BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAPS objectives and activities are developed and executed by an experienced and dedicated Board of Directors.
The Board’s Executive Committee includes a Chair, Vice-Chair, General Secretary, and Communications, Advocacy, Program, Professional Development, Outreach, and Finance Directors. MAPS’ Board also includes senior public servants and community organizers that help guide decisions as At-Large Members.
MAPS Board members, participating in their personal capacities, represent a diversity of professional backgrounds, ethnic and Muslim faith communities, levels and branches of government experience and civil society engagement.
The MAPS Advisory Council is a standing, non-decision-making body composed of accomplished professionals and trailblazers who support the mission, goals and values of the organization.
The Advisory Council members make recommendations, provide general guidance, and serve as organizational resources to the Board and professional resources to MAPS members. Advisory Council members participate in MAPS in their personal capacities.
LEADERSHIP COORDINATION COUNCIL
The MAPS Leadership Coordination Council is comprised of representatives of established Muslim staff associations across government. Represented organizations include MAPS Chapters and other Muslim employee resource groups, employee networking/ affinity groups, volunteer employee associations, and their non-profit partners.
The Leadership Coordination Council provides a forum for sustained cooperation and collaboration across similarly focused organizations, and allows input into the programs and services of MAPS National.
Leadership Coordination Council members participate in MAPS in their official capacities representing their respective organizations. Participation in MAPS does not reflect or imply endorsement by the listed organizations or their respective U.S. Government agencies and departments.
President, USAID Muslim Employee Resource Group
U.S. Agency for International Development
Katie Qutub currently serves as an Economics Program Manager in USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation (DDI), Center for Economics and Market Development. The projects she manages ensure that USAID missions around the world have timely access to expertise in economics analysis and research and program evaluation and design.
Prior to entering that role, she spent three years serving as the Planning Manager for the design and implementation of the DDI Bureau, the most complex piece of USAID’s 2018-2020 Transformation. Katie has been recognized for her efforts to ensure that staff affected by the reorganization had opportunities to engage in planning for how the Bureau would operate. Katie has also worked on Health Teams for USAID’s Asia Bureau and Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, and for USAID contractors, the World Bank, and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Her career has taken her to more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South and Central America, Sub-saharan Africa, and the Caribbean.
Katie has a BS in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona. She also has a Certification in Public Health.
Learn more about UMERG at USAID here.
Jermaine Perry is a business operations professional specializing in operations management, systems thinking, and project management. He currently works at the U.S. Small Business Administration developing and executing program-level policies and procedures.
Jermaine is a graduate of Central State University (OH) and received his MBA from Ohio Dominican University. Additionally, he is an Excellence in Government Fellow and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
Learn more about MAPS at SBA here.
Ahmad Maaty is a Senior Economist with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), where he conducts regulatory analyses and evaluations of the societal impacts of proposed safety and environmental regulations on the U.S. oil, gas and energy transportation industries.
He worked in a similar regulatory capacity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including as Acting Chief Economist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and previously as an economic growth advisor with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, among other international and multilateral institutions.
Ahmad holds a BBA from George Washington University and an MPA from Cornell University.
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All Board and Advisory Council members participate in MAPS in their personal capacities, while Leadership Coordination Council members serve in their official organizational capacities. Participation in MAPS does not reflect or imply endorsement by the U.S. Government or any of its agencies and departments.