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Mohamed Ali Abukar
Mohamed Ali Abukar
Founder / President. 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
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 Chair of SAUC Board of Directors.









                     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. 
 
Attorney JACK SALVATORE                                                                Chair BD  

Prof. MOHAMED ALI ABUKAR                            Founder/ Council’s President & CEO         

ILYAS SHEIKH MOHAMED                                                                 Secretary BD               

YASMIN YASSIN AHMED                                                                    Treasurer BD  

MS. NORA CASTANEDA                                                                       Board Member                  

MS. JULIANNA LARSEN                                                                       Board Member   

ABDIKARIM ADEN                                                                                 Board Member

NAFISO MOHAMUD                                                                              Board Member            

ADAN SAMANTAR                                                                                 Board Member

AYUB ABDULKADIR                                                                             Board Member

MOHIYADIN HASSAN                                                                             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.

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