Board of Directors
Daniel Tamm, Board Chair
Daniel Tamm is dedicated to building a more just and compassionate world, which he sees as the common good work of ISN. From 2013 to 2020, Daniel has worked as a public servant with the City of Los Angeles, first in the Mayor’s Office, where his main focus was building bridges to faith communities and ending homelessness, then with LA Sanitation & Environment, sharing sustainability practices with community stakeholders. He is a Deacon Postulant in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, with an emphasis in social justice and spiritual care. He’s also serving on the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party, representing the 46th AD in the San Fernando Valley. Daniel and his wife, Nicole, live in Sherman Oaks. Their son, Charlie, has just graduated from college.
Nabeela Khan, Board Secretary
Nabeela was born in Pakistan and has lived in Los Angeles California for over 35 years. From a very young age, she has been a passionate advocate of interfaith cooperation and was active in multiple interfaith organizations. She is a member of the Program Committee at ISN. She represents the Islamic Society of San Fernando Valley. Professionally, she is a Senior Technology Manager with Oracle Corporation.
Rev. Bill Freeman
Bill is a United Church of Christ Minister in Canoga Park and leads the Housing Justice Committee at ISN. While he is furloughed from his church due to COVID-19, he has started offering Online Sunday Services at 10 a.m. as Bill Freeman Ministries (www.BillFreeman.org). He hopes Bill Freeman Ministries will soon be as big as Joel Osteen Ministries and he too will one day live in a $10 Million mansion.
Sheila has been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 50 years. She was a member of the First Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Redlands, California and served on committees ranging from racial justice and unity to leading children’s Sunday school classes on the unity of all religions. She is proud to be serving today with all faiths on the ISN board.
Rabbi Jim Kaufman
Jim served at Temple Beth Hillel in North Hollywood for 38 years and, since 2010, is Rabbi Emeritus. He is the founder of Caring Across Generations, a faith-based Southern California Alliance and a founding Board member of ISN. He is Chair of the Program Committee and leads ISN’s outreach efforts.
Rev. Vernon Kemp
Vernon is pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tarzana. He entered ministry, after serving the community for 24 years in law enforcement, witnessing the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of our society. He is a native Californian educated at UCLA, and a graduate of Claremont School of Theology.
For over 30 years, Sarena has practiced Divine Love meditation, also known as Bhakti Yoga. She is the manager of the Radha Govind Meditation Center, Tarzana. Sarena has been a member of interfaith organizations for two decades, including Unity in Diversity, Valley Interfaith Council and now ISN.
In the fall of 2016, as the nation faced a growing wave of Islamophobia and rising hate crimes, Marsha and co-founder Soraya Dean organized a solidarity march that drew 1000 marchers and led to the formation of ISN. Marsha is currently Vice President/CFO and is a member of Temple Judea, Tarzana.
Harry has lived in the San Fernando Valley for over 50 years. He serves the un-housed community through advocacy as a member of RAC-California, OneLA, West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness, and San Fernando Valley Faith Based Coalition on Homelessness. He also serves on two special committees through Mayor Garcetti and Council member Blumenfield‘s offices. Harry is a graphics artist, and a proud husband and father.
Stan is a retired salesman and High School substitute teacher with a B.S. in Science. He has lived in LA since 1987 and has been a member of Valley Outreach Synagogue, Calabasas since 1991. He’s a strong believer in interfaith cooperation and was a member and past president of an interfaith organization in Phoenix, AZ.
Hazzan Michael Stein
Mike has been the hazzan (cantor) at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills for almost 20 years. He sits on the ISN Board and is creator of the Afro-Jewish Alliance. His career has taken him from several Broadway productions to playing fiddle for four presidents as a member of the US Navy Band to composing a song that is part of the ‘Greatest American Songbook’ to teaching extensively in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Poland.