Mahmudah Institute Board
- Chairperson: Asma Q. Fischer, MD
- Secretary and Treasurer: Shireen Q. Moore, MD
- Annette Naber, PhD
- Ahmed El-Awady, PhD, DMD
- Niaz Siddique
- Jan Frye-Hill
Asma Q. Fischer, M.D.
Asma Q. Fischer is the Medical Director of The Child Neurology Center in Evans, GA and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. She has served as President of the Neurosonology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology. She is currently a Board Member of the Jannah Institute.
Secretary and Treasurer
Shireen Q. Moore, M.D.
Shireen Moore spent her childhood in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from Lakeside High School and attended college at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. There she completed a major in biology and minor in mathematics. She was accepted to medical school but, prior to starting, lost both her dear grandmother, Mahmudah Qureshi, as well as her brother, Tariq. These struggles framed her experiences in medical school and ultimately led her to pursue a career in family medicine. Shireen married Timothy Moore and moved to North Carolina where she completed residency. There she was elected chief resident and was also recognized for her compassionate and skilled care of older adults. Shireen and Tim moved back to Augusta where their first child, Rehan, was born. She is currently in practice at the Center for Primary Care in Evans, Georgia, where she encourages her patients of all ages to pursue a mindful lifestyle every day.
Annette Naber, Ph.D.
Annette Naber, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, life and wellness coach, organic gardener, photographer, and blogger. She was based in Washington, DC working as a psychologist for nearly 20 years. After moving to the Virginia mountains, she re-tooled as a coach and now enjoys helping people reach their creative and wellness potential. She facilitates Women’s Midlife Retreats as a springboard for women to embrace midlife as an exciting new life phase that holds the key to their fullest creative expression. Annette has lived on three continents and traveled in over 30 countries.
Ahmed El-Awady, Ph.D., D.M.D.
I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, a brother of three and part of a family originally from the northern Egyptian city of Kafr Elshiekh. After finishing primary school, I joined Al-Azhar to complete middle and high school. Subsequently, I enrolled in the dental school at Al-Azhar University and graduated in 2000. Studying at Al-Azhar gave me an opportunity for both comprehensive Islamic and Arabic studies as well as scientific pursuits. Being the son of an Islamic Economics scholar made me realize early in my life how different civilizations interacted and how they participated in promoting human welfare and the pursuit of a better life. Furthermore, being raised in historic capital city like Cairo with a rich multicultural heritage led me on a journey that continues to inspire and teach me about different aspects of society.
In 2005, I finished my training and Masters degree in Periodontics at Al-Azhar University. I began my PhD and was awarded a research scholarship to Georgia Regents University. In 2009 I earned a PhD in periodontics from Al-Azhar University. In 2014, I was awarded a PhD in Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology with distinction from Georgia Regents University. Currently, I am in the residency program and post-doctoral fellowship with the Department of Periodontics at GRU.
After moving to the United States, I was fortunate to join the Islamic Society of Augusta and I currently serve as the Vice Principal of the Sunday School. Living and volunteering in such an intellectual environment provide me with a great opportunity to learn more about public service and to raise awareness of both personal and societal issues, especially through Islamic values.
Niaz is a Chicago based artist. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a painter/printmaker/fiber artist. Her artwork has a painterly quality and she uses Arabic/Urdu text in a lot of her work. Niaz incorporates bright colors, fabrics and embellishment to create visually pleasing pieces. She is interested in relationships between words and their meanings as well as symbolism and their translations into other cultures.
Jan Frye Hill, BSN, RN, CCM
Jan was born and raised in Mount Airy, NC (hometown of Andy Griffith and inspiration for the Mayberry shows). She loves that small town atmosphere and just moved back to Mount Airy a couple of years ago.
Jan graduated from East Carolina University with a BSN and from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Neurological/ Neurosurgical Nurse Specialist Program. She is co-author of “Stroke- A Guide for Patient and Family,” published in English, Japanese and Italian print. Jan has been named as one of The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina and listed in Who’s Who in American Nurses.
Presently, Jan is a Rehabilitation Program Coordinator at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In addition, she is a private case manager for adults with special needs. Both of these positions are very rewarding to Jan.
Since around 1998, Jan has been very involved in the area of organ donation. She represented the donor families from North Carolina to the US Transplant Games from 2000 to 2008. Jan speaks nationally on her journey with organ and tissue donation. Her mother was a 17 year liver transplant recipient and upon her death, an eye donor. Unfortunately, Jan’s husband was killed in an accident three months after they married. Jan honored her husband’s wishes and donated his organs and corneas upon his death. Interestingly, Jan is a tissue recipient, as well.
Jan was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to the License to Give Trust Fund in 2005 and served until 2010. This committee assists in granting funds to those wanting to promote organ and tissue awareness.
Jan has served on the Miracles in Sight Board for the past 3 years. Being on the Miracles in Sight Board has offered Jan much in her healing process, as well as the opportunity to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Website Developer and Administrator:
Timothy J. Moore, MD
Timothy Moore lives in Evans, GA where he does consulting for online medical education courses and general website development.