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, Treasury | Affiliation: City of Minneapolis


Ahmed Jama, Secretary | Affiliation: Emerge


Abdullahi M. Hassan, Board Member | Affiliation: | Concordia University 


Abdul Guled, Board Member | Affiliation: Hamline University | Public Policy from Hamline University 










1. 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 Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota. 


2. Edil Hassan is a public relations manager at the Ministry of Health in the Puntland State of Somalia. Ms. Hassan has fifteen 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. 


3. Abdirizak Hassan is financial management at the University of Minnesota. Hassan worked as an accountant specialist at Twin Cities International Elementary School. Hassan received his MS Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 







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