Board of Directors
DR. PETER JACOBY
ROY S. WALZER
Robert Zwang is Founder and CEO of Israel-Palestinian Cooperative for Economic Expansion, Inc. IPCEE promotes peace and peaceful cooperation between the Israelis and the Palestinians in the West Bank by encouraging mutually beneficial activities and cross-border relationships between individuals and institutions. Mr. Zwang was previously CEO and Executive Director for the Jewish Federation in Western Connecticut for 19 years, directly accountable to the Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees. He was responsible for transmitting a relevant and compelling vision, conveyed with passion, that reflected the organization’s priorities and goals.
Mr. Zwang led an alliance of individuals and organizations whose support and compassion contributed to successful fundraising and advancing community life. He promoted a culture of innovation and creativity as a means to educate and motivate individuals, enabling a close attachment to the organization and its mission.
Richard Abrams, Senior Strategic Advisor
Darcie Bundy, General Advisor
Daniel B. Goodman, MD, Medical Advisor
After many years in primary care practice, Dr. Goodman has devoted all of his efforts to clinical trials focused on cardiac safety studies for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Goodman is a key advisor in protocol design and in providing medical reports.
Dr. Goodman served as the Medical Director for the Cardiac Safety Group at Covance, Inc. He pioneered the use of on-screen digital analysis of ECGs and 12- lead Holter recordings for collection of ECGs for clinical trials. He provided significant contributions during the development of the guidance by the International Committee for Harmonization, mandating detailed ECG analysis for all new compounds under development, now adopted by the FDA.
Aaron David Miller, Senior Diplomatic Advisor
For the prior two decades, Mr. Miller served at the Department of State as an advisor to six Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the Senior Advisor for Arab-Israeli Negotiations. He also served as the Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli Negotiations, Senior Member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and in the Office of the Historian. He has received the department’s Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.
Mr. Miller received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic and Middle East History from the University of Michigan in 1977 and joined the State Department the following year. During 1982 and 1983, he was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow and a resident scholar at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 1984 he served a temporary tour at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Miller served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. After leaving the state department, Mr. Miller served as President of Seeds of Peace from January 2003 until January 2006. Seeds of Peace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and co-existence (www. seedsofpeace.org).
His media and speaking appearances include CNN (including “American Morning,” “Wolf Blitzer Reports,”) “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” FOX News, “The NBC Nightly News,” “CBS Evening News,” National Public Radio, the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Arabiya, and Al Jazeera. Mr. Miller has also been a featured presenter for the Davos World Economic Forum in Amman, Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, University of California at Berkeley, The City Club of Cleveland, Chatham House, and The International Institute for Strategic Studies. His articles have appeared in newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the International Herald Tribune.
Mousa Qaddoura, Regional Legal Advisor
Dr. Gustav Ranis, International Economic Advisor
Malcolm P. Wattman, Senior Legal Advisor
Nelson Zackin, Senior Business Advisor
Asmaa Maloul, Biomedical Advisor
Aziz Darawsha, Senior Regional Medical Advisor
Miriam J. Hirschfeld, Senior Regional Nursing Advisor
Batsheva Tzadok, Regional Medical Advisor
Partners & Sponsors
CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP
EMEK MEDICAL CENTER
Based in the northern most sector of the Palestinian National Authority, Jenin is just ten miles from Emek Medical Center in Israel. Emek Medical Center in Afula, Israel, has 500 beds, and serves a population of 500,000 inhabitants; 50% Jews and 50% Arabs. Emek today has grown into northeast Israel’s most prominent health providing institution. Residents of the region’s cities, towns and villages depend upon and enjoy the exceptional healthcare services of Emek. Outstanding emergency services, surgical facilities, intensive care units, medical institutes, inviting inpatient departments, sophisticated laboratories and renowned physicians are part of the infrastructure of this highly respected hospital.
As the largest hospital in Northern Israel, Emek first received their JCI Accreditation in 2008. Emek is the first hospital of the Clalit Health Services, a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Clalit is the largest health organization in Israel and the second largest in the world. With 25 departments and highly skilled medical personnel, Emek has the ability to train all of the disciplines required in the ministry of health for the District of Jenin. View Site