Staff & Board

Meet the Team

New Vision Foundation staff, from the Founder & Executive Director, to Software Developers that teach the coding classes, are members of the minority community themselves.

Hussein Farah

Founder, Executive Director

Hussein Farah is the Founder and Executive Director of the New Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that engages, motivates, and inspires disadvantaged youth through coding classes and digital inclusion programs.

A social entrepreneur and a strategic business developer, Farah has extensive experience leading local, national and global efforts to create community-centered, asset-based solutions that advance community economic development and social justice. He co-founded the African Development Center, a nonprofit that provides guidance and financial success to African immigrants in Minnesota, and has received a number of local, national and international awards recognizing his vision, leadership and community contributions.

Farah is passionate about increasing the participation of minority communities in the high-tech industry as a means of solving income and racial disparities in Minnesota. He is a 2018 Bush Fellow at the Bush Foundation, and a 2017/2018 Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Eric Kibisu has the task of designing and rolling out the digital literacy coursework for New Vision Foundation globally, working with instruction teams in the US and the developing countries where the foundation sets up programs. He also specifies software builds for the business-class laptops and other IT equipment that New Vision Foundation provides to support its classes.

A native Kenyan, Eric holds an MS degree in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas and twin BS degrees in Computer Information Science and Computer Engineering Technology from Minnesota State. His professional background includes nearly 20 years of application development, network engineering, and college-level teaching. Eric is an avid club soccer player and a youth coach for the Coon Rapids Soccer Association.

Hodan Roble

Manager of Training & Development

Experienced Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology & Services industry. Skilled in Firebase, API Development, jQuery, Web Services API, and HTML. Strong education professional with a Full Stack Web Developer focused in Information Technology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Ileys Osman

Senior Coding Instructor

Experienced Instructor skilled in Firebase, Databases, Team Building, Web Services API, and Healthcare. Strong support professional with a Web Developer focused in Information Technology from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Samira Jama

Senior Coding Instructor

Muna Amin

Marketing and Communications Manager

Skilled professional with strong knowledge of marketing practices, communication development and strategies. In addition to her marketing experience, Muna holds a B.S in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota and has strong background knowledge of HR policies, organizational development, HR systems management expertise, and data analysis as well as leadership experience and enterprise consulting.

“I thought learning code would be impossible, but this program showed me that I was more than capable.”

Board of Directors

Amira Adawe

Public health advocate, researcher, nonprofit founder, instructor

Tom Gitaa

Media executive, expert on the purchasing power of African immigrants

Amiin Harun

Attorney, Owner of Harun Law Office, serving on multiple nonprofit boards


Dan Nelson

Director of Community Engagement at LeadingAge Minnesota

Angaluki Muaka

University of Minnesota lecturer, chairman of a venture firm in Kenya​

Hussein Hashi

CPA, auditor, veteran consultant for immigrant youth development

Anil Hurkadi

Strategic leader with vast experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy and executive management.

Stacey Nelson-Kumar

Director of Community Impact for Comcast, manages multiple charitable organizations to bridge the digital divide across communities

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