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
Development & Administrative 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. Ada has a B.A. from Brandeis University in Ancient History. Outside of MEET, Ada enjoys time with her husband and three children, baking and long-distance running.

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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 is currently getting her Masters at Tel Aviv University in sociology, specializing on organizations and social change. She has extensive experience working with teenagers, having volunteered as a counselor and coordinator for the Bnei HaMoshvavim youth movement. In addition, Roni is playing for the Israeli Rugby Sevens national team and Rehovot Lady Owls.

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Jana Boulus Jana Boulus
Nazareth Program Coordinator

A Palestinian citizen of Israel (Arab of ’48), Jana was born and raised in East Jerusalem. She obtained her BA from Haifa University with a double degree in English Literature and General Fine Arts. She continued her studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she attained an MSc in English Literature and Modernity with a dissertation focused on feminism and Arab women writers. Jana has worked in the Video Department of B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, researched and consulted for the Israel/Palestine Office of Human Rights Watch, worked as a regional and international counsellor at Seeds of Peace, and worked as a Resource Development and International Advocacy Coordinator in Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. Her most recent engagement was with ICSR (The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence) at King’s College London as the spring Atkin Fellow. Jana has a passion for photography (www.janaboulus.com). She has taken part in international and local exhibitions, including Haifa Museum’s “New Ideals” exhibition featuring woman artists from the region. Her photography reflects the various political, cultural, and gender based conflicts which have shaped her life and reveals her intimate and undeniable identification with her Palestinian culture and identity.

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Roga Koren Roga Koren
Nazareth Program Coordinator

Roga coordinates the yearlong student program in Nazareth with Manal. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Haifa, and has worked as an educator and researcher in social enterprises and program for at-risk young women including at The Henrietta Szold Institute and The Rothschild Ambassadors Organization. Roga initiated a leadership training program for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and speaks basic Arabic.

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Celina Mukarker Celina Mukarker
Alumni 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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Naomi Goldman Naomi Goldman
Alumni Program Coordinator and Jerusalem Logistics and Recruitment Coordinator

With her friend and colleague Celina, Naomi coordinates MEET's Alumni Program and has played a cruical role in its recent redesign and relaunch. She also coordinates logistics and recruitment at the Jerusalem hub, from which she graduated in 2011, and works with the students to develop their skills in communication, leadership, self-awareness, and group-awareness.

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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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Ahmad Anati Ahmad Anati
Jerusalem 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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Natalie Howard Natalie Howard
Nazareth Program Coordinator

Natalie serves as one of the Student Program coordinators at MEET’s Nazareth hub. She has served in various coordination roles at Tevel B’Tzedek, an Israeli organization that fosters Israeli and Jewish leadership engaged in making the world a better place, both locally and globally. Among her other roles at Tevel she volunteered for a year at a village in Nepal, empowering local women. Natalie additionally filled administrative positions at Beit Berl College, as well as educational roles at Tuviyahu High School in Be’er Sheva, Kibbutz Eyal, Yedidim, and HaMahanot HaOlim youth movement. Among her surprising talents: she speaks Nepalese and Thai!

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Sari Habib Allah Sari Habib Allah
Nazareth Program Coordinator

Sari serves as one of the Student Program coordinators at MEET’s Nazareth hub. He holds a B.A. in political Science and English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sari has served in a variety of administrative, customer-support and market-oriented roles at the Palestinian Information Technology Association, Yamsafer, Toyga Media Ltd., and Liantech Ltd. He also worked as a psychometric exam instructor, and speaks four languages.

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Marina Boursheh Marina Boursheh
Jerusalem Logistics and Recruitment Coordinator

Marina, who graduated from MEET's Student Program in 2012, now handles our Jerusalem hub logistics, and plays a crucial role in student recruitment. She holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the Friends School, and is currently enrolled at Bethlehem University's Physiotherapy Program. In the past, Marina served as MEET's Head of Student Council in 2011 and as a Logistics and Entrepreneurship TA during the 2014 Summer Program.

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Anat Gilenson Anat Gilenson
Jerusalem Program Coordinator

Anat graduated from MEET in 2012, and has since participated in many alumni activities. In addition to contributing to MEET's student recruitment in 2013, she more recently produced the 2016 SOSA fundraiser event, which raised some $150,000 for MEET's continued activities. As of December 2016, Anat joined MEET's regular staff and is now responsible for coordinating aspects of the Student Program at our Jerusalem hub.

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Talia Krevsky Talia Krevsky
Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator

Talia coordinates MEET's public relations and media presence in collaboration with various team members. Her interdisciplinary background in conflict transformation and mediation has been informed by her experience working with organizations such as Breaking the Silence, Kerem Navot, +972 Magazine, Molad, and Idealist.org. She draws inspiration from MEET students' projects for her own social engagement and artistic pursuits, and looks forward to witnessing their sustainable growth over time.

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Golde Orlan Golde Orlan
Alumni Program Manager

Golde holds a Master’s degree in Political Theory from the University of Essex in England and holds a teaching diploma in Citizenship, a School Principal diploma. She was also a fellow in the Educational Leadership program of the Mandel Leadership Institute. Golde is a social change entrepreneur, and has much experience with bi-national NGO’s, among them: Co-founder of Mahapach-Taghir , chairperson and founder of the Ra’ash peace movement in Jerusalem and director of projects at Israel-Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives (IPCRI). Golde is also a Healthy Lifestyle Counselor and a facilitator of a support group for healthy lifestyle and weight loss. An enthusiast of healthy food, she devotes her free time to changing nutrition policies in Israel.

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