Dr. Najat Aoun Saliba

Dr. Najat Aoun Saliba

  Dr. Saliba developed innovative methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of water pipe (WP) smoke and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) at the design and smoke levels. She determined the major contributing sources of elevated levels of pollution in the city and assessed the contribution of dust storms originating in nearby deserts. The data she Read More

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Nadine Eid Launches BeyondComply

Nadine Eid Announcement

“Passion is the Fuel behind a Successful Career” What we as women can achieve has no limits, especially when we are united and when we are empowering one another. In honor of International Women’s day, and as part of my passion and dedication to the compliance industry, I have decided to step up this year Read More

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IDC Announces Tonia Khouri as new President

Tonia Khouri a- New IDC President

  Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization  for Christians in the Middle East, is pleased to announce that Tonia Khouri will be assuming the  role of President of IDC, effective immediately.  Serving as Vice President since 2018, Tonia is  eager to continue the good work of IDC in protecting and preserving Christianity in the Middle  East.     “I look forward to building on IDC’s record of success, and further developing its capacity for  positive impact in the world.  May God continue to bless our efforts as He leads us into this new  chapter of our organization. ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that  love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.’ (Romans 8:28)”    Tonia Khouri, a wife and mother of three, has an advanced degree from the Harvard Kennedy  School of Government.  A native of Aurora, Illinois, Ms. Khouri is of Middle East Christian  heritage.  She has been a leader in both her local community and faith community for many  years.  She served for six years as a County Commissioner and Chairman of Economic  Development for DuPage County and was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Phoenician  Club of Chicago.  She previously served as Vice President of IDC, and as Regional Vice President  of Mid-America for National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM).      IDC’s executive staff will continue to be led by Executive Director Richard Ghazal.     “I, along with the entire staff of IDC, thank our supporters for their continued prayers.  We look  forward to faithfully working together to give a voice to the voiceless,” said Ms. Khouri. 

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Helene Khater Chammas – founder of Helene Pharma

Founder of Helene Pharma

Helene Khater Chammas, founder of Helene Pharma, is a Lebanese Health and Environmental consultant who worked with life insurance and pharmaceutical companies. An ardent community server specialized in the health care sector, she ultimately aims to achieve balance in social, economic and environmental sustainability through contributing in Policy Making Legislations. The goal is to improve Read More

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