Board of Directors

MSS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board provides strategic leadership and guidance in line with the vision, mission and values of MSS.

Founding Director: Idrisa Pandit

Idrisa founded Muslim Social Services in January of 2007. She is passionate about community development, social, and gender justice. She is an Associate Professor and Director of Studies in Islam program at the University of Waterloo.




   Abdelfettah Elkchirid

Abdelfettah Elkchirid is an instructor in the School of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University and a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers. Abdelfettah has a depth of experience in cultural adjustment and trauma services and has provided psychotherapy for victims of violence, sexual abuse, and harassment. He brings a passion for youth programs and a visionary outlook to the organization.



HumeraHumera Javed

Humera Javed is the Education & Inclusion Coordinator at the Diversity & Equity Office, Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. She is a PhD student studying Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), University of Toronto. She is interested in issues of diversity, equity, social justice, religious pluralism, intra and inter-faith dialogue, and how they relate to community-building and education.



RozinaRozina Shaheen (MSW, RSW)

Rozina Shaheen is a registered social worker with several years of community development experience in Canada and abroad. She has worked with K-W Multicultural Center, YMCA, Carizon Family and Community Services and Better Beginnings Project. She is skilled in group facilitation, counselling and crisis intervention and has been supporting community development through regularly working and volunteering in most of the local agencies in Kitchener-Waterloo area. She has supported immigrant women to raise awareness about inclusion, parenting in two different cultures, self-esteem, and settlement issues. She has recently did certifications in Addictions and also in Leadership and Management.


 Malika Ismaili 

Has a Bachelors degree in Education, Child Development and Psychology and has a diploma in Writing for Children and Teenagers. She has worked with Hamilton- Wentworth District School Board as an Occasional teacher and as a Supply Educational Assistant. She has also done Volunteer work with Kids Ability Center for Child Development and the Abraham Erb Public School. She started with Muslim Social Services as a volunteer and helped with fundraising before joining the Board of Directors


Mahmud Shiblee

Is a Chartered Professional Accountant currently working with a public
limited company as a Financial Analyst in the region of Waterloo. He is also
a volunteer Resource Committee member to the Board of Directors at the
Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Prior to these roles, he was a
senior budget officer with a large international non-profit organization in
the field of health research.He is a listed facilitator with CPA Ontario
and enjoys teaching/tutoring. He likes serving the community, so the community
can serve the nation at their best potential and the nation becomes stronger.


 Raas Siddiqui

Is currently working for Carizon in Kitchener under the Pathways to
Education program, which supports youth with their social and academic
needs when they are in high school. He  graduated with a Bachelor of
Science and a Bachelor of Education from Western University. His interests
lay in seeing how systems impact marginalized communities, and learning
about STEAM education. He hopes to work within the education system, and
empower youth to help bring about change in their communities.