Penn MSA has opened applications for new Penn Muslim Chaplain position, starting in the Fall of 2016 in collaboration with the Office of the Chaplain at Penn. The application is open until August 1st, please forward this to anybody who may be interested in the role.
The process of interviewing and selecting candidates will be done by the Penn Muslim Chaplain Committee, established this year in a joint collaboration between the Penn MSA, the Penn Muslim Alumni Network, and the Chaplain’s Office. If you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
Former Chaplain – Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad
The MSA would like to introduce you to Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, who is the Interfaith Fellow and Campus Minister to the Muslim Community. In addition to other duties within the Chaplain’s Office, Kameelah will serve as a counselor and advisor to the MSA and Muslim students at Penn.
Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad joined the Office of the Chaplain in January 2013 and is thrilled to be back at her alma mater, serving the Muslim community on campus. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology (CAS’ 00) and M.Ed in Psychology Services (GSE ’01). She has also pursued further graduate education, completing a post-Masters certificate in Family Therapy and obtaining a second Masters in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling. Kameelah has gained extensive clinical and program development experience in the behavioral health field and most recently served as the Manager for Community Development for Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS).
Kameelah is the Founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing stigma and raising awareness regarding the unique behavioral health needs and concerns of American Muslims stemming from trauma, addiction and mental illness. As Chaplain, Kameelah plans to focus on mental health, faith and diversity on campus, as well as building strong relationships with the wider Philadelphia community.
Kameelah was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband Qasim Rashad, Amir of United Muslim Masjid in South Philadelphia, her two children Laila and Bilal and three stepchildren Hakim, Layla and Sanaa.
Kameelah’s office hours will resume in the fall, stay tuned.