Lena Alhusseini, Head of the Syria/MENA Program

Lena Alhusseini joined ICMP in March 2019 as Head of the Syria/MENA Program. She was previously the director of Oregon’s child welfare program, and before that the executive director of the Arab-American Family Support Center, where she focused on helping domestic violence survivors in the New York City area, as well as other family issues within the Arab-American New York City community. In 2011, US President Barack Obama named her a “Champion of Change for contributions to the field of child protection, human trafficking and domestic violence awareness”.

Ms Alhusseini co-founded the Khalil Gibran International Academy in New York. During her career, she has worked with USAID, UNICEF, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University and an MSc degree in Information Technology Engineering from Regis University.