Our Staff

Our team is made up of dedicated people from the Middle East and US who share a common goal of helping to put the last, first.

Our Staff

  • Jordanian
  • Syrian Staff
  • U.S. Staff
Founder & International Director
Executive Director of SSSD & Regional Program Consultant
Regional and Jordan Country Director
Senior Project Manager
Finance & Administrative Manager
Project Staff
Project Manager
Project Staff
Education Specialist
Project Staff
Information Technologies
ICT Manager
Operations Team
Executive Assistant
Accountant (Finance Team)
Grants & HR Officer
Education Programs Coordinator
Operations Team
Projects Team
Finance Team
Projects Staff
Emergency Response Coordinator
Communications & Media
Administrative Assistant
Regional Finance Officer
Project Staff
Project Staff
Operations Team

Board of Directors

Dr. Curt Rhodes
Amman, Jordan
Vilma Qahoush Tyler
Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Mowafak Al Yafi
Beruit, Lebanon
Peter Bell
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Heather Cordell
Newcastle, England
Dr. Stephanie Ellis
Falls Church, VA
John Gappa
St. Paul, MN
Hisham Kassim
Washington, DC
Gunnar Klarr (emeritus)
Jackson, MI
Sheila Leatherman
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Imad Libbus
St. Paul, MN
Dr. Thomas Resler (emeritus)
Frankenmuth, MI
Dr. David Scales
Boston, MA
Thane Seager (emeritus)
Reston, VA
Dr. David Zehnder
Harbor Springs, MI

International Council

Dr. Shukri David
Providence Hospitals & Medical Centers
Dr. Jim Kielsmeier
Founder, National Youth Leadership Council
Riad al Khouri
Development Equity Associates Inc., Amman & Washington D.C.
Armond Habiby, Esq.
King Faisal Foundation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Rick R. Little
Founder & President, Imaginenations Group & Silatech
HRH Prince Firas bin Raad bin Zeid
Royal Court, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Dr. Dennis Bojrab
Wayne State University, Detroit