Board of Directors

Executive Council

Phyllis A. Noda, Ed.D.


Director and Professor (retired)  Colleges of Arts and Science and Technology Eastern Michigan University


Reginald A. Pacis, Esq.

Vice President

Immigration Attorney, Butzel Long, P.C.

Maria Capicchioni Harris


 Accountant and Financial Consultant to Business and Industry

Linda Leddick,Ph.D.


Board of Visitors, College of Education, Wayne State University


Stanley Wheeler (1938-2016)

Emeritus Immediate Past President 


Hadi Daia, D.D.S.

Orthodontist and Dental Surgeon

Board Member Syrian American Rescue Network

Gia Feistel, Ph.D.

Health Care Administration

State of Michigan

Maria Kane

Owner, MK Enterprises of Detroit

Joseph Kassab

President and Executive Director

Iraqi Christian Advocacy and Empowerment Institute 


Rogelio Landin

Executive Director 

US-Mexico Regional Chamber of Commerce


Reverend Sahara Russell

Retired Pastor 


Advisory Council 

  • Betty Appleby
  • Nicholas Becharas
  • Eva Dewaelshe
  • Gregory Dunmore
  • Gust Feles
  • Stanislaw Golec
  • Roland Hwang, Esq.
  • Jeff Jenks
  • Sen. Carl M. Levin, Esq. (retired)
  • Ewa Matuszewski-Joucys
  • Betty Misuraca
  • Thomas Napolitano, Retired AT&T
  • Helen Nilson-Stojic
  • Dominic Pangborn
  • Steven B. Roby, Esq., Immigration Attorney
  • Bruce Thelen, Esq.
  • Penny Voudoukis

Board of Directors Committees

The Board of Directors meets monthly, with an annual meeting in June. Board Committees meet as scheduled.

  • Executive Committee

  • Special Projects Commitees as convened by President

  • Legal Affairs and Buildings and Grounds Committees

  • Personnel Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Institute Services Committee

  • Community Outreach Committee

  • Electronic Services and Marketing Committee

  • Bylaws Committee

  • Fund Development Committee