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Our Team


Tuere Tidwell – Chairperson

Has worked for Kock Trucking for the last 5 years, and recently changed her role to Admin Processor. She graduated from Minneapolis Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice, with plans to complete her bachelors. Her passion is helping people in every way that she is able. Advocating for the rights of our Muslim sisters is a major goal for her. She has volunteered with Masjid An-Nur, Masjid Nimat ul Islaam, Pearls of Hope; cooking, serving at the food shelf, and assisting with teaching.

Tuere was introduced to Sisters Need A Place through Sakinah Mujahid. She has participated in several SNAP workshops, forms, and retreats. In awe of the beauty and resilience of all the women she was introduced to, helped her make an easy decision to join the SNAP board. She hopes that her skills will be of benefit. For her this has become a chance to really make a difference for our Muslim women and children within the community.

Hope Sweeney – Secretary

grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

Early on she had a keen awareness of social justice and injustice as she and her brother were the only children of color in their elementary school in the late 1970’s.

She attended Cuyahoga Community College and helped to form their first Black Student Union and later attended Kent State University earning a degree in secondary education.

in her early 20s, it was the autobiography of Malcolm X that prompted Hope to investigate Islam. She was very attracted to the idea of the unity of man and our equality in the sight of Allah and took her shahadah at the age of 21.

Hope served as the board secretary and volunteer interpreter for Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community (MDMC) for ever seven years and currently serves as the board secretary for Sisters Need a Place (SNAP)


Qurina Slayhi – General Board

is a graduate of Hamline University with a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. She currently works as a Multilingual teacher. Her passion is working with youth towards creating a better community through education and relationships. She is an organizer and good community connector. Her skills allow her to support SNAP in social media and technology. She has been certified in CPR First Aide, Crisis Prevention, Suicide Prevention, and Restorative practices.

Zakkiyya Abdulwahid-Selby – Program Manager

is married with 4 children and has lived in Minnesota for 14 years. Her background is in Communication. Zakkiyya currently is the community liaison for Pearls of Hope Community Center. Before this she was the Office Manager for Pearls of Hope Community Center. She loves working with children and loves helping people. Zakkiyaa is excited to be apart of the SNAP Community.

Anna Her – Intern

is currently a student at St. Catherine University. She is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications and Design. Anna recently won 4th runner up at National American Miss 2021 and will be representing Ms. Minneapolis at Nationals for 2023. She also models and acts part-time and is signed with 5 different agencies. She has been working long and hard but is excited to also announce that she will be launching her own clothing brand this summer. This will be her first Marketing internship and I am very glad that it’s with SNAP. I look forward to making a difference with you all.