Gateway Institute for Research and Development's Board of Directors is included many munificent folks from a diversity of backgrounds. The group holds significant roles in grounding the organization and guiding its future. Our Board of Directors provides leadership guidance in organization management and helps establish strategic direction.



Hodan Abdi, Chair Person of the Board | Affiliation: Hennepin Country | Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University


Said Bihi, Treasurer | Affiliation: City of Minneapolis


Ahmed Jama, Secretary | Affiliation: Emerge





  1. Edil Hassan has twenty plus years of experience in public health and information system management. Hassan received M.S. in Information Technology Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  2. Ahmed Muhumud is an entrepreneur who consults services. Muhumud was a former Outreach Manager at the City of Minneapolis. He was also a program developer and project manager at Minnesota State. Muhumud was also 2012 Fellow at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Schools of Public Affairs. Muhumud received an MS from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  3. Abdirizak Hassan is business owner. Hassan worked as a financial management at the University of Minnesota and an accountant specialist at Twin Cities International Elementary School. Hassan received his MBA from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.




Gateway Institute's leadership provides inspiration, objectives, operational oversight, and other administrative services to an organization. Our lleaders prioritize objectives for subordinates and can provide guidance toward achieving the overall organization's vision. 


Tarabi Jama, Founder, and the Executive Director. He presided at all meetings of the staff, supervised the long-term goals and purposes of the organization, signed and delivered documents on behalf of the organization. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the organization, including carrying out the organization’s goals and policies including hiring and supervision of staff, and preparation of annual budgets and financial statements. 


Abdurahman Dalmar, Entrepreneurship Consultant. His role involves providing guidance to entrepreneurship and small business owners. This include: Busines planning, Market Analysis, Financial Management, Operations Optimazation, Marketing Strategies, Risk Assessment, Networking, Problem Solving, Legal and Regulatory Complience, and Training and Development.   


Abshir Jama, Programs Coordinator.Abshir Jama brings over 20 years of program management. He led multi-thematic programs with teams of different cultural backgrounds in volatile conflict-affected environments. Abshir has a broad knowledge of program management principles. He has a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop his subordinates. 













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