Executive Board

2017 Executive Board

Maurice Farah – President
Maurice is a performance and calibration engineer at General Motors. He graduated from Oakland University with a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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
Charlie Kadado – Secretary & Public Relations Chair
Charlie Kadado is one of the youngest professional journalists in the United States. A former news reporter for Scholastic News, Charlie covered dozens of national news stories, including an exclusive, sit-down interview with anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. In 2012, ABC Anchor Bob Woodruff called Charlie, “The future of journalism.” Kadado has two published books, “Sacrifice: Reporting in Kabul” and “Perry Finds His Talent.” He also owns and operates Michigan publishing house, Boundless Talents, LLC. and Lebanese-American online news organization, LebaneseExaminer.com. In 2014, President Barack Obama honored Charlie with a Presidential Call to Service Award.
Abdou Deban – Treasurer and Membership Chair
Abdou was born in Jal-El-Dib, Lebanon. He moved to the US in 1983 and 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. Abdou believes in the LACOM Mission statement and always strive to strengthen the relationships among the Lebanese / American communities.
Ghina Yazbeck – Board Member & Events Chair
Elias Yammine – Executive Director
Elias 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)