Valenna Washington was born in Marlin, Tx. Married to Edward Washington and Co- Owner of Citizens Funeral Services Inc, Los Angeles, Ca. Licensed Pre-need Funeral Arrangement Counselor and Business Manager.
Received her BA from Prairie View University, Prairie View, Texas in Education and her Masters Degree from St. Louis, Mo in Business Administration and Management.
Valenna Served as an Officer (Captain) in the United States Military (Army) from 1977 – 1981. Retired from Xerox Corporation after 27 years in 2015.
Retired from Xerox Corporation.
She is very active in her church. Friendship Baptist Church located in Yorba Linda, Ca. Serves in the Doorkeepers Ministry and Chairs the Military Veterans Ministry.
Sorority of Delta Sigma Theta.
Valenna and Edward Washington have two daughters, Erika Djordjevic, and Ashley Washington, (Son-In Law) Jovan Djordjevic and one grandson Maksim Djordjevic.
IMAM ABU ISHAQ ABDUL HAFIZ
Imam Abu Ishaq Abdul Hafiz is Director of Prison outreach for Shura Council of Southern California that serves Muslim inmates from Los Angeles County up to San Diego County.
He is resident Imam at Masjid Al-Shareef in Long Beach CA since 2019.
He is a retired Chaplain from the Federal Bureau of Prisons , where he served as Supervisory Chaplain for 15 of the 22 years .
He is a graduate of Tuskegee University with BS in US History and received his Islamic certifications studying in Mecca(1978) and Riyadh Saudi Arabia (1980-1986).
Born in Gary Indiana and raised as a Baptist, he converted to the Islamic faith during his undergraduate years at Tuskegee Institute in 1970.
He has been recognized by the US Justice department as a subject matter expert on issues related to Islam in a correctional setting.
Currently he is Director of Prison Outreach program under the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.
He works with Administrators in County Jails , Federal and State prisons along with Homeland Security Detention Centers , visiting inmates and detainees and providing them with Islamic reading materials and intro ducting them to Islam.
Imam Abdul Hafiz serves on Advisory Board nAction Family network, on the Board of the Catholic Restorative Justice.
Imam Abdul Hafiz has two adult daughters and has been married to Safiya Abdul Hafiz 44 years.