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SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL

To Empower and Educate

Leadership Biographies

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Mohamed Ali Abukar

Founder / President & CEO . Dr. Mohamed Ali Abukar, a native of Somalia, currently resides in Phoenix. Dr. Abukar holds a BS degree, two MS degrees including a certificate in Journalism, and a Ph.D. with a major in Public Administration and an emphasis in Agricultural Extension Management. Dr. Abukar’s experiences include formal and non-formal education for both adults and youth; he has had many opportunities to work with a culturally diverse group of people in different working and learning environments. Dr. Abukar has an established reputation for ethical management, proven leadership based upon a record of honesty and integrity, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle the challenges of managing complex organizations.

Jack Salvatore

Jack Salvatore is a practicing attorney in Phoenix with over 30 years experience. He is also a former investigative reporter and news anchor for television stations in Phoenix and Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Phoenix with his wife. Attorney Salvatore is the volunteer Chair of SAUC Board of Directors.

VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF SAUC FOR 2019: 

All Directors and Officers will work on volunteer basis with no benefits and have all expressed their interest and commitment for the Vision and mission of Somali American United Council of Arizona.

DR. MOHAMED ALI ABUKAR

Founder/ Council’s President & CEO

Attorney JACK SALVATORE

Chair BD

ILYAS SHEIKH MOHAMED

Secretary BD

YASMIN YASSIN AHMED

Treasurer BD

NORA CASTANEDA

Board Member

JULIANNA LARSEN

Board Member

ABDIKARIM ADEN

Board Member

NAFISO MOHAMUD

Board Member

ADAN SAMANTAR

Board Member

AYUB ABDULKADIR

Board Member

MOHIYADIN HASSAN

Board Member

SHANNON REBER

Board Member

SADIKI EKYEBWE

Board Member

The corporation will maintain Directors and officers to limit legal liability, and the Council’s President/ CEO will be in charge of the day-to-day corporation’s operation as per Article II, section 3 of the SAUC-AZ’s By-Laws. 

Prof. Mohamed Ali Abukar: Founder/ President & CEO

Volunteer Executive team as selected by the President/ CEO Case Workers & Program Managers as selected by the President/ CEO.

THIS HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & ELECTION COMMITTEE FOR 2019