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Dr. Faisal Qazi currently serves as the President of MiNDS, a community service and development organization based in southern CA that provides charitable healthcare and focuses on community empowerment programs. MiNDS has been awarded CA State Assembly representative's Organization-of-the-Year at the National Leadership Council in 2013 where Dr. Qazi previously was also honored with a "40-under-40" recognition. He also received the Visionary Leadership award at ACCESS CA by the CA State Assembly representative.Dr. Qazi is an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Bioethics and Spiritual Care at Claremont Lincoln University - Bayan College. He was honored as Professor-of-the-Year award by its student body in 2013. He was the President of American Muslim Health Professionals in 2009, a national Public Health group and was the architect of AMHP’s health policy initiatives as its President in 2009. Dr. Qazi founded and became the first CEO of HUDA (Health Unit on Davison Avenue) free clinic in Detroit in 2004. He conceived the idea of the Muslim Free Clinics Council; a loose coalition of 35 Muslim operated charitable clinics from across the country. He had the distinct honor to present the works of these institutions at a Congressional briefing in October of 2008 in Washington DC, where he proposed opportunities for safety net clinics in the health reform process. Dr. Qazi’s speaks frequently on issues ranging from community services, religion and spirituality, mental health and health policy. Dr. Qazi's work has been featured in interviews to NPR, Voice of America, CNN and PBS. He has been listed amongst the Best Doctors of Inland Empire. He also has received the "2016 Compassion Award" from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California in response to fundraising efforts to raise more than $200,000 for the victims of the San Bernardino tragedy in 2015. Dr. Qazi also received recognition by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for his leadership delivering essential services in healthcare and economic empowerment in underserved communities.