Here are the people that make our mission possible.


Our work would be impossible without the men and women who work tirelessly to improve the lives of community members at home and abroad. The PAUSA Staff are dedicated professionals who have committed their time and efforts to making our vision of a world without cyclical poverty possible.

Oussama Mezoui

President & CEO

Oussama is non-profit executive who has worked in a range of humanitarian non-profit organizations since 2008. He has diverse experience in program management, marketing, business development and operational management.

Ridwan Adhami

Director of Marketing and Communications

Ridwan Adhami is an accomplished photographer, filmmaker, creative director, and public speaker. Traveling allover the world, Ridwan has been a voice for the voiceless, capturing stories that inspire humans to confront their perceptions while advocating for social justice and equality through his art. Ridwan has more than 8 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, and is instrumental in the growth and expansion of Penny Appeal USA

Ahmed Youssef

Development Manager

Ahmed Youssef has been instrumental to the development and growth of PAUSA since joining the team. Prior to moving into the non-profit sector over five years ago, Ahmed held a number of diverse sales positions.

Shafaq Zia

Programs Manager

Shafaq serves as the Programs Manager at Penny Appeal USA and is the driving force behind our diverse programs. Shafaq has worked on both domestic and overseas programs in the last five years.

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