Who We Are
Measurably improve the health of marginalized people living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories via community-based intervention.
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.
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
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.
- El-Qoulaq, Husam
Founder and principal attorney of a Los Angeles-based boutique law firm that represents artists, entrepreneurs, and others in the entertainment and media industries.
- Elizabeth MillweeElizabeth 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.
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
Pediatrician with special interests in health care delivery for underserved children and children’s environmental health.
- Hassoun, Paul, M.D.
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- 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
Retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon, now practicing public interest law medico-legal consultation.
- Kazis, Lewis E., Sc.D.
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health.
- 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
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
Consults with non-profits on budgeting and general nonprofit management issues – fundraising, planning, and computer management of fundraising and related data.