His skills in public policy analysis, lobbying, corporate fundraising, research design and implementation, grant development and negotiation have helped to position him in a favorable light within his professional career. A respected community leader, his dynamic work ethic within the community, non-profit and the government sector has helped him to further his personal and professional goals.
A leader and a visionary, Wassim was able to take the organization to new heights by implementing new programs and initiatives serving Seniors, Youth, Children, and Families. A crusader of diversity and inclusion, Wassim’s vision has enabled the entire community to reap the benefits of these programs regardless of race, religion, ethnic background or sexual orientation. His outreach efforts have allowed the organization to prosper by creating partnerships with several corporate, governmental and educational entities, while increasing the operating budget of the organization.
Wassim was appointed by Governor Granholm to the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Advisory Board, where he served as third Vice President. He also serves on the board of the Congress of Arab American Organizations, BRIDGES, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and AAPAC. Past boards include Access, Domestic Violence Coalition, The United States Army Grassroots Advisory Board, Universal Learning Academy and The Arab American and Chaldean Council.
For a young man, he has achieved a great deal. In 2010, Wassim was inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame. He is the youngest and first person in the history of the Heritage Hall of Fame to ever receive the Emerging Leader Award at the age of 32.
Wassim enjoys spending time with family and friends and tries to travel as often as possible.