Who We Are

Our Mission

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

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Our Vision

Peace Building Through Measurably Improved Health

for Israelis and Palestinians.

Meet Our Board

  • 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.

  • Jeff Aronson
    Jeff Aronson

    Independent consultant, former Executive Director, Foundation for Middle East Peace and foremost authority on Israeli-Palestinian settlement issues.

  • David Chess, M.D.
    David Chess, M.D.

    Geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience working to improve care for patients.

  • Lara Friedman
    Lara Friedman

    President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace; formerly the Director of Policy and Government Relations at Americans for Peace Now, and a U.S. Foreign Service Officer serving in Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis and Beirut.

  • 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.

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

    International public affairs expert.

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

    Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Ranit Mishori, M.D.
    Ranit Mishori, M.D.

    Director of Global Health Initiatives, Georgetown University Medical Center.

  • 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.

  • Phyllis Silver, M.Ed.
    Phyllis Silver, M.Ed.

    Executive Director of Partnership for Quality Care; Former Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Health Office of Public Health.

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

  • Norbert Goldfield, M.D., Executive Director
  • Nehad Fattah, Program Specialist – West Bank
  • Jane Kessler, Development Director
  • Patrick Levy, Program Specialist – Israel
  • Jomarie Ramirez, Administrative Associate
  • Tova Reznicek, Communications Director

Photo Credits

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

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