As Communications Director for Coptic Orphans, Jon Pattee brings to the table over 20 years of experience in the fields of philanthropy, marketing, and advocacy communications. His work in Asia and the Middle East, as well as his personal mission of creating a world in which every child has a loving family, led to his career in the private and nonprofit sectors of Washington, D.C. A senior strategist skilled in planning and leading successful campaigns, Jon is also a team leader with the proven ability to train staff and build capacity. He offers a track record of success in earning positive media coverage in outlets ranging from CNN to the Washington Post to the White House blog. In leadership roles in Washington, D.C.-area think tanks and nonprofits, Jon has been a coach of messengers for maximum impact in the media, in person, and online. He holds an BA in History from the top 20-ranked Northwestern University. Some of the skills Jon provides to Coptic Orphans are donor acquisition and cultivation, strategic planning, team management, training, media relations, media advocacy, marketing, branding, cross-cultural communications, website development, campaign management, project management, and vendor management. Jon has used Arabic, Spanish, French, and Vietnamese in a professional capacity, including translating written Arabic and French for General Dynamics.
Maged is a public health specialist with an academic background in medicine from Cairo University and quality management of healthcare systems from the American University in Cairo.
Before coming to Coptic Orphans, he held a strong career in health and development with a variety of organizations including UNDP, UNICEF and international and local NGOs since 2004.
Maged has professional experience in program management and building and nurturing strategic relations with partners and stakeholders from donors, media, and religious communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations. He is also a professionally certified trainer and has been serving voluntarily for 15+ years as the co-founder and leader of a marriage & parenting education program in Cairo.
Fady Kiama joined Coptic Orphans in June 2021 as the Finance Director. Prior to joining Coptic Orphans, he spent over 25 years in finance leadership in multinational corporations and publicly-listed companies, both inside and outside Egypt. Fady moved to the U.S. in 2013 after being transferred from Egypt to assume a new finance leadership role at the Orascom Construction Group. Fady holds a Masters degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Since moving to the U.S., Fady and his family have visited Egypt annually and have kept strong ties with family, friends, and the church community there.