Meet the Team
Siham Awada Jaafar
Public Relations Director
Siham Awada Jaafar specializes in corporate, Law Enforcement, educational, and government Diversity training. Her clients have included Wayne County Airport Authority, Immigration Services, Various Law Enforcement agencies, Educational Institutions, corporate and government agencies including private entities seeking cultural competency, equity and inclusion direction and training.
Siham is the Founder and Producer of the nationally acclaimed “Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference” recognized in 2013 and 2017 by CorpMagazine for the “Excellence in Diversity Award”. Siham was honored by Wayne County with the “Women of Distinction Award” in 2014 and recognized by NAWBO’s “Top 10 Michigan Women Business owners” in 2015. The Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference is in its 15th year of production in Metro Detroit, which took place on April 19th, 2018, and will celebrate its 5th year in Chicago Illinois, in October.
Siham is a certified mediator and is currently the Vice President of the Wayne Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC). She is also the chairwoman of the WDRC advisory Board. Siham is a Dearborn Heights Planning Commissioner, NAWBO board member
Siham was born and raised in Michigan and has called it home her entire life. She and her husband,
Sound Engineer/Production Manager
He has also worked as the dedicated touring live sound engineer and systems tech for the Jeremy Kittel Band, Fareed Haque and MathGames!, My Dear Disco/Ella Riot, and Cloud Nine Music. On the home front, he has mixed many prominent national acts in the metro Detroit area and beyond at front of house, monitors, and systems tech for several venues and sound contractors in the southeast Michigan area. He is one of the primary engineers and techs for THS Audio in Ann Arbor, MI, and the recording engineer and videographer for the University of Michigan Symphony Band. He also serves as the technical consultant and coordinator for the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.
Dave holds degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan School of Music. As a bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Dave has held positions with the Grand Rapids Symphony and Jackson Symphony, as well as performing with the Toledo Symphony, New World Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Michigan Sinfonietta, and in 1997 he had the privilege of performing in Carnegie Hall in New York City with the University of Michigan Symphony Band. Coincidentally, his last name means “sound” in German.
Digital Marketing Director
Haifa Jamalieh is a mixed-media interdisciplinary artist who focuses on cultural expression interested in exploring the narratives of Arab American communities through the use of traditional and symbolic imagery. Haifa’s work fuses her passions for connection, process and
After graduating from Oakland University, Haifa found her way into a professional design career starting with the localization and graphic transcreation industry, a niche field that seeks to help businesses apply visual communication to international markets. She went on to get her MFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University and launched Word Design Co. in 2014. Currently, Haifa is a Software Engineering (MSc) student at Boston University with plans to explore new forms of art that incorporate technology.