SKILD Team

Our Team

Our team of experts endeavors to:

  • Provide quality education in various languages (Arabic, English, & French) using appropriate approaches and strategies.
  • Build on individual strengths.
  • Address unique learning needs.

Administrative Team

  • Hiba Al Jamal
    Hiba Al Jamal
    Director
  • Samar Sahyoun
    Samar Sahyoun
    Assistant Director
  • Siham Fakhreddine
    Siham Fakhreddine
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Mireille Abi Khalil
    Mireille Abi Khalil
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Jenny Safi
    Jenny Safi
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
    Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
    Administrative Assistant

Psychiatry & Psychology Department

  • Hana Azar, MD
    Hana Azar, MD
    Psychiatrist
  • Heidi Wheeler, PsyD
    Heidi Wheeler, PsyD
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Samar Khoury
    Samar Khoury
    Educational Psychologist
  • Christiane Chiha
    Christiane Chiha
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Nada Younes
    Nada Younes
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Sara Michli
    Sara Michli
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Grace Kharrat
    Grace Kharrat
    Educational Psychologist
  • Hana Rifai Schoucair
    Hana Rifai Schoucair
    Educational Psychologist
  • Stephanie Srour
    Stephanie Srour
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Minerva Faddoul
    Minerva Faddoul
    Psychologist
  • Sireen Jalloul
    Sireen Jalloul
    Coaching Psychologist
  • Lea Darido
    Lea Darido
  • Rudy Kanaan
    Rudy Kanaan

Speech and Language Department

  • Nathalie Biban
    Nathalie Biban
    Speech Therapist
  • Christelle Maksoud
    Christelle Maksoud
    Speech Therapist
  • Lynn Chaar
    Lynn Chaar
    Speech Therapist
  • Rita Ibrahim
    Rita Ibrahim
    Speech Therapist

Psychomotor Department

  • Lama Badawi
    Lama Badawi
    Psychomotor Therapist
  • Sintia Abou Khalil
    Sintia Abou Khalil
    Psychomotor Therapist
  • Sara Atrouni
    Sara Atrouni
    Psychomotor Therapist
  • Bathoul Zaiter
    Bathoul Zaiter
    Psychomotor Therapist
  • Pia El Kossaifi
    Pia El Kossaifi
    Psychomotor Therapist

Special Education Department

  • Jennifer Noun
    Jennifer Noun
    Senior Special Educator
  • Audrey Gibson
    Audrey Gibson
    Special Educator
Hiba Al Jamal
Director

Hiba Al Jamal Joined SKILD to lead the team in 2012. Hiba is currently finalizing her master’s in special education from BIOLA University – California.

Samar Sahyoun
Assistant Director

Samar Sahyoun is currently the Assistant Director at SKILD Center after a long journey in the educational field. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA in English Language at a Teaching Diploma in Special Education. She also earned a Diploma for Heads of Divisions and Coordinators at the Haigazian University and a Diploma in Pastoral Health Care from the St. Joseph University. She is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree in Educational Psychology- Tests and Measurements.

Siham Fakhreddine
Special Education Coordinator

Siham Fakhreddine joined SKILD team on its opening in 2011. Siham has a master’s degree in special education from the Lebanese American University.

Mireille Abi Khalil
Special Education Coordinator

Mireille has a Master’s degree in special education from Al Kafaat University. She also holds certifications in project management, inspiring leadership, and teaching adult learners. Currently Mireille is focusing on her consultancy degree for civil society organizations. She joined SKILD team in 2015.

Jenny Safi
Special Education Coordinator

Jenny Safi joined SKILD team in 2011. She has a BA in special education from Kafaat University and has finished her M2 in special education form Saint Joseph University.

Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
Administrative Assistant

Zeina Farhat Bou Nader works as an administrative assistant at SKILD center. Previously, Zeina worked as an accountant in IPT. She graduated in 2000 from the Lebanese University-Fanar with a degree in History.

Hana Azar, MD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Hana Azar was the first children psychiatrist in Lebanon. She graduated with a psychiatry degree from France in 1994. Ever since she has occupied remarkable positions in reputable hospitals in the country. Dr. Azar is on SKILD team on part time basis since 2011.

Heidi Wheeler, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Wheeler is a clinical psychologist. She joined SKILD team in 2016 and is currently heading the diagnosis team. Upon earning a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Wheeler pursued her MA and PsyD from Azusa Pacific University with sub-specialties in family psychology and family forensic psychology. She is an active member of the Lebanese Psychological Association (LPA) and American Psychological Association (APA).

Samar Khoury
Educational Psychologist

Samar El Khoury works as an educational psychologist at SKILD. She graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in educational psychology from Sanit Joseph University, Currently, Samar is perusing her PHD in the same field

Christiane Chiha
Clinical Psychologist

Christiane Chiha has a master degree in Clinical Psychology from USEK. Christiane joined SKILD team in 2012.

Nada Younes
Clinical Psychologist

Nada Younes Joined SKILD team as a psychotherapist in 2016. She graduated in 2007 with honors from Université Paris VII, Denis Diderot with MA degree in Clinical Psychology.

 

Sara Michli
Clinical Psychologist

Sara Michli Joined SKILD team after receiving her Master’s degree in general psychology with clinical emphasis, and graduated with Distinction from the American University of Beirut in 2016.

Grace Kharrat
Educational Psychologist

Grace Kharrat joined SKILD team in 2013. Grace has a BA in psychology and a professional diploma. Currently she is finalizing her thesis for her MA in psychology.

Hana Rifai Schoucair
Educational Psychologist

Hana Schoucair joined SKILD team in 2016 after receiving her educational psychology degree and her Teaching Diploma from Saint Joseph University

Stephanie Srour
Clinical Psychologist

Stephanie Srour joined SKILD team after completing both her Bachelor degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the American University of Beirut graduating in 2016.

Minerva Faddoul
Psychologist

Minerva Faddoul joined SKILD team in 2016. She has a BA in Psychology (Minor in Education) from the University of Balamand. Minerva will be graduating soon form American University of Beirut with MA in Psychology (Spring 2017) and DIPL-SPED (Learning Disabilities track)..

Sireen Jalloul
Coaching Psychologist

Sireen Jalloul Joined SKILD team in 2014. She holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese American University and an MA in Coaching Psychology from the University of East London.

Lea Darido

Lea Darido joined SKILD team at our partner schools in 2016. She graduated in 2016 from the Lebanese University with a degree in Psychology. Currently Lea is pursuing her MA at the Lebanese University.

Rudy Kanaan

Rudy Kanaan has a BA in clinical psychology from Notre Dame University (NDU). She joined the SKILD team in 2016. In addition to that Rudy was recently certified as a Basic ThetaHealing practitioner, a highly effective intuitive healing modality.

Nathalie Biban
Speech Therapist

Nathalie Biban graduated from Saint Joseph University with a BA in Speech Therapy in 2011. Nathalie joined SKILD center in 2011 and occupied many positions since then.

Christelle Maksoud
Speech Therapist

Christelle Maksoud graduated from the Lebanese University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in 2012. Christelle joined the team in 2014 serving at our partner schools and at the center.

Lynn Chaar
Speech Therapist

Lynn Chaar graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in Speech therapy in 2002. She joined SKILD team working at our partner schools in 2015.

Rita Ibrahim
Speech Therapist

Rita Ibrahim Semaan joined SKILD team at our partner schools in 2016. She graduated from the Lebanese University in 2014 with a BA in speech and language therapy.

Lama Badawi
Psychomotor Therapist

Lama Badawi works as a Psychomotor Therapist at SKILD center since 2015. She graduated in 2016 from the Saint Joseph University with a Master’s degree with honors in Psycho motor therapy.

Sintia Abou Khalil
Psychomotor Therapist

Sintia Abou Khalil joined SKILD team in 2016. She received her Master Degree in Psycho motor therapy in 2014 from Saint Joseph University.

Sara Atrouni
Psychomotor Therapist

Sara Atrouni works as a psycho motor therapist at SKILD partner schools. She joined the team in 2015. Sara graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in psycho motor therapy from Saint Joseph University.

Bathoul Zaiter
Psychomotor Therapist

Bathoul Zaiter works as  psychomotor therapist with SKILD partner schools. She graduated in 2016 from the Lebanese University with a degree in psycho motor therapy.

Pia El Kossaifi
Psychomotor Therapist

Pia El Kossaifi graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in Psycho motor Therapy in June 2016. She’s currently working at SKILD partner schools helping in therapy sessions for students with learning difficulties.

Jennifer Noun
Senior Special Educator

Jennifer Noun joined our SKILD team in 2013.  Jennifer graduated in 2011 from the AL Kafaat University with a degree in Special Education, and in 2013 from the Lebanese University with a degree in Psychology.

Audrey Gibson
Special Educator

Audrey Gibson joined our SKILD team as a Special Educator in 2015. Audrey has worked in the educational field for over 14 years focusing on children with Special Educational needs.  She originally is a trained Dental Nurse.