30 January 2009|
In November 2008, the Free Gaza Movement elected an interim Board of Directors. We have appointed two individuals to coordinate our work in Gaza, as well as a group of international coordinators around the world, and a distinguished board of advisors.
Andrea Z (Italy) Webmaster
Andrea is a webdesigner, he joined the Freegaza.org team in December 2009, he built the Joomla based website and now he's taking care of its development. Moreover, he manages the server hosted at Slicehost.
Doug Sparling (USA) Assistant Webmaster
Doug is an experienced web developer and a published tech author. He works as a consultant primarily using open source technologies. Doug also volunteers and devotes time to local, national, and international human rights organizations.
Interim Board of Directors of Free Gaza II
Greta Berlin (France/USA), Board Secretary
Greta Berlin is one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement. She has been an advocate for justice for the Palestinians since the early 60s. She is the mother of two Palestinian/American children whose father was born and raised in Safad, Palestine and is a 1948 refugee. She has a masters degree in Theatre and a bachelor’s in English and, when she’s not working with the Palestinians, has spent the past 32 years teaching engineers and scientists how to design and deliver presentations.
Audrey Bomse (UK/USA)
Audrey Bombse has been an activist since her student days in the 1960s. She's been involved in the Civil Rights Movement, the prisoner rights movement, and the El Salvador and Palestinian solidarity movements. As a human rights lawyer, she worked in Israel and the OPT for much of the past 7 years, most recently as coordinator of the United Against Torture Coalition, comprised of 15 Palestinian and Israeli NGOs representing the interests of Palestinian detainees and working to prevent and combat torture. Audrey was a passenger on the second voyage of the Free Gaza Movement in October 2008, and has been working on legal issues involving the Israeli naval assaults on the Dignity, as well as on Gaza fisherman and their boats. Audrey has been an active member of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) for 25 years, past co-chair of its Prisoners' Rights Committee and is the current co-chair of its Free Gaza Subcommittee.
Maria del Mar Fernandez (Spain) Bio to come
Lubna Masarwa (Palestine48)
Lubna Masarwa is a political and social activist. She works for Al Quds University as a community organizer for social and political rights in East Jerusalem. She focuses on education and the right to school for every child. Lubna has also worked against house demolitions and forced evacuations of Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
Muhsen Abu Ramadan, (Gaza, Palestine)
Director of Arab Center for Agricultural Development in Gaza, Chair of (PNGO) Palestinian (NGOAS) in Gaza.
Academic background (sociolgy&Development), Active in (B.D.S)_ BOYCOTT ,DIVERS ANT AND SANCTIONS.
and in breaking the siege activities.
Col. Ann Wright, (US)
Ann is a twenty-nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves who retired as a colonel. She served sixteen years in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She was deputy ambassador in the last four embassies where she served.