Our Team

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BOARD MEMBERS

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Alexandar nassar: president

Born and raised in the Greater Flint area, Alexandra is dedicated to serving the community. Alexandra’s parents came to the United States in the early 1970s, and she is a first generation Arab-American.

Alexandra is licensed to practice law in Michigan and is currently practicing as of counsel at the Shaheen Law Firm in Genesee County. She sits on various boards and committees, including State Bar of Michigan, where she serves as a Young Lawyers Section executive council member, and the American Inns of Court – Centennial Chapter, where she serves as membership chair.

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Dr. Abd Alghanem: VICE PRESIDEnt

Born in Damascus, Syria, Abd graduated from Damascus University Medical Center. He did his general surgery residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center and was assigned chief resident of general surgery. He later went on to specialize in plastic surgery at the University of Texas.

Abd is an assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and has been in private practice in Flint, Michigan since 1989. An activist in the Arab-American community in Flint, he serves on the boards of many nonprofit organizations and is past president of the Arab-American Heritage Council.

Said Farah: Treasurer

Said is a founding member of West Second Street Associates (WSSA), which was established in 1993 as a Michigan-based Limited Liability Company. WSSA specializes in real estate development and long-term management of high quality government buildings leased back to the General Services Administration (GSA) throughout the United States. Said is also involved in several downtown Flint redevelopment projects, including the historical Capitol Theatre Building.

Jeanette Mansour: Secretary

Jeanette is a retired program officer and consultant at the C.S. Mott Foundation. She directed international grants, special projects, and reviewed and processed proposals related to development of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy.

She holds bachelor and master degrees and has completed postgraduate work at the University of Michigan and the American University of Beirut. She serves on non-profit boards in both her home community of Flint, Michigan as well as national boards. Currently, she is a consultant to ACCESS (Dearborn), providing technical assistance to the Center for Arab-American Philanthropy.

Honorable Judge Anthony J. Mansour: Board Member

Anthony was born in Nazareth, Palestine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1927. He attended Flint schools and colleges, including the Detroit College of Law, now part of Michigan State University, where he was awarded a doctorate of law in 1950. Anthony was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and began his practice in January of 1951.

Always aware of the importance of his heritage, Anthony has been an active leader in the Arab-American community from his early school years to the present day. He has given lectures and had some of his written work published. Anthony co-founded the Arab-American Heritage Council in 1980, and he continues to serve the organization on various levels.

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Katrina Khouri

Katrina Khouri is a proud member of the AAHC.

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Bob Houbeck: Board Member

Since 1991, Bob has served as the director of the University of Michigan-Flint’s Frances Wilson Thompson Library. Prior to that, he worked from 1975-1991 in UM-Ann Arbor’s University Library, most recently as head of its Serials and Book Acquisitions divisions. At UM-Flint, Bob chaired the Chancellor’s Advisory & Budget Priorities Committee, co-chaired its 2005-2010 campus strategic planning initiative, and currently serves on the campus All Hazards Emergency Response Team. He teaches in the UM-Flint American Culture and Honors programs, and, in 2011, taught American history as visiting professor at the University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal), Germany.

Bob is a past chair of the Michigan Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and speaks regularly for Right to Life of Michigan. From 1992 through 2006, Bob was a member of the Rotary Club of Flint and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob lives in Flint with his bride of 41 years, Rae Ann. They have six children: Christopher, Anneke, Megan, David, Elizabeth, and Patricia.

Advisory Council

Lubna Bathish Jones

Lubna Bathish is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

Dr. Hesham Gayar

Dr. Hesham Gayar is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

Imad Isaac

Imad was born in Beit Sahour, Palestine, and moved to the United States in 1969, at which point he ran a small business until he established his real estate career at 23 years of age. During that process, he put himself through college at the University of Michigan-Flint. He graduated with a degree in business administration and a minor in finance.

Imad’s real estate career grew rapidly, leading him to become the broker and owner of Remax Select on Hill Road, Flint. He also owns and manages more than 125 investment properties. Additionally, Imad is an active member of the community. He is married with three children and currently resides in Fenton, Michigan.

Anthony michael

Anthony Michael is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

Ghassan Saab

Ghassan Saab is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

Khalil Saab

Khalil Saab is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

John saloman

John Saloman is a proud member of the AAHC Advisory Council.

AAHC Staff

Devin Boulos Jones: Executive Director

Devin Boulos Jones is a proud member of the AAHC staff based in Flint, Michigan.

Marlin Dib: Program Manager

Marlin Dib is a proud member of the AAHC staff based in Flint, Michigan.

Helen Massoud

Helen Massoud is a proud member of the AAHC staff based in Flint, Michigan.

Majd Abuaita: AAHC Fellow

Majd Abuaita is a proud member of the AAHC staff based in Flint, Michigan.

 

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