AFEAP Executive Director
Ayan Abukar has worked for decades to help underserved communities in the Twin Cities. Ayan is a compassionate woman. She had been seriously affected when she was young, living in the refugee camps of Ethiopia where she began her work with the community. Ayan was among the first East African groups to immigrate to the United States. In 1998, she began building a life in Minnesota and continued to work in the realm of community service, where she now serves as the Executive Director of Action for East African People.