UNITED COMMUNITY FAMILY SERVICES

OUR STORY

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) was formed in 1961 when 20 women sought to support families and individuals in need. The founders’ legacy of helping others and restoring families provided the foundation of our mission today: to provide programs that guide, support, and empower individuals to achieve self-sufficiency with dignity and hope.

CALC has since grown from and all-volunteer agency into a large organization providing wrap-around services and programs through qualified staff, Board members, and volunteers. In 2016, the Board adopted the expanded name of United Community Family Services (UCFS) to better deliver the message of an organization supporting the community and families in Southeast Michigan. UCFS moved to its own facility in 2014 and worked to renovate the site to provide administrative offices, training space, and a large Basic Needs Center and Food Pantry, which we fondly call The Sharehouse.

Staff

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Kristin Olmedo
President & CEO
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Arjan Kallou
Program Operations Director
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Courtney Morrow
Grants Manager
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Melissa Siba
Events Coordinator
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Dalia Katoola
Case Manager
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Raghad Gabbara
Social Worker

Nada Eram
Sharehouse Coordinator

Khalid Aldibo
Sharehouse Driver

Raed Almahamid
Sharehouse Driver

Merna Shamuel
Case Manager

Hanin Masboob
Case Manager

Maroa Semaan
Case Manager

Ban Karem
Case Manager

Noor Sam
Case Manager

 

Natasha Kurkji
Case Manager

Miray Mikha
Bookkeeper

Wisal Cotta
Administrative Assistant

Linda Garmo-Jajonie
Food Pantry Coordinator

Board Officers

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LeeAnn Kirma
Board Chair
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Lisa Denha
Vice Chair
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Lillian Shallal
Treasurer
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Julie Garmo
Secretary

Executive Board Members

Marisa Abbo, DO
Amanda Alkatib
Jeana Asmaro
Nadia Atisha
Vanessa Denha-Garmo
Dunia Haddad
Christine Jonna
Belinda Kakos
Yara Shadda

Advisory Board Members

Candace Akash
Karen Akouri
Chelsea Antoon
Dalia Atisha
Cassidy Ayar
Veronica Babbie
Renee Brikho
Karen Denha
Rita Foumia, CPA
Rita Gatia
Eva Gorial
Linette Jibiraei
Jill Kajy
Hanna Kirma
Jacquelynn Kittel
Pauline Mukhtar
Tabitha Numan
Janice Najor-Barringer
Cathy Odish
Lisa Paulus
Hon. Yasmine Poles
Nidhal Rassam
Bianca Savaya
Reem Sesi
Janette Shallal, LMSW
Renee Shelide
Dima Hanna
Joanne Yaldo
Renee Yaldo