AACK Board Members

 Susan Dakak – President         

Susan, President of Intuitive Technologies, Inc., has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering with a degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN. She has served as a technical advisor for sewer rehabilitation projects for municipalities throughout the southeastern United States. She utilizes unique technologies to solve wastewater overflow and stormwater flooding problems and participates in national and regional professional conferences.

In January 2003, Mrs. Dakak volunteered to assist her native country, Iraq, with its reconstruction efforts. She spent six months in Iraq investigating the country’s wastewater collection system and assisting Iraqi women on issues like empowerment, equal rights, and establishing a minimum 25% women representation in Iraq’s government.

AACK member since its inception.
Former President and Board member of the Women Alliance For a Democratic Iraq (WAFDI). www.wafdionline.net
Chairman of the Iraq Foundation Board of Directors www.iraqfoundation.org
St John Neumann Church Finance Council Member www.sjnknox.org
Board member of the Arab Refugees Christian in the USA www.arc-usa.net
Mariners Point HOA Board Member www.marinerspointe.us

 Suhair Burbar – Treasurer          

Suhair Burbar is from Birzeit, Palestine. She came to the United States in 1990. Suhair Burbar has a Bachelor in Science in Biological science from Stony Brook University, New York. She also had an A.A.S Business and Computer Accounting from Pellissippi State. She has been an affiliate broker for over 8 years. Suhair also serve as a news correspondent for Birzeit Society News letter. She has been a member of AACK since 2008 and serving as a treasurer since 2011.


Suzanne Mubarak – Secretary  

Suzanne Mubarak was born in Homs, Syria.She came to the United States in 1999, she is married to Ned Mubarak.They have two children : Michael and Zachary.

 Ziad Burbar          

Ziad Burbar is from Birzeit, Palestine. He came to the United Stated in 1986. He has a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Digital Image Processing from the University of Tennessee. He is working as a scientific adviser for Siemens Healthcare. He has been a board member since 2011.

Robert Darraj          

Robert Darraj is from Al Taybeh, Palestine. He came to the United States in 1990. He is an entrepreneur of a successful car dealer in Knoxville, TN. Robert has been a board member since 2009 and the club president since 2011.

 Rulla Habibi         

Department Manager for Cosmetic and Fragrance at Dillards. Studied Accounting, Graphics Design at University of Haifa, Diploma in Esthetics Abstract Painting and Human Figure at University of Tennessee. She has been a board member since 2006.

 Randa Halloun          

 Samia Hanna          

Samia Hanna is from Cairo Egypt. She came to the United States in 1978. She has a Medical Doctorate Degree from Ein-Shams University Medical School (Cairo, Egypt) and DTM&H Liverpool University, UK. She is a founding member since 1999 and served as an AACK President 2002-2005.

 Helen Harb          

Helen Harb was born in Ramallah, Palestine and came to the United States as a refugee at the age of three. Helen and her husband, Al, own Harby’s Pizza & Deli. They have two children; Amira , lives in New York City and Sharif, owns Coffee & Chocolate in downtown Knoxville. Helen served as an executive for not for profit organizations for over 27 years. A graduate of Leadership Knoxville. Serves on the board and is active in the North Knoxville Rotary Club and the local chapter of the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine. Helen ran the New York City Marathon. Helen has been a board member since 2006 and the club president in 2007 and 2008.

 Maysoun Nadrous

 Lina Shatara          

Lina Shatara was born in Jordan of Palestinian parents. Moved to United States at the age of 13 to pursue her education. She finished high school and acquired her business management degree from New York Institute of Technology, NY. Soon after moved to Atlanta, GA, and by chance fell in love with the travel business while working at a travel agency. Currently married to Samer Shatara, has two girls, and owns Travel Corner International which specializes in vacations and International travel. Proud to be serving as a board member of AACK.

Past Presidents

Janan Dakak – 1999 to 2002

Samia Hanna – 2002 to 2005

Hassan Fawaz – 2005 to 2007

Helen Harb – 2007 to 2008

Maurice Natour – 2009 to 2010

Robert Darraj – 2011 to 2012

Rulla Habibi – 2013 to 2014