The Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills to support Embrace in fulfilling its mission. They serve as ambassadors for Embrace in the community, help promote its mission and programs, and assist in determining optimal strategies to reach and engage key audiences.

Bushra Salha

Bushra studied at Beirut College for Women (currently LAU) and graduated with a BA in Political Science/History. She then studied at Sotheby's, Christie's, the New Academy for Art Studies and Modern Art Studies, London. She worked as an Art consultant and curated two art collections. She trained as a Jungian Psychoanalyst at the British Association of Psychotherapists (currently BPF) London. She currently has her own private practice in Beirut. Besides her involvement with Embrace, Bushra is a member of British Psychotherapy Foundation, member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, member of the Executive Committee and the Scholarship Fund Commitee of the British Lebanese Association, and has worked as volunteer at various charities in London and Beirut. Bushra is married with four children. 

Dany Dahdah - Baz

Dany is General Manager of Bankdata Financial Services, a publishing and consulting company specialized in the Lebanese banking sector since the mid-80s. Before returning to her company in 2010, Dany held several consecutive jobs at Bank Audi Sal: Head of Marketing and Communications, and Head of Retail Banking for Lebanon and Egypt. Her previous experience was in the press as General Manager of the Arabic edition of Readers' Digest (Al Mukhtar) and as a Marketing Executive for francophone Europe of Middle East Economic Digest (MEED). Dany holds a B.A. in Marketing from l'Ecole du Marketing et de la Publicité (EMP - Paris) and a Master's in Management and Finance from l'Institut Supérieur des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ISSEC - Paris). Dany is married with three children.

Dina Zameli

Dina began her professional path in Educational Psychology with a focus on children with special needs and their families in multidisciplinary centers as well as mainstream educational institutions. Her field of expertise is behavior modification and child development. After many years in practice, she started her own projects organizing events and workshops for the youth with the main focus on raising awareness about global issues and their impact on the society using the media of art and design. Dina pursued her studies at AUB in General Psychology, Elementary Education and Educational Psychology. She also graduated with a Master's in Business Administration. She is an active member of the AUB Alumni Jeddah Chapter. 

Pierre Issa

Pierre has worked with people since the 1970s. In 1985. he co-founded the NGO arcenciel, developing many innovative services during the organization's history. He served on the National Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Lebanon, and participated in the launch of various social enterprises working on acces to social and medical services, women and youth empowerment and environment preservation. He is recipient of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, French government (2014), Comendador del Orden Nacional del Merito, King of Spain (2015), and Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2015) for arcenciel's work. 

Wafa Saab

Wafa Saab is the CEO of family-owned business, Tinol Paints International, which was founded in 1956. The Worldwide Alumni Association of AUB made history by electing Wafa as the first woman president in 2015. She is also president of the WAAAUB EMBA chapter, VP of the International School of Choueifat AA (SABIS), board member of AMIDEAST, BIA (LAU Board of International Advisors), CIH (Civic Influence Hub), Beiteddine Festival, Baalbeck Festival, and the Lebanese Red Cross. Wafa received her undergraduate degree from the Lebanese American University in 1991 with a BA in Human Development and her EMBA from AUB in 2007.