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Board of Directors

Raj Kutty

President
Raj Kutty, director of Enterprise Solutions for NewportGlobal Technologies, Inc., specializes in Enterprise Technology management and consulting, strategic business planning, and program and project management for clients in a variety of industries worldwide.

Siham A. Awada Jaafar

Vice President
Siham Awada Jaafar, president and CEO of 3D Consulting and Communications, specializes in corporate, law enforcement, educational, and government diversity training.

Suresh Pillai

Treasurer
Suresh Pillai, a finance executive with Ford Motor Company, has served on the WCDRC board since 2013. He currently works in Securitizations Operations in Ford’s Global Treasury Organization. Prior to becoming a finance professional, he spent several years as a mechanical engineer with a focus on computer aided design.

John M. Sier

Trustee
John Sier, an attorney for Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, P.C., concentrates his practice in dispute avoidance and resolution of commercial, health care and construction contract issues as well as counseling clients on cyber risk exposure.

Roland Samaroo

Trustee
Roland Samaroo is a psychologist, practicing individual and group therapy and psychological crisis intervention. He is a member of a Traumatic Incident Stress Management Team and was previously the executive director of an organization serving individuals with developmental and mental disabilities.

Kathleen M. McCarthy

Trustee
Kathleen McCarthy, is a Presiding Judge on the Wayne County Family Court Bench, and has served on the Court since 2001. Judge McCarthy is also an adjunct professor, teaching Family Law and Law Firm Program courses at the University Detroit Mercy Law School since 2011.

David Robinson

Trustee
David Robinson is Commander of the Dearborn Police Department, serving as the number two executive. Since joining the department in 1989, following graduation from Michigan State University with a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice.

David Turfe

Trustee
David Turfe serves as District Court Judge for Dearborn Heights 20th District Court, first elected in 2006. He previously served as Dearborn Heights City Councilman, 2000-2001, and as Dearborn Heights Zoning Board Commissioner, 1998-2000.

Marifer Calleja

Trustee
Marifer Calleja recently joined the WCDRC board, bringing years of experience in bilingual/bicultural settings around quality of life issues applied to change management, education, outreach, and mass communications. She holds professional certifications in creative problem solving and in group facilitation.

Youseff Mosallam

Trustee
Youssef Mosallam, Ph.D., executive director of Student Achievement for Dearborn Public Schools, has 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. Mosallam is also an LEO adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a focus on Public Administration and working with English Language Learners.

Eric W. Cholack

Trustee
Eric W. Cholack is a Wayne County Circuit Judge with the Domestic Relations division, which handles matters involving divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, property division and domestic violence/personal protection orders.
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