The Egyptian American Society (EAS) is a cultural, non-religious, non-political California tax-exempt organization that’s been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1970s.
Our mission is:
  • To serve the interests of all Egyptian Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • To promote understanding and cooperation between the Egyptian American community and all other communities living in the Bay Area
  • To facilitate and enhance the interaction between Egyptian Americans and the American institutions

Our organization depends primarily on the dedication of its board of directors, the involvement of its extended network of volunteers, and the support of the Egyptian American community at large.


Soha Athanasios

Soha was born in Cairo. She earned a BS and an MS in Engineering from the AUC and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami in Florida. She is the Director of Services/Loss Control, OSHA Practice at Sedgwick CMS. Soha has been quite involved with our Egyptian community since she moved to the Bay Area in 1995. She is an advisor to the BAE and an active member of the EAS. She is married to Reda Athanasios and they have two daughters: Hana and Neda.

Jailan Eldin

Jailan was born in Alexandria, Egypt and raised in Canada.  She moved with her family to California in 1995 and have loved living here since then. She earned a bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management.  She currently works at Lockheed as the Technical Design Lead for satellite electrical ground support equipment.  In her free time she enjoys working out, socializing with friends, cooking and playing music.

Rania Helmy

Rania was born in Cairo and grew up in Dubai. She holds a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo and a MA in International Relations from King’s College London. Rania has been in communications for the past 15 years and has lived and worked in 5 countries. In 2010, she co-founded Publicist inc., a PR agency that provides communications counsel to companies like Uber, Coca Cola & L’Oreal. Rania moved to the Bay Area last year and is enjoying the opportunity to make new friends, expand her network and provide consulting services to startups. In her spare time, Rania enjoys learning the piano, practicing her Spanish, doing yoga and taking her 2 kids on many of the Bay’s scenic hiking trails.


Advisory Committee

  • Samir Kamal
  • Magda Danish
  • Ashraf Sedeek
  • Amany Nasser
  • Hamdy Osman
  • Esmat AbdelMalek

Events Committee

  • Lamia Ramadan
  • Ramez Shaker

Web Committee

  • Kareem Danish
  • Hana Athanasios

Former Presidents

  • Samir Kamal (2012-2015)
  • Magda Danish (2009-2011)
  • Ashraf Seddeek (2006-2009)
  • Amany Ghanem (2002-2005)
  • Samir Salama (1998-2001)
  • Mohammed Maguid (1996-1997)
  • Sarwat Fahmy (1992-1995)
  • Moghazy Elbarkooki (1991-1992)
  • Hemmat Safwat (1988)
  • Hamdy Osman (1987)
  • Azmy Tadros (1982)
  • Mahmoud Abouzeid (1981)
  • Dolly Tadros (1980)
  • Nagat El-Sanabary (1979)
  • Sayed Sultan (1978)
  • Nabil Rageh (1977)
  • Reda Afifi (1976)
  • Hamdy Osman (1975)
  • Mamdouh Aboelata (1974)