- Khaled SaeedTreasurerKhaled SaeedTreasurer
Khaled Saeed is currently an SAP Certified Technology Associate proficient in SAP Netweaver / HANA, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Nutanix with over 20 years of IT experience. Khaled is an SAP Systems Engineer at Jet Blue Airways Corp, responsible for the seamless performance of their internal HR, ERP and financial systems. Khaled uses his knowledge of networks, operating systems and multiple applications to pinpoint problem areas and determine root causes to troubleshoot and solve issues.
His IT expertise, patience, attention to detail, problem solving skills, and desire to help others are just a few of the qualities he brings with him to Align US.
Khaled holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Engineering and Business Management from Stony Brook University.
- Sadiya Muniruddin, MPA2nd Vice PresidentSadiya Muniruddin, MPA2nd Vice President
Sadiya Muniruddin gained extensive experience in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Montessori and Education Administration at CA Technologies. As Director, Sadiya is responsible for the daily operations of a large, accredited, high quality, corporate sponsored Montessori school while leading, coaching and mentoring an organization of 40 local team members, while also mentoring a team internationally. Her customer-centric approach and ability to connect with people on a personal level have contributed to her professional success, skills she hopes to bring with her to Align US.
Prior to her career at CA Technologies, Sadiya taught high school Chemistry, Political Science and college level Biochemistry. Sadiya holds a Master of Public Administration degree, with distinction, from Baruch College – The City University of New York, a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Chemistry and Secondary Education with honors from the University of Michigan and an international AMI Montessori Diploma (3-6) from the Montessori Training Center of Northeast.
- Faisal ZakariaVice PresidentFaisal ZakariaVice President
Faisal Zakaria has spent the last 18 years at the forefront of bringing technology to the clinical world and expanding its scope to provide solutions for all users at NYU Winthrop Hospital. As NYU Winthrop’s Chief Application Officer, Faisal leverages his knowledge of technology and management skills to standardize and unify business and clinical care delivery using software applications. These software applications provide services to a variety of users extending to patients, clinical employees, the finance business unit, and human resource services of the hospital.
Faisal brings with him a wide range of expertise to the Align US team, including skills in I.T. delivery and project management, budgeting, people management, strategic analysis and consulting.
- Dr. UZMA SYEDPresident
Dr. Uzma Syed is a first generation American, born to parents who immigrated from India in pursuit of world class higher education for their children. Their lifelong goal was to raise their daughters to be highly educated & independent. In order to pursue their lifelong goal her parents moved across various countries leaving everything behind till they reached America, the land of opportunity, the place of a million dreams.
Growing up on Long Island, Uzma enjoyed the suburban life while her parents both worked full time. After graduating high school Uzma was accepted to a 7 year accelerated combined medical program. She spent her undergraduate years in upstate NY followed by medical school in Maine. All the while drawn back again & again to her hometown of Syosset. After graduating medical school she matched for residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital & then completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases there. Once her post graduate training was complete she joined private practice at South Shore Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine Consultants. Currently she is a full-time practicing physician-partner business owner who oversees 2 offices, has clinical responsibilities at 3 major hospitals as well as one nursing home. She also sits on the antimicrobial stewardship committee & continues to teach medical students & residents. She has been invited to Harvard business roundtable with UN ambassadors during UNGA 2018 to discuss strategy to provide mobile healthcare to the underserved world.
As a mother of two children in the Syosset School District, Uzma became involved in the school district first at the PTA level then at the school board level. She spearheaded the petition for ‘Eid holiday & was responsible for getting both ‘Eid al Fitr & ‘Eid al Adha approved as official school district holidays in Syosset Central School District, the very first School on Long Island.
After tremendous outpouring of interest from surrounding communities, Uzma led forums to guide people on how to approve Eid holiday in their respective districts. As a founding member of the Eid holiday LI coalition she has helped close to a dozen other school districts in Long Island obtain these holidays.
She remained active in the community locally in Syosset & throughout LI & the boroughs. She participates in countless community service activities such as soup kitchens, toy drives, and holiday meals.
She is an active member of the PTA and the Interfaith Council & has helped build bridges for teens of all faiths. She helped organize the first ever Interfaith Teen Iftar and Sukkot event. She is an active member of Nassau County Police Comissioner’s Community council where she advocates for school and community safety. She campaigned for a trustee position for The Syosset School Board of Education & conceded by a mere 4 votes. She has successfully engaged all age groups from the South Asian & Muslim American community.
Uzma recognized the challenges that South Asian & Muslim Americans are facing with lack of involvement & representation. Most recently she has established a not-for profit organization called ALIGN US with a focus on youth career development. Her ultimate goal is to bridge the cultural & societal gap so that all American citizens have an active role in the community at hand & in doing so we eliminate the traditional tone of apathy which is so often prevalent.
- Renee BalducciHR leader & strategic business partnerRenee BalducciHR leader & strategic business partner
A NYC based Human Resources leader and thought partner who spent over 16 years working with Fortune 500 companies, Renee has deep experience building talent strategies and programs that allow people to grow and thrive. Most recently she led the HR function for cable tv networks Bravo, E!, Oxygen & Universal Kids. Prior to that role, Renee held a Human Resources leadership position supporting Comedy Central, Spike TV, MTV, VH1 & Logo. Additionally, Renee served as Head of HR for EPIX, a premium, subscription-based tv network for its first 2 years from launch in 2010 and did a 3 year stint starting in 2007 at Epstein, Becker & Green, a national law firm focused on healthcare and employment law .
- Dr. Asma SyedGeneral SecretaryDr. Asma SyedGeneral Secretary
Dr. Asma Syed is the Director of the Cardiology Electrophysiology Laboratory at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
- Richard F. Pino, JrRichard F. Pino, Jr
Richard F. Pino, Jr is a senior partner at CPA firm Manzi, Pino and Company. He has expertise in estate planning and trust services, individual and corporate tax planning and tax structuring.
- Amita Kundra MDBoard-Certified Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, researcher, consultant, and writerAmita Kundra MDBoard-Certified Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, researcher, consultant, and writer
Amita Kundra MD is a Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist, researcher, consultant, and writer. She is published in the field of Anesthesiology and is a peer reviewer for several medical journals. Her interests include perioperative guidelines for the consumption of cannabis and CBD. She has been featured in several publications including Glamour magazine and Popsugar.
Through her Instagram and tiktok account, she shares her journey as a women in medicine. She is an strong advocate for women in medicine. She also mentors medical students who are interested in the field of Anesthesiology.