Nichole Mossalam is a mother of three beautiful, young children with one already in the Malden school system. She is a long-time community activist who will actively advocate for our children. She is currently the Administrative Director for the Malden Islamic Center, the Executive Director for the newly formed New England Islamic Speaker’s Bureau, is an advisory board member of CAIR-MA, and is heavily involved in political advocacy, interfaith relations, and community service. She has completed a certificate training program with The Neighborhood Developers (TND) to serve on Municipal Boards, holds basic certification from the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) to serve as a police chaplain, and was a main organizer for the city of Malden’s first Community ‘N Unity event.
Before moving to Malden, Nichole was a founding board member of the nonprofit United in Service to Humanity. Since living in Malden, she served as the Islamic Society of Boston's Executive Director where she built dynamic community relationships in the interfaith community, local government, and law enforcement. As a result of this work, she was invited to the White House.
For the past four years, her family has been growing and laying down roots in Malden. She has worked tirelessly as a community activist and was a lead organizer for the Malden Islamic Center’s Open Mosque Day, the Fastathon that raised $6k to pay down student lunch debt, and is currently on the planning board for the 2nd Annual New England Muslim Festival hosted in Malden.
As our families and children struggle with a starvation economy, crumbling infrastructure, and the unfolding opioid epidemic, Nichole realizes that an engaging education is critical for our future. With dwindling resources and more attacks on our public schools coming from a hostile administration that is imposing top-down budget cuts in furtherance of privatization agenda, Nichole is ready to stand on the front lines and fight to protect our schools. Through life experience, she knows that education is the best vehicle to a better life for ALL.
Nichole has, does, and will continue to fight for working class families.
Nichole with her mom, Tina Catalano.
Nichole and her two sisters, Lisa Swisher and Anna Swisher.
Nichole and Mohanad celebrating their wedding.
Nichole's grandparents, Mary Salamoni and Domenico Catalano.
Nichole with her dad, Edward Jarvis.