Founders & Board

About the Board

Khaled Yacoub is a founding member of Al Falah Academy and has served on the board since its founding. He is currently the chairman of the board. He has been involved in trying to establish an Islamic school in Gwinnett county since 2004.
Khaled holds a degree in Electrical engineering from University of Jordan. He is committed to Islamic education and all of his kids have always attended Islamic schools. He has been working in the IT field for over 25 years and currently works at Kloeckner metals. He has been active with local masajid and has served as a khateeb and volunteer in different capacities.

Yusof Burke is a founding member of Al Falah Academy and has served on the board since its founding. Yusof holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. He is employed by FieldCore Services Inc, a subsidiary of GE Power where he has worked for 30 years as a Power Equipment Field Engineer, Field Services Manager and Project Manager. Yusof is also the Board President of CAIR Georgia.

Akram Muheb is a founding member of Al Falah Academy and has served on the board since 2011. He is passionate about quality Islamic education and has 3 kids that currently attend Al Falah. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He currently works with General Motors in the IT field.

Jean Manzoor serves as Treasurer of the Board and has been a board member of Al Falah Academy since 2013. Prior to that she was Treasurer of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), an organization she helped to create at Al Falah. Jean holds a degree in Accounting from Babson College, an MBA from the Citadel, and professional certifications of Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis. She is employed by Kingspan Insulation as Finance Director and sits on the board of Kingspan Insulation North America. She also serves on the board of two other non-profit organizations.

Shameem Jabbar has a medical degree from India and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She has two kids ( 11th and 8th) at Al Falah Academy. She has been with the “Al Falah Academy PTO” since its inception in 2012. She believes “knowledge” is vast, and goes well beyond the four walls of the classroom. Her passion lies in ensuring that children who graduate from Al Falah do not restrict themselves to an external Muslim identity but also have true internal beauty (Ihsan). She is currently working as a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hayat Yusuf has been a parent with Al Falah for 6 years. She has 4 children at the school and she started volunteering with the PTO before joining for the board in 2016. She has a Generalist role on the board, covering anything from Marketing, Sourcing, to HR. During the day, she leads Marketing Operations for Serta Simmons Bedding–the largest mattress manufacturer in the US. She has an undergrad in Business Administration and Computer Science and a master’s in International Business with a minor in HR. Some weeks, she is devoting more hours to AFA-related projects than to other activities. One thing is for sure, her mission is to ensure that this community has an educational institution like AFA, highly regarded for its Islamic Foundation, Academic Ingenuity, and Cultural Morality.

Haris Khan is an IT professional with passion for serving in non-profit organizations. He has been part of the Al Falah family for the past 5 years. With 3 children attending AFA, Br Haris has served in PTO in multiple positions including the President. He holds a bachelor’s degree in risk management and has attained a master’s degree in management information system and Project Management. He has been serving with Gwinnett County Outreach Program and worked with city officials in multiple areas such as Gwinnett Health Department and Gwinnett Courts. As a board member, Br Haris looks to improve AFA’s operations and enhance after school enrichment programs for students. He is also very interested in improving teaching experience and fostering an environment where everyone can grow.

Sirad Ahmed is an Al Falah Academy parent and is enthusiastic about the school’s mission. A long-time resident of Atlanta, Sirad holds an MBA from Clark Atlanta University. She has vast experience in the financial services sector. Sirad is passionate about childhood education and advocates for addressing the increasingly divergent needs of students while providing them with challenging and engaging opportunities to learn, both in the classroom and in the surrounding community.

Contact The Board


Br. Abdul-Kareem Abdullah

Br. Fareed Ahmed

Br. Fuad Hudaib

Br. Ghulam Naseer

Br. Jamal Warrayat

Br. Khaled Yacoub

Br. Khalid Teli

Br. Mohammad Tarique Siddiqui

Br. Rashid Naim

Br. Akram Muheb

Br. Nizar Fidai

Br. Salman Sayeed

Br. Sohail  Yoonas

Br. Bashir Sarwar

Br. Yahya A. Latif

Br. Yusof Burke

Sr. Aiysha Sayeed

Sr. Jelena Naim

Sr. Lori Hudaib

Sr. Wida Sarwar

Sr. Samina Ahmed