Meet Fatima Shama, Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund
A Story of Service to New York City’s Children and Families
Learn about Fatima Shama’s journey from her service as Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration to her current position as Executive Director of the over 140-year-old nonprofit --The Fresh Air Fund.
Ms. Shama will respond to your questions in the Q&A following her presentation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Fatima Shama is the Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund, the 140-year-old nonprofit agency that provides free summer experiences for New York City children from low-income communities through summer camps and a host families program in rural and suburban communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada, and provides year-round leadership and educational programs.
Ms. Shama served in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration as the commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs from 2009 through 2013. From 2007 through 2009, she served as the Mayor’s senior education policy advisor, and in 2006 when Ms. Shama joined Mayor Bloomberg’s office, she worked on a special initiative on the intersection between health care, language access and literacy. Immediately after the administration and prior to joining The Fund, Ms. Shama served on the senior team at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York overseeing their External Affairs department and special projects.
Ms. Shama serves as a Trustee on the New York Foundation Board, on the Board of Coro Leadership, New York and the New York Immigration Coalition.
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