Advisory Board

Ahmed Rahim is the co-founder of Numi Foundation, and CEO of Numi, Inc. He oversees operations, programmatic direction, and brings more than twenty years of business management experience to providing fiduciary responsibility for the Foundation’s portfolio.

Before co-founding Numi, Inc. in 1999, Ahmed studied theater & psychology in New York City. He then spent a decade living, working, and traveling throughout Europe as a professional filmmaker and photographer.

In addition to his roles serving the needs of his organic tea company and the Foundation, Ahmed provides mentorship to startups, serves on several nonprofit boards, and is a passionate advocate for thriving communities and a healthy environment.

Darian Rodriguez Heyman
is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101, edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, and co-founded Social Media for Nonprofits. He is an active environmentalist and is a former Commissioner for the Environment for San Francisco and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Bioneers. After chairing the Foundation’s board for several years, Heyman assumed the executive director role in 2016 and decided to take a more active role in implementing Numi Foundation’s H2OPE and curriculum development programs.

Reem Rahim is co-founder and creative director of Numi, Inc. and Numi Foundation. After earning her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, she made a sharp right turn. She received a Drawing and Painting art diploma in Florence, Italy, and then an M.F.A. from John F. Kennedy University’s department of Arts and Consciousness Studies. Her paintings, inspired by her brother’s photography, created Numi’s look and feel, and adorned Numi’s original packaging. Reem is currently the Board Chair of Camps in Common, a nonprofit that preserves and manages an 80-year old City of Oakland-owned camp in the high Sierras that offers city residents a respite in nature. She continues her art practice in her Oakland art studio and has exhibited internationally.