National Advisory Board

Executive Committee

Fawwaz T. Ulaby – Chair
R. Jamison & Betty Williams Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Dexter, Michigan

Ismael Ahmed 
Associate Provost
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan

Edward Gabriel
President & CEO
The Gabriel Company 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco
Washington, D.C.

Patricia E. Mooradian
President
The Henry Ford
Dearborn, Michigan

 

Aziz Shaibani
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas
Adjunct Professor of Neurology, KUMC
Houston, Texas

Emery Younes
Vice President & Community Development Officer, Greater Los Angeles
Wells Fargo & Company

Alhambra, California

 

Manal Saab – Ex Officio

Chief Executive Officer
Sorensen Gross Construction Services
Flint, Michigan


Honorary Members

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Vice Chair
General Motors Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Yousif B. Ghafari
Former Ambassador to Slovenia
Dearborn, Michigan

Irene Hirano
President
U.S.–Japan Council
Rockville, Maryland

Honorable Ray LaHood
Senior Policy Advisor
DLA Piper
Former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary
Washington, D.C.

Kathy Najimy
Actor, Activist
Studio City, California

Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia)
Washington, D.C.

Tony Shalhoub
Actor, Community Activist
Los Angeles, California

George Takei
Actor, Activist
Los Angeles California


Board Members

Nazeeh Aranki
Scientist
JPL/NASA
Financial Planner
Pasadena, California

Bassam Barazi
Real Estate Developer
Houston, Texas

Maya Berry
Executive Director
Arab American Institute
Washington, D.C.

Ahmad Chebbani
Entrepreneur
Dearborn, Michigan

Russell J. Ebeid
President, Glass USA Division
Guardian Industries Corp., Retired 
Bloomfield, Michigan

Inea Bushnaq Engler
Author, Community Activist
New York, New York

Leila Hilal

Director, Middle East Initiative
New America Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Ronnie Jallad
Senior Financial Advisor
Vice President
Merrill Lynch Bank of America
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Adib Kassis
Manager
USA – MEA
New York, New York

 

Asaad Kelada
Director
Studio City, California

Ihsen Ketata
Lecturer
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Albert Mokhiber 
Attorney
Reston, Virginia

Rima Nashashibi
President 
NWPC – Orange County
Laguna Hills, California

Ziad S. Ojakli
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Ford Motor Company
Falls Church, Virginia

Wafa Salah
Community Activist
Bloomfield, Michigan

George Salem
Attorney
Washington, D.C. 

Helen Samhan
Former Executive Director
Arab American Institute
Falls Church, Virginia

Betty H. Sams
Community Activist
Bethesda, Maryland

Jack Shaheen
Professor, Author, Media Critic
Hilton Head, South Carolina

Ann Tanous
Vice President 
Lynx Investment Advisory
Washington, D.C.

 

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