Meet the QED Team

The QED team brings diverse backgrounds and skills that inform and support our direction and programming. Our advisory team consists of professionals and consultants on topics relevant to QED’s work: human rights, public relations, education technology and research. Our executive team provides a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector and a passion for working with disadvantaged communities.


  • Dr. Nermeen Abdelbary

    Programs Coordinator Dr. Nermeen Abdelbary, QED’s Programs Coordinator, is a human rights activist and researcher who has worked at both governmental and nongovernmental organizations, most notably leading a women’s rights…...Continue reading

  • Khaled Al-Qazzaz

    Founder Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an Education Consultant at Cloudypedia Canada, bringing education technology to academic institutions. He is also the Co-founder and President of QED (The Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education…...Continue reading

  • Bayan Khatib

    QED Communications Director Bayan is the co-founder of the Syrian Canadian Foundation, which supports the successful integration of Syrian newcomers in the GTA, and the annual Syria Film Festival in…...Continue reading

QED Advisory Team

  • Sarah Attia

    Co-Founder Sarah Attia is a graduate of The University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering, and holds a bachelor and a master degrees in chemical engineering. Sarah spent over 10 years…...Continue reading

  • Dr. Sajeeka Jeyakumar

    Dr. Jeyakumar is the founder of TraumAssist International, an organization that strives to alleviate the immense and relentless emotional suffering amongst populations that have undergone natural disasters, conflicts, and epidemics.…...Continue reading

  • Akram Nafee

    Technical and Production Consultant Akram Nafee is an Engineer by profession with 8 years experience in Microchip design. He is currently employed at Kapik Integration as a Senior Design Engineer.…...Continue reading

  • Memona Hossain

    Activist Memona Hossain currently resides in Brampton and works in the field of social services and systems navigation.  She is a Service Resolution Coordinator at the Associated Youth Services of…...Continue reading

  • Nadia Abu-Zahra

    Associate Professor of International Development and Global Studies Dr. Nadia Abu-Zahra is Associate Professor of International Development and Global Studies and a member of the Human Rights Research and Education…...Continue reading

  • Mona Ali

    Employment Consultant with the Center for Education and Training Mona Ali has been engaging newcomers for the past 7 years in the capacity of settlement and employment counsellor. She is…...Continue reading

  • Dr. Aaida A. Mamuji

    Assistant Professor at York University Aaida A. Mamuji  is an Assistant Professor in Disaster & Emergency Management at York University.  Prior to this she was working in the Humanitarian Assistance…...Continue reading