Board members

“We are deeply grateful for the support of our funders and partners, whose partnerships are vital to our ability to maintain high quality programs. Our accomplishments were also made possible by the invaluable input and hard work of our dedicated staff and remarkable Board of Directors.”

Saro Nakashian, Board Chairman

Mr. Saro Nakashian
Mr. Saro Nakashian
Board Chairman
Mr. Nakashian is a management and marketing expert with over 20 years of experience in developing and managing programs that build the marketing and management capabilities of individuals and organizations to succeed. He designed several programs for entrepreneurial training for young entrepreneurs and SME owners. He's the General Director for Palestine Education for Employment (EFE). Mr. Nakashian speaks fluent English, Armenian and Arabic. He holds a B.sc. in Management, an MBA marketing concentration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an M.Phil in HR and Entrepreneurship from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
Ms. Manal Warrad
Ms. Manal Warrad
Board Member
Ms. Manal is currently the Polling Unit Supervisor at Jerusalem Media & Communication Center (JMCC). She prepares budgets for surveys, participates in questionnaire designs, recruits and coordinates interviewers, conducts training workshops for interviewers, designs data entry program using SPSS-PC+, supervises data coding and entry, performs data cleaning and analysis, produces findings in table format for end users. She is a former TV Producer at CNN Jerusalem bureau and occasionally covered the Palestinian-Israeli affairs.
Dr. Jumana Budieri
Dr. Jumana Budieri
Board Member
Dr. Budieri is a Medical Doctor with two Masters Degrees from Harvard University; one in Public Health and one in Population. Dr. Budieri has long and rich experience in health management and assistive technology. She is currently a free-lancer and technical advisor.
Ms. Vera Pano,
Ms. Vera Pano,
Treasurer
Ms. Vera is a former registered nurse and Health Educational Supervisor at UNRWA who was responsible for the Health Education programme and community activities of the Health Department at health centers and refugee camps in the West Bank. She was also the Vice President of the YWCA in Palestine.
Mr. Ragheb Budeiri
Mr. Ragheb Budeiri
Board Member
Mr. Ragheb Budeiri currently heads the Development Project Office that oversees and manages all development projects in the PMA. Mr. Budeiri helped establish the Development Project Office (PDO) in 2010 after the successful implementation of the national Real-Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS). Ragheb Budeiri holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Huston-Tillotson College, Austin, TX. He also completed his Master Degree in Management Information Systems from National University, La Jolla, CA. With more than thirty years of accumulated extensive experience in the Information Technology field with several multinational companies like Eli Lilly S.A, International Youth Foundation, IBM global services, USAID solidified his knowledge and know-how in various business domains. Mr. Budeiri possesses several professional certificates such as the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MSCA), Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA), and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. The DPO currently manages a portfolio over thirty-five million US Dollars applying industry standards and best practices set by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Ragheb Budeiri also liaises and coordinates all project activities with international bodies like the World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) among many donors’ community. This coordination ensures that projects are prioritized and sequenced to maximize the benefit attained in building and enhancing the core competencies within the PMA to achieves goals and objectives.
Ms. Enas Dahadha
Ms. Enas Dahadha
Board Member
Ms. Dahadha is a lecturer, trainer and curriculum developer in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. She specializes in consumer behavior and international marketing courses with great emphasis on practical applications. She has worked with university students and has conducted training in Marketing and Entrepreneurship to graduates and professionals from different industries. An expert in providing training sessions on job search, resume writing, and interview skills to university graduates. She is competent in developing curriculum and conducting train of trainer’s courses, thus being a content expert and a skilled trainer.