Board of Directors
Saleem M. Saleem
Saleem M. Saleem is a Professor of Social Work at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He earned his Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. Dr. Saleem also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Literature from the University of Karachi.
He is a clinically trained psychotherapist and has extensive experience working with families and children, especially with the Save the Children Foundation of Great Britain. He generally teaches social work research, social welfare history, social policy, cultural diversity among people, inter-professional cultural competency, senior field instruction and seminar as well as General Education courses - cultural pluralism, global awareness, and macro social science theory. He pioneered the Student Social Work Exchange Program with Malardalen University in Sweden. He also built the study abroad program, Liaison of India Experience Project, at Capital University. He is committed to building international social work education programs both at undergraduate and graduate level with special emphasis of macro social work practice.
Dr. Saleem is a sought-after Board Member, President, Consultants to several philanthropic organizations, and was Editor of the News Journal, Catalyst, published by Greater Cleveland Adult Education Council. Currently he is on the Board of Lions Club and Metropolitan Community Services – T.O.U.C.H., and Chair of the Strategic Planning and Grants Development.
Alma Montano Saddam
Alma Montano Saddam is a Faculty Emerita of Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University. She received her education at the University of the Philippines and at The Ohio State University. Prior to retirement, she was the Extension Nutrition Specialist with OSU and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Nutrition. She was also Director of the Dietetic Internship Program in the Department of Human Nutrition from 1989-1999. Past work experience includes both being a Clinical and Administrative Dietitian at the Yale University Medical Center and The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Currently, Alma volunteers as a Staying Well Instructor at the Upper Arlington Senior Center and as a Culinary Instructor for Asian Cuisines at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Besides being on the Board of MACC, she is also on the Board of the Asian Festival, Inc. and an officer of the Philippine American Society of Central Ohio. Major research and service interests are behavior change of older adults through nutrition education and dietary practice change of culturally diverse inter-generational families and individuals.