Our Board

Executive Board

Najah Bazzy, R.N. - Founding Chair, President, Trustee
Najah Bazzy, R.N.
Founding Chair, President, Trustee

Najah Bazzy is a Transcultural Clinical Nurse Specialist and Diversity Specialist. She also is the Executive Director and Founder of Zaman International. She is CEO of Diversity Specialists and Transcultural Health Care Solutions. Bazzy has an extensive background in critical care nursing with special expertise in Cross Cultural health care, beliefs and practices. She is a global leader in Medical Ethics, Philanthropy, Nursing and Interfaith Dialogue and brings an ambassador style of diplomacy to her projects and life work.

Joffer Hakim, M.D. - Vice President, Board of Directors, Trustee
Joffer Hakim, M.D.
Vice President, Board of Directors, Trustee

Joffer Hakim is an anesthesiologist, on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland, in Pontiac, Mich. since 1996. He was born and raised in Michigan City, Ind. and attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies, as well as for medical school. He stayed in Ann Arbor and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Currently, Dr.Hakim is Clinical Director for the Department of Anesthesia. He is married to Dr. Nishath Hakim and has 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls. His interests include reading, faith leadership and collegiate sports.

Gehad Alawan - Board of Directors, Trustee
Gehad Alawan
Board of Directors, Trustee

Gehad Alawan is a financial advisor with AXA Equitable LLC, specializing in helping individuals and corporations set up retirement plans. He holds board positions with Michigan Interfaith Trust Fund, Southwest Solutions, Ownership Wealth and Islamic Center of America’s Young Muslim Association. He serves as president of the Dearborn High School Parent Faculty Student Association. Alawan earned his finance degree from Central Michigan University. He was awarded Business Man of the Year in 2012.

Moheeb Murray, Esq. - Board of Directors, Trustee
Moheeb Murray, Esq.
Board of Directors, Trustee

Moheeb Murray is an attorney with Troy law firm Bush, Seyferth and Paige, where he specializes in commercial litigation matters. He has held Board positions with the Young Muslim Association, ISPU, Cair Michigan and volunteers for several associations. Murray earned his jurist doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and graduated from the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was awarded Lawyer of the Year in 2013.

Colleen Ezzeddine, Ph.D. - Board of Directors
Colleen Ezzeddine, Ph.D.
Board of Directors

Colleen Ezzeddine is experienced in the areas of consulting, speech writing, coaching and training through The McMillan Group and higher education administration, as the former Director of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Detroit Mercy. Clients have included Wayne State University, Arab American and Chaldean Council and the Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. Ezzeddine also is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. She earned her doctorate in organizational communication from Wayne State University. Ezzeddine is a Board Member for HAP.

Nader Bazzi, D.D.S. - Board of Directors
Nader Bazzi, D.D.S.
Board of Directors

Nader Bazzi, DDS operates successful practices serving patients in both Canton and Dearborn, Mich., through his Contemporary Dentistry offices, in partnership with his wife, Dr. Rima Bazzi. He graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry, following his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He has been honored and received multiple awards for his humanitarian work.

Advisory Board

Eide Alawan - Customer Relations, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center
Joseph Alcodray - Director, Solutions Consulting, PSCU
Nishath Hakim, M.D. - Synergy Health P.C., William Beaumont Hospital
William H. Restum,Ph.D. - President, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center
The Honorable Judge David Turfe - 7th District Court, Dearborn Heights, Michigan