our team - MEET - Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Haim Erlich Haim Erlich
CEO

Haim Erlich provides executive leadership in all aspects of MEET’s program design and implementation, bringing his rich background in organizational leadership and many years as an educator to MEET. Prior to MEET, Haim was the CEO of Yesh Din where he helped expand the organization. Previously, he was the Coordinator for Development and Policy Advocacy for Ir Amim and the National Education Manager of the Hila Program for Disaffected Youth. For seven years, Haim was the Principal of the Nisui High School, one of Israel’s best and most unique high schools.

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Mustafa Hussein Mustafa Hussein
Program Manager

Mustafa Hussein leads MEET’s highly selective recruitment process and student program. Under his leadership, MEET consistently recruits a deeply diverse and talented applicant pool comprised of the region’s top students and young leaders. Mustafa co-developed and implements MEET’s Deeper Understanding curricula. Mustafa is qualified as a Computer Graphics Engineer, and previously worked for the Children Cancer Unit at Hadassah, Ein Karem Hostipal. Beyond MEET, Mustafa’s interests include photography and graphic design.

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Ada Harverd Ada Harverd
Financial and Operations Manager

Ada Harverd works closely with MEET’s CEO to manage resource development, and administrative, logistical, financial and legal responsibilities which allows MEET to run effectively and efficiently. Ada has experience in the Israeli high-tech world and has previously worked at G.ho.st, an Israeli-Palestinian joint-venture start-up, among others. Ada has a B.A. from Brandeis University. Outside of MEET, Ada enjoys time with her husband and three children, baking and long-distance running.

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Rakheli Hever Rakheli Hever
Development Manager

Rakheli manages MEET's relationships with local foundations/corporations and with international foundations, corporations and governments with local representation. Along with Etai, she is responsible for all aspects of cultivating and reporting to existing donors, as well as for researching and approaching new contacts. Previously, Rakheli served as MEET's liaison to USAID, one of MEET's greatest supporters, and managed all aspects of compliance related to USAID-funded programming, as well contributing to the RD team via writing reports and funding applications. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has over 10 years of experience in resource development and in content and copy editing. Her hobbies include reading, sugarcraft, and making bad puns.

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Roni Kipnis Roni Kipnis
Evaluation and Information Coordinator

Roni holds a BA in international relations, communication and journalism from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA in sociology of organizations for social change in Tel Aviv University. She has extensive experience working with teenagers, having volunteered as a counselor and coordinator for the Bnei HaMoshvavim youth movement. On her spare time, Roni is a Rugby Sevens player and a referee.

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Etai Freedman Etai Freedman
Development Director

Etai is responsible for MEET’s overseas donor relations, fundraising and creative development strategies. He has previously served in campaigning, resource development and advisory capacities at a variety of organizations and projects, including Burning Man, the New Israel Fund, the Global Hunger Foundation, Bienvenidos, and the San Francisco Children’s Day School. He graduated with honors from San Francisco State University (B.A. in Psychology), and holds an M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ahmed Hasna Ahmed Hasna
RD Associate

Ahmed works closely with the RD team to explore cooperation opportunities, help cultivate donors, and organize fundraising campaigns. He also manages MEET’s website and social media presence. Ahmed earned a B.A. degree in Businesses Administration and International Relations and is a Teaching Assistant at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Political Economy and International Institutions at HU. He has extensive experience working in the Palestinian NGO scene, strategizing and developing various projects and programs. Offline, Ahmed enjoys trivia competitions, cheering his heart out for Real Madrid C.F., and making unhealthy dietary decisions.

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Celina Mukarker Celina Mukarker
Jerusalem Student Program Coordinator

With her friend and colleague Naomi, Celina coordinates MEET's Alumni Program and has played a cruical role in its recent redesign and relaunch. Since she graduated from MEET's Student Program in 2013, Celina has been studying accounting at the Bethlehem University.

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Ahmad Anati Ahmad Anati
Jerusalem Student Program Coordinator

Ahmad coordinates various aspects of MEET’s Student Program at our Jerusalem hub. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. He has extensive background in project and program coordination, including at the Al Quds Charitable Society, Hokkaido Medical Institution, and the Palestinian Child Club. He has a rich record of volunteer work at the Shufat refugee camp. He was also a participant in the Seeds for Peace program, which awarded him the title of Peace Ambassador in the Middle East in 2007.

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Moshiko Ben Giat Moshiko Ben Giat
MEETx Manager

Moshiko leads the MEETx Program, a new initiative aiming to expand MEET program to all of Israel/Palestine. Previously, he served as a naval officer for 8 years in various leadership, technological and innovative positions. Experienced team leader, including building and managing high performing teams in complex environments. Moshiko holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Haifa. Outside of MEET, Moshiko's interests are photography and long distance running

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Rawan Abulafi Rawan Abulafi
Alumni Program Manager

Rawan, who graduated from MEET in 2011, is responsible for devising, implementing and evaluating strategic plans for MEET’s Alumni Network, as well as for financial and content management of alumni programming. Her previous experience at MEET includes organizing an alumni event and mentoring TAs in 2015, and serving as a Coordinator during the 2017 Summer Program. Rawan holds a B.A. in Architecture from the Applied Science University in Jordan.

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Abed Abu Rmeileh Abed Abu Rmeileh
Logistics Manager

Abdelrahman "Abed" Abu Rmeileh manages MEET's all aspects of logistics for our Jerusalem Hub and our Student Program. Abed is a multi-lingual Palestinian from Jerusalem, and holds an M.A. in Business and Economics from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. He has extensive procurement and logistics experience acquired at local and international companies and non-profits, and a strong background in finance, business, economics, and management. He is also the brother of one of MEET's alumni, and possibly Chelsea FC's biggest supporter.

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Uriel Gan Sinclair Uriel Gan Sinclair
Jerusalem Student Program Coordinator

Uriel graduated from MEET in 2012, and currently serves as one of MEET's Israeli coordinators at our Jerusalem hub, in addition to helping with our recruitment work in the North. In addition to giving back to his younger peers at MEET, Uriel is an active member of the Nava Tehila community in Jerusalem, and an avid fan of Iron Man.

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Lour Hayek Lour Hayek
MEETx Student Program Coordinator

Graduated with a double-major in Psychology and English Language and Literature from the University of Haifa. Currently a student of a Master's degree in English language and literature. Experience in the field of education, since she's been working at an English centre for two years now as well as volunteered at a centre for kids that come from difficult backgrounds.

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Tasneem Morshed Tasneem Morshed
Student Program Coordinator - Nazareth

Tasneem is a student program coordinator in MEET, who works closely with students in the Nazareth hub. She recently started her Master's degree in English Literature at The University of Haifa, after finishing her bachelor's in said subject in addition to Asian Studies. Tasneem also speaks 4 languages, so if you speak Korean, make sure to say Hi!

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Koral Matilsky Koral Matilsky
Student Program Coordinator - Nazareth

Koral Matilsky, who coordinates our Student Program in the Nazareth hub, is a graduate of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services course on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) for Facilitators, as well as the Coordinators’ course. Her previous positions include staff management at a restaurant and work with at-risk youth at a Beit Ekshtein boarding school.

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 Boaz Leberman Boaz Leberman
Student Program Coordinator - Nazareth

Boaz is a teacher, student, activist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. He is expecting to graduate in May from IDC Herzliya's Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution Master's Program, specializing in Global Impact Studies where he is focused on disaster relief, crisis management, sustainable governance, and entrepreneurship in the developing world. He has spent time volunteering in post-trauma related fields in the USA, Nepal, and Israel.

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Yara Aun Yara Aun
Student Program Coordinator - Nazareth

Yara works as a student program coordinator in the Nazareth hub, mainly facilitating the students' needs and co-leading sessions of Deeper Understanding with an awesome team of coordinators. After finishing her B.A in English language and minoring in the Gender Studies field, and having the experience of working in Baladna organisation and leading groups of Palestinian teenagers on different topics, it is time for a new, bi-national challenge

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Gwen Diamond Gwen Diamond
Compliance Officer

Gwen works to ensure that MEET's program implementation and reporting complies with federal requirements and regulations, as part of MEET's coopeartive agreement with USAID. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and has served in diverse educational and administrative positions in organizations such as Otzma Israel Teaching Fellows, The Parents Circle Families Forum, JDC-ESHEL and Tlalim. Gwen is also a talented graphic artist and the best rock-climber at MEET.

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 Emily Liu Emily Liu
MISTI-MEET Student Coordinator

Emily grew up in New Jersey but has spent the past few years at MIT studying computer science and mathematics. She was a computer science instructor at MEET in Jerusalem during the summer of 2018 and loved working with all the brilliant high school students on their programming projects. Back at MIT, she is working to spread the word about MEET and to prepare future instructors for their next great adventure in the Middle East.

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