Darian Rodriguez HeymanDarian Rodriguez Heyman,
Executive Director
After chairing the Foundation’s board for several years, Heyman assumed the executive director role in 2016 to take a more active role in implementing Numi Foundation’s programs. His role includes overseeing all programs and operations, as well as driving fundraising and strategic partnerships. Darian is the former executive director of Craigslist Foundation an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author of Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and Nonprofit Management 101.

He is an active environmental leader and is a former Commissioner for the Environment for San Francisco.

Ahmed RahimAhmed Rahim, Co-Founder & Chair
In addition to his role with the Foundation, Ahmed is the CEO & co-founder of Numi Organic Tea, Inc. Ahmed has built strong partnerships with community leaders to develop the Foundation’s programming. He sets the strategy for programmatic direction and personally helped to create the NUMI Curriculum. Ahmed lends more than twenty years of business management experience to provide fiduciary responsibility for the Foundation’s portfolio. In addition to his role with the Foundation, Ahmed serves on several for-profit & nonprofit boards, providing strategic advice to businesses & start-ups. Ahmed is committed to helping manifest thriving communities for a healthy sustainable environment.

Reem RahimReem Rahim, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
After earning her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Reem changed directions. She first received a Drawing and Painting art diploma in Florence, Italy, and then went on to obtain 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. She continues her art practice in her Petaluma studio.