Abdul Latif Howard
Chairman of the Board, Northeast Region rep., Executive Committee, Website Committee, Waliyy Circle, Fundraising Committee, ByLaws Committee
Abdul Latif first took hand with our guide in 2005. He completed the Masters in Divinity program through USHS in 2014. He and his wife Zulaykha anchor a Sufi Community in RI with weekly classes and dhikr and also host events in their home. When not tending to SSC matters he works as an acupuncturist and enjoys spending time with his grandson, walking his Husky companion Eclips, and sailing in Narragansett Bay.
Rahim Jon Bushard
Secretary, Midwest region rep., Beloveds In Need Committee, National Gathering Committee
Rahim Jon Bushard represents the Minnesota community on the SSC board. He was first exposed to the Sufi path through his beloved Yasmine Cindy Libman when she and he hosted our Guide Sidi in their home in 2011. He took hand at that time but only since 2018, has he stepped more fully onto the Path. He is presently serving as tech support for the Institute for Spiritual Healing and as a participant in the Advanced Sufi Walking Three class with Ibrahim Jaffe and Salima Adelstein.
Nur Jeffery Preston
Treasurer, Southwest region rep., Finance Committee, Land Committee
Sukayna Ronda Mau
Northwest region rep., Programming Committee, ByLaws Committee, Waliyy Circle
The two words that best describe my life experience is being a seeker to understand and live the deeper meanings of existence, and a love of service. I discovered the opening to this path’s understandings and transformations to be what I had been looking for my whole life, and met Sidi as my journey’s guide in 2004.
As a psychotherapist for almost 40 years, I have been so grateful for all I have learned from Sidi about many secrets to healing that have helped my clients and myself. I have 2 adult children and 4 amazing grandchildren, each with their own bright light. My husband crossed the barrier between this world and eternity almost 20 years ago, after 25 years of marriage.
Allah kept me in the Sufi University from 2004-2019, as always a student (but only the tuition paying kind for 3 years, and part of the teaching/support team for the remainder of those years, except for a short break in the middle). Since late 2017, Allah has continued to grow my faith and love for Him by the gift of serving on the community Nonprofit Board of Directors. I chair the Program Committee to continue to spread the wisdom of the teachings and support others in expressing what Allah has put in their hearts to share. Please visit the program pages on this website to see all that is available.
My door and heart are always open if you may wish to walk the path side by side together for a while, or even if you simply have questions. I may not have answers, but I am grateful to sit with hearts as we seek and ponder together, seeking Allah’s guidance.
Amin Daniel Colman
Southwest region rep., Land Committee, National Gathering Committee
Amin Colman embarked on his journey with Sufism in 2008 when he was invited to a Sufi healing workshop in Northern California. Immediately he discovered his passion for the depth and profundity of the Sufi path and soon after enrolled in the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in 2011. He graduated from the Peacemaking Master’s program at USHS in 2017 and is now a part-time faculty member at the University. He loves sharing his love of the Sufi path with others and loves focusing on practical applications for personal healing and spiritual transformation. He lives in Los Angles, CA.
Sa’id Tom Mangino
Mid-Atlantic region rep.
Exposed to the Sufi path many years ago, it wasn’t until 2010 that the door opened for Sa’id. Believing he was done with teachers and gurus, he still chuckles at how upon meeting Sidi he immediately took hand with him. He recently completed the Master of Divinity program through the University of Sufism, and is actively involved with the local Asheville community. On a rotating basis with other beloveds, he routinely holds dhikr and community gatherings at his home (always with the heartfelt support of his wife Lynn). Working as a project manager in Asheville, he uses Sufi teachings to quell tensions and offer solutions to misunderstandings and conflicts that often erupt between contractors and homeowners.
He delights in sharing Sidi’s message whenever Allah prompts him to do so.
Rachida Rabiah Faid
Southeast region rep.
Dr. Rachida Faid is an education and spiritual consultant. She has a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, an ABD PhD in Linguistics, a Master’s in English Language and Linguistics from Université de Sorbonne, France, and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Language from Morocco. She is a children and youth summer camps director. She is a Shadhiliyya Sufi Muqaddam, a clinical hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master, and a spiritual life coach. She taught TESOL, pedagogy and applied linguistics at Florida Atlantic University, Staten Island University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Phoenix Online, Lincoln public schools, and in the Middle East in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain Universities. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Northeast region rep., National Gathering Committee
The Land regional rep., Fundraising Committee
Daoud Edward Lewis
Southeast region rep.
Northern California region rep. (on leave)
Halima Kimberlee Bach
Mid-Atlantic region rep., Fundraising Committee (on leave)
Halima Kimberlee Bach has been on the Sufi path since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism where she also served as Student Representative to the University Board. After graduation she continued to serve the Board, including a few years as Secretary. She recently served as Executive Director of the Farm of Peace. Currently she is working on her Master of Divinity in Peacemaking at the University of Sufism. She lives in Frederick, Maryland with her wife, Maryam, and their two dogs and cat.
Shams Tara Wesley
Operations Manager, Programming Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Sidi Archival Project, Waliyy Circle, National Gathering Committee, ByLaws Committee, Website Committee
Shams has been a student walking the Sufi path since 2000. She is a graduate of, former employee of, and former board member of the the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She was the primary editor of the Sidi transcription books published by SSC and she compiled a handbook for healers, Sufi Healing Techniques. Shams served as an acupuncture physician, herbalist, body worker, and spiritual healer for over two decades. She brings her enthusiasm, passion, and love for helping others into her work for SSC.