Khaled Lamada


Khalid Lamada serves as president of the Society of American-Egyptian Development (SAED), an education and advocacy group for Egyptians living in the United States. Mr. Lamada is also a member of the Council of Islamic Leaders of New York. He has served as a board member for the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge; as president of the Arab American Muslim Federation (AMAF); and as co-chairman of the Islamic Circle of North America and Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) national convention.

Hamadi Bengabsia

Vice Chair and Treasurer

Hamadi Bengabsia is Vice President of the CBS Tax Department in New York City. Hamadi has been with CBS for eight years. Prior to joining CBS, he worked at Ernst & Young for eight years. He is a certified public accountant, holds an M.B.A. in accounting and a master’s degree in statistics and applied economics. Hamadi is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and the NYSCPA (New York Society of Certified Public Accountants). In addition to his tax expertise, Hamadi’s main concentrations are process improvement and technology enablement within the tax department and between the tax and accounting departments. On the Islamic activism front, Hamadi has been an active board member of several local centers and schools as well as several relief organizations. He is currently the president of North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, one of the largest Islamic centers in northern New Jersey.

Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD


Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer at CuraCell, LLC. Prior to his current position, Dr. Attawia was the Vice President of Product Development at Osteotech Inc., then the Vice President of Osteobiologics at Pipeline Orthopedics. He earned his medical degree at Cairo University College of Medicine in Egypt, and his master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Dr. Attawia spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology before joining Allegheny University as an assistant professor and Deputy Director of the Center of Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Later, he was appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Attawia joined Depuy Spine, Johnson & Johnson several years ago and was heading the Disc Group. Dr. Attawia is also very active in the Muslim community in the U.S. Dr. Attawia previously served on the Islamic Relief USA Board of Directors for several years. He rejoined the IRUSA board in September 2009.

Ihab M. Hamdi Saad, PhD


Ihab M. Hamdi Saad is a full professor and former department chair of construction management at Northern Kentucky University. He also taught at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He has published several noteworthy articles on engineering and is a recognized speaker at important engineering events. Dr. Saad is a distinguished academic who has received numerous awards including the 2004 ASC National Teaching Award; 2003 Pendered Memorial Award at East Carolina University; and the Teaching (1999) and Research (1998) Excellence Awards at Bradley University. He is a member of several organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Project Management Institute (PMI); Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE); Egyptian Association of Engineers; and American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). Dr. Saad joined the IRUSA board of directors in March 2006 and was appointed chairman in May 2011.

Hamdy Radwan, PhD


Hamdy Radwan is a professor of Physical Therapy at Winston Salem State University, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s of science and master’s of science in Physical Therapy from Cairo University, and received his PhD from Texas Women’s University in Houston. Dr. Radwan specializes in three areas of research: biomechanics and kinesiology, focusing on biomechanics and 3-D motion analysis; AIDS research, focusing on assessments of the knowledge and attitude of health care individuals toward people living with HIV/AIDS; and motor skill acquisition, focusing on comparative methods of teaching manipulation skills. Dr. Radwan helped found Al-Iman Academy in Houston, and has served as both board chairman of Al-Iman School in Raleigh, NC, and director of the outreach department at the Muslim American Society. He currently serves as president of the board for the Muslims Association of the Triad in Winson-Salem, NC. Dr. Radwan joined the IRUSA board of directors in November 2012.

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