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Kareemah El-Amin, Executive Director

 

Kareemah El-Amin

Executive Director, Food Bank Council of Michigan

Kareemah El-Amin is the Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FCBM) which provides statewide leadership to food banks in their efforts to alleviate hunger.

 In her role as Executive Director, Kareemah provides strategic direction, leadership and resource management to the 3,200 members of the Emergency Food Network. Recently joining the FBCM, Kareemah brings over 12 years of non-profit management leadership and a keen sense and understanding of driving organizational change to support those in need.  

Prior to leading the FBCM, Kareemah’s experiences included tenure as the President and Senior Consultant of the El-Amin Group, where she provided high level expertise and special focus on resource development, strategic planning, diversity training, implementation and marketing in small to large scale organizations. Kareemah is noted for her specialized expertise in Not for Profit leadership, program management, strategy, community convening, government initiatives and grant-making. In her most recent role, Kareemah helped drive the organizational re-structuring of Benton Harbor Area Schools which helped the District successfully avoid a state takeover.

Concurrent to her work with the El-Amin Group, Kareemah worked as the Senior Lead Consultant for the National Community Development Institutes (NCDI) on a multi-year community change initiative in Benton Harbor, MI, funded through the Kellogg Foundation. Kareemah drove community change by providing leadership and direction to a cross-country team of consultants, co-partnering with Benton Harbor organizational, civic, and governmental leaders to form a city-wide capacity building plan that addressed education, communication, community engagement and faith-based reconciliation.

Kareemah’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of Training & Operation for the Community Partnership for Lifelong Learning, the non-profit literacy and education arm of the Whirlpool Corporation, Director of Refugee Services & Immigration Services, and Project Manager for Market Strategies.

Kareemah serves on numerous boards including, Michigan Non-Profit Association, Saint Mary’s College Center for Women’s Intercultural leadership, Martin Luther King Foundation, The Indiana Arts Commission review board, Krasl Art Center Education Committee, and  Board Chair of Urban Thought Arts Ensemble.

Kareemah received her education at Bethel College in organizational management.  She is also a graduate of the Community Builders Leadership Institute (CBLI) and Neighbor Works.

Kareemah is an accomplished filmmaker, playwright, published poet, singer an aspiring novelist. She has two sons Mateen and Rashad, both talented young men with bright futures.

 

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