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CARITAS GENERAL DIRECTOR RITA RHAYEM

Brilliance combined with humility, ambition with tactfulness, and charisma with sincerity make for a gifted leader. HOME had the pleasure of sitting down with Rita Rhayem, who embodies these very qualities. Rhayem’s appointment as the first female director of Caritas Lebanon marks a milestone for the organization’s 47-year history. At age 34, she will be impacting the lives of more than 200,000 beneficiaries nationwide and emboldening other women to follow in her footsteps.

While serving as the chief of the health department at Caritas, the president of the Lebanese chapter, Fr. Paul Karam, nominated Rhayem for the position of director. Not only would she be handling 650 employees and nearly 2,000 volunteers, but she would also be representing 15 Caritas Organizations in the MENA region at the humanitarian committee at Caritas Internationalis

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