Secretary and 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 BSc in Biology from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Relief Program Analyst
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.
Public Relations Specialist
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.
Director of Research and Development
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.
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.