Rabia Shah 

Rabia Shah has been proudly volunteering as a Board Member, Senior Peer Counselor, and Fundraising Specialist with the AEA since 1996. Rabia was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and resided there for forty years before immigrating to the US. She acquired her BS from Faculty of Science in Kabul and worked as a teacher and principal in Afghanistan. In the US, she taught Farsi at the Ibrahim Khalilullah Mosque in Fremont for two years. Rabia has been in the US for over forty years.

Najiba Yousufzai

Board Member
Najiba has been a valued volunteer and Board Member for the AEA for 15 years. She was born and raised in Afghanistan where she completed High School and 2 years of college. She has been in the US for over 25 years.

Laila Faizyar

Laila has been a part of the AEA since 2013. She has worked as a tireless volunteer, was a Program Coordinator for the organization, and now serves on the Board. She was born in Afghanistan and completed High School and 2 years of Medical College there. She has been in the US for thirty-five years and currently works as a Real Estate Agent.

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Dr. Ray Grimm, PhD

Board Member
Ray has supported the AEA as a Board Member since 2019. He worked for the City of Fremont for over 30 years and in his capacity as a Senior Program Coordinator, he provided direct support to AEA. Ray is adjunct faculty at Chabot Community College in Hayward, where he has taught Psychology courses in the Department of Social Sciences since 1995.  He is also adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Campbell. Ray received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1994 from the California Graduate School of Psychology and currently has a private practice in Fremont, CA.

Qamar Ayubzai

​Qamar has served as the Treasurer for AEA for the past 10 years. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She received a Law Degree and has also pursued education as a fashion designer and business consultant. She has resided in the US for over 20 years and owns a consulting business.

Lelum Hamid

Board Member
Lelum has been a dedicated Board Member and volunteer for over 13 years. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan where she completed High School. Lelum has resided in the US for over twenty-five years.