Board of Directors

Avi Meyerstein
Founder and President
Avi Meyerstein is a Washington, DC lawyer and ALLMEP's founder. While Israeli-Palestinian hostilities raged in 2003, Avi realized that a lack of interaction and trust between the two peoples were 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
Nivine Sandouka
Nivine Sandouka, is an activist aspiring to achieve social justice, peace and gender equity. She is an expert in the field of program development, management, peace building and gender issues. Currently, she works with the German Association for Development Cooperation – AGEH. She Read More
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
President, ALLMEP Europe
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
Board Secretary
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
Fr. 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
Max Shulman
Board Treasurer
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
Jean-Daniel Cohen
Danny Hakim
Danny Hakim, a two-time world Karate silver medalist and philanthropist, is both the Founder and Chairman of Budo for Peace- an Israeli NGO member of ALLMEP.  He founded the organization Read More
Mark Zivin
Mark Zivin is a partner in the Chicago CPA and consulting firm of Morrison & Morrison, Ltd. He has been actively involved in the Jewish community for the past 30 Read More
Charles Kremer
Charles Kremer grew up in the UK, where he became a Chartered Accountant, and moved to the US in 1977 with his Israeli born wife Naomie. He is the President Read More
Maysa Baransi