Who We Are

Our Mission

Measurably improve the health of marginalized people living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories via community-based intervention.

Who We Are
2022 Annual Report Front Cover
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Our Vision

We aim to improve the capacity and the effectiveness of the community groups that we fund. Long term, we hope for the day that some of the leaders of the groups we have funded might be tomorrow’s political leaders.

Meet Our Board

  • Barth-Rogers, Yohanna, M.D.
    Barth-Rogers, Yohanna, M.D.

    Dr. Barth-Rogers has a background in ethics, grant writing and vast medical knowledge as a family physician. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the University Muslim Medical Association (UMMA) Community Clinic in South Los Angeles.

    • Basha, Sarah
      Basha, Sarah

      Co-Founder and President of OneBlue, a Washington DC based non-profit devoted to conflict resolution for clients such as the Dept. of State and US Army.

      • Elizabeth Millwee
        Elizabeth Millwee
        Elizabeth Millwee (BSN, RN) is a nurse with 20+ years’ experience in pediatric emergency care and most recently as a Poisoning Information Specialist.  She is interested in the social determinants of health and their impact on health outcomes.
        • Elzawahry, Heba, M.D., M.PH.
          Elzawahry, Heba, M.D., M.PH.

          Heba Elzawahry is a family physician with special training in global health, and geriatrics.  She has worked serving the chronically ill, homeless and uninsured communities of the greater Washington DC and Los Angeles.

          • Gitterman, Benjamin A., M.D., FAAP, Vice President
            Gitterman, Benjamin A., M.D., FAAP, Vice President

            Pediatrician with special interests in health care delivery for underserved children and children’s environmental health.

            • Jennal Johnson
              Jennal Johnson

              Jennal Johnson is a family nurse practitioner who has previously worked in endocrine practices and clinics focused on underserved communities (migrant, homeless and rural). She is currently working as a clinical director supporting insulin related product development. She has special training in diabetes management and she is a certified diabetes educator.

              • Kamel, Mordechai, J.D., M.D., President
                Kamel, Mordechai, J.D., M.D., President

                Retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon, now practicing public interest law medico-legal consultation.

                • Kazis, Lewis E., Sc.D.
                  Kazis, Lewis E., Sc.D.

                  Professor, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health.

                  • Koteen, Ellen
                    Koteen, Ellen

                    Much of Ellen’s work has been based on the concept of community organization, and Ellen hold’s a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She  co-founded the Berkeley Free Health Clinic, a battered women’s shelter in 1979, the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network in 1987 and is the  founder of Easthampton City Arts in 2005.

                    • Levine, Cathy
                      Levine, Cathy

                      Former Executive Director of Universal Health Care Action Network in Ohio, serving for over two decades as an advocate for consumers in health care.

                      • Meadow, Karen, Treasurer
                        Meadow, Karen, Treasurer

                        Consults with non-profits on budgeting and general nonprofit management issues – fundraising, planning, and computer management of fundraising and related data.

                        Founder & Executive Director

                        Norbert Goldfield, MDPracticing internist at a community health center, with over 30 years of experience restructuring health care systems both at a national level and in community settings as well as extensive experience working with Israelis and Palestinians.

                        Scientific Advisory Board

                        • Giovanni Apolone, M.D., lstituto Mario Negri, Milano Italy
                        • Benjamin Gitterman, M.D., Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
                        • Donald George, M.D., Nemours Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
                        • Ronald Goodspeed, M.D., Falls River, MA
                        • Elizabeth Hembree Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, PA
                        • Pere lbern, Ph.D., Universitat Pompeu Fabro, Barcelona, Spain
                        • Celia Larson, Ph.D., Nashville, TN
                        • Jeffrey Lerner, Ph.D. ECRI, Philadelphia, PA
                        • Azeem Majeed, M.D., Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
                        • Rick Rawson, Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
                        • Patrick Romano, M.D., University California, Davis
                        • Ellen Siegel, R.N., Washington, DC

                        HATD Staff

                        Photo Credits

                        • Ellen Augarten
                        • Jonathan Groner
                        • Stan Schapiro
                        • Joan Wiener