Board of Directors
Dr. Adel Korkor/Chairman
Adel B Korkor, M.D. is a physician, entrepreneur, inventor, and philanthropist. In 2017 he stepped down from his clinical practice to dedicate much of his time, energy, and resources to the needs of patients who are suffering from mental illness establishing the Adel B. Korkor Foundation. Over the years, Dr. Korkor has remained actively engaged with the Arab American community.
Issam Andoni/Vice Chairman
Issam Andoni is a technologist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of the Zeva Holding group which owns and operates multiple technology companies. Mr. Andoni is also the Chairman of The Andoni Family Foundation. A Foundation dedicated to promoting technology advancement in Palestine. Mr. Andoni is actively engaged with the Arab American community.
Attorney Linda Mansour/Secretary
Linda Mansour is a practicing attorney and seasoned litigator. She has over four decades of experience as a legal consultant. Having grown up and worked in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Through the years, Linda has played a leadership role in many local, national, and international civic, charitable and professional organizations and has been a key player in promoting Arab American civil and human rights issues.
As an entrepreneur, Ibrahim Hamideh established businesses in Maryland, as president of Hamideh Inc., an investment company that owns and operates several retail grocery stores, shopping centers, and multi-unit apartments in the greater Baltimore area. He is an active supporter of several Arab American and initiatives in Maryland.
A third-generation Arab American of Syrian and Lebanese heritage, Warren David has been a life-long activist in the Arab American community. He is the founder and president of Arab America (www.arabamerica.com), a national digital media platform and the leading provider of digital media about Arab Americans. He was also the creator and co-executive producer of the critically acclaimed national public television series, “Arab American Stories,” and the former national president of ADC—the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Dr. Amal David/Co-Founder
Dr. Amal David serves as co-founder and Director of Operations and Community Outreach at Arab America, Dr. David worked for the Detroit Public School System for many years, completing her career there as a Program Supervisor in Bilingual Education. Moreover, she was an adjunct instructor for many years at Wayne County Community College District. Her social interaction skills and willingness to help individuals and institutions are hallmarks of her personality.
Hussam Abdul Salam Abu Issa
Hussam Abu Issa is the Vice Chairman of Salam International Investment Ltd. in Doha, Qatar. He is the founder and co-partner in establishing Salam Holdings Co. and took a major role in the merger process of Salam Holdings with Salam International to form a conglomerate of companies, historically the first family-owned company traded in the Qatar Stock Market.
Judge Edward Joseph
Judge Edward J. Joseph has served on the Third Judicial Circuit Court for Wayne County since 2014. As the Presiding Judge of the Court’s Family Division-Juvenile Section, he oversees policy and operations for the largest juvenile court in the State of Michigan. His caseload includes matters involving child abuse, neglect, custody, and juvenile delinquency, along with adoption matters.
Alex Shalaby served as CEO of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services, Mobinil, currently Orange, from 2005 to 2008 after which he was appointed as its chairman until his retirement in 2017. He formerly served as Regional Director for International Public Affairs for AT&T in Cairo, Egypt, where he served as the principal interface with key agencies in the region on matters impacting AT&T’s international operations.
Dr. William Lafi Youmans
Dr. William Youmans is an associate professor at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Broadly interested in questions of transnationalism, power, and communication, his primary research interests include global news, law and politics. His other areas of interest include researching terrorism, American international broadcasting, Middle East politics and Arab-American studies.