Our senior management team are good listeners and great motivators. Perhaps most important of all, they have a shared, genuine desire to change our clients’ lives for the better. Their hard work and dedication is our organisation’s strength.
Richard's professional background is in education. He spent several years as Vice-Principal of the Anglican School in Jerusalem before making a career move into management. He has worked in senior positions in a number of Christian and social concern charities in the UK, but always retained a heart for the Middle East. Following a sense of Godʼs calling to return to Christian service in Israel, he took the position of CEO of the Garden Tomb Association in Jerusalem before joining the Nazareth Trust.
Waseem has worked for the Nazareth Trust for the past decade as Chief Financial Officer and more recently took on the role of Deputy CEO. He has an extensive background in Economics and Accounting and studied first at Tel Aviv University and later at Harvard. He is a member of the CFO Forum and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2014 Waseem won the Oren Steinberg grant for Young & Excellent CFOs.
Dr Kahzin was born in Aleppo, Syria and is the Director of the Nazareth School of Nursing. Her lifelong love of reading inspired her vision to help others to achieve academic success. She is particularly passionate about empowering young women through education. She loves her students and tells them so, because she is a firm advocate for strong self-esteem being the best motivator for excellent work.
Dr Hakim is the Medical Director of the Nazareth Hospital EMMS. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). He also serves as a Senior Physician in Paediatrics and the Paediatric Pulmonary Institute at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. Dr. Hakim has multiple publications with industry leading journals such as Cancer Research, Chest and Natural Medicine for his pioneering work in sleep medicine, the biology of cancer and asthma.
Maha is a local Nazarene and is the Director and Founder of Nazareth Village. Having served the Nazareth Trust in various positions for over two decades, her vast experience and specialised business and administrative training allow Maha to navigates the operational challenges she faces that come with managing a project of this size and influence. Her work at Nazareth Village not only touches the local community, but reaches out to the global Christian family.
Christine moved to Nazareth from the UK when she married her Nazarene husband, Elias. She studied law at university and counselling thereafter, and helped to found the SERVE programme in 2010. Having settled in Nazareth in the midst of a different culture and language, supporting overseas volunteers through SERVE was an ideal fit for Christine. She and her team have worked with hundreds of volunteers from around the world, supporting them as they encourage local Christian ministries and facilitating their cultural adaptation and spiritual growth.
As Spiritual Director of the Nazareth Trust, Frank focuses on strengthening the emotional and spiritual well-being of the staff, patients, students and volunteers of the Nazareth Trust. He has an MA in Christian Ethics from Heythrop College, University of London, and served as General Secretary of the Free Churches Group based in London. Frank was born and raised in South Africa, where he held various positions related to conflict resolution, peace-building, healing, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Following initial training in Edinburgh and London, Morgan worked for many years as a cardiac surgeon in Glasgow, specialising in children’s heart surgery. He subsequently became involved in NHS management, serving as Medical Director of an NHS Trust and, prior to retirement, as National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Health. He became a trustee in 2013, but has connections with the Nazareth Hospital dating back to time spent there as a student and junior doctor.
After studying in Edinburgh, Fiona trained as a solicitor in Glasgow. She is now a corporate lawyer specialising in intellectual property and is a partner at Dickson Minto WS. Her longstanding interest in the Middle East together with an inspiring visit to Nazareth to experience the work of the Nazareth Trust first hand led to Fiona becoming a trustee in 2011.
Norman served as Director of Finance for both an NHS Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, but has since retired. His interest in mission stems from a summer spent in Kenya during university and has grown throughout his support of OMF International, primarily in East Asia. He enjoys the fellowship of Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor, and joined the Nazareth Trust as a trustee in 2013.
Having specialised in palliative care throughout her nursing career, Prof Dame Hill served the Royal College of Nursing as Chief Nursing Officer of Northern Ireland for a full decade. She also served as CEO of the Northern Ireland Hospice for almost 15 years and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Belfast. Prof Dame Hill is an active supporter of the grief recovery programme, GriefShare, trustee to Big House Ireland and mentor for the CS Lewis Institute Belfast discipleship programme. She was appointed as trustee to the Nazareth Trust in 2016.
Rev Azar is a local Nazarene who has been ministering to his Arab Israeli community for over 25 years. He has served as pastor of the Local Baptist Church in Nazareth and has also been executive for the United Bible Society and General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Israel. Azar is currently working on his PhD, researching Baptist church history in Israel. He is also the Principle at Nazareth Evangelical College where he lectures regularly.
Ashleigh has over 20 years of experience in healthcare management across the UK and has held a number of executive posts. Starting in operational management, her specialist area is organisation and leadership development. Her last role in health was as Head of Leadership Development for NHS Scotland, while she currently serves as Executive Director for Organisation Development and People Management with Natural Resources, Wales. She has been a trustee to the Nazareth Trust since 2011.
Born and raised in Nazareth, Mones moved to Wales in 1983 to study. While his original intention was to study Veterinary Science, he instead pursued Theology at Trinity College Bristol after coming to a strong, personal faith in Jesus. After his studies, Mones was ordained in the Diocese of St David’s, Wales, and served in a number of posts throughout the country before settling at St Michael’s, Aberystwyth. He joined the Nazareth Trust as trustee in 2013.
Prof Leitch is a Quality Improvement Fellow and National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy, in the Scottish Government. He is part of the senior team responsible for the NHS in Scotland and was UK Clinician of the Year in 2011. Prof Leitch has a Doctorate from the University of Glasgow, an MPH from Harvard and is a Fellow of the three UK surgical Royal Colleges. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston and an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee, as well as a trustee to the Indian Rural Evangelical Fellowship.
Dave is the founder of the scale-up consultancy NextGear and Melius Careers, the graduate talent development organisation. Having enjoyed a successful career in the recruitment industry, he regularly speaks at events and contributes to blogs about talent and recruitment challenges. Dave is also trustee to a teenage mentoring charity based in Chelmsford and non-executive Director of a number of growing businesses in the talent and technology sector. He is a member of the Skylark Church, Chelmsford.
Geoffrey has extensive experience in private sector infrastructure finance and has held a number of senior positions at investment banks. He has eight years of experience in government and has previously led a number of UK healthcare projects, including the re-development of the Dartford & Gravesham hospital and the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary. After five years as CEO of Infrastructure UK, Geoffrey spent two years as Global Head of Infrastructure, Resources & Energy at Lloyds Bank. He is a Commissioner in the Thames Estuary Commission and serves as a member of the Advisory Boards for both the Association of Consulting Engineers and the Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK.
Stephen is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the UK and over the last 20 years has travelled extensively in Arab and Turkic nations as a catalyst for church planting. He previously served as a medical missionary in the Nazareth Hospital for almost a decade and leads global missions activities as a trustee of iNet and Executive Team Leader of the Global Church Planting Network. Stephen is also the Director of HOPE 4 the World, a humanitarian project focused on nations with limited access to healthcare and education. He joined the Nazareth Trust as a trustee in 2016.