Savas Ozturk – President

Mr. Ozturk achieved his Masters of Science of Public Relations in 2004 from The Institute of Social Sciences, Selcuk University in Konya, Turkey. Afterwards he started to work in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Moldova and the United States.

Now, he is active his own business and the president of Compassion Action Foundation. He also pursuing his doctoral degree in the International Education Department, from Northcentral University, Arizona, US.

Sherly Azimov – Secretary

Mrs. Azimov graduated from a Medical Assistant Program from Allen School Inc., Brooklyn, NY. Currently, she continues her education in the Medical Coding and Billing Department from Lincoln Technical Institute, Paramus, NJ.

She is very active in volunteering, public services, and supports many charity organizations where she resides in Dallas, Texas.

Hanife Yildiz – Treasurer

Mrs. Yildiz received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Teacher Education from Erciyes University in Turkey and  Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University.

Starting from 2009, she worked in different schools : As a Math Teacher . As a SAT Math Instructor at Lentz & Lentz SAT Preparatory, Gr.9-12 from 2014 to 2015. As a Math Intervention Specialist at Rosa Parks Community School, K-7, Orange, NJ from 2014 to present and as an Adjunct Instructor in Berkeley College Newark, NJ from February 2016 to present.


Cheryl Pearson – Member

Cheryl Pearson has had the profound privilege of working with hundreds of youth and adults in the areas of business design- playbooks, education, spiritual leadership, and communication for over three decades.  She has supported a variety of people with finding their highest forms of self-expression while leaving positive and lasting impacts which uplifts those around them.  Cheryl’s ongoing commitment to participating in and with communities that celebrate and encourage inclusion, respect for each and every, and self-reflection has provided her with the opportunity to forge ever-expanding partnerships and “commitment-ships” that have spanned decades.


Advisory Board Member

Abdul-Lateef Majied



Laila Muhammad



Abbas Musa

Africa Project Coordinator


Walida Muhammad

Education Coordinator


Nur al-Din Wilson

STEAM Coordinator


Yucef Mayes

Art Coordinator



Community Aid Coordinator,


Yasmeen Muhammad

Holistic Health Coordinator


Alisha Ali

Afterschool Coordinator


Zakiyya Sabur

MTC Coordinator


Ramadan Hayward

Young Professional Development Coordinator