Press Release

Anera Welcomes New Advisory Council Members in Jordan

February 1, 2011 | Amman, Jordan – Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid) welcomes new members to its recently launched Advisory Council in Amman, Jordan.  The three members represent a wide range of expertise in Jordanian business, media and administration. They will offer advice and guidance on potential development projects and funding resources for Anera’s work in Jordan.

“These distinguished Jordanians bring a wealth of wisdom and experience to Anera’s mission,” said Anera president Bill Corcoran.  “We are grateful for their contributions to our work in Jordan.”

Anera opened an office in Amman in 2004 to expand its programs and outreach in a country that has historically provided a safe haven for refugees in a highly troubled region. With a staff of five, Anera-Jordan manages several programs that deliver educational, health and material assistance to families in poor communities and refugee camps, from after-school tutoring to breast cancer awareness programs and delivery of essential medical and school supplies.

Anera’s Jordan Advisory Council Members: 

Jennifer Hamarneh is former editor in chief of Jordan’s English-language daily, The Jordan Times. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Jordan Media Institute and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Operation Smile/Jordan.

Civil engineer Said Al Masri worked for more than 10 years on large scale industrial and highway projects. In 1991, he established his own produce farming and export company that is now the largest in Jordan. Al-Masri served as Minister of Agriculture from 2009-2010.

Abeer Qumsieh is founder and director of Better Business, a company that promotes performance development. She has more than 14 years of experience in marketing, advertising and organizational development.