The Team

Thuraya Ismail | [email protected]
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 | [email protected]
Head of Communication and Fundraising Department
Acting Deputy Executive Director

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.

Anthony Abi Zeid | [email protected]
Programs Associate

Holds a BA in Law Studies, and pursuing his Master’s in Political Science – Planning and Management. He has more than 5 years of experience in capacity building, project management, and team leading. He has been committed for more than 10 years to voluntary work in several NGOs, mainly focusing on relief and support for vulnerable individuals.

Hala Najm | [email protected]
Programs Associate

Holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the American University of Beirut and a B.S. of Pharmacy from the Lebanese American University. Hala attended a WHO course on “Adolescent Health in Low and Middle-Income Countries” at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her project management experience in the development field ranges from advocating for human rights to designing HIV national awareness campaigns, as well as planning and developing national and regional prevention programs and toolkits for children and youth that are funded by different UN agencies.

Peter Moussa | [email protected]
Media and Communication Associate

Holds a BA in Communications and Information Studies, Majored in Digital Production at the American University in Dubai. He has five years of experience in the field of Media in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. He has been dedicated to voluntary work, focusing on digital content creation for several local NGOs.

Dima Shehab | [email protected]
Administrative and HR Associate

Holds a BA in Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Arts, Literature and Technology University of Lebanon. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience in Lebanon and the MENA region, specialized in major conferences coordination and logistics.

Samer Kamakh | [email protected]
Administrative Assistant