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Governing Board 2015-2017

The Governing board of PCR is called the Board of Directors.  The Board is elected every two years directly by the General Assembly.  Memberships in the GA is open to every Palestinian, males and females, Christians and Muslims who has completed the 16 years of age and has applied to become a member of PCR by submitting a written application, which should be approved in a board meeting.

Members are required to pay an annual registration fee determined by the board of directors.  To be elected to the board, one is requested to have served as a volunteer in any of PCR's activities for a period that is no longer than six months, in order to be known to the General Assembly if he/she decides to run for the board.

The most recent members of the board of Directors elected on February 2015 and will serve until February 2017 are: 

Michael Rishmawi, President & Co-Founder

Michael has been among the founding members of PCR.  He is a retired Teacher of Arabic Language and is actively involved in a number of local organizations.  He holds a BA in Administration and is the most senior among the board members and has been on the board of PCR since its foundation in 1988.  He is involved in a number of Literature group and is now authoring a book about prominent characters in Beit Sahour.

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Johnny Taweel, Vice President

Johnny has been involved in PCR since 1992.  He was among the youth group of the center and have helped organize some of the activities and projects, especially the annual candle procession.  Johnny is very active in the community.  He is one of the main organizers of a Football Taurnament in Beit Sahour known as the Beit Sahour Family Taurmament organized on annual basis, where thousands of people from Beit Sahour participate as a fmiliy activity. 

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Issa N. Andoni, Secretary

Issa joined PCR in 1992 as part of the the youth group of the center and have helped organize some of the activities and projects, especially the annual candle procession. In th epast ten years, Issa has been following up with PCR activities and decided to join the board this year.  Issa works in the maintanance department at Mercedes-Benz in Beit Sahour.

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Eyad A. JOma, Treasurer

Born in Beit Sahour, received his diploma in Jordan as a Dental Technician. Involved in Rapprochement Center since 1998.  Secretary of the board of the Trade Union of the Speciality Association of Science and Technology of Dental Laboratories for two years.  Joined the board of Administrators of PCR in 2006 and now serves as the treasurer of the Board. 

FIDA S. GHAREEB, MEMBER

Fida joined PCR in 1997 as part of the advocacy training program launched by PCR in that year.  She was first employed by PCR in 2003 to support the team in running the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).  She traveled to Italy and obtained her Master Degree in Tourism Marketing and came back to work in PCR.  She joined the board first time in 2008 after she got another job in Bethlehem University at the Fair Trade Development Center (FTDC) of the Institute of Community Partnership (ICP).  She currently works at Dar Annadwa in Bethlehem.

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Jane S. Hilal, Member

Jane has been involved in PCR since 1992.  She holds a Master Degree of Science in Inviornmental Management and is currently the head of Water and Invirionment Research Department at the Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ).  after several years of being busy at work, she decided to share some of her accumilated  experience in running and managing projects to help PCR develop its programs. 

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Elias N. Awad, MEMBER

Elias joined PCR in 2000, as part of the advocacy training program and the youth group. He continued to be active in PCR untili he went to Germany to pursue his studies. He obtained his Master's Degree in Information Business, major Finance from Augsburg University in Germany.
Worked with University of Augsburg in Germany and GIZ, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Doctors without Border in Jordan.  When he came back to Palestine and reactivated involvement in PCR and recently joined the board.  he currently work as Operations Manager at Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil.