Who We Are
Aisha Mansour, Executive Director
Aisha Mansour has over 15 years of experience working in health policy, hospital management, and public administration. Aisha has served on the board of the Farashe Yoga Center for the last three years. She recently has been nominated to serve as chairperson of the Farashe Yoga Center. Aisha was also a co-founder of Sharaka Community Supported Agriculture, a volunteer group focused on food sovereignty and preserving Palestine's traditional agriculture. In her free time, she tends to her baladi chickens and baladi dog, Sam. She volunteer teaches a weekly Pilates class at Farashe. And she experiments with her own food sovereignty.
Ahlam Samarah, Office Manager
Ahlam Samarah from Ramallah, joined Dalia Association in 2012 and has been working since in the position of Office Manager. Previously, she had worked with ICT companies in product management and service development. Ahlam holds a Master's Degree in International Studies from Birzeit University.
Melia Hashweh Tannous, Financial Accountant
Melia Hashweh Tannous is from the City of Jerusalem. She received her B.A. in Accounting and minor in Finance and Banking from Birzeit University, and in 2003 she received her CPA certificate from California, USA. Melia has over ten years experience in the accounting and auditing field, where she previously worked in numerous other financial companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, RAM FM, and the Arab Evangelical Episcopal School. She is currently working with Dalia Association as a part-time financial accountant, in addition to other organizations and companies.
Rasha Sansur. Communication and reporting officer.
Born in Jerusalem. She graduated with honors from Birzeit University in 2011 majoring in Journalism with a minor in Sociology. Rasha's experience include working at the Department of Public Information at the United Nations in New York City, as well as with the German Development Organization GIZ, consulting for Water Union Service Providers, and coordinating a children's choir project for Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. She did voluntary work at Passion Works Studio in Ohio, for people with developmental disability. In 2015, she earned a master’s degree in Communication and Development, from the Center for International studies at Ohio University through a MEROL Scholarship. She aims at using her skills to influence positive social changes in Palestine, as well as effectively working on changing the negative stereotypes often associated with Palestinians. In her free time, Rasha enjoys photography, hiking, singing, playing flute, composing music, and doing sports.
Lina Ismail- Community Programs Officer.
Nermin Hwaihi, Field Coordinator.
Anas Salous (volunteer)
Anas is an expert in social & economic development, he gained most of his experience through working with international donors, Local NGOs, and development consultancy firms in economic projects with different partners such as public sector, and civil society organizations. Main implemented assignments included: progress evaluation, goal driven supervision, initiates and maintains strong partnerships with partners, and beneficiaries.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Basma Khader Abu Sway, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Basma is a community development specialist and human rights activist especially in the areas of women’s and children’s protection and empowerment. She represented Palestine in several national, regional and international bodies, and is currently the chairwoman of and senior researcher for CRMA for Business Solutions. Basma also serves on the board of directors of Dalia Association and Farashe Center for Healthy Living. She helped establish and is currently a member of the General Assembly of Ma’an Development Center, is a member of the General Federation of the Independent Labor Unions, and headed the Palestinian Women’s Council in the Federation. Earlier in her career, Basma worked with WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNIFEM and Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. As the director general for the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Social Affairs, she initiated and headed the Palestinian Child Protection Network and led the National Committee for the Establishment of the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Center (MEHWAR). Basma was born and lives in Jerusalem and holds a BA in Sociology from BirZeit University and an MS in community development from Iowa State University, which she attended as a Fulbright Scholar. She is a mother of four and has two grandchildren.
|Hekmat Besisso (Treasurer)
Expert at Training & Human Development. Activist in Advocacy, Social work and on social media. She is a certificated practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming-NLP. She also worked in the media and field research with many organizations.Founder and General Manager at Al-Kafaat for human development and media.
Alia Naser Aldin
Najla A.S. Shawa
|| Mohammed Shaheen
|Alia’a Naser Eddin
|Thuqan Qishawi||Khaled Awartani
||Basma Abu Sway
||Naila Ayish||Rula Muzaffar|
||Fatima Abu Kata
||Sami Alul||Fida Touma|
||Hanan Hamoudeh||Mohanad Berekdar|
||Muna Khoury||Shadi Abdel Hadi|
||Abdullah Abu Kishk
||Laila Mari||Luna Saadeh|
||Najeh Abu Shamsiyeh||Layla kaiksow|
||Azza Shoaibi||Basel Mansour|
||Nader Dagher||Ashira Ram|
| Riyad Ayassi
|Hamadah Abdelbayari||Jamal Najib||Nora Lester Murad|| Mohammed Shaheen
|Sam Bahour||Davina Gateley||Juliette Abu-Iyun
|Issam Nassar||Trees Zbidat
|Basma Abu Sway - President
||Hekmat Bessiso - Treasurer
||Fida Touma - Secretary|