Chamber Leadership


Chairman: Saad Abbo, U.S. Ice Corporation 
Executive Vice-Chairman: Mark Sarafa, Pop Daddy Popcorn
Vice-Chairman: Saad Hajjar, Abcosat Corporation
Treasurer: Sylvester Sandiha, Pinnacle Management Group
Secretary: Michael Romaya, Varnum Law
Executive Board Members:
Brandon Shamoun, McGlynn Associates, PLC
Sharona Shapiro, Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network
Stephen Yatooma, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office


Ronnie Babbie, Solutions Pal
Dr. Nahid Elyas, MD
Eman H. Jajonie-Daman, Magistrate, 46th District Court, Senior Immigration Attorney, Hakim, Daman & Toma, P.C.
Peter Karadjoff, Providence Park Hospital
William Mansour, UHY LLP
Maher Shounia, Comerica Bank
Patrick Tomina, w3r Consulting

Immediate Past Chair: Paul Asker, Asker Partners, P.C.
Legal Counsel:
Ron Acho, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.
Founder: Sabah Hermiz (Summa), Summa Engineering


Martin Manna, President
Lisa Kalou, Director of Operations & Human Resources
Sana Navarrette, Membership Manager
Candace Khamarko, Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant


Ron Acho, Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho
Najib Atisha, Lance’s Hometown Market
Najib & Arvin Ayar, Whitmore Lake Hotels, Inc.
David Curioca, DC Illuminations
Carl Dallo, 17th Street Bar & Grille
John & Chris Denha, Denha Investment Group
Randall A. Denha, Esq., Denha & Associates, PLLC
Terry Farida, Value Center Markets
Jalal Garmo, Majestic Wine & Deli
Justin Hiller, Hiller’s Market
Frank Jaddou, Mazen Foods
Surinder Judge, Massage Luxe of Michigan
Jamal Kalabat, Icon Management
Waad & Joey Murad, Elite Service Center
Ameer & Jason Najor, Super Fair Cellular
Dave Nona, Triangle Development
Wisam Paulus, Trepco
Mazen Samona, Wild Bill’s Tobacco Headquarters
Joe Shallal, A&T Management, LLC
Basim & Mazin Shina, Apollo Market


Karla Atchoo, Karla Atchoo & Associates
Joseph Atto, Fox Realty, LLC
Eddie Bacall, Bacall Development
Neal Belitsky, Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC
Diane Byrd-Johnson, Coventry Cares of Michigan
Steve Caramagno, Supervalu, Inc.
Johnny Karmo, Market Square
Steven J. Kherkher, Williams Kherkher
Bruce Larson, Oscar W. Larson Company
Bashar Saroki
Howard Tapper, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry


Business Conference Committee
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s Annual Business Conference.
Co-Chairs: Sylvester Sandiha and Michael Romaya

Detroit Independent Grocers
Task force that coordinates the efforts of Detroit grocers with the City of Detroit.
Chair: Michael Romaya 

Dinner Committee
Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s 11th Annual Awards Dinner.
Co-Chairs: Mark Sarafa and Patrick Tomina 

Cultural Night Committee 
Helps plan the details of the Annual Cultural Forum and assists at the event.
Co-Chairs: Peter Karadjoff, Eman Jajonie-Daman and Leila Kello

Golf Outing Committee
Helps plan the details of the Annual Golf Outing and assists on the day of the event.
Co-Chairs: Stephen Yatooma and Brandon Shamoun

Membership Committee
Recruits and welcomes new members, serves as an ambassador to the Chamber and assists with member retention.
Co-Chairs: Sylvester Sandiha and Brandon Shamoun

Political Action Committee
Assists qualified candidates to elected office and advances Chaldean Chamber membership/community issues.
Co-Chairs: Saad Abbo and Sharona Shapiro 

Public Relations/Publications Committee
Helps develop content and direction for the chamber’s quarterly printed newsletter and provides resources for exposing the chamber and its efforts to the greater community.
Co-Chairs: Saad Hajjar and Patrick Tomina

Works to combat discrimination of Chaldeans in the work place.
Co-Chairs: Eman Jajonie-Daman and Paul Asker

Chaldean Young Professional Network
Seeks to create networking opportunities that will lead to the growth and development of our communities future leaders.
Co-Chairs: William Mansour and Ronnie Babbie

Capital Campaign
Responsible for funding the new Sterling Heights community center and other CCF programs.
Chair: Anmar Sarafa

To get involved with a chamber committee, contact the chamber at (248) 996-8340 or

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