Mrs. Manal Saab

Manal Saab is Chief Executive Officer of SGCS in Flint, Michigan. Mrs. Saab joined SGCS after spending 17 years in healthcare at the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations overseeing local, state, and national healthcare legislation for one of the nation’s largest and most successful publicly owned hospitals at the time.

Active in industry leadership as well as philanthropy on the local, national, and international levels: Appointed by Michigan’s Governor as Chair of the Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs for the State of Michigan. She is serving as Vice Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Board of Trustees; past Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Arab American National Museum; past Chair of the American Druze Foundation Board of Trustees. She is an Emeritus member of the Board of Governors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognized as the top medical charity in the U.S.A. and a Trustee and co-founder of TAKREEM USA, and cofounder of Lebanon Relief Project responsible for shipping $50 Million worth of medicines and medical supplies to Lebanon in the aftermath of the August ’22 Beirut Port Explosion.

Manal and her spouse, Ghassan, are founding members of the national professional advisory board of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). Both are members of Board of the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL). They are the first Flint-area residents to receive the 2010 Russell G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy, the highest award recognizing philanthropy in the State of Michigan. Both are recipients the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by ACCESS, and the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by TAKREEM America. The American Task Force on Lebanon is grateful to have the opportunity to bestow the 2023 Issam M. Fares Award to Manal and Ghassan and considers them to be invaluable members of the Arab American and Lebanese American communities, as they have each contributed a lifetime of exceptional achievement and leadership.

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