Alan Feldman, President

Teacher, Head of School
Researcher & Scientist

As an educational researcher, Alan has helped develop models for student research that connect classrooms across the country and across the world.


Ben Linder, Vice-President

Co-owner of LunchBots, an environmentally sustainable lunchbox manufacturer
Ben Linder was born in Jerusalem and emigrated to the US as a child in 1976. During his time in Silicon Valley, Ben served as a leader in J Street’s local chapter, and as a liaison to Rep. Anna Eshoo.

Mindy Mercado, Treasurer

Oncology Regulatory Affairs Professional

Mindy has served in Global Regulatory Affairs since 2012. She works as a conduit between local (US) and global scientific teams and national health authorities.


Luma Eldin, Secretary

Creative Strategist & Organizational Consultant

Luma is a creative strategist who applies a design thinking approach of problem solving to her work. Based on this approach, she develops research, strategies, and implementation programs for her clients.


Aziz Abu Sarah

Founder and CEO Mejdi Tours
First Palestinian to run for Mayor of Jerusalem

Aziz Abu Sarah is an entrepreneur, speaker, peace builder and author. He is a National Geographic Explorer and a TED Fellow. In 2009, Aziz co-founded MEJDI Tours.


Lisa Genn

Civil Rights Lawyer, Progressive Activist, and Community Organizer.

Lisa co-leads numerous progressive groups in New York and has helped to organize and support a variety of progressive issue-based campaigns, lobbying efforts, and electoral campaigns.


Gili Getz

Photojournalist, Actor, and Activist

Gili Getz is an Israeli-American artist. He served as a military photographer for the Israeli army and as a news editor for Ynet. His work in recent years has been focusing on American Jewish political activism.


Nizar Farsakh

Middle East Expert, Farsakh Training & Consulting, LLC

Nizar Farsakh is a trainer, private consultant, and public speaker who focuses his work around leadership, negotiation and advocacy. He has served as an adviser to senior Palestinian leaders: