Sadia Malik Sheikh

Sadia Malik Sheikh is a first generation American-Pakistani, born in Staten Island. She graduated high school from the Notre Dame Academy and earned her degree in health care administration from St. John’s University. Her medical background includes working with the Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell, Staten Island and Brooklyn physicians, and one of the largest primary care networks in the metro New York Area. 

For the last 25 years, she has managed her family based businesses including Vice President of Operations and Network Based Initiatives for Interscience Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc., a cutting edge and multi-dimensional, pathology and molecular based laboratory, which serves the greater New York City Region, and beyond. 

As Sadia is bilingual in Urdu and English, both written and speaking, as a broad-based professional, she has helped to bridge the myriad of community needs with the local, state and federal authorities. Sadia serves on the Executive Committee of the Staten Island Democratic Party. She has volunteered hundreds of hours in assisting indigent patients and families with fulfilling medical and social service requirements, so that quality healthcare can be secured for all who need it. 

She has worked on the Board of the Pakistan Civic Association of Staten Island for over 20 years and has tirelessly advocated for bring in solutions to problems that that every day folks face for over 500 families. 

Her involvement with small businesses on Staten Island has helped with many job placements and mentoring programs for the community, including many starting out to become medical professionals. She has always been the voice to the many Muslims, Pakistani Americans and other South Asians across the country. She has held many volunteers board positions to better serve her cultural and medical community in the years ongoing. 

Sadia has been actively involved with publications including the Muslim Observer Newspaper The Muslim Observer (TMO), a weekly newspaper, founded in 1998, focusing on issues relevant to Muslims and Islam. It is based in Farmington, Michigan, and is part of the parent media organization, Muslim Media Network Inc. 

A recent project of Sadia’s has been recognizing and bringing notice to the special needs of Muslim detainees in immigration custody and detention facilities to ensure the basic Islamic tools are readily accessible, such as halal meals, prayer rugs, ladies hijabs, Islamic lectures and English translated Qurans. Through her dedicated collaborative efforts, many community leaders have supported even more, her passion and endeavors for immigrants and their families.

During the overwhelming Covid-9 pandemic, Sadia has worked with many associations, individuals, and entities, to offer RT-PCR testing to indigent members of the community. 

Sadia has held a board position with the Salvation Army of Staten Island, a non for profit organization, that has far reaching population and emergent needs. She has served as the Chair to the Staten Island Democratic Gala in past years. She is currently the Chairperson for Finance of the Party. 

Sadia has acted as a conduit between anyone and everyone. In her meeting with then Vice President Joe Biden in 2016, Sadia stressed her community needs to the White House, particularly the needs of professional mentors for the community and small business’ struggles and needs. 

Sadia works in tandem with the Hon. Michael McMahon, the District Attorney of Staten Island, Richmond County, who has helped and assisted many battered and abused women through her involvement with the local mosques and churches. Her outreach has further helped these families maintain jobs and provide better lives for the young children. Sadia has successfully maintained her liaisons and network because of her friendly and genuinely loving approach to helping others. She never says no and always tries her best to find a solution to a problem. She has been labeled as “crisis manager” among her peers because of her ability to understand and link with community and people’s problems needing governmental solutions. Her relentless desire to help her fellow human beings is evidenced by the outstanding number of supporters she has within the diverse community of Staten Island. 

She is currently on the Board of Pakistani Staten Island Civic Association, on the Board of Trustees for Islamic Society of Staten Island and an Honorary Board Member of East/West University in Illinois, along with being an active member of the Brooklyn Islamic Center. 

Sadia is the eldest daughter to the esteemed Dr. Mazhar and Mrs. Shahnaz Malik, the Malik Family being an immigrant professional family that has been established in Staten Island for over 50 years. It is at her roots within her family that she has learned the values of eastern and western cultures and ethics being blended and embraced. Sadia is married to Ahsan Sheikh and has two sons, Fahad and Yousuf. She continues to instill the values and cultures of her background in her family through involving her children in many of her charitable efforts.

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