Serving the CAIR-Houston Community
Lubabah Abdullah serves as the Executive Director of CAIR-Houston. Prior to joining CAIR, Lubabah was a practicing attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, where she has served many families in the areas of Islamic estate planning, family based immigration and family law for the past 10 years.
Before starting her own firm, her journey began with Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, where she counseled women on the interplay between Islamic law and civil law, especially in matters pertaining to family law. Later, she served as the Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI), where she spent most of her time developing and overseeing 4 legal programs including a modest means legal clinic, a refugee legal assistance program, a protection order project and immigration services for victims of domestic violence. She organized trainings and served as a speaker on domestic violence, immigration law, Islam and Muslims.
Today, she also serves on the boards of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and her Islamic school in St. Louis.
Communications and Program Coordinator
Ambreen Hernandez serves as the Communications and Program Coordinator at CAIR-Houston. Prior to joining CAIR, Hernandez’ strong sense of devotion for non profits was established in her native city of Newark in NJ. During her career in community and economic development in Newark, she played a key role in marketing, fundraising, events, operations and outreach efforts. Hernandez also worked in the launch of key programs and initiatives geared towards community development initiatives supporting local entrepreneurs, enhancing small businesses and minority capacity and real estate development. Most recently, her professional development continued with a nonprofit organization that is a leader in national education training and development helping to close the achievement gap for low-income communities.
Her professional experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits can work to improve the quality of life for the communities they serve through innovative programming and strategic partnerships. Today, she works to spread the message of achieving an inclusive democracy, promoting diversity, and empowerment for marginalized communities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior, as well as, Planning and Public Policy (BS) from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Abdur Rehman Badat
Development and Outreach Coordinator
Abdur Rehman Badat is a humanitarian at heart who has been in the non-profit sector for the past 10+ years, which has allowed him to turn his profession into his passion. His non-profit expertise ranges in various capacities including, but not limited to; fund/business development, program development and management, and disaster response and recovery. He is married and a father of two beautiful daughters.