Sarah joined the team at the Center in 2012. A graduate of Wellesley College, Sarah received a master of public administration from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Center as Managing Director, she directed fund development, business training and program operations in local community development efforts, concentrating both in the workforce and urban business development services. Sarah also worked in finance in Boston and in Louisville.
HALIDA HATICDirector, Community Relations & Deveopment
Halida leads the Center’s fundraising efforts, connecting diverse stakeholders to our vision, mission and values. Halida believes fundraising is an act of love and sacred work. For her, it is an honor to help people unlock their greatness by inviting them to join the Center in building a community true to our motto of Many Faiths, One Heart, Common Action.
Halida also infuses her passion and commitment to protecting public health and the environment into all of CIR’s daily operations and ongoing programming. Before joining the CIR staff, Halida worked for ten years in the environmental sustainability field, including six years at the New England office of the Environmental Protection Agency. Halida currently serves as Vice Chair of the board of the Louisville Sustainability Council and is a 2014 graduate of the Bioneer’s Cultivating Women’s Leadership program.
Halida is a native of Cincinnati. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International and Development Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Mustafa directs media and communications activity at the Center. He is involved with Festival program content, research, design and curation. In addition, with his background in film making he heads up the new digital media department which produces films and media offerings throughout the year.
An American with old Kentucky roots who grew up in England, Mustafa Gouverneur studied Middle East studies at Cambridge University and Law at the University of London. He has worked in many different countries in the fields of international law, publishing, and for many years as project manager and academic research lead on a number of large museum, exhibition and academic projects around the world. In recent years he directed a number of documentary films on historical, spiritual and interfaith themes. He is interested in metaphysics, mysticism and the contemplative life- and film.
Rebecca supports communication with stakeholders, speakers, and community members at the Center. She also manages CIR’s social media channels. Rebecca taps into her organizing skills to engage CIR’s community online.
Prior to joining CIR, Rebecca focused on developing civic skills in youth. Rebecca has worked with AmeriCorps, YouthBuild Louisville, Inspire Kentucky, and the Network Center for Community Change to facilitate and support opportunities for young people to elevate their voices and engage in public life. She has collaborated with diverse young adults, neighbors, and volunteers on a number of successful community building initiatives, and has developed curriculum on service learning and civic engagement.
Rebecca is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.
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