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Board of Directors

Salaheddine Tomeh, MD

  • ACA Board member since it's inception in 1996
  • Certified by American Board of Surgery 1979
  • Vascular Surgeon in private practice the Phoenix area since1981
  • Chairman of Islamic Community Center of Phoenix 1985-1989
  • Chairman of Islamic Cultural Center in Tempe1989-1990
  • Proud ACA grandparent





Sekar Cortes, MBA
Vice Chairman

  • PTA President from 2005 to 2007
  • NCA member from 2005 to 2007
  • School Council member from 2005-2007
  • CAIR-AZ Treasurer from 2005 to November 2007
  • Agricultural Engineer, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • MBA, University of Phoenix,AZ
  • Doctoral Learner, University of Phoenix, AZ
  • President & Owner of Cortes Engineering, Inc



Suzanne Bassal, Esq.
Board Secretary

  • Earned Juris Doctor Degree from University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Former Member of CNN's White House Unit
  • Former Member of White House Correspondent's Association
  • Former Member of House of Representatives Radio-Television Correspondents
  • Covered several Presidential events, Inauguration and UN Peace Summit
  • Published wires and stories on
  • Proud ACA parent
  • Spokesman for Arizona Muslim Alliance



Zayed Al-Sayyed, Esq.
Member at large

  • Practicing Attorney in the Phoenix Area
  • Earned Juris Doctor Degree from Phoenix School of Law in 2012
  • Master's Degree in Taxation from Arizona State University in 2010
  • Graduated from ACA's first Senior graduate class in 2006
  • ACA student since its inception in 2001
  • Board member of Arizona Muslim Police Advisory



Br. Umair Khan

Umair Khan, MBA

  • Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School
  • Vice President of Product Management at Accolade, a high-growth healthcare startup that has been recognized as an industry leader in numerous publications
  • Umair's career includes growth strategy roles at G.E. Healthcare, Monitor Group, and Monitor Ventures
  • Introduced the 2020 roadmap, and improvement for ACA