Over the span of her 20 year career, Joohi Tahir, currently Executive Director of MUHSEN, has had vast exposure in the field of Sales & Marketing across a wide variety of industries. After graduating from Boston University, working in strategic roles in Corporate America, through conviction and hard work, and a strong desire to serve her community, Joohi focused her efforts towards the Halal market working for companies like Al-Safa Halal and Guidance Residential and most recently, served as Vice President, Marketing for Crescent Foods, where she played a vital role to take Halal to Mainstream America. Speaking on the subject, she has been an invited speaker across the US as well as speaking and presenting at Global events in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Malaysia and the UK.
Aside from her corporate, professional accomplishments, her personal passion to advocate for Muslims with Disabilities has led to her appointment as Executive Director of a revolutionary nonprofit organization founded by Sh. Omar Suleiman called MUHSEN: Muslims Understanding & Helping Special Education Needs. With her own family and daughter being affected by disability, she started with small community initiatives, talks, and support groups, leading up to speaking to our Scholars about the need for our communities to be more aware and be made more accessible for our loved ones with Disabilities. The Goal of MUHSEN is to provide a “Special Friendly” environment and build “Masjids of Ihsan” which will be welcoming environments for all. Whether physical, neurological or cognitive disability, we are collectively responsible for caring for these individuals. As a leader of this organization, Joohi advocates and markets the needs for which MUHSEN builds programs and services across N. America. With these efforts, MUHSEN strives to eventually re-mosque so many families who have become un-mosqued through Awareness, Accommodation and Acceptance for all, now serving a very underserved new market and being their voice. Joohi lives outside Chicago, IL with a very supportive husband and is the busy mother of three daughters.