Afghan Coalition

Afghan Coalition


Afghan Coalition

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About Our Agency
Formed in 1996, Afghan Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization. We are dedicated to strengthening Afghan families, improving their access to social services, and building a strong and united Afghan American community. Located at the Family Resource Center in Fremont, California, the Afghan Coalition is the largest Afghan-American organization in the United States. Serving over 1,000 community members per year, particularly immigrant women and children, bilingual/bicultural advocates bridge the language and cultural gaps between community members and financial and social services.

Executive Director


Rona Popal is bilingual in Dari/Farsi and English, is the Executive Director of the Afghan Coalition. She is also the project director for the Afghan Health Partnership Program. Ms. Popal has extensive experience in designing and organizing community service programs, as well as providing direct client service and advocacy. She is a recognized community leader. On October 27, 2007 State Assembly Member Alberto Torrico honored her with the 20th District Unity Award. A tireless community organizer and outspoken proponent of civil liberties and human rights, she was also voted International Woman of the Year by the Silicon Valley Women’s Organization in 2002. In October 2006, Ms. Popal presented a speech as oral testimony on behalf of the Coalition’s Afghan Women’s Association International to the California Commission on the Status of Women. Ms. Popal has worked in social services for over 20 years as an employment counselor and social worker and has headed the Afghan Women’s Association since 2001 and the Afghan Coalition since 2003. She holds a degree from California State Hayward in Political Science and International Relations.


Meet our Board of Directors


Mr. Waheed Momand: President (Second from right, top row)

Rona Popal: Executive Director (Middle, bottom row)

Bruce Green: Board Member (First from right, top row)

Aisha Wahab: Board Member (First from left, top row)

Haji Razmi: Board Member​ (Second from left, top row)

Morwarid Hatef: Board Member

Our Staff

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Tonya Bellati
Program Manager

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Isabel K'Burg, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor

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Abdullah Mujaddidi
Data Entry Clerk

Nazanin Malekzada Youth Outreach Worker


Dr. Masoud Ghafoer, PsyD, AMFT*

Mental Health Specialist

Program Coordinator

Prevention Counselor
(*Associate Marriage and Family Therapist)  

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Wasima Khaliqi
Community Outreach Worker

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Seema Farhad
Domestic Violence Specialist

Address: 39155 Liberty Street D-460 Fremont, CA, 94538

Phone: (510)-745-1680

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