Maurice Farah - President - is a Controls and Performance Integration Engineer working on Electrification and Autonomous Systems at General Motors. He graduated with a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from Oakland University in 2010. Maurice has been active in the community since he moved to the United states. During his time at OU, he was president of the Lebanese Club of Oakland University 2008-2010. Maurice was also president of the St. Laba Hasroun Society 2012-2014 and executive director of the Lebanese Collegiate Network Central 2015-2017. He has been involved with the Lebanese American Club of Michigan since 2012.
Constantine Mastory - Vice President - Don’t let the name fool you, Costy is 100% Lebanese. He came to the USA in 2009, shortly after graduating with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand. The first four years in the US were dedicated to his doctoral study at Wayne State University. In 2014, he completed his PhD with a specialization in Robotics and Autonomous Marine Vehicles. He currently holds an engineering position at the Schaeffler Group USA Inc. During his years in Lebanon, he served in the Lebanese Red Cross and that was his first direct involvement with the community. In his free time he likes to go on long road bike rides, practice martial arts and read a wide variety of books.
Charlie Kadado - Secretary & Public Relations Chair - is an assignment editor at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, where he handles day-to-day story planning and operation of the Assignment Desk. He is a graduate of Wayne State University, where he was a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, and named Journalism Graduate of the Year. Before joining WXYZ-TV, he was a fellow for UNITY: Journalists for Diversity where he traveled around the country to attend and cover major journalism conferences. In his free time, Charlie runs the Lebanese Examiner online news outlet.
Tracey Jabbour - Treasurer - is a Finance data analyst at General Motors. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in business Intelligence and Data Analytics at Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, Tracey is an avid tennis player and a frequent traveler. Since attending her first LACOM event in January 2018, she has become more involved in the organization. Serving as the treasurer of LACOM, Tracey ensures all appropriate financial systems and controls are in place, oversees general financial budgets, and assists in advising the organization’s fundraising strategies.
Ghina Yazbeck - Board Member & Events Chair - is a Clinical Pharmacist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor Degree in Biology and from the Lebanese American University with a Pharmacy Degree. She moved from Lebanon back in 2010 pursuing her career. She is also the secretary for Lebanese American University Alumni Chapter of Michigan. Ghina has been involved with the Lebanese American Club of Michigan since 2016. In her spare time, she likes to travel and enjoy the outdoors.
Abdou Deban - Board Member & Membership Chair - was born in Jal-El-Dib, Lebanon. He moved to the U.S. in 1983 and has been living in Michigan for the past 20 years. Abdou is married to Samia Helou and is blessed with 3 daughters Christa, Melody and Elissa. Abdou holds a Master degree in Engineering management from University of Dayton Ohio, and a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from State University 0f New York at Buffalo. He is currently employed as an Engineering group Manager at General Motors Company in Warren Michigan. Abdou has been a LACOM member since 1998 and has been active in various community activities.
Elias Yammine - Executive Director - holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Walsh College and a Bachelor degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering from Wayne State University. He is currently employed as a Lead Test Engineer at Jabil circuit Company in Auburn Hills. He has been a LACOM member since 1998. Elias has been active in various community activities. Elias believes that each member of a community should make a positive difference in the community he or she belongs to. “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” (Anthony J. D'Angelo)