Hassana Q. Shaw

Board Member

Hassana Q. Shaw is an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ. She has served as a teacher-mentor to many aspiring educators. Ms. Shaw also assists high school students as they navigate the college entrance process. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership at Seton Hall University.

Currently she is studying to be certified as a Tibb Practitioner. She is the Founder of Replenish Me ™and the official sponsor of She Phoenix, Femme Phoenix Ltd in South Africa. Even with all of her accolades her biggest brag is being a homeschooling mom of six children.  As seen on America Meditating Radio, The Sexy Brilliant Show and British Muslim TV, featured on South African radio 786, and Fox News

De Angelo Rorie

Board Member

De Angelo Rorie is a Board member of SciTech2U.

Cordelia Gaffar is the Emotions Opener Transformation Strategist guiding leaders to use their darkest and most difficult emotions to show up powerfully.

In 2020, Cordelia was nominated for the Sexy Brilliant Awards by Devina Kaur’s nonprofit organization SexyBrilliant.org and a Top National Influencer of 2020 by Women’s Success Conference. Cordelia Gaffar was inducted into the Global Library of Female Authors by Ona Miller and hit best seller again with the 1 Habit for Success SmartFem Edition. Her new book related to her Replenish Me Process,  Detached Love: Transforming Your Heart So That You can Transform Your Mind released at the end of 2020. Cordelia is the Best Podcast Host of 2019, for her Free to Be podcast,  and the ACHI magazine Volunteer of the Year and finalist for Orator of the Year. She is best-selling co-author of America’s Leading Ladies: who positively impact the world with Oprah Winfrey and several dynamic women. 


Cordelia Gaffar

Board Member

Despite my teaching success, there were still very few members of underrepresented groups majoring in biology, so I thought if more could be done to spur interest in STEM fields earlier in children’s learning life, then possibly more of them might join STEM fields. 


That is when I started offering weekend and summer programs for elementary and middle school students, and the rest, as they say, is history. SciTech2U was born to meet the need for highly qualified STEM majors, especially from underrepresented groups.

Our Board

Zainab Abbas

Chair, Founder, and CEO

Zainab Abbas is the Board Chair, founder, and chief executive of SciTech2U Inc. She received her B.S. from Knoxville College, and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.  Zainab lends her expertise to SciTech2U as the CEO, managing all day-to-day activities, budgeting, volunteer and instructor recruitment, program  and resource development. She also develops curricula and instructs most SciTech2U programs.

Patrick Gallagher


Patrick Gallagher serves as the current C0-Chair of

SciTech2U's Board of Directors.  He received his B.A. in Digital Media from the University of the District of Columbia. Along with his Co-Chair duties, Patrick assists SciTech2U in communications, including web presence, video production, and graphic design since he joined the board in 2020.

Kevin D. Bryant

Board Member, Director of Programs, Treasurer

Kevin D. Bryant currently serves as the Treasures of  SciTech2 Board of  Directors, and the Director of Programs. As Treasurer,  Kevin overseas all financial reporting aspects of  SciTech2U, and as Directors of Programs, Kevin assists in developing innovating OST and  after-,school programs, including funds development to support them.

Teherehma White

Student Member of the Board and Secretary

Teherehma White is SciTech2U's Student Member of the Board and serves as Secretary.

Dannette Zaghari-Mask

Board Member

Danette Zaghari-Mask is an attorney, compliance and ethics expert. She is an honor's graduate from the University of Florida College of Law, where she published and earned a Certification in International and Comparative Law. She began her career as a Staff Attorney for Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit, and served NAFTA as a law clerk for a former U.S. Trade Representative. Danette volunteered on the Board of Directors for CAIR-Florida and later worked as a civil rights attorney in its Orlando office as Executive Director. Danette is an educator; she taught high school English & Composition; in addition, she co-founded a Central Maryland cooperative 'Al Ansar' for alternative education paths. Currently, Danette is the Nonprofit & Compliance Attorney at CAIR; she specializes in compliance & risk-management, board governance, business ethics, and conflict management. In her spare time she is an avid gardener, reader, outdoor adventurist, Girl Scout troop leader and Justice Leaders Fellow at the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies. Danette lives in Maryland with her spouse and three children. 

Adea Mandulo

Board Member

Adea Mandulo is a Board member of SciTech2U.

Angela Sikes

Board Member

Angela Sikes is a highly-skilled 360-degree Brand Planner and Marketing Strategist with close to 20 years of experience in developing data driven, audience-centric strategies for some of the world’s most beloved Fortune 100 brands and held leadership roles for top tier media agencies including advertising (BBDO), multicultural (GlobalHue and Uniworld), digital (Organic and Digitas), experiential (Viva Creative), CRM (Havas Worldwide) and public relations (Edelman) agencies. She earned a MBA in Marketing from Lawrence Technological University and a B.S. in Economics from Florida A&M University and teaches undergraduate and graduate-level marketing and advertising courses at Georgetown University and Bowie State University.

Zainab Abbas, CEO


Ever since I started teaching adults more than a decade ago, I have always had a desire to create learning environments that made it easy for students to learn and to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups (racial and ethnic minorities) entering STEM fields. 


From day one as a biotechnology instructor at a local college, I noticed that there were very few students from underrepresented groups enrolled in my classes. I also had some students who were non-majors and who seemingly had little interest in learning biology.  Over the years, I was able to increase interest in learning biology in my classes among non-majors by exploring and refining ways to make learning easy and interactive, with some non-majors changing their majors to biology. 



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