meet the board

  • Kal F Mehdi, MD Founder & President

    I was born in Saida, Lebanon and spent most of my childhood in the Middle East. Being raised by parents both in the healthcare field, I discovered my passion towards medicine & helping others in need. My family moved to North America in my teenage years, I earned my Pre-medical Bachelors degree from McGill University in Montreal, followed by a medical degree from St. George’s University.  I completed my residency training at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan.

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  • Imane Keaik, PharmD Vice President 2015

    I was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal and moved to the United States, where I received a Doctor of Pharmacy from Lake Erie College of Ostheopatic Medicine (2015). My personal interest in becoming a pharmacist is rooted in my desire to be involved in the improvement of others’ health and to be knowledgeable in the various topics pertaining to health care to better help those in need. I joined LAMS in order to make a difference and give back to our community.

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  • Nabil A. Tiba, PE. Board Member

    I was born in Beirut, Lebanon where I have spent most of my early growing up years, then moved to the Gulf area. I was very blessed with a fun educational loving family that pursued and encouraged higher education and passionate to help others. My life journey leads me to North America where I have pursued and earned many technical engineering degrees and enormous professional certifications and to be a proud member of Detroit society of engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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  • Sara Malek, PharmD Board Member

    I was born in Aley, Lebanon and spent the first six years of my life there before migrating to the United States. I have one older brother who is the epitome of a role model to me. Growing up, my brother and I felt compelled to make our parents proud. My mother and father worked tirelessly to pave the way in order for us to pursue our goals. When I was born, I had what doctors called a congenital short femur (CSF). CSF is a rare type of congenital malformation that occurs during prenatal development.

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  • May Elkaissi Hashwi, RN BOARD MEMBER

    I was born and raised in Beirut Lebanon. I discovered by Passion in nursing after taking care of my parent and working in an infusion pharmacy mixing chemotherapy drugs. I found myself needing to learn more about the disease process and that’s what made me apply to nurse school and become a nurse. I earned my associate degree in nursing in 2011. And pursuing my Nurse Practitioner Degree at Chamberlin University, I am currently working at Great Lakes caring home care as a Transition Liaison Sales RN in Bingham Farms.

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  • Nabeel Haidar, M.D., M.B.A BOARD MEMBER

    I was born in Windsor, Ontario where I finished my undergrad in Biochemistry. I then did my Master in Business Administration focusing on Healthcare management. I have been exposed to the health care field at a very young age, working with my Uncle who is a dentist. Watching how he would help underprivileged individuals made me want to do more with my career. I decided to pursue a career in medicine, and went to Saba University School of Medicine and graduated in 2017. I’m currently in my Family Medicine residency at the Detroit

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    Born and Raised in Lebanon, moved to the United States during my late teenage years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, followed by my Master’s of Social Work in 2011 from Wayne State University. My desire to empower individuals to understand their experiences and advocate for their rights urged me to become a Clinical Mental Health Therapist and Coordinator. I am passionate about the integration of care for mental health illnesses, coordinating services to families and the community coming together to create fairness and justice to all.
    As a LAMS board member I’m grateful and privileged to provide assistance to our community and promote wellness. Please join us in the upcoming events, donate and learn more at

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