Dr. Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash is a Continuous Improvement and Business Process Automation Specialist with the State of Minnesota. Mohamed grew up in suburban Alexandria, Egypt and moved to the U.S. in 1996. He has a 32-year career in both private and public sectors that includes working for the University of Minnesota as a research accounting principal, and serving as an economics & labor market research analyst, coordinator of the state’s Job Vacancy Survey, and disability employment expert at Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and Equity Coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). He has a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from Alazhar University in Cairo, a master’s degree in cost accounting from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, an MBA from Globe University, a master of public affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in organizational development from Capella University.
Mohamed volunteers as a social justice and disability advocate and is a member of several state committees and the board of directors for nonprofit organizations providing services to people with disabilities. This includes the Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Council (MNSILC), the Metro Regional Quality Council (MRQC), the Ramsey Council Racial Equity committee, Access Press board of directors, and the Direct Care Workforce Shortage Cross Agency Steering Committee.
Mohamed has authored many research articles focusing on disability affairs, employment of people with disability, the intersection of disability, race, and poverty, as well as other related topics aiming to the improvement of lives of people with disabilities in the state and the nation. Mohamed is deaf and is fluent in two spoken languages. Mohamed is deaf and is fluent in two spoken languages. He hopes to learn and to be fluent in ASL next.
"I am dedicated to serving the public, social justice, and advocating for people with disabilities in general, especially those who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. I primarily focus on integrating individuals with disabilities in their communities and will share my expertise in policy analysis and employment strategies with the board and staff. I also possess excellent knowledge and experience in applying federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding accessibility and equal opportunity for people with disabilities." ~ Dr. Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash