Board of Directors

Hakim Ouansafi


Hakim Ouansafi is a member of the State of Hawaii government responsible for billions of dollars of Federal and State housing assets and programs. He is the founder of Diamond Hotels & Resorts, First Commercial Consulting Services, Mikah import & Export, and SILAH LLC. Hakim is well known for his decades of public service and leadership in the Federal Law Enforcement... Foundation, the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii, SILAH LLC, the Hawaiʻi Coalition for Civil Rights, State Council on Homelessness and the Muslim Association of Hawaii. Hakim’s commitment to his faith, and to his birth country of Morocco, was the driving force behind establishing multiple charitable initiatives to benefit the orphans and the most vulnerable of our societies as well as securing September 24th. as “Islam Day in Hawaii”, November 30th. as “Morocco Appreciation Day”, and multiple Sister & State Government Partnership Agreements between the State of Hawaii and Kingdom of Morocco.

Hakim Ouansafi has been recognized with numerous honors, awards and accommodations including the Flame of Hope Award, Hawaii Man of the Year, the State of Hawaii decreeing May14th, his birth date, as “Hakim Ouansafi Recognition & Appreciation Day”, the Hawaii State Legislature and Senate’s “Recognition and Honor for Outstanding Achievement and Service to the People of Hawaii”, C&C of Honolulu “Honor for Ultimate Dedication, Hard Work and Tenure for Hakim’s never-ending work for the greater good of the State of Hawaii”. His lifelong commitment to social justice and philanthropic initiatives has earned him the world prestigious international Doctor Honoris Causa for Hakim’s “humanitarian and charitable actions both in the areas of housing, and in that no less important of access to water and the link between the different religious communities in the Pacific.”
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Amina Shams


Amina is CoFounder and immediate past President/Chief Executive Officer of BLOOM Charity. She was galvanized to launch BLOOM after the adoption of her son in 2015. Amina has a Masters in Public Health (MPH), and a wealth of experience in the field of Public Health, Health Systems Development, Population Health Data Analytics, Health Equity, and Program Planning and Development. She lives in Potomac, MD with her husband, 3 children and a beloved cat.

Uzma Ahmad


Uzma is a founding board member of BLOOM Charity. She also served for many years as a board member of the charity organization S.O.S. Children's Villages of Pakistan, Washington DC Chapter which supports orphaned and abandoned children in Pakistan. Uzma currently works in the field of immigration law and resides in Potomac, Md with her husband and three children.

Marwa Mohamadien

Interim Treasurer

Marwa is an adoptive mother to two children from Morocco. As an adoptive mother, she has seen first hand how much work needs to be done to improve the lives of orphans living in orphanages. Marwa also is involved in organizing fundraising events to benefit BLOOM.

Marwa is a Medical Technologist by profession.

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