National Advisory Board

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Leila Hilal – Chairperson
Progressive Governance International, LLC
Principal
Petosky, Michigan

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

Raghad Farah
Project Engineer, West Second Street Associates
President & CEO, Civilized Design
Flint, MI

Sandra Gibson
Principal & Managing Member
Sandra L. Gibson & Associates
Washington, D.C.

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

HONORARY MEMBERS

 

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan’s 12th District)
Washington, D.C.

Yousif B. Ghafari
Former Ambassador to Slovenia
Dearborn, Michigan

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

Patricia E. Mooradian
President
The Henry Ford
Dearborn, Michigan

Kathy Najimy
Actor, Activist
Studio City, California

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

Manal Saab
Chief Executive Officer
Sorensen Gross Construction Services
Flint, Michigan

Betty H. Sams
Community Activist
Bethesda, Maryland

Tony Shalhoub
Actor, Community Activist
Los Angeles, California

George Takei
Actor, Activist
Los Angeles California

BOARD MEMBERS

 

Evelyn Alsultany
Associate Professor
Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Anan Ameri
Activist, Author, Founding Director of the Arab American National Museum
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nazeeh Aranki
Financial Advisor; Consulting Engineer
Western International Securities; Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
Pasadena, California

Moustafa Bayoumi
Professor of English
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Brooklyn, New York

Ahmad Chebbani
Entrepreneur
Dearborn, Michigan

Lina Dirani
Family Dentistry of Novi
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Evon Ebeid
Managing Partner
Ebeid Investments
Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Haitham Eid
Associate Professor/Director, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program
Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Joseph Elhilow
Attorney at Law
Elhilow & Associates PC
Brooklyn, New York

Nadine Ghannam
Senior Communications Lead, Global Infrastructure
International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

George Jalinos
Founder and President
The Galen Group, Inc.
Wyckoff, New Jersey

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

Ihsen Ketata
Adjunct Lecturer
Management and Entrepreneurship
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California

Alfred Khoury
Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine; Vice Chair of Obstetrics
INOVA Fairfax Women’s Hospital
Fairfax, Virginia

Jeanette Mansour
Philanthropy Advisor
Flint, Michigan

Joe Newman
President
Focus on the Story
Washington, D.C.

Faiza Zalila
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
College of Business, University of Houston- Clear Lake
Houston, Texas

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