Fadi Zuhayri, Chair
James (Jim) K. Sams, Vice Chair
Lillian Fahr, Treasurer
Jamil Aboulhosn, Secretary
Ali A. Alley
Riad S. Al-Awar
Ghassan M. Saab
Kamal H. Shouhayib
Dr. Dima Suki is a Professor at a leading healthcare and academic institution in Houston, Texas. She has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and a number of book chapters. She serves on a number of institutional and advisory committees, is a member of several professional organizations, and is the recipient of several grants. She is recognized in the Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Dr. Suki was elected to the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Board of Trustees in 2008 and served as the Chair of the Communication and Publishing Committee. She also served on the American Druze Society (ADS) Houston Chapter board and a number of local and national ADS committees. She is the creator of the Druze Exhibit of Heritage and Culture which she donated to the American Druze Society Houston Chapter in 2008 and a co-author of the ADF book Druze in America. In addition to her service to the Druze community, Dr. Suki served on the board of the American Lebanese Medical Association Houston Chapter board and had a long tenure on the American University of Beirut Alumni Association – Houston Chapter board, first as member then as vice-president. Dr. Suki holds a Bachelor and a Masters from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Texas. Born in Lebanon, she currently resides with her family in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Anis Obeid is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, and is an Echocardiography Clinical Professor of Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He was Chief of Cardiology at The Veteran Affairs Medical Center from 1972 to 1979 and holds the position of Director of Echocardiography and Stress Testing at Crouse Hospital since 1980. A graduate of the American University of Beirut in 1957, Dr. Obeid authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed cardiology journals and a cardiology text book (Echocardiography in Clinical Practice J.P. Lippincott 1993). He established the New York Heart Center in 1983 and presided over it for 12 years.Dr. Obeid is involved in many social and cultural organizations as he was past President of the Social Welfare League (Lebanon), past Chair of the American Druze Foundation and is a lifetime members in the American Druze Society. Dr. Obeid is the recipient of many awards, including the distinguished service award by the Crouse Hospital Auxilliary, community service award by the Onondaga County Medical Society, the Life Time Achievement Award by Crouse Hospital, and The American Druze Society Man of the Year Award.Dr. Obeid published two books of poetry in Arabic. In 2006, he published a book on The Druze and Their Faith in Tawhid (Syracuse University Press).
Dr. Obeid resides in Syracuse, New York with his wife and two sons.