Advisory Board


Samir Sumaida'ie

Ambassador (Ret.)
Ambassador of Iraq to the United States, 2006-2011
Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, 2004 -2006


Ryan Crocker

Ambassador (Ret.)
US Ambassador to Iraq, 2007-2009
Ambassador to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait
Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom


Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

President and CEO, The Children’s Village and
The Center for Child Welfare Research at The Children’s Village Institute

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Shameem Rassam

Executive Producer, Alhurra Television



Sherizaan Minwalla, Esq.

American University, Washington College of Law


Ryan K. Bell, CPP

Iraq & Afghanistan War Veteran
Director of Operations, Jard Inventory & Loss Prevention Solutions


Col. Paul W. Bricker (ret.)

Former Army aviator and
Brigade Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Iraq War Veteran


May Yang Ying (Sumaida'ie)



Mousa Al Mosawy

Project Manager and Youth Coordinator
Iraq Health Aid Organization (IHAO)