ArchBishop Suheil Dawani
The Most Reverend Bishop Suheil Salman Dawani was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in January, 2006, and he was installed as Diocesan and the 14th Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem on April 15, 2007. He was born in Nablus, West Bank in 1951 and is married to Shafeeqa Fu'ad Massad; they have three daughters, Sama, Tala, and Luban. As Diocesan Bishop, Archbishop Dawani is the Chief Pastor of the 27 parishes spread through the five political regions of Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. As Bishop, he is also Chairman of the Board of each of more than thirty institutions of education and healthcare spread throughout the five countries of the Diocese, including Gaza. The diocesan schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation and vocational training centers provide the best possible services while reaching out to assist those who cannot afford to pay for services and strengthening the Christian presence in this region. In a multicultural, multi-faith, multi-ethnic diocese spread across five countries, The Most Revd Suheil Dawani is a strong advocate for peace and reconciliation. A significant member of many ecumenical and interfaith organizations, he works with the Archbishop of Canterbury on Anglican and interfaith issues. One of the thirteen recognized Heads of Churches in Israel, Archbishop Dawani faithfully encourages leaders of the Churches to make every effort to strengthen the Christian presence as a moderate and mediating Body in a region torn by anxiety and unrest.
Senator Haifa Najjar
A prominent figure in the educational realm, takes a definitive endeavor to reshape education in Jordan. A Senator in the Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament (Jordanian Senate) for the third session, the Superintendent of Ahliyyah & Mutran, she was selected amongst the most powerful women in Jordan in the Jordan Business Magazine in 2008 and 2014, and amongst the most 200 powerful women in the Arab World in Forbes Middle East Magazine in 2014. She is also a member of King Abdullah Fund for Development (KAFD) Board of Trustees for the second session, the head of the Technical Committee of The Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, the head of the Technical Committee of Shoman Award for Children’s Literature, member of the Council of Education in Jordan, a member of the National Committee for Human Resources Development, a member of the Board of Trustees of Jordan Museum, a member of National Committee of the Higher Council for Curriculum Development, and a member of Amman’s US Sister Cities High Committee. Mrs. Najjar was the President of the Business and Professional Women Association in Amman, a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the King’s Academy, in addition to many others. Internationally, Mrs. Najjar is an elected member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). She was an elected member of the IB Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC-IBO), the IB International Heads Representative Committee (IHRC-IBO), the IB Regional Advisory Committee (RAC-IBO), the IB Advisory Board for the International Directors (Heads Council-IB) and the IB Strategic Advisory Board for the Regional Directors (Regional Council-IB) (IBAEM Region). She was also chairwoman of the Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC) from 2006-2007. Mrs. Najjar has received many awards including the Founding Trustee Award presented by His Majesty King Abdullah II and King’s Academy in appreciation of her educational services, the Order of Civil Merit from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain in recognition of her valuable contribution, role and efforts in promoting relations between the two kingdoms (June 2017),the French Order of the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France (April, 2018), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Award for the Promotion of International Education, The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship granted by The Archbishop of Canterbury (June 2017), the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Shield for the continuous service, and Certificate of Honors from The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad
Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad is currently the Priest-in-Charge of the Redeemer Church – Jabal Amman, Vice-Chairman of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, Chairman of the Board of the Awareness Association– Jordan, International Consultant for the Awareness Association, UK, Regional Consultant (Middle East) for the Awareness Association, the Middle, Appeal Judge in the Episcopal Church, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Ahliyyah and Mutran School, Member of the Administrative Board of the Bible Society, Member of the National Committee for Mental Health of WHO and the Ministry of Health, and Member of the Council of the Mayor working for the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese. Reverend Canon Fayeq Haddad also served as Priest-in-Charge of the St. Paul Church - Ashrafieh/ Amman, Priest-in-Charge of John the Baptist Church / Irbid. 1989-1994, Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Savior/Zarqa 1994-2010 Priest-in-Charge of the Foreign Community Church, Amman, 1998-2001, President of the Savior Episcopal School 1994-2010, Rapporteur of the Episcopal Diocese Church Youth Committee 1991-2001, Member of the Department of Christian Education - Association of Churches of the Middle East 1995-2005, Reporter of the Youth Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches, Jordan, 1991-2001, Judge of the Church Court, 1991-2004, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in the Middle East Council of Churches /Jordan (-2006), Member of Mizan Association (Lawyers for Human Rights) and Consultant in the Advisory Council, Founder and Director of the Episcopal Cultural Center/ Irbid, Secretary of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese 2005-2010, and President of the Artistic Heritage Society of the Eastern Church.
Dr. Maen Nsour
Dr. Nsour is Senior Advisor for Business Development and Strategies at the Arab Potash Company, and Chairman of the Board of Numeira Mixed Salts Company. Dr. Nsour was an economic adviser to the Minister of Economy and Planning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he worked on several socio-economic projects in various macro-economic fields including trade policy, investment promotion strategies, social protection, and risk analysis and mitigation in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Nsour was General-Director and Deputy Chairman of the Jordanian Social Security Corporation. He was also Acting President of the Social Security Investment Fund – a 10-billion-dollar public investment fund. Before that Dr. Nsour was Chief-of-Staff and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan. He was also a member of the ministerial Economic and Financial Committee. Dr. Nsour was Chief Executive Officer of the Jordan Investment Board. Dr. Nsour was Senior Regional Programs Adviser at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. While at that position he was also the coordinator of the third Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) which was published under the title: "Toward Knowledge Economies in the Arab World." Dr. Nsour was also Director of Policy Planning and Economic Studies at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Jordan. Dr. Nsour was a researcher at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that was established by the American Congress. Dr. Nsour taught international trade, political economy and public policy courses at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mrs. Samia Salfiti
Graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in History. She worked briefly with the Central Bank of Jordan, after which she got married and had her three boys. Upon coming back to Jordan after the civil war of Lebanon, Samia dedicated her time to volunteerism. She was long time Chair and one-time President of the Young Women’s Christian Association that worked diligently in the Palestinian refugee camp in Baqa. Samia also served for two terms on the Municipal Council of Amman. Additionally, she is a past member of the National Center for Human Rights and a former Board member of the Royal Film Commission. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Children’s Museum of Jordan and a member of the Board of the Ahliyya and Bishop School, where she chairs the New Building Committee. She is currently a member of the Jordanian chapter of the International Women’s Forum; a U.S. based women’s movement.
Mr. Naeem Musharbash
Mr. Musharbash Holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting. He is a Partner and General Manager of Musharbash Exchange Company. Mr. Musharbash is a board member of the Ahliyyah and Bishop’s Schools, mayor of the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, mayor of the Redeemer Evangelical Episcopal Church in Amman, member of the properties committee in the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, honorary treasure at the Arab Evangelical Episcopal Diocese, member of the Municipality Security Council / City Center Council, member of the Friends of the Criminal Investigation Unit, and a traffic volunteer assistant at Jordan Central Traffic Department. Mr. Musharbash was a former member of the Jordanian Exchange Association.
Ms. Samar Nassar Zuroub
A management professional that enjoys combining her experience in organizational management with her passion for youth development and sports, to successfully drive businesses and enhance corporate / organizational productivity. Samar Nassar was granted the “Winner for Asia” title in the 3rd IOC Women and Sports Award, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentine on Saturday, October 6, 2018, for her efforts in enriching women’s role in sports, including establishing football programs for Syrian girls at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Nassar is a two-time Olympic swimmer (2000 and 2004), a Board Member of the Jordan Football Association, she also served as CEO of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Local Organizing Committee that handled Jordan's hosting of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
Mr. Yazan Majaj
Managing Director of Q Perspective, a human development consultancy specialising in design, implementation and evaluation of development projects, training and research. An accomplished Socioeconomic and Business Development Specialist with public and private sector experience in training and capacity building, CSR and PPPs, socioeconomic services development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, community and target group outreach, strategic planning, resource mobilization, finance, and human resources. Specialties: Field research, quantitative and qualitative analysis and results-based reporting; Monitoring and Evaluation and results-based assessment; Specialized training and facilitation of workshops targeting local communities; Realistic understanding of needs of vulnerable groups; Gender mainstreaming and youth empowerment; Strategic planning and Comparative advantage analysis; Proposal writing and resource mobilization.
Mrs. Samia Doany
Samia Hissen Doany is a semi-retired educationist of long standing who still loves writing, reading and linguistics. She is also a free-lance educational consultant who is quite active in her field and welcomes opportunities to assist in education and academics whenever needed. Her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and her bilingual Arabic-English proficiency have been a blessing in both the appreciation of these two literatures - as well as others in translation - and in the ability to write well and with passion in both these languages. Her long and varied sojourn and accrued experience in each of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and the USA have provided her with an exciting in-depth knowledge of different worlds and cultures that are often at odds yet are basically similar. Her good fortune of teaching literature in both languages to senior students of high school over several years was itself an education and a revelation that left its indelible mark on her life. She still advises, writes, reads, lectures, and enjoys life fully.
Mrs. Zina Khoury
Zina Khoury is a graduate of the Ahliyyah School for Girls. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from UK, then she started her career in IBM Company, and moved between several companies, such as Prime Computer, the Royal Scientific Society, and Palestine Hospital. Mrs. Khoury has participated as a board member in many different organizations, such as Post Master, International Ikebana Association, International Public Speaking, and Toastmaster, and she has been a board member of the the Ahliyyah School for Girls and the Bishop’s School for Boys since 2017 until today. Mrs. Khoury is interested in charity works and she is an active member of many charity events, such as the Society for Brain and Nerve Care Charity, and others.
Mrs. Leila Diab
Leila Diab is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ahliyyah & Mutran School. She began her time working with Ahliyyah & Mutran as a member of the Kindergarten’s Board of Directors before being appointed to the full school Board. Professionally, Mrs. Diab is the retired General Secretary of Young Women’s Christian Association in Amman, Jordan, a position she held for 40 years. In addition to her work with school boards, she is also a member of the Coordination Committee for Women in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East, which includes women from Palestine, the Galilee, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon. She serves on the board of Patronage at the Diocese of Jerusalem and a is committee member for the Restructuring of the Province of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. Mrs. Diab graduated from Beirut College for Women in 1965, before their name change to The Lebanese American University, with a major in Secondary Education and an English minor. She was the President of Student Council at BCW that year. Mrs. Diab was a member of the Jordanian commissioning for Women, headed by HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal and had established a Chapter of the Friendship Force Club in Jordan and became its president. Friendship Force is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded by President Jimmy Carter. Mrs. Diab was also a member of the Consultative Committee of the Mennonite Central Committee in Jordan.
Mr. Tawfeeq Salem
Mr. Saleem is the senior partner in the Salem Law Firm which has been provising legal services for a wide range of reputable Jordanian and international clients / companies since 1967. The firm specializes in General Practice, Administrative, Agency Law, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Company Law, Construction Contracting, Telecommunications, Intellectual property , Copyright, Corporate, Employment, Foreign Investment, Privatizations/Private Public Partnerships, Restructuring, Liquidations, Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Joint Ventures, Landlord and Tenant, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securities, Tort, Trademarks, and Civil Litigation before all Courts, and Arbitration. The firm has been engaged in recommending and implementing legal reforms in various areas of the law and has participated in many Jordanian and international Associations. Mr. Saleem acts not only as a board member for Ahliyyah & Mutran but also as the chief legal council for the school in all legal matters.