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Board of Directors

Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD

Chair
Mohamed Amr Attawia, MD, is the vice president of product development at Osteotech, Inc. Dr. Attawia is also a visiting research associate professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. 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. Dr. Attawia spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) before joining Allegheny University as an assistant professor. Later, he was appointed as a research associate professor in the department of chemical engineering at Drexel University. Dr. Attawia joined Depuy Spine, Johnson & Johnson five years ago as a staff scientist and is currently heading the Disc Group. In addition to his stellar careers in medicine and education, 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. Dr. Attawia rejoined the IRUSA board in September 2009 and is currently serving as the chairman.

Khalid Lamada

Vice Chair
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

Treasurer
Hamadi Bengabsia joined the IR board recently and is now serving as treasurer.

Ihab M. Hamdi Saad, PhD

Member
Ihab M. Hamdi Saad is an associate professor of construction management at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He has published several noteworthy articles on engineering and is a recognized speaker at important engineering events. He 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. Dr. Saad 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

Member
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.