Nabil is a co-Founder of Believe in Belize.  After visiting Belize with his wife for the first time in 2013, they fell in love with the country and decided to make it their home away from home.
 
Nabil retired as a Georgetown University professor in 2011. He spent 29 years of his professional career in Information Technology and Project Management, spanning the government, commercial and education sectors. He has academic degrees in Aerospace Engineering (Bachelor of Science), Systems Engineering (Masters of Science) and Engineering Management with specialty in Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors (Doctor of Science).  He is married and has one daughter.   Nabil's family origin is from Lebanon, but he was born in Egypt, raised in Kuwait and has lived in the US since 1979.  Nabil is a Rotarian (since 2007), member of the Paul Harris Society and a member of the Rotary eClub of One World.  In his free time he enjoys watching sports and learning about history.  
Kareen is a co-Founder of Believe in Belize.  She is a clinical child psychologist who is in full-time private practice in Bethesda, Maryland.  She graduated with her doctorate in 1995 from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Before starting her private practice, she worked at Prince Georges Hospital Center in the Child Mental Health Program.  Kareen also worked as a psychologist on a multidisciplinary team at the Georgetown University Child Development Center.  By co-founding Believe in Belize, she is looking forward to applying her clinical experience in child psychology to support Belizean children and their families on their educational journey.  Kareen loves taking long nature walks, curling up with a good book, and cooking Mediterranean food.
Lucy is a co-Founder of Believe in Belize.  She is currently a student at the University of Maryland- College Park, studying marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is the editor of Spoon University, an online food publication and president of CHAARG, a female fitness organization. She developed her passion for furthering education in Belize in high school when she started a club to raise donations for St. John’s Anglican school in Placencia. She is excited to see how Believe in Belize will continue to help grow educational opportunities throughout the country. When Lucy is not studying, she can be found practicing yoga, trying new recipes or writing poetry. Lucy also adores traveling and has studied abroad in Italy, Japan, Austria and New Zealand. She is excited to continue to work with Belize through Believe in Belize and those looking to join her in this mission. 
Vikas joined Believe in Belize as a volunteer Program Manger to begin the initiation of our heath related projects and services.  He and his wife Niki are planning to visit Belize in the near future to learn more about the current healthcare system.  Over the course of his career, Vikas has developed executable strategies aimed at helping U.S. Healthcare Payers and Providers modernize internal operations and improve patient access to affordable healthcare services. In his current role as Principal to Strategy Execution for xScion Solutions, Vikas works with Payer and Provider organizations to improve internal Data Operations, increase trust in their information assets and develop consumer-focused services. Vikas earned his Bachelors degree in Management of Information Systems and Masters in Health Systems Management from George Mason University. In his free time, Vikas enjoys participating in car racing events, watching football and going on beach vacations.
Connie is a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas. She recently retired from St. Philip’s College where she was program director and taught nursing courses for 23 years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1988. She has a strong desire to help others and volunteers at her church and in her local community. Connie is excited to participate in the Health Program projects of Believe in Belize. Connie and her husband, Sidney, enjoy spending time between their homes in Texas and Placencia, Belize. Connie loves the outdoors, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and enjoys any beach destination.