Community Advisory Boards

The MCCFAD Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of 7 community members. There are two CABs, one that consists of Arab Americans and other consists of Latino members. Each CAB is comprised of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) caregivers or former caregivers, and community healthcare professionals. Inclusion of community leaders in the healthcare system helps to maintain relationships that promote change directed to better address the needs of the community.

The CLRC encourage an active role for community members through the CAB, including advising on the integration of results into practice; the development of culturally sensitive measures; ensuring respect for the values, culture and social practices of each community; and ensuring the community benefits from the research. Face-to- face meetings with board members occur on a monthly basis.

   Inaugural Community Advisory Boards

Arab American Community Advisory Board  Left to right: Toni Antonucci, Melanie Baird, Nadiya Samhat, Mona Makki, Donna Jawad, Kristine Ajrouch, Laura Zahodne, Theresa Tejada, Noah Webster, Rose Khalifa and Nour Fakhoury.  Not pictured: Walid Gammouh, Bushra George, Elias Yammine.

Arab American CAB, (2018-2019)

Left to right: Toni Antonucci, Melanie Baird, Nadiya Samhat, Mona Makki, Donna Jawad, Kristine Ajrouch, Laura Zahodne, Theresa Tejada, Noah Webster, Rose Khalifa and Nour Fakhoury.

Not pictured: Walid Gammouh, Bushra George, Elias Yammine.

Latino Community Advisory Board  From left to right: Carlos Pava, Teresa Cruz, Joy Spahn, Zayda Rodriguez, Ramona Alvarez, Lea Tobar, Irving Vega  In front: Veronica Quitino

Latino CAB, (2018-2019)

Left to right: Carlos Pava, Teresa Cruz, Joy Spahn, Zayda Rodriguez, Ramona Alvarez, Lea Tobar, Irving Vega

In front: Veronica Quitino

   Arab American CAB Members

Nassar Ahmed

Nassar Ahmed

Walid Gammouh

Walid Gammouh

Maysoon Hattar

Maysoon Hattar

Rose Khalifa

Rose Khalifa

Mona Makki

Mona Makki

Rania Nunu

Rania Nunu

Jacqueline Raxter

Jacqueline Raxter

Nadiya Samhat

Nadiya Samhat

   Latino CAB Members

Sergio Cira-Reyes

Sergio Cira-Reyes

Teresa Cruz-Vega

Teresa Cruz-Vega

Noelia Garcia

Noelia Garcia

Rossy Hughes

Rossy Hughes

Ericka Lozano-Buhl

Ericka Lozano-Buhl

Carlos Pava

Carlos Pava

Zayda Rodriguez

Zayda Rodriguez

Joy Spahn

Joy Spahn

Lea Tobar

Lea Tobar