About Us

We believe the Assyrian culture has given our Advisors a unique advantage. That is, we understand where our users come from — their ambitions, way of thinking, and sensibly high expectations. We leverage our demonstrated experience to help young Assyrians achieve their academic and professional goals.

Meet the Team

Our Co-Founders identified an unfulfilled need in the Assyrian community. There needed to be an amalgamation of Advisors to aid the rising generation of Assyrians. We're fulfilling that need with Assyrian Advisors.

BRUNEIL CHAMAKI

Bruneil Chamaki

President & Founder

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Mary Chamaki

Vice-President

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Peter Lazari

Vice-President & Founder

JUSTIN BOBO

JUSTIN BOBO

Director of Finance

Diana

DIANA CHAMAKI

Vice-President

Alex

ALEX SAMANO

Director of Marketing

Senior Advisors

JAMES PETROS

JAMES PETROS

Education: Doctor of Medicine, with high honors, from Tulane University School of Medicine. M.B.A. from Cornell University. B.S. in Biological Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, from Santa Clara University.

Training: Orthopedic Surgery Residency from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Work Experience: Founder & CEO at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Founder & Managing Partner at Trinity Surgery Center. Former Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Gloria

Gloria Maceiko

Education: M.S. in Engineering and Industrial Management from National Technological University. B.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Work Experience: Founder and Managing Director at Silicon Valley Advantage, a technology accelerator. Former CEO at DirectNu Energy. Former Co-Founder at F-Origin. Held C-suite executive and upper-management roles at various other technology companies.

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Robert Karoukian

Education: Doctor of Medicine from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. B.A. in Life Sciences and Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley.

Training: Anesthesiology Residency from Rush-Presbyterian - St. Luke's medical center.

Work Experience: Anesthesiologist at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco.

Assyrian Activism: Member of the Board of Directors at the Assyrian Foundation of America and Member of the Editorial Board of its magazine, Nineveh.

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Robert DeKelaita

Education: Doctor of Law from Loyola University School of Law, Chicago. M.A. in International Relations from The University of Chicago. B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).

Work Experience: Principal at DeKelaita Consulting LTD. Former Immigration Attorney at The Law Office of Robert W. DeKelaita.

Assyrian Activism: Co-Founder of the Ashurbanipal Library in Chicago, Former Publisher and Editor of Nabu Quarterly magazine.

Nora

NORA BETYOUSEF LACEY

Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences and Business Management, Minor in Chemistry, from San Jose State University.

Work Experience: Founder, Former President and CEO, of Cell Marque ⁠— a world-wide leader in manufacturing advanced histopathology reagents and supplying pathology labs with medical devices that help detect/screen for cancer and infectious diseases. Co-inventor of two U.S. patents. Former Scientist at BioGenex Laboratories.

Assyrian Activism: Founder and Executive Director at Assyrian Arts Institute.

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John Michael

Education: Doctor of Medicine from The University of Chicago School of Medicine. B.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from The University of Chicago.

Training: Ophthalmology Residency from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine. Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine.

Work Experience: Founder and practicing retina Surgeon at Retina Institute of Illinois.