National Advisory Board

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Fawwaz T. Ulaby – Chair
Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Former Vice President for Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, 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

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

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

Leila Hilal
Progressive Governance International, LLC
Principal
Petosky, Michigan

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

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 (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.

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

Bassam Barazi
Real Estate Developer
Houston, Texas

Ahmad Chebbani
Entrepreneur
Dearborn, 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

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

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

Rima Nashashibi
Founder and President, Executive Vice President
Global Hope 365, SelectFirst Insurance Services
Irvine, California

George Salem
Attorney
Washington, D.C.

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

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