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Aziz El Madi

Aziz El Madi has been the Executive Director of Volunteer Morocco since 2008.  He was born and raised in Morocco and moved to the United States almost 20 years ago and became a citizen.  He is on the Chemistry Faculty of Salem State University and associated with several other colleges in the Boston area.  He has degrees from Colleges and Universities in Morocco, France and the United States. 

His leadership of Volunteer Morocco is innovative and currently serves as a catalyst for global collaboration that proactively provides support for under-served people of Morocco as well as providing U.S college students and health care professionals with pathways to global volunteerism and service learning. 

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Domenic G. Amara Ph.D.

Dr. Amara is the Director of Global Education for Volunteer Morocco. He is the former Academic Superintendent for Middle and K-8 schools of the Boston Public School District. Prior to that role, he was the principal of the Warren Prescott K-8 School in Charlestown for 21 years after teaching science in the East Boston High School.


Augaly S. Kiedi

Augaly is the Director of Research and Grant Writing. She is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and grew up in the US, where she also earned her Bachelor’s degrees in political science and international studies. She earned her Master’s in international development studies from the University of Amsterdam, during the course of which she conducted fieldwork research in water governance in the Souss Massa Region of Morocco. The opportunity to serve as Director of Research and Grants Coordinator for Volunteer Morocco bridges her interests in particularly water research and the country of Morocco. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, yoga and running.

Elizabeth Domino

Elizabeth joined Volunteer Morocco in 2012 as the Business Administrator and has over 20 years of accounting experience.  She is responsible for the accounting, budgets, report writing, web creation and maintenance. Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Accounting with a Minor in Public Administration. 

Carla Cromwell

Carla joined Volunteer Morocco as an intern in 2015 and became the Director of Program Development in 2016. She has a BS in Mental Health & Human Services and a MS in Adult and Higher Education, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Adult Learning and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Culturally Responsive Practices in Education & Human Development. Carla’s background lends well to her ability to help with planning and coordination of VM’s activities.  Carla has accompanied VM to Morocco and is very well versed with all aspects of our program. In her spare time Carla volunteers within her community providing advocacy efforts by identifying healthcare, prescription medications, and other resources for uninsured/under-insured individuals and families. She is a huge hockey fan and enjoys attending AHL and NHL games


Hassna Lachguer

Hassna has been working with Volunteer Morocco since 2014 and is our Global Health Director in Morocco.  Her mission is public relations with government authorities and various organizations. She recruits volunteer health professionals, collects the medicines needed to set up a mobile pharmacy, and supervises students participating in the program.  She obtained her Doctor of pharmacy from REIMS College of Pharmacy (France) in 2010.. She has owned her own pharmacy since 2012 and is a member of the board of the Union of Pharmacists in Agadir (Organization including more than 400 pharmacists). As a member of Social activities ‘pharmacists Commission in Agadir, she participates in developing the program of activities to be carried out during the year.. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling to other countries and learning about the people, their traditions and customs

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Lahcen Louhou

Lahcen is Volunteer Morocco’s Field Director.  He is from Agadir Morocco and a graduate of Faculte Des Sciences, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Lycess Sidi Ahmed Ben Naser, Zagoura, Morocco. He was formerly the Director of the Central Medico Education, a medical delegate with the Pharmaceutical Laboratories and is a manager at a pharmaceutical promotions company. He has developed a vast number of skills which are necessary for planning the when, where and how to transport and house participants during the Global Health Service Learning Trips, as well as making sure the necessary arrangements have been made with those in the villages to accommodate not only the participants, doctors and pharmacists but also the persons attending the clinics. Lahcen’s attention to detail and dedication make him a valued member of the Volunteer Morocco team.

Thomas Sapienza

Thomas is Volunteer Morocco's Research Assistant/Field Coordinator. Studying for his Master’s in Pharmaceutical chemistry, Thomas is also a supplemental instructor for Organic chemistry at MCPHS, and works part time in a busy high end Boston restaurant. He first joined Volunteer Morocco in 2015 and returned in 2016 to assume his current role.  Thomas demonstrates a practiced level of professionalism and maturity in all his work.  As a person who has to oversee many different situations, his balanced perspective and adaptability has made him an invaluable leader on our team.  Thomas is here to make sure your thoughtful proposals have a correspondingly successful transition into action.