Board of Directors

Joe Coury


Joe has been involved in the Federation for more than ten years. He was a past scholarship recipient, the Young Adult Network President, served on the Board, and is now President. He is grateful for the sustained friendships he still has from attending Conventions in his youth and is excited about helping to lead the continued growth of the Federation. Joe works in the services department for Paycom, a Human Capital Management software company in Oklahoma City, OK.

Tom Tadros

1st Vice President

Thomas hails from Michigan City, Indiana and has belonged to the local club since age 16 of The American Lebanese Syrian Christian Society. He obtained a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in Near Eastern Languages and Literature with a major concentration in Arabic Language and Islamic History. He also has an Associates in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary in Applied Science degree and is currently working as Sous Chef for Methodist Hospitals.

Mike Haddad

2nd Vice President

Gino Faris

3rd Vice President

Gino is a Lebanese-American from Flushing, Michigan. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Sales and Business Marketing. Gino has been active with the Midwest Federation since 2017 and is a past scholarship recipient. Gino is currently serving as the 3rd Vice President and is living in San Diego, California. Gino loves all things Lebanese and is always willing to sample Lebanese cuisine or a new dabke move.

John Coury


John’s family has been involved with Midwest Federation and Young Phoenician Club of Des Moines for decades. John has a 10-year investment banking and finance career with an emphasis on commercial real estate investments with private families and institutions throughout various markets in the United States and Canada.

John graduated from the University of Hartford in 2008 where he played Division I baseball and met his wife, Alexandra, who played on the softball team. John and Alex live in Simsbury, CT with their two children, Monroe and Hudson.

Rima Antoon


Theresa Herro

Vice President to National Federation

Teresa Antoon

President of the Young Adult Network (YAN)

Paul Maalouf

President of The Young Professionals

Paul is junior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying Microbiology. He is a member of the American Syrian-Lebanese Lodge of Milwaukee and attends the St. Sharbel Mission of Milwaukee. He has been a part of the Federation for the past several years and loves the wonderful connection he’s made and celebrating the great traditions of our culture.

Maria Antoon

Public Relations Director

Board Members

Khalid Al Abdul Raheem

Robert Antoon

Steven Pisciotta

Wafa Nasr

Eva Saseen (Alternate)

Tom Tadros

Jackie Tamer

Nicholas Yanaki