Brother Peter Bray
Advisory Council Member
Brother Peter Bray is a De La Salle Christian Brother from New Zealand. He has more than thirty five years of academic and administrative experience in educational institution including his current position as the Vice Chancellor (President) at Bethlehem University of Palestine since 2009.
Br. Bray holds a doctorate in leadership from the University of San Diego and has taught and explored his field of leadership in educational institutions in many counties.
El Yousef career life was majorly associated with Catholic Church institutions of the Holy Land. He worked for 24 years in Bethlehem University in both academic and administrative positions serving as the first lay vice president for finances and planning between 2000 and 2009. He joined the Pontifical Mission for Palestine (PMP) in 2009 as the second lay regional director for Palestine and Israel. In June 2017, H.E. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed Mr. Sami El-Yousef as the first layperson to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
Dr. Jouzy’s medical experience in Pediatrics and Neonatology spans for over twenty years. She currently fulfills the position of the Head of Neonatal Department and Total Quality Manager (TQM) at St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Jouzy is also a leading member in the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and very active in health awareness programs. She is a member of the French Board of Pediatrics and Neonatology.
Al-Hidmi is a Palestinian economist and Jerusalemites social activist, who is currently serving as the minister for Jerusalem in the Palestinian Authority government of Mohammad Shtayyeh formed in April 2019. He holds a Master’s degree in Management and Economics from the University of Manchester. Al Hidmi served as a director general of Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as a consultant for several international projects in Jerusalem.
Dina Nasser received her Registered Nurse degree from the Nightingale School of Nursing, St. Thomas’ Hospital, in London, United Kingdom, and her operating room specialization at Lewisham Hospital School of Nursing before obtaining her master’s degree in public health at Birzeit University. Her main areas of expertise are infection prevention and control and emergency-care training.
Mrs. Nasser has dedicated the majority of her career to improving the quality of health care services for all Palestinians. She has 35 years of clinical experience in the Palestinian health system and in the capacity building of health professionals; applying international health standards within fragile contexts.
For over 20 years, Dr. Iman has been a leading scholar and interdisciplinary educator in Archaeology and Anthropology and an advocate for cultural protection, preservation, and promotion. Dr. Iman received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her B.A. in Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a native of Bethlehem. Dr. Iman has been a professor of anthropology and the Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago, before becoming the Vice President Designate for Academic Affairs at Bethlehem University, Palestine in the beginning of 2023.