blue Belt in Taekwondo.  During her free time, Inaya practices the sport of fencing and plans to obtain her pilots license in the near future.

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