Chamber Leadership


EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chairman: Paul Asker, Asker & Associates 
Executive Vice-Chairman: Saad Abbo, U.S. Ice Corporation
Vice-Chairman: Mark Sarafa, Pop Daddy Popcorn
Treasurer: Sylvester Sandiha, Managing Member, Pinnacle Management Group
Secretary: Matthew Loussia, Value Wholesale Distributors
Executive Board Member: Sharona Shapiro, Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network

DIRECTORS

Iyad Alosachie, MD Physician, Hazel Park Medical Center
Peter Karadjoff, Providence Park Hospital
Michael Romaya, Varnum Law
Brandon Shamoun, McGlynn & Associates
Maher Shounia, Comerica Bank
Steven Tapper, Tapper’s Diamond & Fine Jewelry
Stephen Yatooma, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Eman H. Jajonie-Daman, Magistrate, 46th District Court, Senior Immigration Attorney, Hakim, Daman & Toma, P.C.

Immediate Past Chair: Saad Hajjar, Abcosat Corporation
Legal Counsel:
Ron Acho, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.
Founder: Sabah Hermiz (Summa), Summa Engineering

CHAMBER STAFF

Martin Manna, President
Lisa Kalou, Director of Operations & Human Resources
Sana Navarrette, Membership Manager
Yusra Shamoun, Event Coordinator
Candace Khamarko, Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant

LIFETIME & FOUNDING MEMBERS

Ron Acho, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho
Najib Atisha, Lance’s Hometown Market
Najib & Arvin Ayar, Whitmore Lake Hotels, Inc.
Carl Dallo, 17th Street Bar & Grille
John David, Platinum Communications
John & Chris Denha, Denha Investment Group
Terry Farida, Value Center Markets
Jalal Garmo, Majestic Wine & Deli
James Hiller, Hiller’s Market
Frank Jaddou, Mazen Foods
Jamal Kalabat, Icon Management
Waad & Joey Murad, Elite Service Center
Ameer & Jason Najor, Super Fair Cellular
Dave Nona, Triangle Development
Wisam Paulus, Trepco
Mazen Samona, Smokers Outlet
Basim & Mazin Shina, Apollo Market

PARTNER MEMBERS

Bashar Saroki
Diane Byrd-Johnson, Coventry Cares of Michigan
Joseph Atto, Fox Realty, LLC
Johnny Karmo, Market Square
John Loussia, Value Wholesale, Inc.
Steve Caramagno, Supervalu, Inc.
Steven J. Kherkher, Williams Kherkher
Steven Tapper, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Karla Atchoo, Karla Atchoo & Associates

2014 CHAMBER COMMITTEES

Business Conference Committee
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s Annual Business Conference.
Co-Chairs: Kevin Jappaya and Maher Shounia

Detroit Independent Grocers
Task force that coordinates the efforts of Detroit grocers with the City of Detroit.
Co-Chair: Matt Loussia 

Dinner Committee
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s 11th Annual Awards Dinner.
Co-Chair: Mark Sarafa and Lynn Torossian

Cultural Forum
Helps plan the details of the Annual Cultural Forum and assists at the event.
Co-Chairs: Sharona Shapiro and Peter Karadjoff

Golf Outing Committee
Helps plan the details of the Annual Golf Outing and assists on the day of the event.
Co-Chairs: Stephen Yatooma and Saad Abbo

Membership Committee
Recruits and welcomes new members, serves as an ambassador to the Chamber and assists with member retention.
Co-Chairs: Sylvester Sandiha and Brandon Shamoun

Political Action Committee
Assists qualified candidates to elected office and advances Chaldean Chamber membership/community issues.
Co-Chairs: Saad Abbo and Sharona Shapiro 

Public Relations/Publications Committee
Helps develop content and direction for the chamber’s quarterly printed newsletter and provides resources for exposing the chamber and its efforts to the greater community.
Co-Chairs: Saad Hajjar and Michael Romaya

To get involved with a chamber committee, contact the chamber at (248) 996-8340 or info@chaldeanchamber.com.