Gheed Amara Itani is an Arab-American of Palestinian descent. Mrs. Itani completed a degree in Architecture from the University of Houston, School of Architecture with an interest in Urban Design and Renovation, and has a Minor in French. She worked for Brown and Root, Inc. on international projects in the Architecture Department, which focused on Industrial Design. Mrs. Itani was a board member of the Arab American Educational Foundation (AAEF) in Houston, currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). She served as President of the Board for the Center for Arabic Culture for 6 years in Massachusetts. She is a founding member of CAC.