Farzana leads the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, as its Chief Executive Officer, strategically guiding its resources, policy advocacy, training and technical assistance provided in the United States and its territories while centering racial equity in advancing safety and supports for survivors of domestic violence. She is a founding member of the U.S.-based Muslim Advocacy Network against Domestic Violence, focusing on building collaborative partnerships and developing resources.
She has had a long and deep commitment to prevention of violence and is active in her local community in Harrisburg, PA, co-leading the Strategies for Community Action Committee of the Community Responder’s Network to expand community dialogue to protect and safeguard the safety, respect, and dignity of all. She is also a planning committee member for the Community Diversity Forum, a conglomerate of regional representatives of higher education, health systems, social justice & disability rights organizations committed to promoting diversity in the community through consistent and informative educational forums. She serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Network and nationally on the Navigators Circle of the Resonance Network.
She has a Bachelor’s in English and Anthropology and has her Master’s in Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She also successfully completed a Harvard Executive Education Fellowship on Performance Measurement for Nonprofits and another on Building and Leading Diverse Organizations.