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North American Board (NAB) Information

The North American Board ("NAB") is the governing board of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America on the Archdiocesan level and cover the continental United States and Canada.

The NAB is under the direction of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The NAB functions to provide consistency of information, programs, etc., throughout the Archdiocese by distributing materials to the seven Diocesan Boards. The Diocesan Boards – through their Officers and Coordinators – seek to help individual churches and missions establish women's groups in their communities, distribute materials from the NAB, and participate in the annual NAB "Project" as tasked to us by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.

The NAB meets twice a year - in February/March for the Mid-Winter gathering, and in July (either at the Antiochian Village Heritage and Learning Center or at a convention site). All women throughout the Archdiocese are welcome to participate in these gatherings. Please contact your church's local chapter president for more information.

You are urged to reach out to any of the Officers and Coordinators listed below via email with suggestions, ideas, and recommendations.

Updated September 2017

Dianne M. O'Regan

Vice President/NAB Project
Kh. Suzanne Murphy

Recording Secretary
Sheryl VanderWagen

Fadia Juzdan

Public Relations
Melinda Bentz

Spiritual Advisor
Right Rev. Bishop John P. Abdalah

Immediate Past President
Violet K. Robbat

Constitution & Bylaws
Anne Bourjaily-Thomas

Humanitarian Coordinator
Lauren Ferris

Membership Coordinator
Mary Lou Catelli

Laila R. Ferris

Religious Coordinator
Kh. Dannie Moore

Scholarship/Grant Coordinator
Cindy Nimey

Finance Committee
Laila Ferris

Widowed Clergy Wives Program
Julia Kalyoussef

NAB Roster 2017 - 2019 (PDF)124.42 KB