Dr. Mary Totry - Chairwoman: Totry currently serves as Director of the Citizenship Program at Oranim Academic College and teaches at the University of Haifa. She has a strong background in communications and a particular interest in women’s studies. Totry is actively involved in many civil society projects and initiatives.
Mr. Hussam Abu-Baker, Abu-Baker currently serves as the head of the Nazareth Branch of the National Insurance Institute. He is a former Principal of the bi-lingual school in Kufur-Karie and a former senior staff member at Abraham Fund and has served in voluntary roles with many non-profit organizations.
Dr. Hala Espanioly is a Deputy Director of the Academic College in Haifa, where she also works as a lecturer. Espanioly is active in a large number of social change organizations and initiatives, and she is the former Chairperson of the Follow-Up Committee on Arab Education.
Dr. Khaled Ghanayem is a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Haifa where he specializes in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and prisoner’s rights. Ghanayem holds a doctorate in Law from the Hebrew University.
Dalia Halabi works as a project manager and content developer at the Center for Educational Technology. She is a graduate of the Mandel Leadership Institute and holds a B.A. in education and an M.A. in conflict resolution. Halabi has worked as a facilitator, organizational consultant, project manager, trainer and program manager and more for a variety of social change organizations over the last decade and has a particular interest in women’s issues.
Dr. Ahmad Hijazi: Hijazi received his Ph.D in political science from the University of Haifa. His dissertation focused on local political leadership in the Arab community. Hijazi currently serves as the CEO of the regional Water Corporation office located in Shfar’am.
Dr. Sami Mahajna currently serves as the Coordinator of Education Studies and Practical Training at the Arab Academic Institute for Teacher Training – Beit Berl College and has lectured at a number of other colleges and universities in Israel. Mahajna holds an M.A. and a PH.D in education from the University of Haifa. He has written a number of scholarly articles with particular focus on Arab adolescent development and Arab teacher training.