Board

Eman Ahmed

Eman Ahmed Ed.S. has been a passionate educator for two decades where she has taught in elementary and secondary levels.  Currently, she is a proud principal of Salina Intermediate School in Dearborn Michigan.  Mrs. Ahmed holds a Bachelor and Masters degree from the University of Michigan in Education and teaching English Language Learners.  Mrs. Ahmed also holds an Education Specialist Leadership Degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.  Mrs. Ahmed has successfully coached girls track and volleyball and also served as an Athletic Director for many years at Salina.  As a teacher, she was recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as a Proud Michigan Educator, which was an initiative that aims to acknowledge, elevate, and celebrate the work of great educators in the State of Michigan. Mrs. Eman Ahmed proudly serves as a board member for the Dearborn Education Foundation to help fund educational and innovative tools for the betterment of students. Mrs. Ahmed is a social justice advocate, especially when it comes to education, local environmental issues and promoting peace in the world. Most recently, she has been active in helping to establish a non-profit organization and is currently the executive director of United Humanitarian Foundation or UHF Relief.  This nonprofit helps promote peace, education, development and humanitarian relief aid to the children and families around the world.  Mrs. Eman Ahmed is a proud mother and wife who enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.   Favorite place in MI: Northwest coast lone of Charlevoix

Najat Nahshal

My name is Najat Nahshal, and I am a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy.  I am currently working on my dissertation research where I hope to assess how Arab American Muslim emerging adults from different regions of origin (i.e., Levant, Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa) differ on their sense of filial responsibility (children's responsibilities towards their parents), acculturation, and psychosocial adjustment (psychological distress and intergenerational conflict).   I am also currently the MY Mental Wellness (MMW) Department Coordinator at the Islamic Center of Detroit. As it stands today, MMW is the only mental health department to be embedded into an Islamic community center/mosque.  Moreover, I will be completing my year-long APA-accredited Psychology internship at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center beginning in July 2021.  As an enthused activist who is passionate about all-things social justice, I am honored to be a member of ACTPAC and look forward to making an impact through this organization!

Salah Ali

Salah Ali is an Electrical, Electronic and Computer engineering professional at Ford Motor Company. His professional experience spans over four industries: Automotive, Power, Maritime and Consumer Goods. Salah is deeply involved in his community, providing his skills and services to various organizations. He is a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), the Golden Key International Honour Society, and the Clean Air Council of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. Salah serves as a mentor to high school and college students in competitive robotics and volunteers his time expanding access to free health screenings as a key means of combating human and environmental injustices. In January 2020, Salah was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Michigan’s first Advisory Council on Environmental Justice which was created to expand and improve input from impacted communities in the state’s decision making. He also serves on the board of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Salah obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He resides in Dearborn and in his free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with family and friends. Salah’s favorite place in Michigan: Silver Lake Beach in St.Joseph

Samir Olabi

Samir Olabi was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Obtained his college degree from BAU Beirut Arab University. He had the fortune to migrate to the US in 1986 to pursue the american dream. Through his experience in the labor force, he quickly understood the need to become independent started his first small business in 1989. Since then, Samir owns multiple businesses in commercial and industrial sector. He helps support the local economy through his services. His success led to giving to the community that gave him so much. Hobbies include playing tennis and soccer

Ngeeb Alderwish

Ngeeb has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2005 and he is licensed in both Michigan and New York. Ngeeb earned his Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ngeeb also has a Masters in Taxation from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ngeeb is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Ngeeb has extensive experience in the financial service sector specifically in investments and banking in both private industries and in public accounting working for a national CPA firm. Ngeeb served in multiple capacities in both managerial and supervisory roles that covered accounting, financial reporting, audit and internal controls. His experiences has given him an advantage when advising individual and business clients alike and sharing those experiences for the benefit of our clients.

Adnan Alazizi

Adnan Alazizi, a Researcher and a Technical Manager at Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Center of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. Adnan holds a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences majoring in Pharmacology/Toxicology from the University of Toledo. During college he was awarded; Dean Johnnie Early, II, Leadership Scholarship for outstanding student leaders, and the National Rocket Award for outstanding out-of-state students. He also made the Dean’s List for full-time students with outstanding performance. Adnan was the President of The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, AAPS, UT Chapter, 2010-2011. Also, The Social committee chair and the president-elect of The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, AAPS, UT chapter, 2009-2010. He is a family person who resides in Dearborn and keeping his youth by spending time with his kids and playing soccer.

Afan Bapacker

Attorney Afan Bapacker has been practicing law since November of 2007.  He has represented thousands of clients in many types of cases.  He is also an active member in the community holding leadership positions among many organizations which include local community associations and prominent Bar Associations.  Also, Mr. Bapacker is appointed as a Commissioner on the Board of Ethics in the City of Dearborn and is the current President of the Springwells Park Association in Dearborn, Michigan.   He earned his Bachelor's from The University of Michigan where he graduated with Honors.  He then went on to Graduate with his Juris Doctor Degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan.