Chicagoland Staff Directory

Abdullah Ansari

Director of Marketing & Communications

Abdullah currently serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Khalil Center nationally, ensuring brand growth and consistency across a diverse set of platforms.

Male, Chicagoland

Akrama Hashmi

Director of Development

Akrama Hashmi is a highly motivated senior professional with 15+ years of proven nonprofit success. Akrama drives impactful outcomes that advance organizational objectives & foster sustainable growth.

Male, Chicagoland

Deema Bakleh

Counseling Intern

Deema Bakleh is a Counseling Intern at Khalil Center, pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time outdoors.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Dilek McCombs

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dilek McCombs is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois holding a doctorate degree (Psy.D.) and a master’s degree (M.A.) in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Fahad Khan

Deputy & Clinical Director (National)

Dr. Fahad Khan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Hamza Quadri

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Hamza Quadri has a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he also attained his Masters in Clinical Psychology

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

Executive Director/Founder

Hooman Keshavarzi is licensed as a psychotherapist in the state of Illinois, he holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors of Science

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Muheeb Giwa


Dr. Giwa is a therapist who specializes in working with young and older adults individually, as a couple, or in group settings.

Male, Chicagoland

Dr. Samar Harfi


Dr. Samar holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Female, Chicagoland

Dr. Sarah Syed

Psychologist & Clinical Training Director

Dr. Sarah Syed completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology in Dallas, Texas.

Female, Chicagoland

Fatima Siddiqi


Fatima Siddiqi began as an undergraduate intern and has transitioned as Administrative Team at Khalil Center.

Female, Chicagoland

Humeraa Khoda

Graduate Clinical Intern

Humeraa Khoda is currently completing her master’s degree at NEIU in clinical mental health counseling. She completed her bachelor’s from LUC.

Female, Chicagoland