Welcome to DAAF.org! 

The Dayton Arab American Forum (DAAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization focused on promoting the cultural heritage of Arab-Americans in and around the Dayton Region. 


DAAF's mission is to develop and maintain programs which will:

  Promote the cultural heritage of Arab Americans.
  Foster tolerance & understanding of Arab Americans among the general population.
  Counter all discrimination & cultural stereotyping of Arabs & Americans of Arab descent.
  Represent the views of the membership to the local media.
  Encourage communication among all Arab Americans.
  Create liaisons & maintain cooperative relationships with local & national organizations. 

Please read the DAAF Constitution for a more in-depth understanding of our organization.      

Support our Mission. Become a Member! 

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DAAF's Leadership

Board of Directors - Officers

Ms. Maha Kashani - President 
Dr. Burhan Yanes - Vice President
Mr. Tony Antoun - Treasurer 
Mr. Tony Massoud - Secretary
Mr. Munther Shtayyeh- Past President 

Board of Directors - At Large

Ms. Kandice Abdul Kader
Mr. Wes Hamdan
Ms. Lamees Mubaslat
Dr. Bassam Nakfour
Mr. Michael Nordyke
Mr. Hish Shtayyeh 



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