Board Members

PAN Executive Committee

Progressive African Network's (PAN) Board of Directors

Hashim Siraji

Co-Founder of PAN

President / Treasurer


Hashim, originally from Somalia is a longtime resident of Cambridge, MA. He is one PAN's original Co-Founders.

Hashim is currently a technology entrepreneur, Co-Founder of a tech start-up based in Newton, MA and a long time community organizer in Boston, esp. in Roxbury neighborhood. Hashim has a long history of volunteer work in voter registeration drives in multiple political campaigns. In 2009, Hashim was Co-Founder and President of United Somali Youth, Inc. and was most recently the Interim Executive Director of Africans in Boston, Inc.
Tech & Social Entrepreneur

Leonard Tshitenge

Co-Founder of PAN

Executive Director


Leonard, originally from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a long Massachusetts resident (Boston & South Shore), is one of the original Co-Founders of PAN

Well known as “Afroblues” in the Boston Poetry Community, Leonard Tshitenge is a dynamic and engaging Poet, Master of Ceremony, Speaker, Youth Worker, Community Organizer and dedicated Father. Leonard uses his poetry to advocate for underprivileged Continental Africans and for the people in the Eastern Congo impacted by the Congo’s Wars, The deadliest War since World War II. He is currently involved with Stand with Congo Campaign launched by House of Cards Star Robin Wright; a campaign with Congolese and American activists to end the pillage of Congo’s vast mineral resources. He is the Founder of Consciously Exposed Café, a monthly community forum in Boston's African-American and African Diaspora community, open to all demographics.
Social Entrepreneur

Shimon Warden

Board Member

Executive Committee


Executive Consultant

Cynthia Obioma Ezeani

Board Member

Development Strategist


Development Expert

PAN Board of Advisors

Progressive African Network's (PAN) Board of Advisors