She is married to Dr. Riadh Fakhoury, a Chiropractic Physician, and has five beautiful children. Manal's civic engagement includes; serving as Chairwoman of United Voices for America, a civic engagement organization working to increase the participation of people of color, minorities and youth in the political process.
Manal also serves as Chairmwoman of the Go Red For Women Movement through the American Heart Association, and Co-Chair of HUGS Charities Inc.. Manal is on the board of United Way of Marion County, Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Community College Foundation, Public Education Foundation, Florida Center for the Blind, Women of Worth, Discovery Science & Outdoor Center, President of the Marion Toast Masters Chapter, and Suntrust Bank board of directors. She is a member of the Islamic Center of Ocala.
Manal enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family. She is working toward her midnight blue belt in karate and distinguished toastmaster certificate. Manal is a certified hypnotherapist and executive coach.
Manal graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S., and from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. She completed a clinical residency at Shands Hospital. After completing her residency, she accepted a position as the Clinical Coordinator at ORMC where she is currently working. She just earned her MBA degree from Webster University and earned Most Outstanding Business Student Award.