Staff

Devin Bathish

Executive Director

Devin Bathish is a Flint area native and a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Devin has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree in Political Science and International Studies, specializing in Middle Eastern history/politics and Arab & Muslim American identity, from the University of Michigan. While at university he held positions on the executive boards of several Arab cultural and human rights organizations and served on Central Student Government working to create better representation for Middle Eastern students on campus. Devin is fluent in English and Arabic. Devin returned to the Heritage council after a short break, as he was an active youth volunteer with the Council from 2005 through 2015 and was an AAHC scholarship recipient in 2011.

Mohammed Alhammadi

Immigration Director

Mohammed Alhammadi, an immigrant from Qatif, Saudi Arabia, graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with his Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Administration. While a student, Mohammed was an active member of the Saudi Club at SVSU and a participant in numerous community events focusing on uniting Arabs and non-Arabs alike. With a passion to help others, Mohammed is excited to use his education skills, cultural background, and personal immigration experiences to help serve others seeking guidance through the immigration process. Mohammed is fluent in English and Arabic and is accredited by the Department of Justice to assist with immigration clients.

Lucine Jarrah

Communications Coordinator

Lucine Jarrah is a Master of Social Work student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Flint. She was the founder and first president of the student organization "Cinemas Finest," a club dedicated to youth empowerment through the arts, which won the "Outstanding Student Organization" award for 2019. Additionally, Lucine formerly served as Vice President of Student Government at the University of Michigan - Flint. Lucine's goals as Communications Coordinator include encouraging Arab American civic participation and working to provide youth with more opportunities for educational success.

Ahmad Hammad

NNAAC Fellow

Ahmad Hammad is a Palestinian American who grew up in the Greater Lansing area. In 2020, Ahmad received his Bachelor’s degree in History, Philosophy, and Sociology from Michigan State University. Following graduation, Ahmad attended the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health. During his time as a student, Ahmad served as President of the Muslim Student Association and as a representative on MSU Student Government. In those positions, Ahmad worked closely with community organizations, student government representatives, and university administrators to create initiatives to empower and advocate for marginalized communities. Ahmad’s goals as NNAAC Fellow are to build on the AAHC’s strong relationships with underrepresented communities, empower those communities to fight for their needs, and advocate for the communities on the local, state, and national levels.

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