VICTORINO NOVAL SR., FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS “DEDICATED TO EASE TRAVEL AND TRADE RESTRICTIONS WITH CUBA”
Atty. Maurice C. Inman Jr., Director and Legal Counsel
Atty. Maurice Inman is the former General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service appointed by President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1986. Mr. Inman attended the University of California Los Angeles, College of Business from 1949-1953 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. From 1953-1956, he attended Harvard Law School where he received a Juris Doctorate. He was member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma scholastic honorary societies.
Mr. Inman has practiced law over 50 years for both the United States of America and the State of California. Mr. Inman has been a member of the American, State of California, and County of Los Angeles Bar Associations since 1957. Since 1960, Mr. Inman has been a Senior Partner to several successful private practice firms practicing business litigation and business practice law; including his own firm Inman & Associates specializing in immigration law.
Mr. Inman, representing the United States of America has lectured extensively internationally on foreign relations and immigration topics. He has also delivered key notes and lectures on Immigration and Naturalization at several Ivy League and other prestigious law schools across the United States. Mr. Inman has made multiple media appearances, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Night Line along with several others and had been published extensively on the topic of immigration.
Congressman Curt Weldon, Director and Foreign Affairs Advisor
Congressman Curt Weldon served for 20 years in the United States Congress retiring as both Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee as well as Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee. He also served on the Energy Committee of the House Science Committee. Weldon led the national effort and focus on Homeland Security long before the 9/11 attack.
As Volunteer Fire Chief and Mayor of Marcus Hook, PA, he handled two of the largest energy disasters in the United States. Weldon organized and served as Volunteer Administrator of fire/disaster training for a large suburban Philadelphia County. As a first-term Member of Congress he organized and Co-Chaired the Congressional Fire & EMS Caucus representing America’s Domestic Defenders. Weldon authored legislation creating the Gilmore Commission, the EMP Commission, the Nuclear Strategy Forum, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the HERO Act requiring implementation of a national inter-operational emergency communications capability as well as many other domestic disaster and security laws. Speaking and lecturing in all 50 States, Keynoting every major National Fire and Emergency Services Conference and the recipient of numerous national fire and disaster awards, Weldon came to be known as “America’s Fire Chief”.
Weldon has been present at every major disaster during the last 3 decades, including Hurricanes Andrew, Hugo and Katrina, Loma Prieta/Northridge Earthquakes, Wildlands and Forest Fires throughout the West, Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and led the Congressional delegation to the Indonesian Tsunami and the Beslan School Attack in Beslan, Russia. In 2009 was asked by the Italian Parliament to visit the L’Aquila Earthquake twice and is currently working on aid response to the Haiti Earthquake. Weldon served as a Volunteer Fire Chief, earned a Degree in Fire Science and developed Risk Management and Loss Control Programs nationally for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States.
Weldon has led over 50 Bi-Partisan Delegations to over 100 nations. He has taught and lectured at Universities around the world including the Technical University of Budapest, Cambridge University (London), Chinese National Defense University (twice), Fudan University, MGMO University (Moscow), Karic University (Belgrade), Al Fateh University (Tripoli) as well as numerous Universities in the US. He has been awarded 5 Honorary Doctorate Degrees and is an Academician/Member of the Russian Federation Academy of Social Sciences. He has received over 100 National and International Awards and Commendations for his public service.
Capt. Ed Sullivan, Director and Cultural Exchange Coordinator
Mr. Sullivan has over 30 years of experience in the corporate financial sector with extensive management experience. Ed participated in the acquisition and product development of numerous companies including negotiation of company contracts, and product development for Bardahl Oil Company achieved first year sales of $30 million with 80% growth. As product manager for Warner Filters, Ed was instrumental in re-negotiating the manufacturing contract that resulted in 1st year profitability and $20 million in sales. Mr. Sullivan was a founder of CyberDyne Computer Corporation, in which he participated in its merger with All Optical Networks.
Ed served as a division leader for All Optical Networks (AON) and as a coordinator of All Optical Networks R&D optical computing program with DOJ/OST and DARPA. Earlier in his career, Capt. Sullivan, a US Coast Guard licensed merchant marine officer circumnavigated the earth three times in the transport of U.S. foreign commerce. Capt. Sullivan participated in the initial establishment of the US Military Sealift Commands’ Rapid Deployment Force in the Indian Ocean. Capt. Sullivan served on the advisory board to the House Merchant Marine& Fisheries Committee, and was appointed by Congress to serve as the Massachusetts Field Representative on the National WWII Memorial Committee.
Capt. Sullivan as a member of the La Jolla, CA Town Council established the LaJolla-Monaco Cultural Exchange (www.LaJolla-Monaco.com) developing a cultural exchange between the communities that are home to the world’s first two oceanographic institutions in the world between Scripps Oceanographic and the Musee Oceanographique de Monaco.
Capt. Sullivan as a coordinator of the AON optical computing program serves as a member of the Computer Security Institute. Ed holds a degree in Business Administration from Eastern Nazarene College, and graduate studies in marine transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Nancy Alusow, Science Advisor
Nancy Alusow has over 30 years experience at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in administration and management of various functional areas of MIT’s Lincoln Labs and its employees. Nancy is MIT’s cost accounting specialist who oversaw the Aerospace division appropriations. She managed the administration of policy, base support, contractual agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and strategic planning, overseeing management activities for 550 personnel. Nancy implemented an estimating and cost reporting system for on-site project specific customer base of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and NASA. Nancy served as the Legal, Cost, and Management Advisor to the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command Source Selection Board. As an administrative site manager, Ms. Alusow managed the contractual, logistics, and phase-in activities of the new technical contractor Raytheon Corporation. She has served on the National Telecommunications Authority Board, and the Environmental Executive Council, and conducted lectures on “Changing contract Environment during Contract Transition.”
Ms. Alusow managed, negotiated, and monitored the Strategic Defense Initiative contracts from paper study to prototype models. She participated in the negotiation of the Air Force/MIT prime contract in all years prior to 1990. Nancy has an M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College, a B.S. in Industrial Technology with honors from Northeastern University, and an A.S. in Math Physics Technology from Northeastern University. In addition, Nancy holds a Masters Degree in Procurement Initiatives, and Management Cost Schedule Control Systems. Ms. Alusow is a member of the National Contract Managers Association, the Sigma Epsilon Rho Society, and the National Association of Female Executives.
Samir Al-Mahallawy, Director and Middle East Cultural Exchange Advisor
Mr. Mahallawy has over 35 years experience in corporate management of international commerce. Samir, a descendent from an aristocrat family in Egypt was educated for an advisory role in public and diplomatic affairs in the Middle East. The Mahallawy family has carried a long term tradition of support for King Faruk of Egypt, and following the revolution the family relocated to Saudi Arabia.
Samir was educated at Stockholm University in Sweden majoring in political science and government affairs. Mr. Mahallawy is a seasoned linguist having the education to speak seven (7) languages. Samir is fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Swedish, and German.
After his education at Stockholm University Samir founded a Swedish Coating company and served as its Principle and Managing Director. After a successful business development and acquisition Mr. Mahallaway relocated to Spain to form “Proprietors Ibiza SA” and built a $50 million dollar real estate development company specializing hotel development on the island of Mallorca and Ibiza. Samir served as the President and Managing Director of the hotel portfolio.
In the early 90’s Mr. Mahallaway was appointed to the Board of Directors of Euro International a UAE based oil company serving as an advisor to the London office. In the mid 90’s Samir accepted a position with Petrotec a Beverly Hills based oil refinery development company serving as an advisor to oil refinery development in the Middle East and China.
In 2004 Mr. Mahallaway relocated to Dubai and Kuwait to do proprietary consulting to a group of companies in the oil sector serving in a diplomatic capacity. Mr. Mahallaway brings cultural diversity to the Board of the Victorino Noval Foundation and serves as the Cultural Exchange Director to the Middle East.
Deana Elmblad, Director and Recording Secretary
Ms. Elmblad has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Ms. Elmblad was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business society as well as the National Association of Purchasing Managers.
Ms. Elmblad has over 10 years experience in high tech supply chain strategy and product marketing. Ms. Elmblad has managed and implemented several customer service programs for strategic customers; Dell, IBM, and Cisco to increase supply chain flexibility. She also managed multiple supply chain integrations for companies acquired by Intel’s Embedded Architecture Division’s demand and planning groups. In recent years, Ms. Elmblad has managed a large California real estate portfolio including investment strategies for a private trust. Ms. Elmblad is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California.