AHRC Executive Director

Dearborn, Michigan
Cell: 313-790-8435
Email: imad@ahrcusa.org

Tireless advocate for civil rights, human rights, and justice; proven leadership skills; bridge builder in community of diverse ethnicities; spiritual and intellectual counselor; trailblazer, pioneer, and groundbreaker; innovator of new ways to treat old problems2013-Present Founder and Executive Director American Human Rights Council (AHRC), Dearborn, MI

  • Advocates prominently for human rights
  • Oversees AHRC-USA operations, programs, and initiatives
  • Investigates human rights violations primarily in USA and abroad
  • Prepares all AHRC annual reports
  • Serves as chief editor of AHRC E-updates on organization’s views and news
  • Assists individuals as conflict resolution expert and mediator
  • Organizes AHRC major events, including fundraisers
  • Oversees AHRC prisoner and family gift program
  • Represents AHRC to public locally, nationally, and internationally1997-2013
  • Senior National Advisor & Midwest Regional Coordinator

    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Washington, D.C.

  • Advocated peace, social justice, and tolerance by building bridges between the Arab American and ethnic minorities, business community, and community at large throughout Michigan and across the nation
  • Oversaw Midwest region’s offices and functions
  • Coordinated investigations for all discrimination-related civil rights claims, developed case assessment protocol (interviews, screening, and field visits and communication), and prepared reports and arguments against all types of discrimination and bias.
  • Developed and implemented effective crisis intervention and resolution strategiesPresident &CEO

    ADC’s American-Arab Center for Civil & Human Rights (ACCHR), Michigan

  • Founded initiative to build first-ever ACCHR to serve as physical partner and state-of-the-art resource center to ADC
  • Oversaw all stages of development of ACCHR
  • Promoted initiative among fellow members of the American-Arab community and numerous government and public officials
  • Coordinated all tasks related to the physical completion of the center.Founder & Director

    Special Community Initiatives

  • American Friends of League of Arab States
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program
  • ADC Michigan Kids Club
  • Annual Judges Night Reception
  • Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity (BRIDGES), to strengthen ties between Arab Americans and federal government
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Coalition (AMEA)
  • Arab American Women Advocating for Resources & Empowerment (AWARE), advocacy initiative for Arab American women
  • Community consultation between federal government and Michigan area civil rights organizations Appointments
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Michigan State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Middle Eastern Census Consultation Group
  • National Community Response Team with U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U. S.-Arab Alliance of Civilizations-Michigan Forum
  • Wayne County Court-Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)
  • Michigan Council of Arab & Chaldean American Affairs
  • State of Michigan Arab American Advisory Council
  • FBI-Detroit Multi-Cultural Advisory Council
  • U.S. Army Community Advisory BoardAwards & Citations
  • 2016 State of Michigan Great Seal Award
  • 2016 Spirit of Detroit Award
  • 2010 Humanitarian Service Award by Life for Relief & Development
  • 2010 Pillar Award in Civil Rights by American Lebanese Center (ALC)
  • 2008 Ambassador for Peace by Universal Peace Federation
  • 2008 Certificate of Appreciation from NAACP
  • 2007 Great Seal of Michigan by Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • 2007 Certificate of Appreciation from Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Hala Maksood Leadership in Activism Award by ADC-National
  • Michiganian of the Year Award by the Detroit News
  • Excellency in Mentoring Award by the University of Michigan-Dearborn