About Us

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Asim Ashary

Chief Financial Officer

Asim Ashary is founder and CEO of Manhattan Data, Inc. (MDI), a healthcare administration company based in Irvine, California. Prior to MDI, Mr. Ashary co-founded ppoNEXT, Inc. He is a senior healthcare executive with two decades of experience in business operations, claims administrations, marketing, finance and MIS operations. Ashary has held senior executive positions with BPS Healthcare, Orange Coast Managed Care, Equicore Health Plans, Cigna Health Plans and Maxicare Health Plans. He has an MBA degree from Institute of Business Administration, in Pakistan, and has completed CPA coursework offered by AICPA.


Dr. Salman Naqvi

Board Member

One of SHINE’s co-founders, Dr. Naqvi is a leader in the field of Pulmonology with more than 25 years of experience. He served as the Chief of Staff at Kindred Hospital in Westminster, California, from 2006 to 2010, and currently, he is serving as the Chairman of Pulmonary Division at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. He served on the board of Relief International from 2004 to 2010. He has received several awards such as Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP Humanitarian Award, Humanitarian of the Year award and the Extraordinary Impact Award.

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Dr. Anne Walker

Board Member

Dr. Anne Walker is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who has a lifelong passion for global health. In medical school she spent eight months in Ghana, West Africa with six other medical students chosen from across the United States to participate in the first American Medical Student Association International Health Fellowship. Over the years she has volunteered with SHINE on humanitarian missions to Peru, Haiti, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.


Dr. Nadeem Afridi

Board Member

Dr Nadeem Afridi is currently Chief of Cardiology Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, King Khaled Hospital Najran. He strongly believes that one should live one’s life by this quote, “Leave this world a better place than when you found it” Credit: Robert Baden Powell, Chief Scout. 1857. Pakistan Board



Naila Ahmed

Executive Director

Naila is an MFA gold medalist from Punjab University and has worked as a free-lance children’s book Illustrator. She has been part of Shehri CBE, a non profit based out of Karachi Pakistan, working with them to help save parks and open spaces of Karachi. She has researched and authored a book in 3 volumes on the same topic. After moving to the US in 2011 she joined SHINE Humanity in 2014 and has been associated with the organization in various capacities till now.


Rubina Husain

Executive Assistant

Rubina is part of our administrative team at SHINE Humanity. She has worked in various sectors in Pakistan and the US.

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Faheem Khan

Chief Operating Officer

Faheem Khan has engaged in multiple endeavors through the 15 years of his professional career. He has helped Habib University by creating a world-class Wellness Program for its students which encompasses a holistic approach to learning and being healthy. Most recently Faheem has worked for NOWPDP, which is an NGO helping People with Disabilities in Pakistan.


Zaheer Laghari

Senior Project Manager

Zaheer has been with SHINE Humanity since 2013. He has held various positions with SHINE and oversees our everyday operations in Thatta.


Uzair Mahmood

Public Health Specialist

Dr. Uzair received his medical degree from Jinnah Sindh Medical University, followed by a master's degree in public health from Queen's University Belfast. He has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, as evidenced by his past work with the Red Cross and The Indus Hospital. Dr. Uzair has also served as a master trainer for SHINE’s Helping Babies Survive Program. He specializes in infectious diseases and public health, and his publications have received over 100 citations.


Ayesha Muhammad

Program Associate

Ayesha has an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and Liberal Arts with a Psychology major. She has previously worked as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and is passionate about helping the community around her through holistic mental health interventions that promote wellness.


Zohaib Rehman

Procurement & Admin Manager

Syed Zuhaib Rehman, is our Manager Procurement & Admin officer with an experience of 9 years with Operations and Management. With previous experience at Pfizer and Engro, He seeks to ensure high levels of business and organizational efficiency.

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Ummehani Nawed

Marketing and External Relations Associate

Ummehani has an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and Liberal Arts with a major in Media & Communications. She specializes in research and digital marketing. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on “Representation of the female body in the Nationalist Framework: An analysis on Pakistan films.”

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Sarah Emmanuel

Head of Brand and Donor Engagement

Sarah Emmanuel has almost 15 years of experience with branding and communications in the media and development sector, and has been affiliated with reputable institutions such as Aman Foundation, SINA, Marie Stopes Society, Express Media Group and Jang Media Group in the past.


Muhammad Mustajab Rafiq

Accounts Manager

Muhammad Mustajab Rafiq is our Accounts Manager with an experience of 8 years with Accounting and Finance. With previous experience from companies, Mustajab ensures to deliver high quality results and improve efficiency.


Fatima Habib

Research Associate

Fatima has an MBBS degree from Ziauddin Medical College. She is an aspiring infectious disease and public health specialist and is passionate about delivering quality healthcare to marginalized communities in Pakistan.


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