Team Hope

Milad Vosgueritchian is co-founder and chairman at House of Hope. Milad is a longtime practitioner of Nonviolent Communication and has a passion for nurturing the next generation of peace workers and changemakers in the Holy Land. Since opening House of Hope in 2008, Milad and his wife Manar have worked with over 10,000 children and women from surrounding villages who have participated in community events, such as summer school, vocational training, and support circles.

Manar Wahhab Vosgueritchian, cofounder and educational director of House of Hope, is a seasoned art and music therapy provider for children experiencing toxic stress and trauma. She also leads trauma support and healing circles for women in her community. A seasoned practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, Manar is currently studying Waldorf at the David Yellin Academic College of Education in Jerusalem.

Thea Lavin is the co-director of the Supporting Hope Board of Directors. Thea first learned about House of Hope when Manar and Milad spoke at her synagogue about the healing power of love. A communications and content marketing expert, Thea is passionate about telling the stories of people working for change around the world. She strongly believes that early education is key to peace in the Holy Land and is honored to be part of the movement working to mitigate childhood toxic stress in crisis zones.

Kristi Boesen is a development co-director of House of Hope who first learned about House of Hope while visiting Palestine. After spending time with the House of Hope team and meeting some of the women and children they serve, she felt compelled to keep in touch. She is grateful for her dear friends Manar and Milad, and honored to support their vision and mission for peace.