Mr. Karakira is the current Chairperson of the ISOM Board of Directors. He has been working at Baptist Hospital since 1988. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Nuclear Medicine in 1988 and Masters degree in Health Administration from St. Francis University in 2015. Originally from Lebanon, Mr. Karakira has been active in the Muslim community in Southwest Miami-Dade since 1990. He is a Founding member of ISOM. He has earlier served as Vice-Chairperson of the BoD. He is happily married to his wife Susan and has a son, Adam.