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.
Rhéa has more than 10 years of experience working with non-governmental organizations and municipalities in child protection, children participation, youth involvement and cultural development.
Rhéa has served in different capacities, including communications; intern recruitment, training and coaching; training management and support; monitoring and evaluation including data analysis and reporting; and stakeholder management.
Rhéa holds a master's degree in social development work 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.
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.
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.
Walid has more than 12 years of experience in information and communication for development in non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.
He joined DOT Lebanon in February 2014 from the Arab Resource Collective, where he was the ICT4D coordinator. He has also worked in communications roles for organizations including UNDP UAE and SABIS UAE, in addition to freelance consultancies in ICT4D and communications. He also was part of the SAMIDOUN relief center during the July War in 2006.
Walid holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Balamand and has certificates in social entrepreneurship, project management, communications and conflict resolution.
Ali has many years of experience in the nonprofit industry, with involvement in project management, recruitment and training, research and reporting, media/public relations, and stakeholder engagement.
Before joining DOT, Ali worked for a wide range of organizations, including British Petroleum, the Los Angeles School District, the Carter Center, Adyan Foundation for Interfaith Studies and the Ayadina NGO for arts and educational development. Most recently he worked for Mercy Corps as Program Coordinator in the No Lost Generation program, a UNICEF-led initiative to respond to the Syria crisis inside Syria and across Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
Ali has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology and a Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.
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 degree in physics from the Lebanese University.
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