Malaika joined AMS in 2021. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the GridWise Alliance and the Operations Director for the Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products. She previously served as the Membership and Program Director for the Life Insurance Settlement Association. Malaika has 25 years’ experience developing and implementing global strategies and achieving strategic outcomes in associations, non-profit organizations, and the US Government.
With 8 years of direct membership association management experience, Malaika has worked closely with 18 Boards of Directors, including their committees and task forces. She thrives on collaborating with senior volunteer leadership to develop and operationalize vision and strategy, and has successfully implemented strategic and tactical initiatives, including focused outreach workshops, conference planning, membership drives and board election processes.
Prior to launching her non-profit career, Malaika served for 20+ years in the Foreign Service, with assignments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
Malaika lives in Reston, VA. She is a proud dance mom who finds joy in the noise, crowds and enthusiasm of dance competitions. She is also an active volunteer in non-profit groups, including the Princeton Club of Washington, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, AMPS, a non-profit organization supporting competitive dancers, and Coming to the Table.