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Board of Directors

Dr. Salaheddine Tomeh

  • 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





Sr. Sekar Cortes

  • Proud parent and supporter of ACA since 2004
  • 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



Sr. Suzanne Bassal
Legal Council

  • Earned Juris Doctor Degree from University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Host and Co-Producer of ART's, What's Happening, Television Show
  • 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



Sr. Sarah Qureshi

Sr. Sarah Qureshi

Member at large

  • Supporter of ACA since 2000
  • Proud former parent of ACA 2000-2007
  • ACA Parent Council 2004 - 2006
  • ACA Finance Committee Chair 2002-2004
  • Adjunct Political Science Professor at Chandler Gilbert Community College 2010 - present
  • Social Studies Chairperson and acting Vice Principal at Local Charter High School 1998-2008
  • First Muslim Girl Scout troop co-founder 2008
  • SECCOON Board Member 2010-2013
  • Steering Committee Member “For Our City” Chandler 2011
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant Arizona State University 1994-1995
  • Community College Certification for Life
  • Secondary Social Studies Education Certification
  • SEI Endorsement
  • North Central Association Certification
  • Great Books Certification
  • Bachelor of Science Political Science Arizona State University
  • Master of Arts International Relations Arizona State University


Br. Zayed Al-Sayyed
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



Br. Umair Khan

Br. Umair Khan

  • 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.