Dr. Soraya Orady - Chair

Dr. Soraya Orady has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Orady has held several faculty, research, and consulting positions. Since 1988, she has been the general manager of her own international business.

Dr. Orady has a long record of volunteer work with the Muslim Community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, having been a member of the Board of Directors of the full time Islamic school and principal of Sunday school, and a member of the community outreach committee.

Dr. Orady has given numerous presentations and public speeches about Islam and Muslim culture during the last 12 years. Her audiences have included teachers, social workers, physicians and hospital staff, university students, public school students, church members, senior citizens, and members of community centers.

Elizabeth Lindsey - Secretary

Ms. Lindsey earned a B.S. in Sociology and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. From 1990-1999, she was a guest lecturer in the Health Ed. Department at E.M.U, teaching classes in Rape and Assault Prevention. She has been a counselor since 1977, as both a volunteer and a professional. For the past 15 years, she has been providing counseling, primarily to women, on issues of sexual violence. She coordinated the federally funded volunteer services of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center program for the Washtenaw County Health Department.

Fadia Abaza, M.D.

Dr. Abaza completed her medical degree at Damascus Medical University. She received certifications/diplomas in childhood diseases from the University of Dublin, UK and from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, UK. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Abaza is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In addition to her full time practice in pediatrics, Dr. Abaza is very active in community service. She is the President of the Toledo Chapter of the Islamic Medical Association of North America and Treasurer of the Toledo chapter of the Arab-American Medical Association.

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