Our Team


Shady Farag
Founder & CEO

Shady brings to Land of Hope many years of experience in project management, event planning and in leading teams of passionate event organizers and coordinators. He organized many charity events where thousands of people participated. Having extensive experience in project management and a project management certificate from Heriot-Watt University, England in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering as well as several years of experience in the sales and administration fields has always enriched and inspired.


Tony Hanna
Vice President

Tony a motivated analytical planner. He graduated with a bachelor’s of Engineering from Ryerson University, and gathered years of experience in the area of project management and project planning. His education and experience have helped him successfully manage large projects for Land of Hope, and subsequently overseeing various projects.
Tony is a hybrid of technical and artistic natures, as he also works as a part-time photographer. He enjoys capturing precious moments and documenting memories. He currently applies his creative and analytical skills in leading various projects in Land of Hope. 


Heidi Nessim
Project Coordinator

Heidi has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Ryerson University, Toronto. She is playing a key role in Land of Hope in all of its activities and services especially in charity festivals, like Victorious Festival, and in Land of Hope community outreaches and services such as homeless outreach ministries, food bank drives and visiting the sick.


Gaby Hanna
Financial Manager

Gaby is an electrical engineer with a bachelor’s of Engineering from Ryerson University. Gaby is the financial manager at Land of Hope, overseeing the work of the financial committee that is responsible for monitoring accounts, reviewing financial reports, and preparing financial forecasts. As a self-proclaimed geek, he loves technology, media and video games. He loves playing the piano at his local church and has a passion for photography and videography.


Lawrence Artin
Community Outreach Manager

Lawrence is an electrical engineer, who graduated from Ryerson University in 2007. Lawrence vastly enjoys helping out at Christian and charity festivals, he plays an active role in various Christian youth ministries, homeless outreach ministries and he is an indispensable leader in the Community Outreaches of Land of Hope. His hobbies included fixing cars, playing various sports but specially enjoyed playing American football and Rugby.


Dany Hanna
Multimedia Specialist

Dany Hanna is the multimedia specialist at Land of Hope, he makes significant contributions to the media team, organizes their meetings and coordinates the publishing of the material on the different media channels. He is also Sound Coordinator and Graphic Designer at Land of Hope, Dany is an Electrical Engineer who loves soccer, karaoke, and traveling.
His favorite quote is “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”


Sarah Beshara
Web Manager

In her professional life, Sarah is a senior integration consultant in IT. Sarah has a bachelor’s in Computer Sciences, specialized in Information Systems. She has more than 11 years of experience in IT, this equips her for her role as a Web Manager at Land of Hope. Sarah is a passionate adventurous person who loves to try and learn new things. Sarah loves travelling, drawing and singing.


Christine Morkos
Staff Manager

Christine Morkos graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2010 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Currently working in the retail setting, she interacts with patients on a daily basis, assesses their needs, and optimizes their health outcomes. When outside the pharmacy she enjoys serving her community, Broadway musicals, traveling, and a good slice of pizza.


Silvia Hennawy
Project Coordinator

An MBA from Schulich School of Business, and 12 years’ experience in corporate finance are at the core of Silvia’s professional life. She is passionate about working in a team, driving change, and problem solving. Her motto in life is “whatever you do, do from all your heart”.


Marian Nessim
Project Manager

Marian is a Financial Analyst with a bachelor’s in Economics and Political Sciences. Marian is leading the team managing Anchor Retreat Centre assisting in spreading hope through hosting church retreats, summer camps, and school trip.


Rafeik Nessim
Project Manager

Rafeik is a passionate individual who thrives to implement management skills to arrange and plan mega events in Land of Hope. Rafeik is a Bachelor of Science graduate from Brock University and is currently studying Respiratory Therapy at Michener Institute. He has a distinctive drive and passion towards helping and uplifting others around him. He enjoys playing different sports with soccer being his favourite.


Karen Katary
Assistant Staff Manager

Karen is currently studying architectural science at Ryerson University. She is a lively person full of positive energy and creativity. She has a genuine passion to spread hope and love wherever she goes. She plays the role of the Assistant Staff Manager at Land of Hope. She loves singing and has a very remarkable and unique voice.