Paul Khouri is the American Sign Language Scheduler for Graham. In this role, he schedules all sign language interpreting requests.
Paul joined Graham in September 2017. Previously, Paul managed the Effective Communication Program for the Office of Disability Rights in the District of Columbia. At ODR, he managed requests for sign language interpreting services from all DC government agencies, Paul, who has a disability himself, knows firsthand the importance of reasonable accommodation for people in the Deaf community. He has played a significant role in the disability community as well. Paul is a member of DC Advocacy Partners and was named the Equal Rights Center’s Advocate of the Year in 2016.
Dr. Jerry (J.) W. Wright, Jr. has over 20 years of experience working with international donor, especially the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has worked on numerous economic growth, employment generation, higher education and workforce development projects. He has held senior consulting and management positions at PwCC, IBM, DAI, the Academy for Educational Development, the American Institutes for Research and Creative Associates. In 2015, Dr. Wright presented in a seminar for the Harvard Executive Education Program on higher education and development. Dr. Wright was a Fulbright Regional Research Fellow and a USAID/Washington and USAID/Egypt Diplomacy Fellow. Dr. Wright has published five edited collections/books with Routledge, Macmillan and the Smithsonian Institution, and over 30 articles, including his 2015 publication of Determining Human Capital Impacts on Economic Growth, with F. M. Hernandez, in the Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development.
Mary Anne is the Senior Staffing Consultant for Graham’s recruiting division. She is an executive recruiter, who recruits mid-to senior-level executives in a variety of disciplines, including IT, Finance, Legal, Marketing, HR, and Project Management.
She works with private sector and government clients to fulfill their staffing and recruitment requirements. Mary Anne joined Graham in May 2009. Prior to joining Graham, she worked for a larger staffing firm where she was responsible for the recruitment of technical and high-level business professionals.
In 2004, Mary Anne received “The National Service Person of the Year Award” in recognition of her superior recruitment talents and her outstanding productivity. Mary Anne has more than 20 years of experience in staffing and recruiting, primarily in the financial services industry, and has extensive experience placing project managers, network administrators, and web developers.
Mary Anne obtained her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, College at Purchase.
Amanda began her Graham career in 2005 as a Communications Coordinator, and her skills and productivity resulted in a prompt promotion to a new role as Recruiter. After a short period away, Amanda was welcomed back to Graham, and she brings with her fresh, new ideas and a wealth of experience. In her position as Recruiting Manager, Amanda helps organizations with staffing and direct hire requirements at all levels within the private sector, non-profits, and the government. Listening to what the client truly needs and taking the time to find the right candidate fit is Amanda’s strongest attribute.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Towson University.
While Amanda is not working, she actively volunteers with her daughter in the Girls on the Run program each year. In addition, she is a regular volunteer for her son’s baseball team with the Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association in Maryland.
Kim has a background merging education, marketing, training and public speaking. Using the benefits of each of these experience areas, Kim manages Graham’s corporate presence, including website and social media activities, and writing press releases and business articles. Kim also serves as an internal, project-based writing team member.
Marketing roles with Gannett, Inc. and Newspaper Association of America showcased Kim’s skills and abilities in marketing collateral production and team management, and marketing conference planning.
Kim completed approximately one year of the Master of Education teacher preparation degree program at Virginia’s George Mason University. As a Special Needs educator for Virginia public schools, Kim developed curriculum, created and simultaneously delivered multifaceted content to students of varying developmental levels and managed the often wide disparity between parental expectations and current student ability. Kim’s technical teaching skills paired with her professional discretion and motivating presentation style led to a sometimes rare result in the Special Needs arena: For each of her three consecutive years at the elementary school, 100% of her students were promoted to the next grade level.
Additional community involvement rounds out Kim’s training and teaching experience. Having served as a youth program Adult Leader, Kim facilitated weekly sessions for youth for nearly two years. Kim also founded a community-based program on personal accountability and has led hundreds of youth and young adult workshops for over fifteen years. Recent community leadership and marketing endeavors have included providing training workshops for Children of Mine, Inc., a Washington, DC youth nonprofit organization. Kim also recently managed and served as Mistress of Ceremonies for a large-scale youth program fashion show and promotional marketing event.
With a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, Kim has excellent educational credentials as a foundation for her methodologies.
Patrick served nearly 20 years in Air Force Intelligence and 15 years as an Air Force Comptroller. He has been stationed in eight countries and eight states while serving. He was the Deputy Chief of Party for Administration and Operation for the USAID/Pakistan Energy Development Project.
He was also the Director of Operations for the Deloitte Consulting project in Afghanistan. He was the financial advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense for L-3 Communications. In Baghdad, under Deloitte Consulting, he was the Budget Advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Finance.
A graduate of Michigan State University and the United States Air Force Air War College, he retired from the Air Force after 35 years in the service.
Adina manages the day-to-day operations of Graham’s outstanding interpreting department. She coordinates all sign language, CART and document translation assignments from initial order to final invoice, manages the independent contractor database, handles all client communication and assists with proposals and business development. Adina joined Graham in January 2008 as a Staffing Consultant, recruiting and placing candidates in temp, temp-to-perm, and direct hire employment.
In 2010, she transitioned into the interpreting department, where she has built a solid network of qualified interpreters and an ever-growing market of client relationships. Prior to Graham, Adina was the payroll and human resources manager for Rand Construction in Alexandria, VA. Adina moved to DC from Los Angeles, where she worked in film and television production. She received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.
Adina is now the Corporate Operations Manager supporting the Graham team internally as they grow and expand their services.
Patsy joined Graham in September 2013 as the Human Resources Manager. She began her career as a secretary, rising to the position of Office Administrator during nearly twenty-five years of employment with Compfax Software.
Quality assurance, editing and proofreading roles were her next career steps with New York Telephone, followed by a position as a Human Resources Generalist with New York University. Patsy also served as a Resident Specialist at NOVA South University and further honed her human resources experience in airline payroll positions.
Patsy attended Alpha College and majored in Business Administration. She also benefited from coursework from institutions including the College of Arts, Science and Technology, the University of the West Indies and the Institute of Management and Production.
Nina is very proud to be part of the fantastic team at Graham Inc. She hails from an extensive background in consulting, training, and instructional design.
She first joined Graham in the role of recruiting and later moved into a broader role to oversee the business. Nina began her professional career in 1996, after receiving dual bachelor degrees in French and Spanish, graduating with honors from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania.
After a temporary staffing role for two years with The World Bank, Nina was hired as a training consultant with Price Waterhouse in 1998, which later became IBM. Downsized six years later, Nina became self-employed as a successful subcontractor from 2004 to 2012, working as a team of one to create and deliver a variety of career-solution and resume-writing courses to companies including AT&T, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, and Avaya. She designed career-solution classes for adult learners, such as Job Search Strategies, Negotiating Your Salary, Presenting Yourself With Impact, and Interviewing Skills. Nina taught the gamut of career topics and also delivered classes about managing change, customer service skills, conflict resolution, and stress management. She has successfully delivered instructor-led, computer-based, and web-based training courses to more than 45,000 end-users of all skill levels.
Realizing that she wanted to be able to do more than simply train adult learners about job searching, Nina sought to become actively involved in helping place quality professionals at quality positions. When Graham hired Nina as a recruiter, it allowed Nina to fulfill this goal of helping job seekers, while continuing her long consulting career providing solutions for client companies and government entities. Today, as the executive Vice president of Graham, Nina continues to be energized and excited to help clients and job seekers succeed in their goals every day.
While Nina is not working, she volunteers on weekends with her two children at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which provides meals to hungry and food-insecure individuals. She donates monthly to the One Heart for Women and Children charity serving families at risk. Additionally, she sends frequent financial support to the Disabled American Veterans.
Cheryl has been in the staffing industry since 1997 as a Business Development Associate, supporting sales efforts in the Washington Metro area. Her business and management skills have benefited clients and candidates throughout the region. Her experience coupled with her knowledge of each client’s corporate culture enables her to make successful employment matches that satisfy clients and candidates.
Whether for direct hire positions or temporary staffing, customers appreciate Cheryl’s industry experience and professionalism in providing solutions based on understanding their specific needs. She is attentive, resourceful and dedicated to providing each client with effective business solutions. Cheryl has been a key contributor to Graham’s success over the years, and after a brief period away from the company, she is back at Graham as a valuable member of the team.
As VP of Accounting, Ed brings over 25 years of financial management experience and expertise to the Graham organization with over 20 of those years in the small business field. In this role, Ed directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interface with the financial community, financial analysis, acquisitions and ventures, and monitoring of financial performance.
Prior to joining Graham, Ed held various challenging positions as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for MarcParc Inc. a parking management firm in Washington, DC, Controller for Triad Communication, a public relations firm in Washington, DC and as a Cost Accountant at Stone and Webster Engineering.
Ed holds an associate’s degree from the Montgomery County JVC in computer science and accounting.
While Ed is not working, he participates as a volunteer in two major fund-raising events in and around the Coachella Valley of California. Each year, he participates in the bicycle Tour de Big Bear as well as the Tour de Palm Springs, both of which raise money for charitable causes. Ed is also a member of the Desert Business Association.
Leashaun works with federal, state and county government agencies to fulfill their staff augmentation needs. Leashaun joined Graham in August 2009.
Prior to joining Graham, Leashaun worked as an Executive Program Manager for a small staffing firm where she was responsible for managing five government programs throughout the U.S. with a gross profit of up to $7 million. Leashaun has more than six years of staffing and account management experience in the government sector.
Leashaun has previously received multiple employee of the month awards for her excellence in quality account management. She has worked with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, International Broadcasting Bureau, and more. Leashaun obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.
An experienced International Executive Manager, Kami brings his globe-spanning expertise honed in the management of complex projects in more than 40 countries. He is a proven leader responsible for the strategic development, financial performance and growth of Graham’s multiple service lines. Kami joined Graham as its CEO in November 2011 and has since introduced operational and organizational changes to make the company more nimble and responsive to clients and recruits, as well as expanding the services and geographical areas covered by Graham.
His vast experience includes Information and communications technology (ICT), energy, financial services, human resource management, and public sector consulting. Kami is leading Graham, Inc. into an ever-stronger presence where staffing management meets progressive technology, establishing Graham’s foothold as a national, boundaryless thought leader for leading-edge workforce solutions. A common thread throughout Kami’s leadership experience includes providing services to large and small clients, as well as operating and growing practice units engaged in delivering skilled resources for various clients around the world. As a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services, Kami served a variety of private and public sectors in a number of countries from Afghanistan to Zambia, leading talented teams that have consistently delivered outstanding performance results through operations, information technology and financial management.
With over three decades of experience in the service industry, Kami has firmly established his reputation and talent for colleague development and client collaboration. He constantly strives for growth both personally and professionally while remaining focused on developing the best team in the industry, and maintaining the strongest client and candidate relationships in the business. Kami’s relentless drive and dedication have been an inspiration to the people he has worked with over the years, many of whom have grown into leaders in the service industry. Kami holds a BA in Accounting from IIAA, and has participated in a number of executive programs including courses in Information Technology at the Darden School and Business, and operational management courses at the Yale School of Management.