Administration and Finance Exchange Participants


Project Leaders

Imad Abu Kishek serves as vice president for administrative and financial affairs at Al-Quds University. He leads the partnership's Administration and Finance exchange. He spent the 2005-2007 academic years at Brandeis, where he met with senior administration officials and created a strategic operating plan for Al-Quds. He has hosted a number of Brandeis delegations at Al-Quds.

Peter French is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Brandeis University. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange and has met with Imad Abu Kishek regarding the formation of the Al-Quds strategic plan. He met periodically with Mr. Abu Kishek and provided crucial feedback into the development of the plan. Mr. Abu Kishek met with Mr. French's senior staff to understand the structure and operations at Brandeis.

Perry Hanson, the vice president for information technology and vice provost for libraries at Brandeis University, co-directs the Administration and Finance exchange with Imad Abu Kishek. He worked with Mr. Abu Kishek to orient him to all Brandeis departments and systems and helped him develop a strategic plan for Al-Quds. He visited Al-Quds in December 2003 for initial partnership planning, and visited again in April 2008 and April 2009 to consult further on the strategic plan and operating systems.

Participants

Nasser Alafandi is the director of services at Al-Quds University. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis in 2006. Mr. Alafandi met with Brandeis administrators in order to understand the campus operations department at Brandeis. He is participating in the creation of a strategic plan for Al-Quds.

Mohammed Alamayra serves as the personnel technology specialist at Al-Quds University. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis in 2006. Mr. Alamayra met with members of the Human Resources Information System group and members of Library and Technology Services at Brandeis in order to understand the integration between payroll and financial affairs. He is participating in the creation of a strategic plan for Al-Quds.

Sherri Avery is associate director for financial aid and student employment at Brandeis University. She was a Brandeis counterpart for a visiting Al-Quds University administrator and hosted Al-Quds visitors in 2006.

Musa Bajali is the dean of the school of dentistry at Al-Quds University. He is also the acting assistant to the president for financial and administrative affairs. He has hosted Brandeis University delegates to Al-Quds in 2003 and 2005. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange.

Feras Barakat is Al-Quds University's general accountant. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis in 2006. He met with members of the Financial Affairs Office as well as members of Library and Technology Services.

Stan Bolotin is associate director of sponsored programs at Brandeis. He participates in the exchange by managing the financial relationship with the funder.

Tony Chiefe is senior director of financial systems at Brandeis University. He is participating in the Administration and Finance Exchange as a Brandeis counterpart to a visiting Al-Quds University administrator.

Mark Collins is vice president for campus operations at Brandeis. He works on the Administration and Finance exchange. He has met with Imad Abu Kishek to help orient him to Brandeis operations. He met with members of the Al-Quds University delegation in 2006 and participated in discussions surrounding the Al-Quds strategic plan.

Ameen Dawabshe is the director of grants and projects at Al-Quds University. He is participating in the Administration and Finance exchange and in 2006 visited Brandeis University, where he met with members of the Sponsored Programs Department and members of Library and Technology Services.

Lori Dembowitz is the former director of library and technology services at Brandeis University. She hosted Al-Quds University visitors in 2006 and provided leadership regarding Brandeis University’s library and technology offerings during Al-Quds visits.

Dan Feldman is the associate vice president for planning, design and construction at Brandeis University. He works on the Administration and Finance exchange with Imad Abu Kishek, focusing on Brandeis capital planning and projects and providing feedback to him on the Al-Quds strategic plan.

Ofer Ben Gai is director of dibursement cashiering in the Brandeis payroll office. He participates in the exchange by assisting with many of the financial aspects of the exchange.

Debra Gratto formerly served as the associate vice president for human resources and employee relations at Brandeis University. She works on the Administration and Finance exchange and met with Imad Abu Kishek to orient him to the Brandeis human resources systems. She also met with the Administration and Finance delegation in 2006 and provided feedback into the Al-Quds University strategic plan.

Ashraf Ibrahim is the partnership coordinator for the Administrative and Financial exchange for Al-Quds University. He works in the Budgeting and Financial Analysis Department at Al-Quds. He helps coordinate the Al-Quds University steering committee and hosted Brandeis delegates to Al-Quds in 2005.

Khalil Jamoos is an IT specialist in Al-Quds University's library. He participates in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis University in 2006, where he met with members of the Research and Instruction Services in the Brandeis Library and Technology Services department.

Tracey Leger-Hornby is former assistant vice president for human resources/business redesign. She participates in the Administration and Finance Exchange as a Brandeis counterpart for a visiting Al-Quds administrator. She also gave a presentation to the visiting administrators on Brandeis human resources business practices.

Nidal Mohsen is a financial aid technology specialist at Al-Quds University. He participates in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis University in 2006, where he met with members of the Student Financial Aid department and Library and Technology Services.

Maureen Murphy is vice president for financial affairs and treasurer at Brandeis University. She works on the Administration and Finance exchange with Imad Abu Kishek. She met with Mr. Abu Kishek and helped orient him to the financial affairs systems at Brandeis. She also contributed feedback to the strategic plan for Al-Quds.

Paul O'Keefe is the director of sponsored programs at Brandeis University. He participates in the Administration and Finance Exchange as a counterpart for an Al-Quds University staff member.

Tim O'Neil is media and technology services manager at Brandeis University. He participates in the partnership by providing communications technology support and leadership.

Wail Qaddomi is director of the personnel department at Al-Quds University. He participates in the Administration and Finance exchange and visited Brandeis University in 2006, where he met with members of the Human Resources Department.

John Richard serves as assistant vice president for budget and planning at Brandeis University. He participates in the Administration and Finance exchange and served as a counterpart to Al-Quds visitors and orienting them to Brandeis budget procedures.

Hani Suleiman is a financial technology specialist at Al-Quds University. He participates in the Administrative and Finance exchange.

Josh Wilson is associate director of Library and Technology Services at Brandeis University. He works on the Administration and Finance exchange with Imad Abu Kishek. He collaborated closely with Mr. Abu Kishek to help develop ideas for the Al-Quds strategic plan.