Thuraya Ismail
Executive Director

Holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Sciences from the American University of Beirut. Her experience in the development work with the UN, regional and international organizations; as well as governmental and civil society institutions emphasizes on strategic planning, policies and partnerships development, and programs/ projects management and implementation in the fields of youth and women empowerment, good governance, gender mainstreaming, and institutional and human capacity development.



Bechara Ghaoui
Communication and Fundraising Associate

Holds a BSc in biology and an MSc in Nutrition from the Lebanese University. He has more than 9 years of experience in Lebanon, in the health education field. He participated in the production of publications and books about healthy lifestyles. He actively organized exhibitions, marketing events, and advertising campaigns.

Aline Moussallem
Communication and Fundraising Assistant

Holds a Masters Degree in Communication and Marketing from "Ecole Superieure des Affaires" (ESA) in Beirut. She has more than 12 years of experience in Lebanon and in the Arabic Gulf region, in the marketing and sales field. She participated in the preparation of many regional events and advertising campaigns.


Nadine Abdallah
Programs Associate

Holds a BA in Biology from Earlham College in the USA, and an MPH (Health Promotion and Community Health) from the American University in Beirut. She has more than 8 years of experience in Lebanon and in the region, in promoting healthy behavior and lifestyles. She worked on many projects related to youth empowerement and she has various publications.


Omar el Assaad
Programs Assistant

Holds a BA in Fine Arts. He has more than 4 years of experience in sales, marketing, project management and team leading. He worked on many projects related to relief and support for vulnerable groups during crisis.

Mariana Awkal
HR Associate

Holds Baccalaureate in Philosophy and is a SHRM CP certified (HR professional certification). She has a professional experience in the MENA region with various INGOs in Administration & HR, mainly in recruitment & interview techniques, staff trainings, staff performance development, HAP – Feedback Mechanism, NSSF & Lebanese Labor Law.

Dima Shehab
Administrative Assistant

Holds a BA in Business Management and has more than 11 years of administrative experience.