Board of Directors and Advisors
A teacher, a mentor and a friend to the people of Sudan
The late Dr. Lee Burchinal
Founder of SAFE
Established Ahfad Journal: Women and Change
First to bring CD-ROM equipment and conduct training in libraries in Sudan. He also played a major role in empowering institutes of higher education in Sudan.
An enduring international friendship with Sudan
Dr. Donna Cowan
Board Member and Previous Director of SAFE
Dr. Donna Cowan co-founded with other team members the first linkage between A Sudanese University and American University in Social Sciences, that lasted over several years. She also assisted in the implementation of a curriculum emphasizing the role of women as agents of social change in Sudan.
Expanding opportunities for the next generation
Safa El Kogali
Safa El Kogali has a wide and vast experience managing educational programs, she was a senior economist at the world bank and now she is the Education Practice Manager, Middle East, and North Africa- World Bank
Never stopped dreaming of better choices for underprivileged women and youth
Director of SAFE
Iman has a long experience in community work. She was one of the founders of the Sudanese American Community Development Organization (SACDO) and was elected its first female president. SACDO serves over 10,000 individuals in the metropolitan area. She has various training in community outreach programs and a BSc. in Management
"Say Peace" The First conflict resolution training manual for Muslim Communities in U.S
Dr. Amr Abdallah
Senior Advisor / Consultatant
He has extensive and current experience working in conflict areas in Sudan. He brings in his special expertise in conflict analysis and resolution as well as his vast experience in managing the design and evaluation of training programs in Africa, Asia, and Europe. An expert in the training of Conflict Resolution and Peace Building s. Dr. Amr has a Ph.D in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Sali Osman :
Director / Sudan Office
Lamya Badri is Gender Specialist, she has vast experience working with various UN organizations, and has several publications in conflict, Gender-Based Violence