Dr. Adi Francis, Chairman
Dr. Adi Francis serves as the Head of the Cardiology Services and Intensive Cardiac Care Unit at the Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth. He is also a member of the Israel Medical Association and Israel Heart Society. Dr. Francis received his M.D. from Hebrew University.
Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Executive Director
Nini Achinoam (also known as NOA) is Israel’s leading international singer and songwriter. She is also Israel’s first Good Will Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Dr. Bassila Bawardi is a senior lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and Oranim College, specializing in modern Arabic literature and literary genres in the nineteenth century. He is the author of The Lebanese-Phoenician Nationalist Movement: Literature, Language and Identity, 2016.
Dr. Hanna Gaifman is Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Tisch Center for the Arts in New York. She has a Master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Hebrew University.
Dr. Hank Havassy is the co-founder and joint executive director of Eshhar. He earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Bar-Ilan University and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of South California.
Dr. Singana Oassem is a well-respected family and geriatric doctor at the Maccabi Health Services in Nazareth, the second largest health maintenance organization in Israel. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University and received her M.D. from the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
has served in institutions such as the Jewish Museum, the Harvard Design School, and the Israel Museum. She earned an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. In 2000, Lynn made aliyah and directed Stef Wertheimer’s New Marshall Plan for the Middle East.
A co-founder and active Chairman of Music for Dialogue (MFD), which uses music as a tool for fostering communication and mitigating conflicts. Senior executive with Quadrant Management, New York for over 25 years. Received his Bachelor of Law degree from Tel Aviv University and his MBA degree from Boston University Graduate School of Management; 2016 fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.