Harrison Goodall, Jr., Board President
Harry is President/CEO of CNG Enterprises, a business development consulting firm. He grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and has retained close ties with Africa and the Middle East in multiple ways. He spent several decades working for Habitat for Humanity, first as a Project Director, then as National Director of Habitat for Humanity in Zaire and for a decade as Vice President for Habitat in Africa and the Middle East. In the business sector, Harry spent more than 10 years developing agricultural cooperatives and working in trading and consulting. Harry is a member of the National Association for Non-Profit Boards and a board member of Habitat for Humanity in Jacksonville, Florida. He was awarded a Medal of Civil Merit in Zaire. Fluent in four languages, he continues to travel extensively to Africa and the Middle East.
Graeme Bannerman, Ph.D., Board Member
Dr. Graeme Bannerman is the founder of Bannerman Associates, an international consulting firm. He was previously a staffer for Middle East and South Asia on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as a former Middle East analyst on the US State Department Policy Planning staff. Graeme has taught at several universities, including Georgetown University, the George Washington University, and the American University of Beirut, and has served as an international observer of elections in Georgia, the Philippines, Haiti, Pakistan, and the West Bank and Gaza, Mongolia, and Yemen. He is also an adviser to the United States Institute of Peace and a scholar at the Middle East Institute. Graeme holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from The American University of Beirut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Andrea Zaki, Ph.D., Board Member
Rev. Dr. Zaki is the Director General of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), one of HANDS’ largest partner organizations. He is also the vice president of the Protestant Community of Egypt, the president of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches and a part time lecturer at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo. He has authored two books, as well as numerous articles for publications such as Al Ahram. He received his Bachelor’s in Theology from the Cairo Evangelical Seminary, his M.A. in Theological Studies from Eastern University in Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester. He also holds a diploma in Social Development from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada.
Alexander Shalaby, Board Member
Alex Shalaby is the current Chairman and former CEO of Mobinil, one of Egypt’s largest mobile phone operators. Alex came to Mobinil from Washington, DC, where he was Director for Public Affairs for AT&T, serving as the company’s link to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and lobbying the executive branch of the U.S. government. He has also served on the boards of the American Chamber of Commerce, becoming its president from 1991 to 1992; the Bi-national Fulbright Commission; and Seeds of Peace. He currently chairs the boards of Injaz & Enactus in Egypt. Alex has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria and earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from San Jose State University in California.
Suzy Assaad Wahba, Board Member
For more than ten years, Suzy was an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Television in New York City, where she covered topics such as debt and equity capital markets, commodities and foreign exchange, and NASDAQ and the tech boom. Prior to her work at Bloomberg, she was employed at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, where she advised Latin American countries on the development of their capital markets; the World Bank, where she was responsible for implementing policies to assist underdeveloped countries privatize state-owned enterprises; and the American Security Bank (now Bank of America), where she focused on cross currency training. An Egyptian-American, Suzy is fluent in four languages and has lived in the Middle East and Europe. She holds a B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and an M.Phil from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.
Hany M. Girgis, Ph.D., Board Member
Dr. Hany Girgis is an Egyptian-American living in the Chicago area. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary and specializes in services to persons with Developmental Disabilities. He is currently on staff at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee, Illinois and is a clinical consultant to a number of community agencies. He is a part-time college instructor and is very active in an inner-city multicultural church. Dr. Girgis is dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved Egyptians, regardless of religion or background, and works closely with HANDS in achieving their goals.
Todd Garth, Board Member
Todd Garth is World Vision US Senior Director for Program Effectiveness and Integration for the Eurasia region. He has been a recognized leader and innovator in international development programming and resource development for over 20 years, most of that time with Habitat for Humanity International. He currently lives in Washington, DC, but has also lived in Pakistan, Honduras and India, and traveled to over 40 countries in support of improved living conditions for some of the world’s poorest families. Todd received his B.A. from Hope College and has done graduate studies at the American University, Wesley Theological Seminary and Southern New Hampshire University.
Gordon Knox, Board Member
N. Gordon Knox is a Principal at the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland. Gordon is in the firm’s Transactional Finance Practice Group and specializes in public finance and commercial finance. Gordon graduated from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has a M.A. in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, and attended the College of William and Mary for his undergraduate studies. Gordon has served on the boards of local organizations including the Fort Meade Alliance. Prior to launching his law career, Gordon lived in Egypt from 1990 to 1994, where he was studying for his Master’s degree and living in underserved neighborhoods of Cairo, where he caught a glimpse into the types of communities where HANDS works.