BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REFORM’s Board of Directors is a group of activists, who set the visions and design the strategic interventions of REFORM.
Mr. Mohammad Rabah is the Executive Director for the Palestinian Circus School and Co-Founder of the Palestinian role-playing organization Bait Byout. He is a Youth Work Specialist with a master's degree in Community and Youth Work from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Mohammad’s professional expertise cover community and youth policy and practice, professional and personal development of young people, management in community settings, research in professional practice, and using non-formal learning tools, such as circus and role-playing games, to support the development of communities and young people.
Mrs. Hanan Jayyousi is a gender activist, who holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Al Quds University, and a master's degree in Women’s Studies, Development and Law from Birzeit University. Mrs. Jayousi has worked for more than 20 years on several projects and programs with international organizations and national NGOs in Palestine in the field of gender equality and equity, community work, and women and youth empowerment.
Mr. Hasan Mahareeq is a social activist who holds a master's degree in European Studies from Heinrich Heine University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bethlehem University. Currently, he is a Coordinator of the Youth Program of MIFTAH. Mr. Mahareeq served as a coordinator at WCLAC, CRS and Global Communities.
Mr. Tariq Abu Hashhash is a social activist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hebron University and a High Diploma in Project Management. He serves as the Officer of the West Bank Relief Services division at UNRWA and the Executive Director of the YDRC program of USAID. Mr. Abu Hashhash was the Regional Manager of the Dutch Theater Days Organization.
Ms. Carmen Kishek is a communications specialist and content writer. She holds a master's degree in International Studies and a bachelor's degree in Media and Political Science from Birzeit University, in addition to a post-graduate diploma in Gender Studies from the University of Iceland. She currently holds the position of Information and Publications Officer at Birzeit University’s Public Relations Office and is a member of the advisory committee of the University’s Right to Education Campaign.
Ms. Kishek led many communication initiatives, including supervising the implementation of the University’s brand and identity, writing speeches and content of its publications, in addition to advocating for Palestinian academic freedom through documenting and writing statements and liaising with international supporters.
Ms. Rawan Said holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language from the Arab American University. She is a gender activist and a diplomat in the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Previously, she served in the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations in New York. She was also a former Administrative Board Member for the Association of Women’s Action for Training and Rehabilitation (AOWA). Ms. Said volunteered in a variety of local and international NGOs concerning youth, gender and education.
Ms. Abeer is a youth activist and a Program Manager at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Palestinian Territories. She is currently supervising projects and programs related to youths' political participation, rule of law and promoting dialogue on a local and international level. She had worked previously for MIFTAH on projects related to policy formation and reform. She managed projects that promoted the political, social and economic rights of youth and women in the Palestinian society. Ms. Zaghari holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature/Translation and French from Birzeit University.