Board Members

Anwari Din (Chair)

A qualified Social Worker, Anwari also has postgraduate qualifications to Diploma & Masters’ level in a range of complementary therapies & counselling. During her career, in addition to many years as a Social Worker & Senior Social Worker, Anwari served as Race Equality Advisor to Strathclyde Regional Council, Training Officer for its Ethnic Minority Project & for 10 years until 2012 as CEO for the Youth Community Support Agency.  Anwari has served on the Board of 4 Scottish charities, serving as Chair of 2 of these & has extensive experience of voluntary community work particularly with BME communities. Anwari joined the YCSA Board in Feb, 2017 to contribute her wide-ranging experience & commitment in the role of YCSA Board member, becoming Chair in Dec, 2017

Zarina Ahmad (Secretary)

Educated to master’s level, Zarina currently works as Climate Change & Environment Officer for a major Scottish BME charity, a post she has held since 2012.  Her past work experience includes a period working as Marketing Manager for a prestigious Food & Cook School company & as Property Manager where she built & managed a property letting & development business. Zarina has experience of being on the Board of 2 other Scottish Charities & is involved with a wide range of BME & environmental projects across Scotland. Zarina joined the YCSA Board in Dec, 2017 bringing her extensive networking skills & knowledge of the sector. Zarina was appointed as Secretary in May, 2019.

Fatawu Yahaya (Treasurer)

With a post graduate degree in Business Administration, and considerable experience working in the private sector both in UK & in Ghana, Fatawu has also worked as a teacher & is a former Chair of the Ghana Welfare Association in the West of Scotland. He has experience in marketing, fundraising, PR & the media. The newest member of the YCSA Board, Fatawu was elected at the AGM in May, 2019, & was subsequently appointed as Treasurer.

Shehla S. Ihsan

Educated to both Masters’ and Doctorate level, Shehla is a qualified & practicing prescribing pharmacist. She is also the CEO of an international trading company. Shehla is currently the Chair & Founder of a BME community health charity (SCIO) & has served on the Boards of a number of other charities as well as having undertaken extensive community development work within the BME community for around 16 years. She previously chaired the Culturally Competent Planning Group of the GGCNHS Glasgow Diabetes Project & is also a current member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. A long-term resident of Pollokshields, Shehla joined the YCSA Board in Feb, 2017 to bring her knowledge & experience of voluntary sector management to YCSA. Having served as an interim Treasurer for a period from Dec, 2017, Shehla served as Secretary of the Board from March 2018 until May 2019 & was appointed Vice Chair in June 2019.

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