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

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.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Board of Directors

Tony Peleska

Technology and operational leader, strategist, CIO, veteran board chair

Amira Adawe

Public health advocate, researcher, nonprofit founder, instructor

Tom Gitaa

Media executive, expert on the purchasing power of African immigrants

Scott Grausnick

Executive in the IT staffing industry, serving on multiple nonprofit boards

Dan Nelson

Managing Director of Development,
​Educators 4 Excellence - Minnesota​

Evan Berquist

​Attorney in international business matters. Pro bono counsel to New Vision Foundation

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.

Contact Us

612.470.3332 • info@nu-viz.org

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