The Palestinian House of Friendship is run by Mohammed Sawalha, who founded the organization in 1994 in Nablus, Palestine. IndividualsĀ help coordinate each of our programs, but most of these programs are predominantly staffed by volunteers.

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PHF

Mohammed Sawalha, Professor of Linguistics, An Najah University
P.O. Box 669
Nablus, West Bank, Palestine
mohsawalha@outlook.com

Mohammed Sawalha in his office at PHF

Mohammed Sawalha in his office at PHF

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PHF’s Governing Board

Professor Sawalha with two members of the Governing Board in Nablus

Professor Sawalha with two members of the Governing Board in Nablus

American Friends of PHF

  • Peter Titelman, Chair, Northampton, MA, petertitelman@gmail.com
  • Katharine Baker, Northampton, MA, bakerkg@comcast.net
  • Sherrill Hogen, Conway, MA, Hogen@gmail.com
  • Fran Miller, Brooklyn, NY, miller@gmail.com
  • Gay Harter, Cambridge, MA, asharter@verizon.net
  • Clare Sheridan, cmsheridan@verizon.net
  • Sarah Sills, sarah.sills@gmail.com

The American Friends of PHF (AFPHF) Advisory Board

  • Lois Jewel Barber, MA, Co-creator and Executive Director of Earth Action (www.earthaction.org) and 2020 Vision
  • Cynthia E. Cohen, PhD, Director of the Program in Peace Building and the Arts, Brandeis University (www.brandeis.edu/ethics/about/bios/ccohen.html)
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and Owner of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, Orange, MA; Winner of the Nobel Prize for Business, 2013 (www.deansbeans.com)
  • Elliot Fratkin, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Gwendolen Carter Professor of African Studies, Smith College (www.smith.edu/anthro/faculty_fratkin.php)
  • Sut Jhally, PhD, Professor of Communications, University of Massachusetts, Founder and Director of the Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA (www.sutjhally.com)
  • Michel Moushabeck, Founder and Owner, Interlink Publishing Company in Northampton, MA, and the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble (www.interlinkbooks.com)