BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chairman: Dr. Mike Rabie
Dr. Michael M. Rabie has been of native of Houston for the past 40 years. After receiving his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Southern University, Dr. Rabie studied at Colorado Technical University earning a Doctorate in Business Management.
Dr. Rabie is the Chief Executive Officer of Association Healthcare Management; a nationwide medical benefits company that offers healthcare programs. In addition to his position as CEO, Dr. Rabies is the Chief Operating Officer for Westchase Holding Corporation. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, Dr. Rabie brings years of experience and extensive business acumen with him in the fields of investment banking, real estate and business management.
Secretary: Dr. Nidal Zeidat
Having received his Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Houston–
Dr. Nidal Zeidat has been a Houston native for the past thirthy-two years. Prior to his current position in the oil and gas industry, Dr. Zeidat contributed his many skills and talents to aerospace technology. In addition to serving the community as a Board Member for Guidance College, Dr. Zeidat is a member of the MAS Katy Mosque in Houston where he was the Treasurer for two years.
Board Member: Dr. Amr Elbakry
Dr. Amr El-Bakry earned his PhD. from Rice University. He currently works as a Surveillance and Optimization Advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. He is also the Vice President for Industry at Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists, and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.
Board Member: Dr. Amy Barnhill
Dr. Amy Barnhill spent her undergraduate years at the University of Iowa focusing on English and Secondary Education. A passion for literacy and teaching propelled her to receive her Masters in Reading and as well as an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more than a decade Dr. Barnhill has been and Associate Professor at the University of Houston-Victoria in the School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development.
Dr. Barnhill has authored numerous research articles on Literacy and Education. The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, American Journal of Educational Research and Language and Literacy are among the journals that have featured Dr. Barnhill’s studies.
Board Member: Dr. Mona Younes
Dr. Younes’ academic career spans two hemispheres. She is an alum of both Alexandria University in Egypt and the University of Houston. Dr. Younes served as a faculty member at the University of Houston, College of Optometry until her retirement in 2018. In addition to teaching, Dr. Younes cares for optometry patients at her clinic in Katy, Texas where she has served the Katy community for 20 years.