Who We Are

Our Mission

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

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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

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

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

  • Candida Quinn
    Candida Quinn

    Immigration and human rights attorney, with more than two decades of experience in representing the foreign-born before U.S. tribunals.

  • Cathy Levine
    Cathy Levine

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

  • Heba Elzawahry
    Heba Elzawahry

    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.

  • Karen Meadow
    Karen Meadow

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

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

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

  • Mark Habeeb, Ph.D.
    Mark Habeeb, Ph.D.

    International public affairs expert.

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

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

  • Norbert Goldfield, MD
    Norbert Goldfield, MD Founder and Executive Director

    Practicing 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.

  • Paul Hassoun, M.D.
    Paul Hassoun, M.D.

    Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • Sarah Basha
    Sarah Basha

    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.

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
  • Lewis Kazis, ScD., Veterans Administration Health System, Boston, MA
  • Thomas Kravis, M.D., San Francisco,CA
  • 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
  • Rick Surpin, Independence Care System, New York, NY
  • Neil Arya, M.D., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Ariela Lowenstein, Ph.D., University of Haifa, Israel
  • Antonio Nicolucci, M.D., lstituto Mario Negri, Sud, Italy

HATD Staff

Photo Credits

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

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