Our Team

Meet The Board of Directors

Dr. Safa Rifka

Washington, DC

Tawfiq Barqawi

Vice Chair/Treasurer
Philadelphia, PA

Doaa Taha

Washington, DC

Sam Hawatmeh, MD

St. Louis, MO

Hani Khoury

Wayne, NJ

Denyse Sabagh, Esq.

Washington, DC

Souhail Toubia, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Abed Awad, Esq.

Wayne, NJ

George Majeed Khoury

Escondido, CA

Shatha Atiya, PsyD, PA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lana Nassar, Esq.

San Diego, CA

Meet The Staff

Abed A. Ayoub, Esq.

National Executive Director

Nabil Mohamad

Vice President

Chris Habiby

National Government Affairs and Advocacy Director

Doris Bittar

California State Coordinator
(California Office)

Jasmine Hawamdeh

Communications Manager

Ata Hindi

ADC Legal Fellow

Mo Maraqa

Data and Strategy Consultant

Talar Samuelian

California Chapters Coordinator
(California Office)

Meet The Founder

Senator James G. Abourezk

Senator James George Abourezk is a former Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator, and was the first Arab American to serve in the United States Senate. He represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1973 until 1979.

In 1980, Abourezk founded the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in response to stereotyping, defamation, and discrimination directed against Americans of Arab origin.

Abourezk now works as a lawyer and writer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He continues to serve ADC as a member of the National Board of Directors.

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