2023 Board of Directors
Mazen Alsaqa, MDPresident
Dr. Mazen Alsaqa is an internist in Sterling Heights and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from University of Mosul, College of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital.
Rena Daiza, MDVice President
Dr. Daiza is a board-certified senior staff family physician with Henry Ford Health. She provides medical education through media outlets including television and radio. She is very active in the Chaldean community and was the first female to receive the Rising Star Award from CAAHP. She is a co-founder of the Chaldean Women's Committee (CWC) and served for two years as a board member of the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Daiza continues to advocate for the health and well-being of all members of the community.
Nada Kinaya, NPTreasurer
Nada Kinaya is a palliative care nurse practitioner at Beaumont Troy. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. Nada completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is an active member in the community and a member of multiple committees at Troy Beaumont.
Rita Yousif, LMSWSecretary
Rita Yousif is a licensed Master Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a focus on mental health from Madonna University. Rita practices as a psychotherapist at Beaumont hospital in the psychiatry department. Rita also provides individual counseling at an outpatient practice. Outside of the medical field, Rita is a TV and radio host at MEA TV and even leads her church choir.
Leann Haddad, CPhTExecutive Assistant
Leann Haddad is a Sr. Business/Compliance Analyst at BCBS and currently the Executive Assistant at CAAHP. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Leann has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician for over 8 years and has experience in the healthcare field and administrative services.
Evone Barkho - MD, MPH, IBCLC, SJPHS
Evone Barkho received her medical degree in General Surgery and Internal Medicine from Baghdad University in Iraq. She practiced medicine at several hospitals and private clinics. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Wayne State University, School of Medicine. Dr. Barkho is currently employed at Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital.
Milad Shamo, PharmD, RPh
Milad Shamoo is currently a Pharmacy Manager. Having immigrated to the United States when he was 8 years old, he became the first member of his family to graduate college, receiving his PharmD in 2014 from MCPHS University. Milad has a passion for effective community outreach and optimizing patient care. Throughout his professional career he has worked for various retail pharmacies and has been recognized for his efforts in improving patient outcomes. Milad continues to lead initiatives that positively impact not only his patients, but his colleagues as well.
Shatha J. Matti, PharmD, RPh
Shatha Matti immigrated from Iraq and grew up in Southeast Michigan. Shatha can be described as a life-long learner. She received her Doctorate of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, Florida and her Bachelors of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, Detroit Michigan. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College (Madonna University) in a double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. After 22 years as Pharmacist Manager at CVS Health Shatha went in to Private Practice As Founder/CEO of NCA Pharmacy & Compounding in Waterford, MI for the past 7 years.
Andre Halabu, MD
Dr. Halabu obtained his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University. During that time, he co-founded and helped lead a local 501(c)(3), the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Youth Union, Inc., or E'rootha, which addressed issues within the Detroit Chaldean-Assyrian community. He subsequently attended medical school at the American University of Integrative Sciences, School of Medicine. He also recently worked in research which includes work within breast cancer therapeutics and clinical medication trials for CKD. He is currently a resident physician in family medicine at McLaren Oakland.
Dalia Mammo, MD
Dalia Mammo completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where she earned a BS in French and Francophone Studies. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University College of Medicine, where she served as Vice President of the Medical Student Council, coordinated and led mission trips to Haiti, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed Psychiatry residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, where she is currently in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship.
Alison Thomas, MD
Alison Thomas is an Obstetrics and Gynecology resident at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She completed medical school training at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Alison completed her undergraduate degree at Wayne State University. She has served the Chaldean community, and metro Detroit community throughout her life and continues to do so though her involvement in CAAHP. Dr. Thomas has a strong passion for women’s health and hopes to advocate for women in the Chaldean community.
Mona (Eva) Denha - ANP-BC
Eva completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and graduate studies from Madonna University. She specializes in the area of primary care, interventional radiology, and cardiology.
Musib Gappy, MD
Dr. Gappy is a graduate of Wayne State University, School of Medicine and finished his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Sinai-Grace Hospital. He practices general internal medicine and performs endoscopic, EGD, and colonoscopy procedures.