Board of Directors

Officers

David F. Nygaard, Ph.D, Chair
Former Director of Rural Development, Aga Khan Foundation

Robert Anton Mertz, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Former Project Manager, The World Bank

Bob H. Trice, Ph.D., Treasurer
Former Senior Vice President, Global Strategies & New Business, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Monica Tarazi, Secretary of the Corporation
Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

George Doumar, Legal Counsel
Doumar Martin, PLLC.

William Corcoran, President and CEO*
Donna Diane, CFO*
Ellen Giordano, Vice President*
Maggie Forster Schmitz, Vice President*

George Doumar, Legal Counsel*

* Ex Officio Board Member

Board of Directors

Sanaa Abouzaid
Regional Corporate Governance Lead, MENA – International Finance CorporationMary Lou Dunford Afifi
HR Consultant

Zeina Azzam
Arab Culture and Language Specialist

Leena El-Ali
Managing Partner, Bona Smarts, L.L.C.

Ilana Feldman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and International Affairs, George Washington University

James P. Gallagher
President, The Gallagher Group, LLC
Jeffrey Ghannam, Esq.
Attorney & Counselor, Law Offices of Jeffrey Ghannam, PLLC

Jean Glock
Owner, President, JNG Worldwide

Edward “Skip” Gnehm
Kuwait Professor, The Elliott School, George Washington University; Former Ambassador to Jordan, Kuwait, Australia

John Gurley
Partner, Arent Fox

Marwa Hassoun
International Trade Associate, Arent Fox LLP

Haig V. Kalbian
Partner & Co-Founder, Kalbian Hagerty, LLP

Stephen Karam
Independent Consultant, Urban Economist

Alfred N. Khoury, M.D.
President, Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia

Ilham Nasser, Ph.D.
Educational Consultant in Early Childhood DevelopmentJohn P. Richardson
Writer
ANERA President 1973-1977

Kathleen Ridolfo
Executive Director, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

Michael G. Sahouri
Vice President of Operations, Sahouri Insurance

Jay J. Schnitzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Peter Schoettle, Ph.D.
Former Director of Policy Programs in Executive Education, Brookings Institution

Muna Shami, Ph.D.
Principal Researcher, American Institute for Research

David Sprague, Ph.D.
Independent Education Consultant; Former Director, Education Policy & Data Center Academy for Educational Development

Shai Tamari
Associate Director: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Elena Turner
Partner, Pelorus Partners