LM Class Year: 2012
Hometown: Cairo Egypt
Title/Company: Senior Fellow Program Manger Middle Eastern Community.
Describe what your company does: The mission of the Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) is to strengthen relationships between the Montgomery County government and the residents it serves, with special focus on underserved and emerging communities and our neighbors in need. The OCP serves as a bridge builder between the County government and community organizations serving the residents of Montgomery County, working across the barriers of race, ethnicity, income, and religion that too often diminish communities. OCP’s mission is to carry out the County Executive’s commitment to build a larger policy table with participation by a more diverse range and greater number of residents as we work to become America’s most welcoming community.
Describe what you do in your role at the company: Connecting community together. Advise the county Executive on issues related to the Middle East. Build a relationship and collaborate with the other five group with the office of community partnership. Educate our advisory group members about the resource that is available in MC, so they can serve as an Ambassadors for their community.
Describe your community involvement: I’m the VP of Montgomery County Council, I serve on the Empowered Women International Advisory board, VP Program committee at the Woman’s National Domesticate club in DC, Senior fellow for Middle Eastern Advisory Group
Favorite LM memory: Most memorable moment was riding the airplane and seeing MC FROM ABOVE.
Favorite way to spend your free time/recharge:I enjoy spending time traveling and camping with my grandchildren. In order to keep up with them I take pride in being fit through exercises and with traditional Egyptian dance, especially since we are blessed with 15 grandchildren.
Name a leader that inspires you: Nelson Mandela