Danette Zaghari-Mask is Nonprofit and Compliance Attorney at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

Ms. Zaghari-Mask is a long-time grassroots community organizer, compliance and ethics expert.

She is an honor’s graduate from the University of Florida College of Law, where she published and earned a Certification in International and Comparative Law.

She began her career as a Staff Attorney for Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit where she also led and managed its robust law student internship program. At the same time, Danette served as a law clerk for a former U.S. Trade Representative on a countervailing duties case for NAFTA.

She has served as both an Executive Director for CAIR-FL in Orlando and on the Board of Directors for CAIR-Florida.

Ms. Zaghari-Mask also has a specialization in education; she has taught high school English and Composition, co-founded a Maryland regional cooperative for alternative educational paths and spearheaded a large, diverse multi-level Girl Scout troop at her mosque.

Currently, it is her privilege to advise and coach CAIR chapter leaders nationwide on risk-management, board governance, strategic and operational planning towards achieving high social impact at the grassroots.

In her spare time she loves to read, cook and hike.

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