Global Social Business Partners believe youth to be innovators of the future. GSBP serves as a food innovator and entrepreneurship incubator. GSBP is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Founded in 2010 as a 501(c)3, based in Washington State, USA.
A healthy, equitable and inclusive world where all people can thrive and achieve their dreams.
To foster entrepreneurship and social business innovation to solve social and environmental issues.
NARIMA AMIN, President
Narima Amin is the Founding Director of Global Social Business Partners (GSBP)
Ms. Amin is a researcher and social business innovator who has pursued best practice, scalable
and sustainable solutions to solve world hunger and injustice for more than 20 years.
Narima completed a Growing Power Commercial Urban Agriculture training in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, in 2014.
Ms. Amin has a B.A. in Economics & International Development Studies from the University of
Toronto in 1992, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Eastside’s two-year Leadership
Enrichment Program. She also completed Accelerating Social Transformation (AST)
certification course from the University of Washington.
She is also a community mental health advocate for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness), and currently serves on NAMI Eastside’s public policy committee, in addition to facilitating
Bellevue’s monthly NAMI Family Support group.
Carlos Richard Sankoh, Secretary
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Lawrence Dominguez, Member
Larry Dominguez is the Founding President of Ecologists Without Borders, an international
nonprofit organization based out of Olympia, WA, that brings technical assistance in
environmental disciplines to developing nations. He has over 25 years of experience as a fish and
aquatic ecologist serving in State and Federal positions and in recent years has worked on
complex environmental problems in the private industry. A former Peace Corps volunteer, in the
late 1990s Larry envisioned a global volunteer or low-cost service that would send experienced
scientists and technologists to equip indigenous people with the technical resources sometimes
only available to governments or natural resource extraction industries.
Reazan Manzoor, Treasurer
Reazan Manzoor is an ambitious finance professional with an entrepreneurial background. He has successfully run his own educational consulting firm in Bangladesh, worked as a senior financial analyst (State Street Bank, Unity Technologies & Nerdwallet) and marketing management (Hertz corporation & General Motors). He is currently the head of finance for a tech company based out of the Bay Area, California (Kunai Consulting). He has a special interest in Hemp for health, textile, and other products developed that started years ago before he even graduated College back around 2004. Reazan holds a BSBA degree with concentration in Management, Marketing and Economics from Bloomsburg University. Since the legalization of Hemp across the Nation he has also been involved in an organic hemp farm in Colorado and has worked on medicinal consumer products like CBD salves, lip balms and Tinctures. This was a mission to learn more about the industry and set himself up for success in the long run with a dream of revolutionizing how people in Bangladesh view Hemp. He wants to build processing plants all over Bangladesh to produce a variety of hemp products that will help lift the poor farmers of Bangladesh, tap into the ever booming garments industry in Bangladesh by making hemp yarn as well as help heal millions in pain by making products that will help reduce pain like salves and tinctures and more.
Daniel J. Seydel
Daniel J. Seydel is an entrepreneur and social philanthropist active in Washington State. For more than 20 years he’s prospered in business and consistently given back to his community in ways that help other businesses succeed. His achievements include consulting with major corporations to help them routinely exceed disadvantaged business participation goals on major public- and private-sector projects. As a construction manager, he provides technical support to the small firms. He has personally donated thousands of hours to mentoring and coaching small businesses. As a statutory board member and community mobilizer, he has led highly successful legislative advocacy to expand state procurement options. His advocacy has expanded participation of small and disadvantaged firms on public projects. To further strengthen local advocacy efforts, he co-founded the 501c3 Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington (EIW) in 2012. Through Dan’s exceptional partnership strategies, EIW has co-sponsored extensive in-person and videotaped online trainings with prime contractors and first tier subcontractors. The beneficiaries are small vendors and students of the trades who build relevant skills and relationships with major primes.
Rev. Kiti Ward
Rev. ‘Kiti’ Ward is founder of The Agape House, which is an effort to right a wrong on behalf of 18-27 year old women of color, aging out of foster care, homeless or about to be homeless, needing non- time limited housing, employment and education opportunities. Kiti, a Black woman was raised in Montana and attended the University of Oregon; taught elementary students. A Graduate of Rhema Bible Training School, she was ordained through Breakthrough International Ministry and has ministered nationally. She was given a stipend to study at the University of Washington and studied for her Masters in Education Administration to become a Principal of Elementary Schools. She has also been a graduate of Leadership Eastside’s two-year Leadership Enrichment Program 2020, UW Foster’s School of Business Consulting Program (2021) and Cornell University’s Women in Leadership virtual graduate program (2023). Her greatest joy is being mother to her daughter Sara and wife to her husband Ron. She resides in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Michelle Rose
Dr. Michelle Rose hails from a lineage of farmers. She was inspired to take up farming after obtaining a degree in neuropsychology where she learned about the connection between food and health. Driven by a passion for food and racial justice, she recognized the importance of having access to nutritious, culturally relevant food in addressing the health challenges that plague many BIPOC communities. Dr. Rose is a beloved, mental health, wellness, nutrition and resiliency coach, mutual aid organizer, culture builder, alchemist and facilitator. Dr. Rose is the founder of Yasuke Commons, a vibrant mutual aid project in Oregon and Washington.
Faiza's passion for learning has led her down a diverse path, which includes obtaining a Master's degree in Psychology to working in Software Product Management. She has accumulated over seven years of varied experience, including working with non-profits, start-ups, and the school district in various roles such as a childcare manager, paraeducator for special needs children, HR personnel, program manager, and co-founder.
Faiza has demonstrated leadership skills, having overseen the end-to-end development of a platform, organized and managed childcare programs for events, and analyzed and implemented process improvements for her HR team. She has collaborated effectively with others, identified effective strategies, and used various research methods to overcome obstacles.
Faiza is committed to positively impacting the world by providing resources and education on racial injustice and the challenges faced by special needs children. She possesses exceptional skills in comprehending complex ideas, thorough research, and connecting the dots to develop impactful solutions.
Mohamed Hassan has over than 15 years of experience in public accounting. He is specializes in providing financial services to individuals and businesses, including tax preparation and planning, financial statement preparation, and audit review. He is currently studying to earn his CPA. He holds a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Eastern Washington from University, a Masters in Accounting and Auditing from Alexandria University in Egypt, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Alexandria Technical & Community College in Egypt. He currently resides in Bellevue, Washington with his wife and three boys.
Don Hawkins is a Harvard graduate student with 7+ years of experience in social entrepreneurship, and providing services to clientele across public, private and nonprofit sectors. Thoroughness, ingenuity, and great passion when collaborating with communities for the proliferation of smart, sustainable, economic systems of solidarity. This serves as drive in his desire to support social change.
Salma Alhassan Usman
Salma Alhassan Usman is a dedicated and results-driven person with a passion for business and digital marketing. She possesses some analytical mindset and proficiency in various marketing tools. Known for her skills in leveraging digital platforms, Salma aims to contribute to the success of companies in the field of business and digital marketing. With a decent understanding of the latest trends and strategies, she brings valuable skills to drive brand awareness and enhance customer engagement.
Her enthusiasm and proficiency make her an asset in the world of digital marketing. Salma resides in Redmond, Washington with her husband.