Palestine Museum of Natural History

Museum Team and Board

Museum Team:

The museum operates now mostly with volunteers (two paid team members: Elias and Mohammad).  Here are names of key team members and specific tasks they work on:

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, General Director, Research Supervisor (volunteer)
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Dr. Zuhair Amr, Research Associate (volunteer)

Dr. Anton Khalilieh, Consultant, Research Associate (short-term subcontractor)

Dr. Walid Basha, Research Associate (volunteer)

Shadi Adawi, Research Associate (volunteer)

Jessie Chang, Finance Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Administration (volunteer)
Elias Handal, Museum Zoologist
Mohammad Najajreh, Agricultural Specialist
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Khawla Abu-Alia, Project Coordination, Education (short-term subcontractor)

Basil Khoury, IT  Consultant (volunteer)
Mubarak Zawahra, Field Work Committee Director (volunteer)
Mohammad AbuSirhan, Researcher (volunteer)

Advisory Board

The museum is in the process of forming a board of directors which will represent university personnel, key government officials (e.g. from the Ministries of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs), from NGOs, and others. Some current advisory board members:

Abusrour, Abdelfattah
Anastas, Youil
Bray, Peter
Haddad, Charlie
Hanania, Michel
Handal, Ghassan
Hazou, Irene
Khader, Jamil
Rabadi, Mousa
Yamani, Hala