Na'am-AWC is run by a small team and a large number of volunteers. You can contact Na'am-AWC to learn more.


Samah Salaime

Executive Director

Samah Salaime is the founder of Na'am-AWC. A social worker (MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Salaime has won a number of important awards for her pioneering work, her passion and zeal. These include a prestigious Mandel Fellowship, and a Human Rights Defender Award from the New Israel Fund. She was also elected to the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University. Salaime has been listed among the top ten activists by Ynet,and the top 50 influential women by Lady Globes. She is a regular contributor to the blog site +972 and to Haaretz. 

Haya Abu-Kishek

Goni Ketain Meiri

Social Worker

Program Manager

Haya Abu-Kishek is a Palestinian, born and raised in the mixed city of Lod; Haya obtained her bachelor's in Social Work at Tel Aviv University. Her previous community organizing experience focused on youth mobilization and children at risk from a different cultural and religious background. As a member of the Arab-Palestinian minority Israel, she is deeply connected to her home community. Haya is a fellow at ICAN (International Community network program), a two-year Fellowship at Mcgill University in Montreal and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to persons in the forefront of civil society and social justice in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel.

Goni Ketain Meiri is an Israeli from Tel Aviv who started her career in Photography. She obtained her bachelor at the School of Social work at the Hebrew University and has been working with children at risk at a family group home and in a halfway house for released prisoners and often encouraging them to use the arts as a vehicle for expressing their emotions.