Mission LeadershipProfessional Experience
Reverend John Samaan
President and CEO
John G. Samaan, MBA, M Div., CFRE, has been involved with various aspects of not-for-profit organizations, executive leadership development, and fundraising for over 25 years. Prior to serving as Counsel with The Frank Group, Inc., he served in several executive leadership positions in social service organizations, international organizations, Christian outreach organizations, and Rescue Missions. John served in the heart of Skid Row, Los Angeles, for several years. For the last 16 years, he has served as President of the Boston Rescue Mission.
John is also the founder of Stewardship Consulting Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Divinity degree, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
John serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Shelter and Housing Alliance, a statewide alliance of 80 organizations serving people who are homeless. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Vision New England.
Certificate in Performance Measurements and Management for Social Agencies, Harvard Business School
Master of Divinity, International Theological Seminary
Masters in Business Administration, University of Baltimore
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Alexandria
John G. Samaan was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. He began serving among the poor as a teenager by visiting families in the slums of Alexandria. For the past 40 years he has been involved in organizations that serve the poor, both in the United States and abroad.
For his leadership, John has earned recognition from President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, recognition from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the Boston City Council, the Massachusetts State Senate, as well as the House of Representatives. John received the Boston Celtics Hero Award during their World Championship 2007-2008 season.
John has been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. The award is presented by the Governor of the state of Kentucky to people who make exceptional efforts to enrich the world.
John has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the East and Marquis Who's Who in America and holds membership in other Honor Societies in business and management.
John has authored the book Parables to Live By, with 60,000 copies in print, and contributed several articles to management, faith-based, and Missions periodicals.
Mike Way is the Executive Vice President of Programming and is responsible for providing oversight and supervision to all case management staff. Michael is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree with a concentrate in pastoral counseling. He has over 30 years of experience in the human service field and has been employed by the Boston Rescue Mission since 1998.