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
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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.

      • El-Qoulaq, Husam
        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.

        • 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.

          • Gillette, Herb
            Gillette, Herb

            As an analyst and technical expert, Herb worked for the National Security Agency and then became Project Manager for private companies contracting with various US agencies such as the FAA,
            Dept. of State and NOAA; and has worked in IT, education, outreach, video management and more.

            • 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.

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

                Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

                • 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 AID’s 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

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                          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
                          • 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