The Bethlehem Association
Bethlehem Association

Executive Team

President

Maher Elhihi serves as a Group Marketing Manager for Karl Storz Endoscopy America in El Segundo, CA. He received his MBA from Santa Clara University and has over 15 years of experience in marketing management. Maher served as the Vice-President of the Bethlehem Association from 2011-2013 and was the Convention Chairman during the Bethlehem’s Association 25th Convention in Santa Clara, California. Maher Elhihi and his wife, Amanda, live in Orange County, CA.

Location:

Orange County , CA
United States

Vice President

Samer Elbandak was born in Bethlehem in 1973. Moved to San Francisco in 1991 where he studied Business Administration and Marketing. He has been a member of the Bethlehem Association since 1991. He is a very active member of the Arab American community in the north California area. Recently received the Zawaya Community Leadership Award.

Location:

San Francisco , CA
United States

Treasurer

Stephen Asfour works for WorleyParsons in Azusa, CA as a Project Engineer. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011. Stephen Asfour lives in Brea, CA and enjoys playing sports.

Location:

Los Angeles , CA
United States

Convention Chairperson

Muna Handal-Dayeh has been an active member of the Bethlehem Association for over 20 years. Muna held the office of the President for 2 consecutive terms and has served on the executive committee as the National Convention Chairperson for the last 6 years. Muna lives in San Diego, CA with her husband Ibrahim Dayeh.

Location:

San Diego , CA
United States

Secretary

Susie Gidi De Canavati graduated with a Bachelor degree in Communication from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico in 1997. During this time, her passion for photography grew and today Susie has been a professional photographer for almost 20 years. She was involved in the Youth Committee of the 1995 Bethlehem Association Convention in Monterrey, México, where she met her husband Bishara Canavati. From 1997 to 1999 she was in charge of directing the monthly newsletter for the Club Palestino Libanes in Monterrey. Susie, Bishara and their two daughters Chloe and Camila live in Florence, South Carolina.

Location:

Florence , SC
United States

Web Developer

Kevin Kashou is a Web Developer for Digitaria in San Diego, Downtown. He received a Bachelor Degree of Web Design Interactive Design at The Art Institute of California - San Diego.

Location:

San Diego , CA
United States