Spreading the Arabic language, preserving its integrity, highlighting its beauty and eloquence, and teaching it to non-native speakers in the United States.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Mariam taught middle school students for over 10 years while achieving a BA and MA in World History. She emigrated to the US in 1986 where she continued her activities with local educational institutions and community organizations. Mariam established Albayan Institute in 2003 for teaching local youth the Arabic language, and continues to administer it as the principal. She has developed a curriculum specifically catered towards effective and efficient education of generations of English-speaking youth, while concurrently integrating and applying new techniques and technologies. Mariam achieved a Master’s Degree in Social Justice in 2019, and her community efforts continue through both direct involvement in local activities and supporting the efforts of youth groups and other organizations.
Dr. Boshra Almoayed is a board-certified, internationally recognized psychiatrist and founder of Feeling Good Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as many other professional organizations. She was born in Sanaa, Yemen then moved to Saudi Arabia and graduated as one of the top students, earning her a scholarship to medical school. She attended King Abdulaziz University's College of Medicine, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Almoayed then moved to the United states to complete her residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington D.C., and practice psychiatry across the nation. Dr. Almoayed strives to give back by supporting many charitable organizations. With the love she has for medicine and her home country, Yemen, Dr. Almoayed founded a non-profit organization, the Yemen Crisis Foundation, where she continues to help bring mental health, and other, services to those in need.
Sonya Elhusseini was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. Mrs. Elhusseini has extensive experience in the banking, customer service and sales industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Wayne State University in 2005 and her M.B.A. From Davenport University in 2021. She has three children and actively volunteers in their school and sports activities.
Dr. Ali Cherri, a Doctor in Mechanical Engineering since 1997 from University of Detroit Merc, holds over 40 years of professional education, teaching, industrial experience and training. He worked as a Curriculum Manager/Certified Instructional Developer for over 30 years. He has trained thousands of professional students in his career, and is recognized as a key contributor to efficient educational curriculum implementation and development