Mom of the Year 2018

Siman Qaasim

Siman Qaasim is mother to four teens, and she serves as the Director of Health Policy at Children’s Action Alliance. Siman is a seasoned public health professional whose career has taken her from Washington D.C. to Nassau to Tanzania and ultimately Phoenix where she spent ten years as an administrator at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. A proud Somali immigrant, her career highlight thus far came during her time as a Program Supervisor for Somali Association of Arizona, working at a small community center for Somali refugees. Siman serves on the board of directors for Mountain Park Health Center and is a faculty member for Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute. In 2013, she was named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”.