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Adv. Mazen Qupty

Lawyer, Business and Corporate Legal Adviser/ Chair of the Legal Committee
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Mr. Bassem Khoury

CEO Pharmacare Co./ Treasurer

Mr. Bassem Khoury ( CEO Pharmacare Co. )

Treasurer

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Mr. Anton Asfar

Council Member of the Syriac-Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusal/ Executive Committee

Mr. Anton Asfar ( Council Member of the Syriac-Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem, Auditor )

Executive Committee

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Mr. Sami El-Youssef

Regional Director for Palestine & Israel, Pontifical Mission/ Executive Committee

Mr. Sami El-Youssef ( Regional Director for Palestine & Israel, Pontifical Mission )

Executive Committee

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Ms. Claudette Habash

Director of Caritas Jerusalem/ Member

Ms. Claudette Habash ( Director of Caritas Jerusalem )

Member

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Father Frans Bouwen

Superior Saint Anne’s; The White Fathers, Old City/ Member

Father Frans Bouwen ( Superior Saint Anne’s; The White Fathers, Old City )

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His Beatitude Fouad Twal

Chairman of the Board of Directors

His Beatitude Fouad Twal ( Chairman of the Board of Directors )

Fouad Boutros Ibrahim Twal was born on October 23, 1940 in Madaba, Jordan. He entered the Latin Patriarchal seminary in Beit Jala in 1959, was ordained priest on June 29,1966 and served in the parishes of the Latin Patriarchate.

He was admitted to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in 1974 and obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law at the Lateran University in Rome in 1976.

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1977 and successively served in the Vatican Secretariat of State,  the Apostolic Nunciature in Honduras, Cairo, Berlin and Lima until 1992.

On May 30, 1992, he was appointed Bishop of Tunis, ordained Bishop on July 22, 1992 and elevated Archbishop of Tunis in 1994.  Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Coadjutor Archbishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in September 2005, and succeeded Patriarch Michel Sabbah on June 21, 2008, becoming the second Arab and ninth Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem since the restoration in 1847.

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Father Emil Salayta

Vice Chairman of the Board / Chair of the Executive Committee

Father Emil Salayta ( Vice Chairman of the Board / Chair of the Executive Committee )

Fr. Emil Salayta born in Madaba, Jordan, is the Head of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal Court of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. He serves as an advisor to the Patriarchate on international relations and is co-founder of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF). He holds a Doctorate in Law from the Lateran University in Rome. Since ordination, Fr. Salayta has served as parish priest, educator and community leader. He was pastor of the St. Joseph Parish in Jifna. He served as director of its grade school and the high school in Ramallah in the Northern West Bank serving both Christian and Muslim youth. He has also been a teacher at the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala and at Christ the King Church in Amman, Jordan. He founded the Birzeit housing initiative for Christian families. From 1994-2001, Fr. Salayta was the Director General of the Educational Department of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. For the past 11 years beginning with the partnership between the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and Our Lady Queen of Peace parish in Birzeit, he has been expanding these church partnerships throughout the U.S.

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Mr. Hanna Saadeh

Senior Manager National Insurance Institute East Jerusalem/ Member

Mr. Hanna Saadeh ( Senior Manager National Insurance Institute East Jerusalem )

Director of the Catholic Community Center, Saint Jacob’s Parish, Beit Hanina

Member

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