MEET THE BOARD

Dr. Wissam Nadra

Dr. Wissam Nadra
President

My name is Dr. Wissam Nadra and I am a pediatrician in private practice around the Lake Norman area, just north of Charlotte.  Born in Sebnay, Lebanon, I grew up in Dubai and later in Los Angeles, CA, after immigrating to the US with my parents and two younger brothers.  Shortly after we got married, my beautiful wife Widad and I moved to NC in 2000.  We have three children: daughter Nahi, and two sons: Edouard and Nicolas that were born in NC and being raised here.  Joining the Metrolina Phoenician Club as a member in 2004, I later served on the Board for a number of years off and on, prior to assuming the position of MPC President for the years 2016 and 2017 and now 2020 - 2023.

Welcome to the MPC: Ahla w Sahla!

Lamia Hanna

Lamia Hanna
Immediate Past President &
Vice President

My name is Lamia Hanna and I am the Immediate Past President of the Metrolina Phoenician Club. I am originally from the Koura District of Lebanon and have been living in Charlotte for most of my life. I am a business owner, a wife, mother to three beautiful children, and a grandmother. I am a woman who loves to stay busy and I always enjoy helping people.

Tony Bikhazi

Tony Bikhazi
North Carolina StateVice President of the
Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs

My name is Tony G. Bikhazi, born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. I graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. I enjoyed a long career in the airline industry which gave me the opportunity to live and work in 10 different countries as well as the enjoyment and appreciation of different world cultures, ethnic foods and  languages. I found the love of my life, Lakana, from the Land of Smiles, Thailand. Lak and I immigrated to the USA in 1990 and we have made the Queen City our permanent home since then. We joined the MPC in 1992 and I have been serving on its Board since 1994. It's my privilege and honor to have been representing the MPC as NC State VP for the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs since 2014.

Abeer Kobercy Saad

Abeer Kobercy Saad
Board of Directors Member for the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs

My name is Abeer Kobercy Saad and I was born and raised in the Koura District of Lebanon. I am happily married to Nicolas Saad and we have three beautiful children, Yara, Yazan, and Seela-Grace. I have a Bachelors of Arts from the Lebanese American University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wingate University.  I am the Vice President of YARA INCORPORATED, I co-own Sensational Touch Events, I also freelance as a make-up artist. I have been a MPC board member since 2013. I love traveling, socializing and creating something from nothing.

Ghada Ternanni

Ghada Ternanni
Secretary

Hi! My name is Ghada Ternanni and I  have served as the Metrolina Phoenician Club Secretary since 2016. Born in the USA and raised in the Charlotte area, I am the oldest of 4 daughters to Lebanese Immigrant parents.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance, Magna Cum Laude.  Always being connected to my Lebanese heritage, during my time at UNC Charlotte, I chartered and founded the Lebanese Student Association. On the national level, I had the honor of representing North Carolina in the Miss Lebanon Emigrant USA Pageant in 2015.  I currently work at Bank of America as an Vice President Senior Financial Analyst supporting Fortune 500 Corporate Banking Clients.

Johnny Mawardi

Johnny Mawardi
Treasurer

    My name is Johnny Mawardi and I am originally from Syria. I have been living in Charlotte for 20 years and I love everything about it. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in Business Management and Marketing and I now help manage my families real estate all over the US. I was originally part of the Young Adults committee at MPC for 5 years and I recently became a Board Member in 2018. I love to travel and explore the world.  Welcome to the MPC!

    Omar Elkara

    Omar Elkara
    Head of Events Catering

    My name is Omar Elkara and I am originally from Lebanon. I have lived in Charlotte since 1989 and have been a Board Member of the MPC since 1992. I have been Head Chef for many different country clubs in Charlotte and I am the Head of Events Catering at MPC.

    Dr. Emile Khuri

    Dr. Emile Khuri
    Board Member

    My name is Dr. Emile Khuri and I am originally from Palestine. I spent the best years of my life in Lebanon, as I graduated from American University in Beirut with a Medical Doctor degree since 1968 and met my bride since 1972. I am blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. 

    Charles Saleh

    Charles Saleh
    Board Member

    My name is Charles Saleh. I joined the MPC Board in 2020, before then, I had always been very involved in the Club. I immigrated from Lebanon and attended Iowa State University for my Bachelor's Degree and earned my Masters from Georgia Tech. I founded a digital product development services company, Tin Roof Software. I am also a father of 4, along with my wife, Mary.