National Senior Organizing Advisor & Executive Director
Salima Suswell is considered one of the nation’s emerging leaders and top strategic thinkers on the local, state and national level. She founded Evolve Solutions, a management consulting firm in 2010 to address the racial and socio-economic disparities within the black community. ES provides from the ground floor up, political and policy development that positively impacts community engagement outcomes.
Salima is engaged in the political process regionally and nationally where her expertise is sought out for advocacy campaigns and policy initiatives. Salima’s noteworthy contributions include her role as Director for the Philadelphia Eid Coalition, who made history by leading a successful campaign to obtain the recognition of the two Islamic (Eid) Holidays on the academic calendar for Philadelphia Public Schools; her role as Chair of the Muslim American Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, held in Philadelphia. Salima serves as an advisor to the Office of Governor Tom Wolf for affairs pertaining to communities of color, women and faith. Salima has also served as an advisor to the Office of Mayor James Kenney for issues pertaining to Muslim Philadelphians.