OUR TEAM

Osman Dulgeroglu

Osman Dulgeroglu

CEO

During Dulgeroglu’s tenure as CEO, he has expanded the organization’s reach to over 40 countries and extensively broadened Embrace Relief’s organizational focus. When Dulgeroglu joined Embrace Relief, the organization was primarily focused on disaster relief, and he is responsible for expanding the organization’s focus to include humanitarian relief initiatives including refugee relief, clean water, and global health initiatives, among others. With more than 20 years of experience in operations, leadership, management, and human resources, Dulgeroglu started his career in education management. Prior to joining Embrace Relief, Mr. Osman was CEO of the Dream School in Pittsburg and CEO of the Federation of Balkan American Associations. Mr. Dulgeroglu holds a B.S. in Biology from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, and an M.S. in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University.
Dana Coppola

Dana Coppola

Program Coordinator and Development Officer

Dana Coppola is a Program Coordinator and Development Officer at Embrace Relief, where she is responsible for campaign planning and implementation, fundraising, and event planning. She is heavily involved with the Health/Cataract Program and the Mobile Farmers Market. Moreover, she has played a key role in the planning and implementation of events, including monthly fresh produce distributions and the annual H2Ow Far Can You Walk 5K for clean water. Dana is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Global Studies at Northeastern University.
Ismail Arican

Ismail Arican

Business Manager

Ismail works as the Business Manager and Bookkeeper at Embrace Relief. He is responsible for all accounting matters. He coordinates purchases, runs the organization’s online e-Bay presence and takes care of the office maintenance. Mr. Arican has worked as a Business Manager and a Bookkeeper in the non-profit sector since 2000 and for Embrace Relief since 2014. Mr. Arican holds a B.S. in Theology from Ankara University.
Bea Yabut Richardson

Bea Yabut Richardson

Social Media Specialist

Bea Yabut-Richardson is the Social Media Specialist at Embrace Relief where she is responsible for content creation, social media, digital, and email marketing. She connected with social media influencers who have 20K to 5M following and also with different celebrities and public figures for Embrace Relief’s first livestream fundraiser “Stronger Together” that had over 6,000 viewers and raised more than $105,000. She booked Lisa Guerrero and Gary Busey as guest speakers of the aforementioned fundraiser. She graduated from De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines with a BS in Business Management and further continued her education with a dual degree Masters in International Business and International Marketing from Hult International Business School – London, UK and Boston, MA.
Bea Yabut Richardson

Sarah Elsakhawy

Clean Water Project Coordinator

Sarah Elsakhawy is the Clean Water Project Coordinator at Embrace Relief, where she is responsible for donor outreach, email marketing, influencer contact, and campaign planning for the Fountains of Hope and Clean Water Initiative. Sarah is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy and International Relations with a Russian focus. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at Seton Hall School of Law.
Kerri Brennan

Kerri Brennan

Graphic Designer

Kerri Brennan is the Graphic Designer at Embrace Relief where she is in charge of creating and designing various materials for print and digital media. She has knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other graphic design software. She has a passion for helping others and spreading awareness on global issues. Kerri is able to prioritize and manage multiple projects within design specifications. Kerri graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, and has over 4 years of graphic design experience.
Kevin Meacham

Kevin Meacham

Content Writer

Kevin Meacham is the Content Writer at Embrace Relief, where he writes, edits, and proofreads text for a variety of materials for print and digital media. Prior to working with Embrace Relief, Kevin spent more than a decade as a journalist covering local issues for several newspapers in Essex County, New Jersey. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Political Science.