SPC Advisory Board 2018sm

 

Sarrah  AbuLughod -  Charlottesville, VA
Sarrah is the Community Engagement Manager with The Family and Youth Institute, a research and education non-profit that works to support the many American Muslim communities through translating research on mental health, healthy marriages, youth development and positive parenting into useful and user-friendly resources like infographics, videos, toolkits and workshop curriculum. Sarrah has a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Sarrah is also a volunteer chaplain at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville VA and has volunteer roles in various youth-focused programs. In addition to her work on the board, she has also served as part of the nominating committee.

Rizwaan Akhtar - Washington, DC
Rizwaan Akhtar is the Manager of Iraqi Youth Programs at World Learning, an international NGO based in Washington, DC. In this role, he oversees several programs that develop young leaders, build stronger youth civic participation, and strengthen peace building efforts in Iraq and the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, the co-founder of the Neighborhood Halaqa Collective, member of the Board of Advisors of the Stony Point Center in New York, and a former member of the Board of Directors for Green Muslims. Rizwaan holds a M.A. in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Psychology and Middle East Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ray  Bagnuolo -  Sayville, NY
Ray Bagnuolo is an openly Queer Presbyterian Minister, serving as pastor at Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ in Sayville, NY since January of 2017. Ray also serves as Chaplain and Minister Director for That All May Freely Serve, an organization that advocates and educates for an inclusive church. A native of the Bronx, Ray was ordained in 2005  at 55 years old, after careers in business and education. He has served churches in Rockland County and New York City, and provided support and advocacy on a national basis for That All May Freely Serve. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer, videographer and stage manager for the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Azeem  Farooki -  Jersey City, NJ
Azeem Farooki is a frequent speaker on Islam at educational, religious and social institutions in Rockland County, NY.  He provided support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association at the Rockland County College, Orangeburg, and Poughkeepsie Libraries. Azeem retired after 27 years of service at Johnson & Johnson Corporation in New Brunswick, NJ.  His educational background includes degrees from the Stevens Institute of Technology/Columbia University, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the London Business School in Geneva, Switzerland.  He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Islamic Center of Rockland, NY.  He also serves as board member for the Rockland County College Foundation Board and the Stony Point Center Advisory Board. 

Michael  Feinberg -  New York, NY
Rabbi Feinberg is Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition and Co-chair of the Micah Faith Table Economic Justice Committee.  He is a Board Member of Rural and Migrant Ministry and Advisory Board Member of the Stony Point Center.

Alan  Ford -  Hampton, NJ
Alan is  a retired actuary and serves as the volunteer treasurer for the Synod of the Northeast for the Presbyterian Church USA. He has served on the Stony Point Center board several times over the past few years, and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board.

Lenny  Grob -  Nyack, NY
Lenny is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University and continues teaching philosophy part time.  As member of a think tank on resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he takes peace proposals to United Nations missions.  He has been--and continues to be-- a frequent attendee at Stony Point Center events over the past 10 years, and member of the Advisory Board for at least six years.

David  Haight -  Macungie, PA

Tasnim Islam - Jamaica, NY

Alan  Levin -  Tomkins Cove, NY
Alan lives just ten minutes from Stony Point Center in Tomkins Cove with his wife, Ginny, their cat, Mensch, and sometimes other members of the family. His life journey included a Jewish education, a period as a radical political activist and then a deep study of meditation, shamanism and other spiritual traditions. He works now as a psychotherapist and meditation teacher in Nyack through he and Ginny’s organization, Sacred River Healing. Alan stays active with the progressive movements of the region and has a focus on integrating political action with spiritual practice in what he calls “holistic activism.” He is the author of Crossing the Boundary: Stories of Jewish Leaders of Other Spiritual Paths. Alan is Chair of the Stony Point Center Advisory Board.

Jane  MacDonald -  Newton, NJ
Jane is  a member of the Advisory Board of Stony Point Center and a volunteer works in many capacities - planning, finance, sewing, building and grounds work, etc. She is also very interested in programming for our Arts Space, and is a papermaker.

William McClintock - Kenwood, CA
William is a California CPA.  At 45, he transitioned his Lake Tahoe CPA firm and joined a spiritual community for eight years.  William has attended over 15 events at the Stony Point Center over the last decade. William offers informal advice to Rick, Kitty and the hotel staff when asked. He resonates with the mission of Community of Living Traditions and the purpose of Stony Point Center.

Liat Melnick - New York, NY 

Abdus-Salaam  Musa -  Saint Albans, NY
Abdus-Salaam Musa holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling and is the first Muslim Diplomate (supervisor) for the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Board Certified Pastoral Counselor. Chaplain/Imam Musa is currently a staff chaplain at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. He trains individuals to become clinical chaplains for the Park Christian Church (85th Street at Park Avenue) in New York City.  He also trains Imams and others in the Bronx in Islamic Compassionate Care Clinical Pastoral Education. Musa may be best known for being the co-founder of the first Muslim Women’s Shelter in Queens now known as ICNA Relief Women’s shelter.  He is the former director of the United Muslim Movement Against Homelessness and has been an advocate for those who were in need in our communities for the past 25 years. He is working towards a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Counseling by developing an Islamic Compassionate Care Clinical Pastoral Educational Training that focuses on “Wellness in the Islamic Community.” 

Kameelah Rashad - Philadelphia, PA
Kameelah Rashad is the Founder and President of Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community through dialogue, education and training. Kameelah also serves as the Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness and Social Justice at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and advisor for Penn Sapelo, the first Black Muslim Student organization on campus. In this capacity, Kameelah supports students in their exploration of faith-based activism, spirituality, emotional well-being and healing.  Working in conjunction with the Chaplain’s Office, she collaborates with other cultural centers on campus to facilitate intersectional conversations on race, religion, identity, belonging and advocacy. Kameelah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and MEd in Psychological Services. She has pursued further graduate education, completing a second Masters in Restorative Practices & Youth Counseling (MRP) from the International Institute for Restorative Practices and obtaining a post-Masters certificate in Family Therapy from the Philadelphia Child & Family Therapy Training Center. Kameelah is a certified instructor in Adult, Higher Education & Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Joss Yarbrough - Syracuse, NY
Joss Yarbrough is a current MA student in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. They are a former Stony Point Summer Institute participant but are honored and thrilled to now serve as a Stony Point Center advisory board member.

Zahara Zahav - New York, NY

Ex-Officio

Ray Jones - Louisville, KY
Presbyterian Mission Agency Liaison

Mike  Kirk -  Louisville, KY
Associate General Counsel for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Kitty  Ufford-Chase -  Stony Point, NY
Co-Director, Stony Point Center

Rick  Ufford-Chase -  Stony Point, NY
Co-Director, Stony Point Center