Omar Bahar joined America Achieves as a development associate in August 2017. Prior to joining America Achieves, Omar worked for several nonprofits, including the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Afrika Tikkun USA, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Omar moved to New York in July 2009 after having lived in Syria, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Omar received a BA in international studies from Marymount Manhattan College and an MPA from Rutgers University.