Erum has been serving on Surayya Anne OKC Board since the organization spread its wings back in February 2016. She is a busy mother of 2 boys, working as a Physician Contract Manager with a Medical Consulting company. Erum has a Masters degree in Economics with Marketing/Advertising as her key areas of interest. Oklahoma has been home for Erum for past 15 years and she loves the close-knit family like community that surrounds her. She is also a part of an interfaith group out of Oklahoma City.
Originally from Pakistan, Rabia recently moved to Oklahoma City in fall of 2017. Her background is in engineering and business administration. She wants to use her prior professional experience as a project manager to actively participate in Surayya Anne’s initiatives and make a positive impact on the community. She loves to travel, bake and her book club.
Nora just graduated from Mercy school, and is now a freshman in college at OU. She has been a part of Surayya Anne Juniors from the beginning 4 years ago, and has joined the Surayya Anne executive board this year in 2019! She is very excited for what the future holds for her with this organization and will be leading the advisor position of the Juniors group.
Hooria joined Surayya Anne OKC as their offsite professional counselor and a board member in the fall of 2015, after graduating from UCO with her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology that year. She works at Affinity Counseling Agency in OKC and is a full time mother, wife and a photographer by hobby. This opportunity has been a privilege and a blessing. Working with Surayya Anne OKC has enabled Hooria to not only provide her skills and talents to those who need it but also explore possibilities for personal growth and she will forever remain thankful for it.
Asma is originally from Pakistan, where she received her medical degree and then finished postgraduate training the United States. She runs her practice as a board certified psychiatrist in Oklahoma. She is a mother of three, loves learning, travel and serving people. She is actively engaged with local Islamic center especially with activities related to women and youth and has spoken at various interfaith forums. She believes in SAF and its mission and feels honored to be a part of it.
Salma is originally from Lebanon. She moved to Oklahoma in 1999 and she has been calling Oklahoma home ever since. She graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2003 with a degree in Communication studies. Salma is currently a member of the Mercy Food Pantry. She belonged to several Oklahoma City University organizations in the past including President of the International Student Association, Member of the Islamic Student Association. She also volunteered with DHS to translate for Arab speaking residence whose second language is English.
Sobia Sikandar is originally from Pakistan and has been in the okc community for over 20 years. She is a stay at home mom with four children and is very active in the local community and mosques. She is a member of ICNA sisters and is a member of the Mercy School PTO.
Summayah is currently a masters of accounting student at OU’s Price College of Business while sitting for the CPA exam. She is a certified cake decorator and loves to bake when she can find time, while being a new mother to a little baby girl. She is originally a native to Norman Oklahoma but has also lived in Louisiana and New York as well.
Benazir is from Kashmir and moved to Oklahoma with her husband and daughters in 1997, working full time as a pediatrician at children’s hospital Oklahoma, training pediatric residents and teaching medical students along side her clinical responsibilities. She is also the medical director of mother baby unit. She is also the founder of “ Team Beeboo” Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness walk and gathers almost 70 adults and about 20 kids. Her passion grew for SAF as a volunteer last year and the mission has been inspiring. Her hobbies are cooking, knitting and gardening. She is very excited to join the board and work with an amazing vibrant group of ladies.
Sidra Jawaid is currently a Mathematics major at UCO. She has volunteered/participated in various organizations including Special Care, OMRF Teen Leaders in Philanthropy, INTEGRIS, Shifa Clinic, and our very own Surayya Anne Junior. She is excited now to be a part of the Surayya Anne Executive Board, which will be a great opportunity to serve the community as well as to grow as a person while building ever-lasting relationships with the team and those we serve.
Alaa Baha is currently a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She first started getting involved with Surayya Anne in 2016 as a volunteer. Shortly after, she became a Surayya Anne Jr member and have since participated in many events with the organization. She recently joined the executive board as a part of the communications committee. She is very excited to be a part of this organization and to help it flourish and grow.
Rida Durrani is currently a sophomore at UCO. She is on the pre-med track and majoring in biomedical sciences. Her first affiliation with Surayya Anne was 4 years ago with the sub group, Surayya Anne Junior. She has learned many things from this foundation and continues to do so as she continues her membership through the Executive Board. She can’t wait to experience new things and grow as the future of Surayya Anne unfolds!