Name: Hala Al-Sarraf
Job Title: Executive Director
Hala founded IHAO as a Fulbright Scholar. She oversees delivery of operation and program goals, ensures that performance is in keeping with the organization’s vision, and develops opportunities for expansion. Hala graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Public Health. She enjoys following the news, reconnecting with high school friends, and watching “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix. On a day off, Hala prefers to eat olive oil Dolmeh, a secret (Mom’s) recipe .
Name: Amal Al-Lami
Job Title: Vice Chairman
Amal provides guidance on protection policies and organizational structure to ensure compliance with local laws of nonprofit organizations and international treaties. Amal is a graduate of law, she enjoys reading and rooting for the Iraqi National Soccer League.
Nour Al Mousawi
Name: Nour Al Mousawi
Job Title: Board Member
Noor graduated from Baghdad University – College of Medicine with a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and general surgery in 2007, acquired a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University in 2010, and Conscious Parenting Coaching certification by Dr.Shefali Tsabary in 2019. Noor joined IHAO in 2008
Noor’s hobbies are birdwatching in nature, exploring nature, horseback riding, reading spiritual books, children literature books, and writing. Noor’s favorite food are salads, dark chocolates, and traditional Iraqi dishes like spinach Sabzi, Fasanjoon and Tishreeb.
Board Member and Advisor
Name: Mousa Al-Mosawy
Job Title: Board Member and Advisor
Mousa joined IHAO in 2008, with his project First Aid Link. Mousa reviews grant agreements to ensure conformance with IHAO policies and procedures on a voluntary basis. Mousa graduated with Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. Mousa enjoys performing spoken word poetry and reading up on issues impacting BIPOC. Mousa’s favorite dish is Bean and Dill Rice with Lamb Legs and Garlic Yoghurt, It’s every bit as good as it sounds.
Board Member and Head of Operation
Name: Karoon Khaloian
Job Title: Board Member and Head of Operation
Karoon graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Banking from Al-Mansour University College in 2016, and joined IHAO in the following year. Karoon is responsible for the submissions of cash advances and financial report and the monitoring of financial transactions. Karoon’s hobbies include tennis, scouting, and traveling, her favourite foods are all types of fast food.
Head of Programs
Name: Hayder Ali
Job Title: Head of Programs
- To manage the work and performance of the programs department and support them in their work. More than 260 field staff from 5 governorates are being supervised from 6 different projects.
- To attend meetings representing the NGO like Health Cluster Meetings, Protection Meetings, meetings with funding partners, and meetings with stakeholders.
- To hold frequent IHAO programs meetings with related staff.
- To coordinate the projects with the Head of Operations and the Executive Director.
- To come up with an annual programs strategy in consultation with the Executive Director.
- To come up with new project ideas and apply them to possible funding partners through writing proposals.
- To ensure projects are following their targets and indicators.
- To attend training workshops to sharpen necessary skills.
Year Joined: 2019
Education: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Hobbies: Traveling (paused due to COVID-19)
Favorite Food: Dolma of course
Name: Jafar Taslimi
Job Title: Board Advisor
Year Joined: 2017
Hobbies: Reading books, Traveling, Getting to know new people
Favorite Food: Zinger and French Fries
Jaafar joined IHAO in 2017 as a medical officer. After working effectively to develop IHAO’s projects and being guided by the Executive Director, Ms. Hala Al-Sarraf, he became Head of Programs in 2019 and managed IHAO’s numerous projects in different sectors and various governorates. Jaafar strived to enhance IHAO’s projects in both quality and quantity and solidified its relations to its partners. He focused on long-lasting project impacts and sustainable strategies to implementing different interventions and was able to notably expand the organization’s geographical presence, funding streams, partner organizations, and sectors of work. In late 2020, Jaafar became Board Advisor for IHAO. He now concentrates on developing guidelines, procedures, and internal control mechanisms for the organization through working with IHAO’s staff and Subject Matter Experts. He also invests in seeking opportunities for implementing new projects with donors as well as training IHAO staff on a diverse range of topics.
Coordinator in the KRI
Name: Abbas Fadhil
Job Title: Coordinator in the KRI
My main tasks are managing and coordinating IHAO officer in the KRI, handling and managing the ICON project and provide the needed support and assistant to the other projects. I joined IHAO in 2020, I graduated with a bachelor degree in medicine and general surgery. My hobbies are travelling, gymming, and hiking and my favorite Food are sea food and cheesecake, yammi!
Name: Heyam Basil
Job Title: Medical officer
My main tasks are work with the doctors to ensure that the work at IHAO centers are in line with the MoH policy and ensure that doctors working at centers are trained and monitored by MoH focal points in the RH unit and that all support is rendered to the doctors including provision of essential supplies, medications, etc. I joined IHAO in 2020. I graduated with a bachelor degree in Medicine and general surgery. My hobbies are traveling, trying new foods and watching Friends and my favorite food are quzi\ kumpair .
Name: Mahdi Hussein
Job Title: Cashier
I’m responsible for the all money transfer and I’m the main Coordinator with the Bank. I joined IHAO in 2010. My hobbies are swimming, football and reading novels and my favorite food is masgouf.
Name: Mustafa Mubarak
Job Title: Report Officer
My main tasks are preparing and organizing reports and designing graphics and posters. I joined IHAO in 2020. I graduated from Baghdad medical school, with a bachelor degree of medicine & surgery. My hobbies are graphic design, 3D modeling, and DIY electronics and my favorite food is cream puffs.
Name: Zahraa Azher
Job Title: Program Coordinator
My main tasks are to prepare work plans and coordinate with the program and field staff to ensure the proper implementation of the project. I joined IHAO in 2020, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medicine and general surgery.
my favorite hobby is digging deep into human history and my favorite cuisine is Italian.
Name: Asaad Sarhan
Job Title: Logistics Officer
I’m responsible for making and following up on all the purchases and following up with the programs, I joined IHAO in 2008. I graduated with a bachelor degree in computer science. My hobby is music and my favorite food is gozi.
Name: Zahraa Soliman
Job Title: HR Officer
I’m responsible for the recruitment procedure from the announcement until the received offer and also I’m managing all documents for all IHAO sits. I joined IHAO in 2018. I graduated with a bachelor degree in civil engineering from U.O.B. My hobbies are cook, read and shopping and my favorite food are chinese food and cheesecake.
Name: Teba Mizher
Job Title: Finance Assistant
I’m responsible for submitting reports with documentation and preparing the monthly salaries. I joined in 2019. I graduated from Baghdad university with a degree in English language. My hobbies are swimming, reading poetry, cycling and makeup and my favorite food are all kinds of pasta.
Name: Aram Gakavian
Job Title: Report Officer
I’m responsible for reporting all UNFPA healthcare services and I’m providing the technical support to all the programs. I joined IHAO in 2019. I graduated from the university of technical management with a bachelor’s degree in information technology. My hobbies are camping, scouting, hiking, fishing, and site seeing and my favorite food are filet mignon and pork ribs.
Name: Gasia Khaloian
Job Title: Communication Officer
My main tasks are write, edit, and distribute content for media and designing. I joined IHAO on December 2020, I graduated from Al-Mansour university with a bachelor’s degree in english language. My hobbies are drawing/painting, basketball, scouting and my favorite food is steak.
Government and Security Liaison
Name: Saadiq Tahir
Job Title: Government and Security Liaison
Saadiq joined IHAO in 2014. Saadiq ensures that the organization has necessary approvals and maintains relations with different government entities to ensure that IHAO is in compliance and cooperation with government regulations. Saadiq enjoys reading and sports, his favorite meal is bamyeh, which is an okra stew that is a household name in Iraq.
Abdul Qader Ali
Name: Abdul Qader Ali
Job Title: Logistic Assistant
I’m responsible for all orders and purchases in the organization, I joined IHAO in 2020. I graduated with a bachelor degree in computer engineering. My hobbies are gaming and traveling and my favorite food are steak and fast food.
Name: Abbas Nazar
Job Title: Project Assistant
My main tasks are : following up with the doctors and facilitators in centers to make sure all their needs are met and that the services provided are aligned with the international standards also I’m responsible on the coordination of trainings. I joined IHAO in 2020. I graduated with a bachelor degree in medicine and general surgery. My hobbies are video games, reading books, listening to music and basketball and my favorite food are burger and chicken.
Name: Aya Arkan
Job Title: HR Assistant
My main task are supporting the human resources and financial department. I joined IHAO in 2020, I graduated with a bachelor degree in medical laboratory analysis from Y.U.C. My hobbies are traveling, watching netflix series and reading mystery books and my favorite food is spicy food in general.
Name: Zeina Jawad
Job Title: HR Officer
I’m responsible for preparing salaries, pay slips, timesheets, and contracts also I’m responsible for updating the HR personnel files with checking the docs and follow up the HR matters with the staff and coordinators. I joined IHAO 2020. I graduated with a degree in B. Sc. Electromechanical systems engineering from university of Technology. My hobbies are playing basketball and listening to songs and my favorite food is biryani.
Arman A. Atamian
Name: Arman A. Atamian
Job Title: M&E Officer
My main tasks are attending program meetings and preparing a table of follow up of tasks to be checked for progress during the reporting week also to coordinate with the health field officers to harmonize procurement requests and ensure timely service delivery, and follow up the centers consumption of supplies and prepare related reports. I joined IHAO in 2020. I have a master degree in material engineering. My hobbies are traveling and football and my favorite food is fish (maskof).