Who we are
BOARD OF DIRECTORES
Dr. Riyad Amin
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Dr. Riyad Amin is a professor of Biochemistry at the Al-Quds University.
Ms. Ghada Rabah
Control Committee Member
Ms. Ghada Rabah is the Director of the Non-Governmental Organization 'Right to Play’.
Mr. Issa Qassissieh
Control Committee Member
Mr. Issa Qassissieh is the Director of the Negotiation Support Unit in Palestine.
Dr. Asma Imam
Executive Committee and Treasurer
Dr. Asma Imam is a professor of Health Management at the Al-Quds University.
Dr. Varsen Aghabekian
Executive Committee and Secretariat
Dr. Varsen Aghabekian works as a development consultant.
Mr. Suheil Mia-ri
Mr. Suheil Mia-ri is retired.
Adv. Manar Nijem - Director
Adv. Manar Nijem holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B) from Al-Quds University in Abu Dies. She was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 2007 and worked as an advocate until she became the Director of JCAN in 2011. Before joining JCAN, Adv. Nijem practiced law in several law firms in Jerusalem. She joined the JCAN Board of Directors because she was interested in contributing to the work of an organization, which works for the benefits of adults and children to improve their lives.
Adv. Saleh Ayoub - Advocate
Adv. Saleh Ayoub holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B) from the Hagia Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 2002 and he worked in several private law practices and for the Palestinian Prisoners Society ever since. He specialized in Human Rights Law and defending the rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, especially in East Jerusalem. He mostly works with cases related to housing confiscation, house demolitions in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Jerusalem residency and countering Israel’s discriminatory forced displacement policies as well as beneficiary intake.
Adv. Mustafa Bushnaq - Advocate
Adv. Mustafa Boshnak holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from the Hagia Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 2002 and has worked in several legal offices. He is specialized in family reunification and National Insurance cases as well as beneficiary intake cases.
Katharina Quint - Legal Intern
Katharina Quint holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from the The Hague University in The Hague and is specialized in Human Rights Law and International Public Law.
Social Work Department
Psychologist and Social Worker
Imad Mohammad Husain Shatat