Our Team

Staff

Rashad Al-Dabbagh is the founder and executive director of the Arab American Civic Council.

Yasmeen El-Kurd is the NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellow at the Arab American Civic Council.

Amin Nash is a NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellow at the Arab American Civic Council.

Ayah Shiadah is the Field Coordinator at the Arab American Civic Council.

Hasan Ismail is IMPACT Intern for the 2022-2023 academic year. He is a third year Phycology major at UC Riverside.

Hani Haidar is our Administrative Specialist at the Arab American Civic Council.

Nadia Al-Said is the USCPR Organizing Fellow at the Arab American Civic Council.

Board of Directors

Johanna Mustafa is an AACC board member and former NNAAC Fellow. She is the Policy and Advocacy Manager at the Poligon Education Fund.
Jose Serrano is an AACC board member. He serves as the Associate Director of Immigration and Outreach at World Relief Southern California.
Samera Sood is a board member, business owner, and a former President of the Palestinian American Women’s Association (PAWA).
Zeena Aljawad is an AACC board member. She is a mental health social worker primarily focused on supporting individuals and communities impacted by the results of capitalism, imperialism, colonialism, heterosexism, racism, and the like.

Manal Saad is the AACC board Treasurer. She is a lecturer in Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach.