Samer E. Khalaf
Samer E. Khalaf joined ADC as President in January of 2014. Mr. Khalaf is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his B.A. in Political Science, and of The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law where he received both his J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Public Policy. Mr. Khalaf also serves on the Board of Directors the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights.
Prior to joining the ADC family, Mr. Khalaf worked as an attorney with a New York law firm specializing in union-side labor law and ERISA. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., as well as and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Serving as President of the ADC was not Khalaf’s first encounter with the organization; he worked as a legal intern while pursuing his J.D. at the Catholic University, he served on the Board of the ADC New Jersey Chapter and later held a position on the ADC National Board.
From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Khalaf was a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab-American Family Support Center, also serving as Board Chairman. In addition, he served on the boards of the Mental Health Association in Passaic County, TANWEER – The Arab-American Family Center of New Jersey. In 2008, Mr. Khalaf had the honor of being appointed by the NJ Governor as a founding commissioner to the New Jersey Arab American Heritage Commission. Mr. Khalaf has also served on other gubernatorial commissions such as the New Jersey Advisory Committee on Police Standards and the New Jersey Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Immigration Policy.