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The WNYMuslims Editorial Board is where ideas are cultivated and progress is managed. Active and motivated community members are welcome to join our board. If interested, please contact us to learn about upcoming opportunities.

Advisory Board


Faizan founded WNYMuslims to connect the local Muslim community and create a forum for learning, training, and opening a dialogue. You can spot him at most local events, connecting with community members and building bridges.

Legal Counsel

A accomplished attorney at law in Western New York, a community leader and is dedicated to promote diversity in this region. He has served on many local boards and is a well respected attorney.

Editorial Board

Khawla Asif Qureshi
Project Coordinator

Khawla holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Arts. She is a Graphic Designer who has experience in creating Logos, Flyers, Brochures, Banners and Posters. She is a mother of two and very passionate about making a difference in the world. She is Hard working and focused. She hopes to be a good asset to WNYMuslims and help in achieving its goals, and in turn gain experience to better herself and help the world be a better place for her children.

Tehniyet Azam
Associate Executive Director

Tehniyet is the Associate Executive Director of WNY Muslims. She has dual major in Organizational Psychology, Health Science and a minor in Sociology.  She has various leadership experiences in health, community outreach and education. Previously she has written grants for the Lake county government in Illinois. She has aided WNYMuslims as Associate Exective Director , assisting with related projects such as “Roses of the Prophet”, Halal Soup Kitchen, Closet of Humanity and many more. She also represents WNY Muslims in local media. She is the community editor for the Collective magazine. She has also represented WNYMuslims at Interfaith events in the Greater Buffalo region. 

Richard Polley
Outreach, Nonprofit, Govt Affairs & CIFF Coordinator

Richard is a native to the Western New York region. He has had seven internships including three newspapers, one NYS Assemblyman, Congressman Brian Higgins and an internship with WNYMuslims. He has a B.A. degree from SUNY Fredonia in journalism, with a minor in political science and Arts & New Media. He currently is subcontracted to WNYMuslims as the Collective International Film Festival Coordinator and for Community Outreach.

Action Committee Members