About Us

Learn about the Coptic people and their plight.


Executive Committee

  • George GURGUIS, MD. Physician and educator.Role: President
  • JD Caroline DOSS, Esq.  Immigration attorney. Role: VP
  • Sameh A. LABIB, MD. Physician and Educator. Role: VP
  • Michael RIZK. Business Executive. Role: Secretary
  • Jacob SAMAAN, Retired Professor, PhD Mathematics.  Role: Treasurer

Past Presidents

  • Adel GUINDY (2010-15): Retired energy technology executive.
  • Alex SHALABY (2015-16): Retired telecom executive.


  • Mr. Atef JACOUB
  • Mr. Magdi KHALIL
  • Mr. Maher  RIZKALLA
  • M.D.  Kamal IBRAHIM
  • M.D. Mark EID
  • JD Mark SHALABY, Esq.
  • Mr. Sobhy GREIS
  • Mr. Gamal HANNA
  • Mrs. Amal GARBAWY

 Advisory Council

  • Rt. Hon. Lord David ALTON :  Honorary Chairman      
  • Hon Baroness Caroline COX
  • Mr. Halim MEAWAD
  • Mr. Sami EBRAHIM   
  • M.D. Mahfouz GEREIS
  • Dr. Issam ESKANDER


Lindsay Vessey, Director of Development & Advocacy
Ms. Vessey joined Coptic Solidarity in 2013 and previously founded and served as the Advocacy Director for Open Doors USA from 2004 through 2012.