Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – [APRIL 19, 2019] – Georgia First Generation Foundation announces the appointment of five new Board members, as well as a full slate of officers and team members for the organization.
I am pleased to welcome our newest members to our Board of Directors," announced Charbel Aoun, Co-Founder & President of Georgia First Generation Foundation." They each have a unique background, embodying the spirit of community and bringing talent, expertise, and energy that make them an asset to Georgia First's Board of Directors and the organization as a whole."
Georgia First Generation Foundation Board of Directors
Louis Conde is an International Trade Specialist Intern at the International Trade Administration under the US Department of Commerce. Louis investigates International markets for Georgia exporters by compiling quantitative and qualitative business Intelligence and using ITA proprietary data sources to analyze results and help to finalize actionable outcomes for exporters to pursue viable International markets. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia, researching North Korean Sanctions evasion in Southeast Asia and Movement of Goods in and out of the country. Louis obtained his Bachelors in Political Science and International Affairs and is currently seeking his Masters in International Policy at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.
Michelle Conde, MPA is the Communications & Special Projects Manager at Georgians for a Healthy Future, a nonprofit organization providing substantive health policy information to community leaders and advocates throughout the state since its founding in 2008. She has also served as a Grant Writer, collaborating with members of the Valkyrie Foundation and the Women's Bleeding Disorder Coalition division and developing grant opportunities for prospective and current grant funders. Michelle holds a Bachelors in Political Science and Government & Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture from Syracuse University. Michelle also holds a Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in Nonprofit Policy from the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Durrel Parker, PhD, MBA is the Director of Employee Services at Diverse Staffing. He serves as a Strategic Business Partner with existing clients through the State of Georgia while building relationships with new clients from contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placements. He is also the Executive Director of Temple's Education Foundation, Inc., serving as the human capital management expert responsible for advising on Human Resource management policies and programs to develop essential information and results on strategic objectives. He ensures the operational integrity of the school including satisfactory and proactive compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory reporting, contractual obligations, donor restrictions, and successful charter petition renewal. Durrel earned his Bachelors in Political Science and History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, Louisiana Campus, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.
Sami Tabbaa, Esq. recently accepted a role in October 2018 as an Attorney at Law at the Nathan Law Firm where he manages bodily injury and property damage claims for over 1,000 clients involved in motor vehicle accidents. Prior to his new role, Sami was a Consulting Analyst at Mercer, conducting strategy and implementation at the world's largest and top-ranked human resources consulting firm. He has also interned at The Carter Center as part of the Conflict Resolution Program and at the Grady Health System in the Corporate Compliance Department. Sami earned his Bachelors in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies from Emory University and his Masters in Health Administration from the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Sami has also earned his Juris Doctor with a Health Law Certificate from the Georgia State University College of Law.
Diana Tran is a Pharmacy Technician at Emory Healthcare. She manages inpatient orders and assists pharmacists in the preparation and distribution of narcotics and controlled substances to hospital areas. She also prepares IV administered medications using aseptic techniques. Diana also held different administrative assistant roles at various medical facilities encompassing pediatric, chiropractic, and dental medicine. Diana earned her Bachelors in Food Science from the University of Georgia and is a current Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy in Suwanee, Georgia.
Michael Feng is the Vice President of Georgia First Generation Foundation. He is a trained Research Associate and Specialist and an accomplished researcher in the fields of molecular and clinical biology, publishing in five academic and professional research journals. Michael's research includes investigating epithelial intercellular adhesions, the suppression of colon cancer cell proliferation, and the outcomes of the mucosal barrier and mucosal repair. Michael has gained clinical experiences working with Dr. Fang Feng, MD, PhD in his Neurology Clinic, Dr. James H. Wood, MD, PC, at Emory Adventist Hospital and Dr. Adefisayo Oduwole, MD, at Morehouse Medical Associates. Michael holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also received his Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience from Georgia State University. Michael attends the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he will earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
Charbel Aoun is Co-Founder & President of Georgia First Generation, overseeing the Board of Directors and working alongside Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Georgia First, Francisco Martinez. Charbel is a published author in the fields of digital literacy and data visualization and serves as a reviewer of the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence, and recently served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity. Charbel was a fellow of the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Summer Medical and Dental Education Program and the College Board Youth Advisory Council. Charbel holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and was awarded over $35,000 in scholarship funds while a Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar. He is currently seeking his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Francisco Martinez, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer will oversee the slate of Georgia First officers listed below.
Georgia First Generation Foundation Officers
Department of Operations
Deparment of Marketing
Department of Finance