FRYE FESTIVAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reem Fayyad Abdel-Samad, a Lebanese-Canadian writer, holds a Masters of Sciences in Environmental Health. She worked in Beirut and Dubai before she moved to Moncton in 2010, where she currently works as Executive Director, Performance Measurement with the New Brunswick Health Council.
Reem is passionate about community work around diversity, social cohesion, culture and art. She is a founding member of the Arab Culture Club in New Brunswick, and a vocalist with the music band Arabika.
Reem has shared her passion for writing through the Facebook page A Window to Truth, and self-published her two books in Arabic: On the Margin of Revelation in 2008 and To a Man in 2018. She contributed to the anthologies Lebanon is the homeland of spelling (2016) and Cadence (2020).
Reem recently launched her motivational speaking platform L.E.A.D with Reem to share reflections that inspire and empower others to grow.