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Executive Team


Hassan Jaber
President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCESS, Hassan Jaber has helped grow the organization from a small group of volunteers, to one with over 100 programs at 11 locations today, which includ

Maha Freij
Executive Director

Maha Freij is the Executive Director at ACCESS, and is a leading visionary in the Arab American community with regard to philanthropy and building strong institutions to strengthen the voice of the community in American civil society.

Lina Hourani-Harajli
Chief Operating Officer

Known for her compassion, dedication to making a difference and commitment to operational excellence, Lina Hourani-Harajli has served the community through ACCESS, the largest Arab American nonprofit organization in the nation, since 2000.

Wisam Qasem Fakhoury
Chief Financial Officer

Wisam Qasem Fakhoury is the Chief Financial Officer at ACCESS, where her expertise in accounting principles and her meticulous eye for detail have been pivotal to the development of an $18 million nonprofit organization.

Diana Abouali
Director, Arab American National Museum (AANM)

Diana Abouali has lived a nomadic life both personally and professionally. At home in both North America and the Middle East, fluent in English and Arabic, Abouali has worked in the higher education, cultural heritage and museum sectors in the United States, Palestine and Jordan.

Ahmad Abuznaid
National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

Ahmad Nabil Abuznaid, Esq. joined ACCESS as the Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)—one of three national institutions belonging to the organization—in March 2017.

Oliver Berry
Director, Information Technology

Oliver Berry is the Director of Information Technology at ACCESS.

Amne Darwish-Talab
Director, Social Services (East)

Amne joined ACCESS in 1979, serving as director of the summer youth program through 1981 while completing her studies at Wayne State University (WSU).

Rachid Elabed
Business Operations and Facilities

Passionate about business and social enterprise, Rachid Elabed has dedicated his life to using these talents to serve his community, uplift marginalized voices, inspire new generations of leadershi

Brigitte Fawaz-Anouti
Director, Social Services Main and Special Projects

Brigitte Fawaz-Anouti joined ACCESS in 1980 as a summer youth leader, and within two years, became the first food and shelter coordinator.

Najwa Hadous
Director, Employment and Training

Najwa Hadous has worked at ACCESS since 1995, and was appointed as the director of the Employment and Training department in 2010.

Mosein Hussein
Director, Human Resources

Mosein Hussein is the director of ACCESS’ Human Resources Department. He brings with him a broad background in human resources in the nonprofit and private sectors nationally and abroad.

Jamie Kim
Director, Innovative Programming

Jamie Kim began her career at ACCESS in 2002 as an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with NNAAC, and was promoted to AmeriCorps Director in 2005.

Mona Makki
Director, ACCESS Community Health and Research Center

An impassioned proponent of rights for underserved members of the community, Mona has fearlessly advocated against crime and domestic violence for over a decade.

Anisa Sahoubah
Director, Youth and Education Department

Anisa Sahoubah serves as director of the Youth and Education Department at ACCESS.

Rana Abbas Taylor
Director, Communications and Marketing

Rana Abbas Taylor is the Director of Communications and Marketing at ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S. She joined ACCESS in 2013 and has 20 years of community service and communications experience, with a special focus on social justice and women’s rights.

Nadia Tonova
Director, National Partnerships

Nadia El-Zein Tonova serves as the Director of National Partnerships for ACCESS, the nation’s largest Arab American organization, where she works to expand their national impact and programming by strengthening partnerships with key foundations and nonprofit organizations.