AAS-A Board of Directors Names Ashur Yoseph President,

1.gifAt its annual spring meeting, held this year in Glendale, California, the Assyrian Aid Society of America’s Board of Directors elected Ashur Yoseph as its third President in the organization’s 20 year history.

Narsai M. David, who had served as AAS-A President for 18 years, was elected Chairman of the Board of the AAS-A Board of Directors. Among his other new duties, Narsai David will be working personally with the United States State Department, Congress, and assorted international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to further the Assyrian Aid Society’s mission and projects in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Over the course of nearly 20 years of Narsai David’s tenure as President, the Assyrian Aid Society of America has devoted itself to the continuing growth of the Assyrian education system across northern Iraq with 56 schools and over 5000 students, in addition to providing millions of dollars worth of refugee aid, public reconstruction projects, and multi-million dollar medical programs. His Narsai’s Taste of the Mediterranean fundraising dinners and auctions alone have raised over $1 million and become the annual centerpiece of many Assyrian social calendars. Thanks to Narsai David’s leadership and his insistence that the organization and its officers always adhere to the highest standards of financial, professional, and personal integrity, AAS-A has become the most respected and trusted humanitarian organization working for the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac people in their ancestral homeland.

“I look forward to my new assignments with full confidence that the Assyrian Aid Society’s day-to-day activities and ongoing projects are in the best of hands,” Narsai David said. “I have always valued Ashur Yoseph’s counsel and I have always admired his leadership, his professional skills, and his dedication to our people.”

Ashur Yoseph is Senior Program Manager at URS Corporation, a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. Previously Ashur Yoseph was a Vice President at Parsons Brinckerhoff and Lead Project Manager at the San Francisco Department of Public Works. He first joined the Assyrian Aid Society in 1993.

With Ashur Yoseph vacating the position of Vice President, Director Mona Malik (ten years on the Board) was elected Vice President. Sargon Shabbas (20 years on the Board) was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer.

The Assyrian Aid Society of America is a charitable 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to assisting needy Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriacs in northern Iraq and around the world. Since 1991 AAS-A has raised nearly $8 million in donations and grants to build schools, staff and supply medical clinics, facilitate life-saving surgeries, rebuild homes, irrigate farmlands, bring electricity to rural villages and implement a host of other vital programs and services.