Ziaulhaq Yama

Director of Programs

About Me

Ziaulhaq Yama is the Director of Programs at Afghan Relief and a member of the Board of Directors. He was born and raised in Afghanistan and has devoted most of his life to assisting the most vulnerable populations in Afghanistan and in the United States. Ziaulhaq is also a Sonographer in the Department of Radiology at Kaiser Permanente and UC Davis Health Center. Prior to that, he was the clinical director at UMI Community Imaging Clinic. In this position, he provided medical assistance to marginalized communities including uninsured patients by providing free-of-cost diagnostic imaging. Ziaulhaq is also the founder and Director of Afghan United Group in Sacramento, California, where he and a team of Afghans provide cultural awareness, health care service, and public awareness services to recently arriving Afghan families. Previously, Ziaulhaq worked as a community mental health specialist for Afghan Care and the Afghan Coalition in Alameda County. Ziaulhaq has been an active community organizer for more than a decade. Ziaulhaq Yama received his ARDMS license from Cosumnes River College. He also received his bachelor’s in medicine from Nangarhar University, Afghanistan.