Here are the people that make our mission possible.
Our work would be impossible without this team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those in need both here at home and globally. The PAUSA Staff are committed to fighting the injustice of poverty.
Senna Ahmad joined the PAUSA team shortly after receiving her BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She offers her creative skill and passion as a tool for change...
Sivia Campos recently joined Penny Appeal USA at the beginning of 2021. She received her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University...
Donor Relations Manager
Serene Christian joined Penny Appeal in 2021 as a Donor Relations Specialist during Ramadan and rejoined in early 2022 as the Donor Relations Manager.
Community and Volunteer Engagement Officer
Makke Dakhlaoui is a New York-based humanitarian & activist committed to serving the most vulnerable communities. He began his work with Penny Appeal USA in 2020 as a team orange volunteer
Simone joined Penny Appeal in 2022. She provides accounting support with more than 10 years of experience in the accounting field. Simone started in the accounting field when her father opened a business in Brazil...
Ruann started off her career in the nonprofit sector as a development officer for PA in 2018. She then went on to launch our first #TeamOrange volunteer department in 2020, and decided to take a shift in career towards her passion for programs in 2022.
Chancey June Gannett
Chancey June contributes her passion for photography, filmmaking, and storytelling as a member of PAUSA’s marketing team.
Head of Events & Partnerships
Hoda Lajili is a passionate humanitarian who is dedicated to the mission of ending poverty. She serves as the Head of Events & Partnerships.
Chief Development Officer
Mostafa has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2003. He was previously the Sr. Development Manager at CAIR-LA for more than seven years.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Mariya has worked in the nonprofit sector for over thirteen years, with extensive experience in leadership, marketing and communications.
President & CEO
John is a dedicated nonprofit professional committed to achieving scalable and sustainable impact. He joined Penny Appeal USA as its second CEO in 2021.
Domestic Violence Projects Lead
Sa’idah Sudan has worked in a Level I Trauma Center for over 20 years, 10 years as their Certified Domestic Violence...
Content Marketing Coordinator
Momina joined the team in 2021 as a social media intern and has called PAUSA home since then. She graduated in 2020 from The Ohio State University, with a degree in journalism...
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Programs
Shafaq serves as the Programs Manager at Penny Appeal USA and is the driving force behind our diverse programs.
Board of Directors
Our Board Directors commit their time, talent, and treasure to ensuring we have the right resources, strategy and governance structure to serve our mission. Their foresight, oversight and insight enables us to serve our beneficiaries in the best manner possible.