Sabeen Perwaiz is president and CEO of Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA), where she strengthens, promotes, and advocates on behalf of Florida’s nonprofit sector. During her tenure, FNA has expanded on its research portfolio with Florida's first nonprofit economic impact report, nonprofit compensation surveys, and a “State of the Sector” report. Prior to joining the organization, Perwaiz was a researcher for Vital Voices Global Partnership, served as Special Projects Manager for Pace Center for Girls, implemented an Early Childhood Education program with Aide et Action in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and led the Earn Up initiative for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2012, Perwaiz has led the all-volunteer team for TEDxJacksonville. Perwaiz serves on the board of directors of the National Council of Nonprofits and United Way of Northeast Florida and as Vice President of Women's Giving Alliance. She is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and Leadership Florida Connect. Perwaiz has been named an Aspen Ideas Scholar, Woman of Influence, 40 under 40, and a National Business Journal Influencer. She has also received a One Jax Humanitarian award.
Perwaiz earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre-medicine from City College of New York and a master's in International Development from the University of Birmingham in the UK. An avid traveler, Perwaiz has visited over 44 countries and hopes to visit at least 100 in her lifetime. She and her husband, Asghar, are proud parents of Raza and Ayah.