Our Team

Public Relations Specialist: Dana Coppola

Dana Coppola is the Public Relations and Media Specialist at Embrace Relief where she is responsible for content creation, campaign planning and implementation, public speaking, and innovative thinking.

She has increased Embrace Relief’s donor database by 90%, and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, she hosted the Stronger Together Livestream Fundraiser that had over 6,000 people in attendance and raised over $105,000.

Dana is pursuing her master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication at Northeastern University.

Relief Program Analyst: Savas Metin

Savas Metin is the Relief Program Analyst at Embrace Relief and brings over 16 years of progressive experience working in humanitarian contexts, society groups representation, and transformative education.

Savas’s expertise is in capturing, aggregating, and transforming vast amounts of complex data into meaningful reports. With extensive experience in communicating and presenting complex data and analyses to various organizations such as the UNHCR, African Union, Clinton Global Initiative, UN ECOSOC, and CIVICUS and establishing memberships Clinton Global Initiative and the voting membership process with CIVICUS, Savas was instrumental in completing the membership process with Interaction and Higher Education Partnerships.

He brings his expertise in statistical analysis to analyze the effectiveness of Embrace Relief’s programs and implementing study methods to evaluate the efficiency of program operations.

Web Design & Multimedia Director: Henry Montesano III

Henry Montesano III is the Multimedia Director and Web Designer for Embrace Relief. He manages organizational media output and oversees daily website development and maintenance.

He graduated from Montclair State University in 2014 with a BFA in Filmmaking and received his Certificate in Web Development from Rutgers Continuing Education in 2018.

Prior to joining Embrace Relief, Henry was a Digital Video Editor with a leading international news network with over 130 million monthly viewers globally.

He is currently working towards his Associates in Computer Science at County College of Morris that will lead to a Master’s in Computer Science.

Director of Research & Development: Elizabeth Wehbe

Elizabeth Wehbe is the Director of Research and Development for Embrace Relief. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for others in an impactful and meaningful way and has worked with underserved populations in Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines, Argentina, and inner-city Philadelphia.

Her research has been published in the Middle East Journal of Refugee Studies. She holds a BA in English Literature and Communications with a minor in Religious Studies from Chestnut Hill College and a Master’s in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University.