Staff Members

  • Jennifer A. Cate, Executive Director

    Jennifer brings a wealth of international experience to her role as Executive Director at HANDS, having lived in Iran, Syria, Kazakhstan and Egypt. She began working at HANDS in 2003 and has served as the Executive Director since 2005. Jennifer earned a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.A. from the American University in Cairo. […]

  • Ivana Veselinovic-Smucker, Director of Programs

    Ivana joined HANDS in January 2005. She lived in Egypt for more than 3 years working for one of our largest partner organizations, CEOSS, as the International Relations Coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade, an M.P.A. degree from George Mason University and a Graduate Certificate in […]

  • Albert Quaye, Accountant

    Albert has been on the HANDS team as Accountant since November 2017. Prior to joining HANDS, he worked in Ghana, West Africa in various Finance/Management roles in private sector establishments engaged in the business of software development, consulting, wood processing, construction, real estate, mining and cashew plantation from where he garnered rich experience in Accounting, […]

  • Dalia Noaman, Arabic Class Coordinator

    Dalia Noaman oversees our online Arabic class program. Originally from Aleppo, Syria, she currently lives in Cairo, Egypt. Dalia earned a Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting from the American University of Sharjah. When she is not connecting our American students with Egyptian Arabic teachers, she works as a fundraising specialist and translator […]

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