Dr. Hamza Sheikh is a physician (endocrinologist, internal medicine) practicing in the metro Atlanta area. He has been involved in various political and welfare activities over the years. He believes that it is important for all citizens to get politicized to strengthen democracy and bring about a positive change in society. Nations can only prosper when they have true democracy, rule of law and protection of fundamental human rights. He is inspired by the following quotes by Plato - "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." and "The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
Munzir Naqvi is a Senior Program Analyst at the United States Department of Labor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Kennesaw State University. He received his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been active in causes for human rights and served in leadership positions in student and community organizations including serving as President of the Student Government Association at Kennesaw State University. He has a keen interest U.S.-Pakistan relations with focus on U.S. policy towards Pakistan.
Sairah has worked for over a decade managing programs focused on democratic governance, countering violent extremism, and education. She has worked with several international organizations in Pakistan and during her time there she led the elections component of an
internationally funded project that provided technical support to the Election Commission of Pakistan and helped register women voters ahead of the 2018 general elections. She previously worked to develop and advocate for reform recommendations which contributed to the first unified election law in Pakistan in 2017. Sairah has also worked on election observation missions in several countries including Ukraine, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She is currently an Associate Director at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Sairah has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Mom, doctor, business owner with portion of profits dedicated to charity, director of a nonprofit school with scholarship program for girls’ higher education in Pakistan. Working towards improving the quality of life for Pakistanis, with focus on creating equal opportunities, leadership development, upholding of democratic principles; along with equality, freedom & justice for all.
Saqib Chaudhry is an ambitious entrepreneur and a compassionate individual with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. Though his educational background was pre-med focused at the University of Georgia, he found his calling to be in entrepreneurship. Soon thereafter, he was in the driving seat of a successful venture in Finance. His enterprise expanded globally with offices in Georgia, USA and Lahore, Pakistan. While actively overseeing his company’s growth, he pursued additional outlets to hone his skills and resultantly acquired numerous certifications in project management in the IT sector. The drive for continuous learning and implementation resulted in the addition of several flourishing companies to his portfolio. He now owns and oversees multiple companies in business consultancy, software development, digital marketing, and medical insurance billing services. He takes pride in his capacity to continuously engage with and be resourceful to the Pakistani American community. Coming from a humble background of a remote village in Sahiwal, Pakistan, Saqib has always kept very close philanthropic and business ties within his birth country.
Asfandyar works in data and analytics. He is married with two kids living in Cobb County. His hobbies are watching movies sometimes and cricket. He likes to play with his kids whenever he has some time.