El Genaidi, Maha

Posted Oct 7, 2005      •Permalink      • Printer-Friendly Version Bookmark and Share

Maha El Genaidi, B.A. Political Science-Economics, American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Founder & President of Islamic Networks Group (ING). Maha is a commissioner on Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamantes ғCommission for One California; commissioner on Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission (appointed by Supervisor Jim Beall); Advisor to CaliforniaԒs Commission on Police Officers Standards & Training (POST) for hate crimes and cultural diversity training; and former Co-chair and Vice-chair of the Bay Area Hate Crimes Investigators Association (BAHCIA). Maha is recipient of numerous civil rights awards which include the 1999 Civil Rights Leadership Award from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations, the 2000 Human Relations Award from the Santa Clara County Human Relations office, and the 2002 Citizen of the YearӔ Award from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Maha has spoken to hundreds of schools, churches, police departments, corporations and other public institutions; has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and is author of seven training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as eight training modules for public institutions on developing cultural competency with the American Muslim communityӔ. Maha is currently INGs CEO. She is married and lives in Santa Clara.