"Gazala brings a keen intelligence, a depth of experience and is highly productive.""Gazala served as the Interim Executive Director of NAMI Greater Seattle for 4 1/2 months in 2013/2014 and did an exceptional job! She fit right in to keep things running and to tackle not only the many and varied executive director duties, but assisted with the search and hiring of our new permanent ED. She’s an adept problem-solver, cutting to the core of an issue and acting quickly to find solutions. She is extremely personable and built a quick rapport with staff, volunteers, members, donors and the board. Gazala is an excellent spokesperson, representing NAMI Greater Seattle on radio and tv. She is well connected in the community with a network of local resources that she called upon to assist our agency. She utilized her development skills to increase our end-of-year donations by over 23%. She applied for several grants and planned and managed our holiday auction. Gazala also serves as the Walk Manager for the very successful NAMI Walk of Washington from which our affiliate raises 20% of our income. I highly recommend Gazala for her managerial and human resource skills as an executive director (interim or permanent), as well as for her outstanding fundraising, event planning and development expertise."