Arab American and Chaldean Council Adds New Board Members





TROY — The Arab American and Chaldean Council, a nonprofit human service organization serving southeast Michigan, has added five new members to its board of directors. The new board members are:, left to right, Nancy Hanoosh, Nida R. Samona, J.D., David Broome, Wassim Mahfouz, and Sue Brueckman.

Hanoosh, of Troy, is the founder and president of the Troy-based Corporate Recruiters Inc., which supports Detroit’s top law firms and corporations with direct hire and contract placements. Prior to establishing her company in 1999, she held positions at a boutique staffing firm, J. Walter Thompson and Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn. Hanoosh received her bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Samona is a senior executive projects manager with Wayne County’s Executive Office. In this position she works with health care services and programs, as well as the Economic Development Growth Engine. She previously served as the chairwoman of the Liquor Control Commission with the State of Michigan, Macomb County assistant prosecuting attorney and as a city of Southfield councilwoman. The Bloomfield Township resident received her bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, her juris doctor from the Detroit College of Law and participated in the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University. 

Broome is director of customer marketing and community lighting at DTE Energy, Detroit Edison. In this position, he oversees the deployment of products and services for residential and business customers. He previously served as director of continuous improvement for customer service and division information officer at DTE. Broome holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Lawrence Technological University.

A resident of Livonia, Mahfouz is a Wayne County executive assistant, serving as a liaison between the executive’s office and the community. He also is the executive director of the Lebanese American Heritage Club. The Lebanon native received his bachelor’s degree from the Islamic University of Lebanon and took postgraduate classes in human resources and organizational development from Eastern Michigan University. A recipient of numerous service awards and involved in local, national and international organizations, Mahfouz was inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame in 2010. He is the youngest and first person to receive their Emerging Leader Award.
Brueckman is the senior vice president regional affairs and corporate affairs with Huntington Bank.

The ACC provides human services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in southeast Michigan. Its programs include behavioral health, public health, WIC, employment training, the Seven Mile Project and refugee assistance.