Naji Gehchan has lived in Newton for a year after two years in Cambridge. He moved to the US from France with his wife and two daughters in October 2019. Naji is currently the Head of Clinical Development at a biopharma company. During his years at medical school, Naji volunteered in the Lebanese Red Cross as a rescuer and team leader in moments of unrest in the country. Those experiences shaped his career choices and inspired him to dedicate his life serving patients and leading teams toward the noble purpose of making life better. Naji worked in several geographies and has led different functions including marketing, sales, and medical. Additionally, he co-founded an e-health startup and a podcast. He first met Centre Street Food Pantry during a class project he led at MIT Sloan. Driven by the purpose and the passion he saw in CSFP members to have an impact locally, he joined their board in December 2022.