Tahra Goraya is the National Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, D.C. Through her diverse experience in non-profit management, Goraya has distinguished herself as a passionate and dedicated administrator and a visionary for creative community coalition building.
Before joining CAIR in the fall of 2007, Goraya served as executive director of Day One in Pasadena, Calif., for nearly seven years. Day One is a grassroots nonprofit organization that works to prevent harm to youth and families from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through education and public policy advocacy.
Under her steadfast vision and leadership, Day One became regionally and nationally recognized for its comprehensive approaches to improving the quality of life for its constituents.
Goraya is active in a number of social justice, civil right advocacy and women's health issues, and has provided consultative services for state and local governments, faith and community-based organizations, school systems, corporations, and other public and private sector entities.
Goraya served as the first female president of the board of CAIR's Greater Los Angeles area chapter. She was also was selected as the 2005-2006 Fellow with the Women's Policy Institute of the California Women's Foundation, 2005 Women in Business Non-Profit Executive Director of the Year Honoree and 2006 Woman of Excellence by the YWCA.