Board of Directors


Joseph P. Saba, Chair
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Senior Advisor, Consultant for Operations in Conflict Fragile States

Jean Glock, Vice-Chair
Director, Leisure and Group Travel, Connoisseur Travel, Ltd.

Teresa Barger,Treasurer
Founding CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Cartica Capital

Murad Siam, Secretary
Managing Director, IDS Real Estate Group, Inc.

William Corcoran, President and CEO*
Donna Diane, CFO*
Ellen Giordano, Vice President*
George Doumar, Legal Counsel*

* Ex Officio Board Member

Board of Directors

Mary Lou Dunford Afifi
HR Consultant

Gaby Ajram
Former CEO, Papercon, Inc.

Curtis Brand
Former Chairman, CEO, Mobil Saudi Arabia
Former Board Chair, ANERA

Sandra Charles
Senior Advisor, Dentons

Kenneth H. Close
Founding Partner, The Quincy Group

George T. DeBakey
President, DeBakey International

Mazen T. Farouki
President, UniTrans International, Inc.

Ilana Feldman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, History & International Affairs
George Washington University

Jamie Gallagher
Founder, Gallagher Group, LLC

Jeffrey Ghannam, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor, Law Offices of Jeffrey Ghannam, PLLC

Lawrence A. Hamdan
Executive Chairman, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Barclays Capital

Khalil Jahshan

Haig V. Kalbian
Partner & Co-founder,
Kalbian Hagerty, LLP

Alfred N. Khoury, M.D.
Director, INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Randa Mansour-Shousher, AuD. CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology, Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic

Robert Anton Mertz, Ph.D.
Former Project Manager, World Bank

Ilham Nasser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education/UTEEM
George Mason University

David Nygaard, Ph.D.
Professor of Economic Development
Georgetown University

John P. Richardson
ANERA President 1973 – 1977

Michael G. Sahouri
Vice President of Operations, Sahouri Insurance

James K. Sams
Principal, KPMG LLP

Edmund R. Saums
International Business & Government Affairs Consultant, Enterprise Solutions Consulting

Jay Schnitzer, MD, Ph.D

Muna Shami, Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst, American Institute for Research

Peter Schoettle, Ph.D.
Former Director of Policy Programs in Executive Education, Brookings Institution

Abdallah Simaika
Legal Counsel, Mubadala

Robert H. Trice
Former Senior Vice President, Global Strategies and New Business, Lockheed Martin

Marcelle Wahba
President, DerMar International, LLC

Rochdi Younsi, Ph.D.
Director, International Government Relations, ExxonMobil