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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are a group of passionate leaders ready to bring the cause of Min ila to life

Tala Khlat

Tala Khlat

Organizational Development Specialist

Tala is an organizational development specialist for non-profits with a ten-year track in designing and implementing complex solutions to increase social impact and structural change. She is a career coach as well as a trainer and a university lecturer.

Joy Abi Habib

Joy Abi Habib

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Joy is a Lecturer in Developmental psychology at USJ in Beirut. She has over 8 years’ experience working in youth mental health and psychological care in the contexts of child protection, alternative care, maltreatment and trauma.

Pr. Salim Daccache s.j.

Pr. Salim Daccache s.j.

Rector, Saint Joseph University

In 2012, he was selected as the Rector of the Saint Joseph University. He is constantly active in several cultural and religious dialogues across the region with the title “Pluralisme, citoyenneté et vivre-ensemble: la salutvient-il de l’école” in one of his principal works.

Bachir Osmat, PhD

Bachir Osmat, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Bachir Osmat is a professor in Sociology at the Lebanese University. With more than 30 years of experience in Local Development, he is the advisor for Social Policies to the Minister of Social Affairs and to the National Poverty Targeting Program.

Basel Akar, PHD

Basel Akar, PHD

Associate Professor of Education

Basel is an associate Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at NDU. His research focuses on curriculum development for active citizenship, and empowering youth through participative research methodologies.

General Assembly

As a vital part of the team, they are a talented group striving to achieve the goals of Min ila

Elise Khoury

Elise Khoury

Donation Management Officer at Fundraising department, USJ

Joined Min ila in 2020, Elise works today in the Fundraising department at USJ as a donation management officer. She is also a member of an Association at Saghbine, Bekaa.

Nagham Ramadan

Nagham Ramadan

ICT Assistant at UNDP Regional Bureau

Nagham joined Min ila in 2017 and she is a member of several active NGOs in Lebanon. She works today at the UNDP Regional Bureau of Arab States as an ICT Assistant.

Salim Osman, PHD

Salim Osman, PHD

Corporate Finance at Solidere

Working today as the Corporate Finance & Treasury Division Manager of Solidere, Selim’s professional experience extends beyond finance, to economics and engineering.

Rita Tannoury

Rita Tannoury

Teacher and theatre actress

Rita works today as an Arabic Language teacher and proofreader. She is an active member of Lihaqqi, a volunteer in the relief committee Tadamon Nas and an actress & a writer in Home Made Theatre.

Deema Akl

Deema Akl

Freshman Mentorship Program Coordinator at AUB

Deema completed her BA in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. She is currently working at AUB as the Freshman Mentorship Program Coordinator.

Gloria Abdo

Gloria Abdo

Human Affairs Specialist

Human affairs specialist Gloria is a Ph.D. researcher in Human Resources and Leadership with a background in Community Development. She is currently managing the students’ life department at USJ.

Riwa Ghawi

Riwa Ghawi

Trainer and Human Rights Activist

Riwa is a human rights activist focusing on equality and sustainability. She works in Capacity Development and trains in leadership, conflict analysis and campaigning on youth and women empowerment.

Laura El Khoury

Laura El Khoury

Entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast

Laura is currently and for more than 7 years, promoting women’s rights through her career in local and international organizations. Her passion is what pushed her to create “The Outdoor Guru” and “Shajar Ghouma”.

Tala Khlat

Tala Khlat

Organizational Development Specialist

Tala is an organizational development specialist for non-profits with a ten-year track in designing and implementing complex solutions to increase social impact and structural change. She is a career coach as well as a trainer and a university lecturer.

Nour Saleh

Nour Saleh

Digital Marketing Specialist

Nour joined Min ila in 2020 as a volunteer and became a member of the general assembly in 2021. She works in project management and digital marketing, and she is the co-founder of a Digital Marketing agency based in Beirut.

Yara Ayoub

Yara Ayoub

Project Manager & Research Assistant

Engaged in community development since 2012, Yara works as a project manager and a research assistant in different NGOs. She has been active in different fields advocating for human rights, dialogue, youth and women empowerment.

Olga Farhat

Olga Farhat

Counselor, Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Civic education teacher, working in the Counseling and Guidance Department at the MEHE. Her work is focused on guiding the teaching staff in civic education in the educational process in the curricula and methods of teaching functions.

Pr. Salim Daccache s.j.

Pr. Salim Daccache s.j.

Rector, Saint Joseph University

In 2012, he was selected as the Rector of the Saint Joseph University. He is constantly active in several cultural and religious dialogues across the region with the title “Pluralisme, citoyenneté et vivre-ensemble: la salutvient-il de l’école” in one of his principal works.

Joy Abi Habib

Joy Abi Habib

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Joy is a Lecturer in Developmental psychology at USJ in Beirut. She has over 8 years’ experience working in youth mental health and psychological care in the contexts of child protection, alternative care, maltreatment and trauma.

Bachir Osmat, PhD

Bachir Osmat, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Bachir Osmat is a professor in Sociology at the Lebanese University. With more than 30 years of experience in Local Development, he is the advisor for Social Policies to the Minister of Social Affairs and to the National Poverty Targeting Program.

Basel Akar, PHD

Basel Akar, PHD

Associate Professor of Education

Basel is an associate Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at NDU. His research focuses on curriculum development for active citizenship, and empowering youth through participative research methodologies.

Christelle Hadchity

Christelle Hadchity

Digital marketing specialist

Christelle Hadchity joined Min ila as a member of the General Assembly in 2020. With a large experience in Digital Marketing, she is the co-founder of a Digital Marketing Agency based in Beirut.

Interns

As part of the Internship program at Min ila, we always have a dedicated young group to aid our objective

Yara Ayoub

Gabriella Lteif

Ariane Scholz

Amina Sundby

Clara Neuberا

Jeanne Billaudel

Lena Abdou

Malte Gasseling

Perla Semaan

Lara Khoury

Farah Moussawi

Nagham Abou Hamdan

Mohammad Talal Kabbani

Ali Al Khalil

Hanan Ibrahim

Joudy Kuzbari

Varsenig Wanness

Samar Mroueh

Maria Bou Chaaya

Vanessa Herro

Friends of Min ila

Sima Antabli

Farah Al Mossawi

Bassma Khattab

Ayman Baderdine