Board of Directors

Nayem S Ahmed, Chairman

In 2012, ShebaUSA was honored to have Nayem S. Ahmed become Chairman of the Board. Mr. Nayem strongly believes in Sheba’s mission and wants to support the organization by helping to accomplish the goal. He has given his valuable time and contribution to ShebaUSA to try and make it a better organization. Mr. Nayem is a real-estate broker, and a successful businessman. He is the Chairman of Bengal properties which formed in 2002, obtained his  NYS Certified real estate licensee, and Licensed Broker of NYS. He is also a director of Bangladesh America chamber of commerce; a member of National association of realtors (NAR); and a member of Long Island Board of realtors (LIBOR). Mr. Nayem is also a certified buyer representative of NICAR.

Attorney Moin Choudhury, Co-Chair

In 2012, Attorney Moin Choudhury became Co-Chair of the Board. Moin Choudhury was the first Bangladeshi-American attorney to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of International Trade and the Michigan Supreme Court. On December 19th, 2010 Attorney Moin Choudhury was honored by the City of New York with a proclamation as a renowned United States Supreme Court Attorney.

In 2002, Mr. Choudhury earned his Masters in Laws degree with distinction from Touro Law School in New York.

Tamanna Yasmin, Founder and President

Tamanna Yasmin is the founder and executive director of ShebaUSA. For eight long years from 1999 to 2006, she worked with the corporate law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Tamanna began to work as a research assistant while she was pursuing her 2nd masters in applied sociology at Queens College, City University of N.Y in 2005. In 2007 her profession changed to a different field as a personal banker with JPMorgan Chase. Then in 2011 as an adjunct professor she started to teach undergrad Sociology at New Rochelle College, Manhattan NY. Tamanna was very passionate about Sheba’s mission and reaching out to immigrant women and their issues, so she began to work at ShebaUSA unpaid. Ever since 2008 she has been working unpaid fulltime in the pursuit of building its internal operations and partnerships for ShebaUSA. She also participated in Coro’s 2011 Civic Immigrant Leadership fellowship Program. She is a member of SWS (Sociology for Women in Society); and ASA (American Sociological Association) in N.Y.

Sharfat Ullah, Vice President

Sharfat Ullah is the vice-president of the organization.

Rodney B. Benson

Professor, Criminal Justice, Public Administration & Public Management, Queens College, NY

Tonni Saima, Treasurer

Tonni Saima is the treasurer of the organization. She completed her B.A. in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York in 2009. Currently, she is working as a credit analyst in underwriting department with merchant bank in Manhattan, NY. She is a young author and an artist, and published her first book in 2009. Tonni facilitated Sheba’s youth group since 2009, which produced a documentary film called “Transition”. They have created a script and shot a documentary film on intergenerational and cultural differences among immigrant families in their everyday lives in NY. She believes in Sheba’s mission and wanted to support organization to accomplish its goal.

Brij Aggarwal, Director

Brij Aggarwal is serving as one of the boards’ directors at ShebaUSA, and he has been serving informally since 2010 and joined the board in 2011. He is now playing a vital role of preparing Sheba’s tax returns, preparing balance sheets, and making important decisions for the organization. Professionally he is a CPA, and he is a managing director personal Aggarwal CPA.

Mizanur  Rahman, Director

Mizanur Rahman is one of the directors of ShebaUSA. He is an active proponent of ShebaUSA’s community development programs.


Our Advisors:

Dr. Jacqueline Skiles

Professor in the Urban Affairs, M.A. Program, Queens College, CUNY

Dr. Nuran Nabi

City Council Member, New Jersey

 Rodney B. Benson

Professor, Criminal Justice, Public Administration & Public Management, Queens College, NY

Richard La Salle

Immigration Attorney