Board Members

Atef A. Hassan

Atef Hassan is a journalist, trainer and media consultant based in Cairo, Egypt. He’s been working as the Middle East Correspondent for Mergermarket, a London-based news wire for 11 years and has covered almost all major business events in Egypt as well as some in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Morocco, Tunisia,  Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, India and the UK. Previously, he’s worked in the Cairo office of the Saudi Al-Jazirah newspaper and on a number of local newspapers in Minya, Egypt. As a trainer, Atef has worked for numerous organizations including the Washington-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ.) Atef is currently preparing his PhD in the use of user-generated content in the newsrooms

Delinda Curtiss Hanley, Editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Delinda Curtiss Hanley is news editor and executive director of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a 76-page nearly monthly magazine with the largest circulation of any Middle East related publication in North America. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, features insightful analysis of the political, economic, and historical realities of the U.S.-Middle East relationship. Each colorful issue is packed with special reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq, current Middle East issues and grassroots activism in the U.S. and abroad. The magazine is important to every Muslim- and Arab-American organization because it is the only publication that reports on every group’s symposiums, lectures, dialogues and activities. The magazine also focuses on U.S. lobbying groups involved in crafting U.S. policy.

Dr. Sahar Khamis

Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University.

Hosam Abdel Kader

Deputy Editor of October Magazine. Chief in Editor of US Arab Radio website. Chief  Editor of Amwague online newspaper Media Consultant at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Cultural activity Supervisor at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Book Fair since 2009. Writer at Al-Ahram Web at Freelance writer for several Egyptian and Arabic newspapers and websites. An active member at the Egyptian Journalists’ syndicate. Electronic press specialist and media training instructor at Alexandria University. Have several researches and studies in the fields of Digital Culture and Internet. Electronic Press Specialist and Media trainer at Alexandria University.

Khalil E. Hachem

Khalil E. Hachem, editor and publisher of, one of the fastest growing digital business magazine in the Middle Eastern-American communities in Michigan. Khalil brings more than 18 years of journalistic experience, including working as a government reporter for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Beaumont Enterprise in Beaumont, Texas, and the former Ann Arbor News, in Ann Arbor Michigan that closed in 2009.Khalil received various awards and recognitions for his in-depth reporting on local, national and international news.

Laila Alhusini

the United States in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1989, MBA degree in 2012 , currently pursuing a Master in online journalism and Mass Communication , and and has more than 15 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism. She contributed to the business news service Zawya, a Thomson Reuters Company with a focus on the Middle East. She also worked as a reporter for the BBC World Service and the Associated Press before migrating to the USA in 2000.  In 2007, Alhusini established the US Arab Radio, a national radio program, which broadcasts in Arabic and English. Through this initiative, she communicates with a vast audience based in the United States and Canada, and presents a variety of political, economic, and social programs on a daily basis. As the host of three US Arab Radio programs, Alhusini continues to interview national and international  politics leaders as well as business and academic guests, with a mandate to unify Arab and American communities and their diverse audiences. Alhusini was the recipient of the Arab American Business Woman Award of the year 2015 from Arab American Women’s Business Council. 

Marwa Macboul

Holder of B.A  in English literature, translation and linguistics at the University of Alexandria  and carried out per-master studies in applied linguistics. English news anchor at the Egyptian state’s radio station since 2007.  program announcer in Arabic at a local radio station. Correspondent for few Egyptian radio stations. owner of an accredited translation office. 

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist, author and standup comedian. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Renée Ahee

President of Ahee Communications, a public relations firm in Metropolitan Detroit since 1999. This will be Renée’s first time as host but she has been a frequent visitor to U.S. Arab Radio.

Renée holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marygrove College and a master’s degree in corporate finance from Walsh College.
In addition to her leadership in many community organizations throughout her career, Renée spent five years as executive director of the National Arab American Medical Association and a year as CEO of the Arab American Women’s Business Council, which she co-founded.

Sameh Alhadi

Sameh Elhadi have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from All Shams University Egypt 1994,he has more than 10 years experience in Media communication and Public Relation, human right, immigrants and refugees rights activist well known in the Arab American community.