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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Miray Mikha
Bookkeeper
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Melissa Siba
Events Coordinator
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Merna Shamuel
Case Manager
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Megan Karjo
Case Manager
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Khalid Aldibo
Sharehouse Driver
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Josabela Joseph
Administrative Assistant
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Noor Sam
Case Manager
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Wisal Cotta
Administrative Assistant
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Raed Almahamid
Sharehouse Driver
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Raghad Gabbara
Case Manager
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Maroa Semaan
Case Manager
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Nada Eram
Sharehouse Associate
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Dalia Katoola
Case Manager
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Natasha Kurkji
Case Manager
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Diana Al Akona
Sharehouse Driver

Board Officers

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LeeAnn Kirma
Board Chair
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Lisa Denha
Vice Chair
Lillian-Shallal
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
Renee Brikho
Karen Denha
Rita Foumia
Rita Gatia
Eva Gorial
Linette Jibiraei
Jill Kajy
Hanna Kirma
Jacquelynn Kittel
Pauline Mukhtar
Tabitha Numan
Janice Najor-Barringer
Lisa Paulus
Hon. Yasmine Poles
Nidhal Rassam
Bianca Savaya
Reem Sesi
Janette Shallal
Renee Shelide
Dima Hanna
Joanne Yaldo
Renee Yaldo