TASK FORCE
TOGETHER LIBEIRUT
Georges Tohme – BS, MS, MBA
Campaign Co-Lead & Heritage Sector Lead

Born and raised in Lebanon, Georges Tohme has spent the last 15 years in London as a real estate professional and entrepreneur. He believes that “our essence is to give back, play our role in society, and have faith”.

Nada Hjeily – BS, MS
Campaign Co-Lead

Nada Hjeily is a lifelong social activist. She was engaged and initiated various initiatives, advocating for social equality, and served as a leader in the scout movement for more than 6 years. She co- founded Cénacle de La Lumière, a community development and youth protection NGO in Lebanon. Nada has a Master in Communications from the University of the Arts London and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the American University of Beirut.

Soha Karam – ENG, BS, MS
Recovery Response Coordinator

Soha Karam is an entrepreneur and a specialist in international development. She has more than 10 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing projects in the fields of socio-economic development, policy making, and governance. Her expertise spans the MENA region, working with UN agencies as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. She has a Master of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design and Eco-management, and a Diploma in Agriculture Engineering, both from the American University of Beirut.

RECOVERY RESPONSE CELL
Nour Najem – BS, BA, MBA
Healthcare Sector Lead

Nour Najem is a serial social entrepreneur. She believes design’s true purpose is to draw change and out of the box solutions. Through her eponymous label, she has consulted and partnered up with Caritas, L’Artisan du Liban, Phenomenal Women, as well as other vulnerable communities. In 2013, she founded Kenzah in parallel to her brand to preserve, develop, and transmit traditional craftsmanship, and, more recently, she helped establish and manage Lebanon Needs to provide vulnerable populations with essential survival requirements. She strongly believes design has a leading role in activating social-led change for the country.

Souraya Baroud – BS, MS, MBA
Mental Health Sector Lead

Souraya Baroud is the Co-founder and President of Cénacle De La Lumière (CDLL), a leading community development and youth protection NGO in Lebanon, and a scout leader. With CDLL, she has championed community projects and advocacy initiatives that promote livelihood and education, access to healthcare and social services, women empowerment, and youth engagement. She also supports the social inclusion and empowerment of youth suffering from addictions through her work in the development of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs, including the launch of the first drug abuse informational online platform in Lebanon: Baladrugs.com

Samar Hassan – BS, MBA
Livelihood Sector Lead

Samar is the managing partner of leading national brokerage company JSK Real Estate. She firmly believes in team power and in diversity, her motto is “our differences make our strength”. In 2017, Samar co-founded The House of Christmas with a team of dedicated friends and professionals aiming to support families in need and to strengthen our Lebanese community. In the wake of the national disaster and the August 2020 explosion, she stands ready and committed, more than ever, to making a lasting difference on the ground and in people’s lives.

EXPERTS
Carine Tohme – ML, MBA
Tohme Law Firm

Carine is a lawyer, a certified mediator, and a humanitarian. As a lawyer, she has expertise in corporate and commercial law, employment, commercial litigation, mediation, and estate planning. She regularly coordinates and overviews fieldwork and relationships with Lebanese authorities for the implementation of various structures and projects. As a humanitarian, she has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and currently serves on the board of numerous NGOs. She has studied law at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and then earned a Master of Business Administration as well as a Master in Humanitarian Operations and International Development from Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne University.

Dr. Bruno Deslandes
Conservation Architect

CEO, Conservation Architect, Building archaeologist and expert to UNESCO, ICCROM, NATO and ICOMOS for Emergency Documentation & Diagnostic of Cultural Heritage damaged by armed conflicts.

David Sacca – BE, MA
Humanitarian Architect

David brings more than 15 years of humanitarian experience in both emergency and development settings across the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. He has led multiple livelihood and governance projects as well as shelter programs for national institutions, UN agencies, and international NGOs. In 2013, he played an instrumental role in establishing the National Shelter Sector for the Syria emergency in 2013. He holds a Laurea in Architecture and Urban Planning from Italy and a Master in Humanitarian Development.

Joumana Kreidi – BE, MBA

Joumana Kreidi offers more than 10 years of experience in management consulting and strategy formulation and execution. She has recently been working with microenterprises across Lebanon to support both their growth and the broader economic development of Lebanese towns and villages. She holds a mechanical engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Lea Traboulsi – BE, MS

Lea Traboulsi has over 10 years of experience in strategy, program design, and implementation of economic and social development initiatives in Lebanon. Her support to civil society organizations and public and private actors covers areas such as investment and export promotion, social entrepreneurship, employment generation, community development. and youth empowerment. In her recent work, she assisted small businesses and social enterprises to enhance their business development strategies, scale their social impact, and strengthen their financial sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Sasha Fahme – MD, FACP

Dr. Sasha Fahme is an internist and global health researcher based at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She has conducted several years of service and research on the health and human rights of refugee populations in Lebanon, where she has participated in medical missions delivering clinical care to Syrian refugees displaced in Akkar and Tripoli. Her current work is on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent Syrian refugees displaced in Lebanon. She holds an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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