Constantine Mastory - 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 Mechatronics and Autonomous Vehicles. He currently holds a senior functional safety engineer position for Autonomous Driving and Driver Assist Systems at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. During his years in Lebanon, he served as a medic in the Lebanese Red Cross and was a founding member of a Missionary group serving impoverished and underdeveloped rural areas across the country. 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 - Vice President - is a former journalist and Real-Time Manager at WXYZ-TV (ABC), where he oversaw daily operation of the news 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, Kadado worked for WDIV-TV (NBC) and was a fellow for UNITY: Journalists for Diversity where he traveled around the nation to cover major journalism conventions. In his free time, Kadado runs the Lebanese Examiner online news outlet. He is currently pursuing a law degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.
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.
Rayan Machalany - Secretary - is a Product Development Engineer at Neapco drivelines, working on designing driveshafts and various drivetrain components. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelors of science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2016. During his studies, Rayan completed five cooperative rotations at Lincoln electric and Dana holdings. In his free time, he likes to attend social events, travel, and play sports. Since moving to Michigan he has been regularly attending Lebanese social events and was actively looking to be more involved in the community.
Rabih Khoudari - Marketing/Social Media Chair - is currently an Actuarial Analyst at Willis Towers Watson and helps companies set up and maintain their 401k and pension plans. He graduated from Oakland University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. He has been active in the Lebanese community and American politics for most of his life. As an online editor of the news outlet Lebanese Examiner, he was able to secure high profile interviews with Shark Tank star and multimillionaire investor Kevin O’Leary and actress Shannon Elizabeth. He was elected to the LACOM Board in 2019.
Carine Nahed - Events Planning Chair - is a graduate from Oakland University in 2017 with an MBA and in 2015 with a Computer Science degree. She worked for 6 years in the auto industry in the Information Technology field, with 5 of those years being at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Earlier this year, she dabbled in entrepreneurship and started her own design business. When it comes to hobbies, her top three are traveling, dancing, and designing. She’s been involved in the Lebanese community all her life, in a multitude of ways: (1) Acted as Marketing Lead for a Lebanese festival, (2) Trained groups of highschoolers and college-aged students to perform dabke and bellydance for 7+ years, (3) Acted as a board member on both the UofM and OU Lebanese Student Association groups, in which she got the opportunity to emcee a LSA gala, and (4) Recently, she’s gotten to join many galas and events hosted by the LACOM organization. She’s a proud Lebanese-American and excited to serve the community.
Ghina Yazbeck - Board Member - 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.
Maurice Farah - Former President and Board Member - is a Controls and Performance 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 2013 and has served as President from 2017 to 2019.
Elias Yammine - Former President and Board Member - 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 Test Engineering Manager at Jabil circuit Company in Auburn Hills. He has been a LACOM member since 1998 and has served as president from 2015 to 2017. 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)