Soham first visited Australia as a tourist approx. 20 years ago. Upon his visit, he fell in love with Australia. In 2008, he returned and settled down, making Australia his home.
Since then, he has involved himself with various charities and helped with youth mentorship, homeless and community projects and natural disaster relief. Soham continues to give back to the community. He has travelled to South Pacific, where he worked with troubled youth.
Soham at present is a co-founder of a marketing agency in Sydney and the CEO of the Australian Family Network.
Through his established skillset, he intends to continue supporting, providing help and facilitating for those in need.
Omar is a business owner who runs a café business and oversees the activities of his electrical company. He has volunteered extensively and contributed his quota to various Australian organizations.
Omar loves working with children. His love for children is the motivation behind his many travels worldwide, where he offered his services to help many youth and orphanages.
Omer has several years experience working with orphans in Cambodia, being a team member in various projects including financial support, education, providing nutritious foods, dental care, water and environmental projects.
He works as the head of I.T for a digital marketing agency and is also the founder at dhikr publishing.
Robert Van Aalst ran his legal practice for 38 years. As a law student, he worked with multi-cultural NGOs. As a lawyer, he regularly represented the disadvantaged in society including families, particularly women and children. He has turned these skills to provide pro bono advice to refugees and Australian families whose loved ones are either incarcerated in war-torn countries or have been prevented from returning to Australia for no fault of theirs.
In short Robert’s work is humanitarian.
He is currently the chairperson of the Australian Family Network Incorporated and the charity Australian Family Limited. He has assisted and worked with the Rev Bill Crews of the Exodus Foundation and together they have helped with the repatriation of orphans from Syria and refugees from Afghanistan.
Dr Lucy Burns has been a Senior Lecturer within the NDARC since 2008. She holds a PhD from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, where she researched the epidemiology of comorbidity between alcohol use disorders, anxiety and depression. She also holds a Master of Public Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, USYD and completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy (2007-2008) through the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, USYD. Dr Burns also has expertise in advanced statistical and research methods using linked data and has interests in drug use amongst marginalised groups, including women who are pregnant and people who are homeless.
Habib Jamal is the President of the Islamic Council of Queensland, which represents 23 organisations from across the state. Habib has led several innovative projects all designed to unify and support Queensland’s diverse Muslim communities, particularly throughout the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Shabbir Ahmed, is a very well known public figure amongst the Muslim community, particularly in Western Sydney. Dr Shabbir Ahmed has dedicated more than 27 years of his life to serve the Muslims of Australia. He is the founder of Masjid Qubaa & Co-coordinator of Moon- Sighting Committee of Australia.