Board of Directors

Avi Meyerstein
Founder and President
Avi Meyerstein is ALLMEP’s DC-based lawyer of washington. While Israeli-Palestinian hostilities raged in 2003, he realized that a lack of interaction and trust between the two peoples were the biggest Read More
Deanna Armbruster
Deanna Armbruster is the Executive Director of Valley Bar Mediation Center in Los Angeles. VBMC is committed to educating the public about the benefits of mediation, and building community through Read More
Michael D. Young
Treasurer of the Board
Michael D. Young, Esq. is a Harvard Law School graduate, attorney by training, a conflict mediator, and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of JAMS—the largest private dispute resolution firm in Read More
Maysa Baransi-Siniora
Michal Caspi
Michal is Director General of the Olivestone Trust, where she has served for over a decade. In her work, Michal also serves as a philanthropic consultant to international donors for Read More
Joanna Goodwin Friedman
As president of both the Goodwin Foundation and the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Joanna’s philanthropic focus is on supporting a democratic and secure Israel living side by side with Read More
Giorgio Gomel
An economist by training, Giorgio Gomel is the former Head of International Economics and Relations at the Bank of Italy. He spent several years in the United Sates as an Read More
Anne Kaplan Spar
Secretary of the Board
Anne Kaplan Spar graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Philosophy in 1986 and in 1991 completed her MBA at New York University. After a career in marketing, Anne Read More
Rafiq Masri
Rafiq Masri joins us as an accomplished entrepreneur and technologist. He is the founder and CEO of Network Management, Inc., Chairman of PALECO, and is on the board of numerous Read More
Father Josh Thomas
Chair of the Board
Father Josh Thomas joins us at the Alliance as an ordained Episcopal priest, dialogue facilitator, and the Executive Director of one of our member organizations, Kids4Peace. As many of our Read More
Ruth Jarmul
Ruth Jarmul serves as special advisor to the New York Stem Cell Foundation. She previously was a principal of Quantum Media, a leading US consulting firm serving the media, entertainment Read More
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is the founder of the Daughers for Life Foundation and an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Canada. Born Read More
David A. Sherman
David A. Sherman is the Chairman of Benj. E. Sherman & Sons, Inc., a Chicago-based real estate firm, which he joined in 1986. The firm has 125 employees focusing on Read More
Max Shulman
Max “Bud” Shulman is a retired litigation partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP where he had a broad practice that included representing clients in major securities fraud, Read More
Joel Braunold
Ex Officio - Executive Director
Joel Braunold serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace. A contributor for Ha’aretz and the Jerusalem Post, his work has been published in numerous national Read More
Carl Perkal
Carl Perkal is a Boston University graduate with an extensive background in broadcasting and film, media relations, and non-profit fundraising. Upon moving to Israel after college, Mr. Perkal worked in Read More