Soliya Team

Board of Directors

Soliya has a dynamic and talented board of directors that guide our team.

Barbara Ibrahim


Jason Purvor


Kathy Hubbard


Shamil Idriss


Our Team

Our diverse global team is comprised of practitioners, academics, and emerging leaders in the fields of conflict resolution/peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, technology, and international education. Representing 15 countries from 8 locations, we work to foster lasting change through constructive dialogue and collaboration.


Ayca Ariyoruk

Senior Manager, Global Partnerships and Communication

Chloe Zimmerman

Specialist, Media

Erkinaz Shuminov

Officer, Development

Faisal Al-Juburi

Head, External Affairs

Heather Harkess

Facilitation Manager, Connect Program

Lucky Islam

Senior Coordinator, Finance & Operations

Nahid Ahmed

Director, Connect Program

Rahima Bensaid

Director, Finance & Operations

Salma Elbeblawi

Chief Program Officer

Waidehi Gokhale


Soliya Tunisia

Ahmed Ghamgui

Manager, Finance & Operations

Amany Ben Lakhdar

Coordinator, Partnerships & Outreach

Dorra Amara

Officer, Youth Engagement

Fadhel Abouda

Coordinator, Facilitation Training Program

Feryel Zrida

Coordinator, Operations

Hejer El Baalouch

Coordinator, Connect Program

Intidhar Andolsi

Coordinator, Connect Program

Khouloud Taieb

Coordinator, Connect Program

Moataz Sayari

Senior Coordinator, Connect Program

Myriam Labidi

Program Manager, Connect Program

Nada Mrabet

Senior Coordinator, Facilitation Training Program


Andrey Lipskyi

Developer, Information Technology

Andrey Revenko

Officer, Information Technology

Asma Abdelrahman

Senior Coordinator, Connect Program

Ayoub Alnmour

Manager, Outreach & Partnerships

Hany El Mokadem

Director, Information Technology

Heba Abdelaziz

Officer, Connect Program

Ivan Tyshkivskyi

Officer, Information Technology

Katja Riikonen

Specialist, Virtual Exchange & Design

Rafael Tyszblat

Specialist, Innovation & Design

Sergey Garbar

Officer, Information Technology

Soliya Network

The Soliya Network is the extraordinary community of graduate students, young professionals, and program alumni who serve as facilitators, coaches, and trainers to advance our shared mission of promoting more cooperative and compassionate relations across differences. Working alongside our team, this community makes the the Connect Program and the Facilitation Training Program possible. Meet some members of this diverse community and learn how to get involved here.