Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability

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

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