The Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels board of directors has appointed Leah Ghobrial as deputy executive director. The local nonprofit, with a staff of 37, provides meals and services for seniors in Fort Bend and Waller counties to support their independence.

“Leah has proven to be a capable leader, with an eye for the future,” said board chairman Ray Aguilar. “As the deputy executive director, we are confident that she will provide the leadership and creative solutions needed to prepare for a future where the demand for our services will continue to grow.”

After serving as the agency’s director of development for more than two years, Ghobrial will work alongside interim CEO Bob Hebert and the board of directors to grow community awareness and support of the organization’s programs and services to seniors throughout the region, Aguilar explained in Monday’s announcement.

“I am humbled and honored to continue serving our community’s older adults by stepping into this new role with Fort Bend Seniors,” Ghobrial said. “We have an incredibly talented and dedicated team at FBS, and I look forward to working together as we move into a new chapter of the organization’s legacy of improving the quality of life of our most vulnerable seniors.”

Ghobrial has been with FBS since October 2017 and has 10 years’ experience in nonprofit development and operations.

In her time as Director of Development with FBS, Ghobrial has expanded community awareness and garnered additional support through connections with local business and community leaders, worked to revamp digital communications with the public, and personally manages the organization’s government and private foundation grants processes, which comprise more than $2.2 million in annual funding. 

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