Marianne is DOT’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Lead, leading regional business development and forming new partnerships to support regional expansion. She is also DOT Lebanon’s Country Director, and has led its operations since 2010.
Before joining DOT Lebanon, Marianne managed operations at World Vision International and established World Vision Lebanon’s refugee program. With her extensive experience in NGO management, she has an impressive network within Lebanese and international civil society, and she is an expert in issues concerning refugee communities in Lebanon.
Marianne has a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a master’s in food science from McGill University in Canada, and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph University/Paris Dauphine.
Dounya Bassil has worked in the social development and humanitarian sector for more than 15 years. In that time, she has designed, managed and evaluated education, child protection, psychosocial health and other projects targeting Lebanese communities as well as Palestinian and Syrian refugees.
To pursue her passion of supporting people and groups to develop their potential, Dounya pursued a certification in Executive and Life coaching at the Center for Executive Coaching and became an Accredited Certified Training Program member. She also holds a degree in political science and a degree in social animation, in addition to a master’s degree in social development from Saint Joseph University.
Joseph has more than seven years of experience in financial accounting. He oversees finances and accounting for DOT Lebanon, and also manages human resources.
Before joining DOT, Joseph worked for Gestcom International, where he served as an accountant and handled financial auditing for the company.
Joseph has a degree in accounting from La Sagesse Technical Institute in Beirut.
Elie Nehme is the Communication Officer of DOT Lebanon where he focuses on creating and enhancing the visibility of the organization.
With an experience that covers both online and offline communication, Elie has a thriving passion to connect people and communities with their goals on different platforms. He is also a Social Media Expert, Videographer, Photographer & Editor.
Elie has a Bachelor's degree in Cinema & TV from the Lebanese University Faculty of Fine Arts & Architecture - II
Maha Mehdi is a senior project manager at DOT Lebanon with over twenty years of experience in programs and projects management for various institutions. She holds a masters’ degree in environment
and urban planning from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Mehdi has diverse and extensive experience with different types of organizations and agencies, be it in the private sector, the government sector, or in international and non-governmental organizations, in Lebanon, the UAE, and Norway. That has helped her forge an excellent level of program management expertise, with all the skills underlying it, from strategic planning to execution excellence and human skills. It also gained her a good understanding of institutional arrangements, operational modalities, socio-economic and cultural contexts across Europe and The Middle East.
Tiffany Chlala is the BML Area Manager of DOT Lebanon. She has worked in both the corporate and humanitarian sector for 10 years.
Before joining DOT Lebanon Tiffany held the position of HR Manager for a digital communication company for more than 6 years and then decided to shift her career into the humanitarian sector where she held the position of Senior Recruitment Specialist at INJAZ Lebanon.
Tiffany holds a bachelor degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.
Ali has more than eight years of experience in human services, having worked in several employment agencies. He joined DOT from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, where he was an Employment Officer.
Ali holds a Diploma in Human Resources from South Western Sydney Institute.
Mariam has 11 years of experience in education and previous experience as a programmer. She joined DOT Lebanon from Little Village School, where she was the head of the business and mathematics department. In addition to her work as a teacher, Mariam has been a manager and computer lab coordinator.
Mariam is the founder and managing director of EDUTEK, a STEM education enterprise in Bekaa. She is a graduate of the Arab Women Entrepreneurship program, a TechWomen alumnae, a Technovation Lebanon Regional Ambassador, and an active member of LLWB and ArabWic.
Mariam has a degree in computer science and engineering from the American University of Science and Technology. She is currently completing a master’s degree in management information systems.
Mohammad Abdallah has worked in the field of education as an instructor and a trainer for more than 10 years. He organizes scientific and educational festivals, exhibitions, and workshops, and also manages an interactive science project titled "The Magic of Physics."
Mohammad is an administrator and instructor at the Lebanese Red Cross, working in the field of emergency medical services, disaster management, and public safety. He is an active member in a number of non-governmental organizations.
Mohammed holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the Lebanese University.
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