AramcoBrats, Inc.

Your 2023-2025 Board!

18 Dec 2023 6:18 PM | Cynthia Metcalfe (Administrator)

Marharba, Brats! Aramco Brats, Inc., began a new term, November 1, 2023. We are proud to present our board for the 2023-2025 term:

Liz Germani​ (RT '84). President
Paul Allen ​(DH '89) , Vice President
Tom Littlejohn​ (DH '84), Treasurer
Raidah Ziadeh-Hudson (DH '77) , Secretary
Debbie Hendricks-Kheiry (DH '84), Reunion Oversight Director
Jeffery (Jeff) Neal (DH '86), Director at Large (Nominations)
Dawn Kolb ​(DH '92), Website and Database Director 
Marie Littlejohn-Dunn ​(DH '77), Director at Large
Cynthia (Cindy) Metcalfe ​(DH '84), Publications Director

We'd like to thank Sandra Kerr-Louchard​ (DH '84, Vice President),  Amber Perkins-Neal ​(DH '86, Secretary), Bridget Halpin ​(DH '84, Reunion Oversight Director),  and Selma Zein ​(DH '06, Database Director) for their work.  We are grateful for their dedication to the Board and  Brat community over the years.  We will miss working with them and can't wait to see them at the next reunion.  Give them some love next time you see them - well deserved!! 

Congratulations to Paul Allen (DH '89), your new Vice President.  Paul needs no introduction to most Brats - if you've been to one reunion, you know Paul!  We look forward to the energy you bring in all you do!  

Aramco Brats, Inc. welcomes 3 first-time board members:

Raidah Ziadeh-Hudson (DH '77) was elected to the board as Secretary. Raidah, the eldest of the four Ziadeh girls, was born in Dhahran. Her father Jamil joined ARAMCO as a 19-year-old recruit from Jerusalem in 1951. In1961 when he went back to his hometown in Palestine, got married and brought his unsuspecting wife to Arabia. The Ziadehs lived in several houses, but Raidah remembers the 313 portable across the street from the school most fondly. She also remembers her parents' friends, Arab Aramcons from all over the Middle East, who became family to her and her parents. Raidah lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city with a beautiful river and gorgeous urban park system. She has been a dentist managing a solo practice for her entire career. She enjoys the fast pace of dentistry, helping people improve their health and interacting with folks across all demographics. Raidah loves to cook and host friends at her home; she loves to travel like a local and has enjoyed sharing the travel bug with her two college age sons.

Dr. Debbie (Hendricks) Kheiry is joining the board as the appointed Reunion Oversight Director.  She and her family moved to Dhahran in 1975, where they first lived in a row house before moving into a lovely pink stucco C-3.  After four years in Saudi, they took a break and went back to the states for almost two years before again returning to the Kingdom, this time to North Camp, where they resided in one of the fine-quality, doublewide trailers.  Their stay, this time, was less than two years before returning home to deep south Louisiana.  In 2016, Debbie reconnected with one of her DH Brat childhood friends, Jamal Kheiry, via social media (thank you Facebook!). They married in 2019 and reside in Findlay, Ohio.  Dr. Deb is a small-animal veterinarian and Jamal is a Corporate Communications Manager for Marathon Petroleum.  They enjoy CrossFit, walking, reading, travel, dining out and love their dog, Chuckie, brought home by Dr. Deb in 2020. 

 Jeffrey (Jeff) Neal is joining the board as the Nominations Director. The Neals arrived in Dhahran from Houston, TX in August 1979…spending the first two years in North Camp before relocating to the Hills on Safaniya Drive at the start of Jeff’s 5th grade year. Jeff was a competitive swimmer with the Dhahran Youth Swim League (DYSL), and he also became a frequent scuba diver during the Neal’s stay in-Kingdom. They returned to the U.S. in November 1985 prior to Jeff completing 9th grade at Dhahran Junior High School (DJHS).
Pivotal as Jeff’s childhood Aramco experience was, that lightning struck again when Jeff had the amazing good fortune of reuniting with a fellow classmate, Amber Perkins (DH ’86), during their collective first Aramco Brat Reunion in 2011. They were married two years later after Jeff and Amber blended their families together in a home near Dallas, TX affectionately coined, “Snap Ranch”. Their Brat connections only grew from there through Amber’s 2015-2023 board service as Database Director and Secretary, while Jeff coordinated Reunion bowling events starting in 2017. Jeff is a Senior Program Manager in the Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), one of the country’s largest and most progressive Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

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