House of Hope is made by Palestinians for Palestinians. We are also almost entirely female staff. One of the two leaders that co-founded our organization is a woman, and 80% of our team is female. This is intentional. We believe women are the leaders of Palestine. They are the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and strength of our communities. That’s why we invest in Palestinian women, working to elevate their careers and communal standing.
Milad Vosgueritchian // Co-founder and Chairman
Milad is a community leader and NGO director with over fifteen years’ experience nurturing the next generation of peace leaders. He has inspired Palestinian youth to embrace nonviolence, built bridges between estranged Jerusalem area communities and put vocational training within reach for low-income Palestinian women. Milad is an internationally known public speaker seasoned in facilitating cross-cultural and interfaith encounters.
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
Manar Wahhab // Co-Founder & Educational Director
Manar believes in nurturing the potential of every child’s unique development journey. She helps children experience their beauty and become the world we all want to live in. This mission inspired her to open the first and only Waldorf kindergarten in the West Bank.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF WALDORF EDUCATION
Mona Halabia, // Accountant & Director of Human Resources
Mona joined House of Hope Vision school because of her belief in its mission. She is delighted to call House of Hope her second home and watch her dynamic team’s work benefit the community more and more every year. Mona graduated from Al Quds University with a major in accounting and a minor in business administration.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES & FINANCE
Duha Sarhan // Director of Elementary Education Before becoming House of Hope Vision school's Director of Elementary Education, Duha was a long time classroom teacher. A mother of three, Duha loves providing her students with new knowledge and guiding their development. She calls House of Hope her second home. Duha graduated from university in Bethlehem with a bachelor's degree in math.
DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Thea is a Jewish American mother and grassroots leader in the movement for a prosperous future in Palestine. She is honored to work with the House of Hope Vision school team and share their stories of resilience and transformation. She lives on her family’s seventh-generation Wisconsin family farm with her husband and twin daughters. Thea can be reached at email@example.com.
Kristi Boesen // DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Kristi first learned about House of Hope while visiting Palestine. After spending time with the House of Hope team and meeting some of the women and children they serve, she felt compelled to keep in touch. She is grateful for her dear friends Manar and Milad, and honored to support their vision and mission for peace.