Bilal tends to HFJ’s culture and overarching programmatic strategy. He works with his team to create cohesion and communication across operations, finance, individual giving, communications, and programmatic grantmaking. He encourages collective processes in HFJ’s day-to-day work and looks to grantee partners to inform HFJ’s culture and organizing work with donors and funders.
Bilal has a diverse background anchored in health equity. In recent years, he has developed philanthropic programming and led strategic planning in the Minnesota philanthropic sector and with funders nationally.
Bilal came to Minnesota as a war asylee with his family in 1990 and has Palestinian ancestry. He grew up in a close knit Muslim family that has gathered for Sunday family dinner for many years. In his free time, he enjoys biking south Minneapolis trails and nature hiking in search of wildflowers with his partner.
Contact Bilal if you are a movement organizer looking to connect and learn about Headwaters, an institutional funder interested in supporting our work, or a community member looking to make a connection or donation.