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/Special Educator
  • Samar Sahyoun
    Samar Sahyoun
    Assistant Director/Special Educator
  • Siham Fakhredine
    Siham Fakhredine
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Mireille Abi Khalil
    Mireille Abi Khalil
    Projects Coordinator/Special Educator
  • Jenny Safi
    Jenny Safi
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Jennifer Noun
    Jennifer Noun
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
    Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
    Administrative Assistant
  • Betty Maamari
    Betty Maamari
    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
  • Sireen Jalloul
    Sireen Jalloul
    Psychologist
  • Grace Kharrat
    Grace Kharrat
    Educational Psychologist
  • Hana Schoucair
    Hana Schoucair
    Educational Psychologist
  • Stephanie Srour
    Stephanie Srour
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Minerva Faddoul
    Minerva Faddoul
    Psychologist
  • Lea Darido
    Lea Darido
    Psychology Team
  • Rudy Kanaan
    Rudy Kanaan
    Psychology Team
  • Maha Riachi
    Maha Riachi
    Psychology Team
  • Nidale Riachi
    Nidale Riachi
    Psychology Team
  • Sonia fares
    Sonia fares
    Psychologist/ABA Specialist
  • Rima Abboud
    Rima Abboud
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Rose-marie Charbetji
    Rose-marie Charbetji
    Psychology Team

Speech and Language Department

  • Nathalie Biban
    Nathalie Biban
    Speech Therapist
  • Christelle Maksoud
    Christelle Maksoud
    Speech Therapist
  • Lynn Chaar
    Lynn Chaar
    Speech Therapist
  • Marwa El Hassbini
    Marwa El Hassbini
    Speech Therapist
  • Ruba Kiwan
    Ruba Kiwan
    Speech Therapist
  • Rebecca Achkar
    Rebecca Achkar
    Speech Therapist
  • Sandy Jumaa
    Sandy Jumaa
    Speech Therapist
  • Laura Moarbis
    Laura Moarbis
    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 Kossaifi
    Pia Kossaifi
    Psychomotor Therapist
  • Hala Moussa
    Hala Moussa
    Psychomotor Therapist

Special Education Department

  • Maria Lahoud
    Maria Lahoud
    Special Educator
  • Audrey Gibson
    Audrey Gibson
    Special Educator
  • Roula Kalaaji
    Roula Kalaaji
    Special Educator
  • Yara Nassar
    Yara Nassar
    Special Educator
  • Silina Kamal
    Silina Kamal
    Special Educator
Hiba Al Jamal
Director/Special Educator

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/Special Educator

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 Fakhredine
Special Education Coordinator



Mireille Abi Khalil
Projects Coordinator/Special Educator

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.

Jennifer Noun
Special Education Coordinator

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.

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.

Betty Maamari
Administrative Assistant

Betty Maamari lately joined SKILD as a member of its support team. Betty acquired her BA degree in Management in 1998 from State University of New York. Becoming a mother of a Special Needs boy made her attend workshops related to Special Needs internationally and get certificates in Maxwell Leadership and John Louis “Good Enough Parenting”. She also started a Special Needs Ministry in a Christian community

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.

Sireen Jalloul
Psychologist

Sireen Jalloul holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese American University, she then pursued her master’s degree in Coaching Psychology from the University of East London. She currently works as a psychologist at SKILD, where she conducts psycho-educational assessments to learners. She also has spent the past year doing psycho-social activities at Lebanese Governmental schools. Sireen is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow, and in return helps others grow.

Grace Kharrat
Educational Psychologist

Grace Kharrat joined SKILD team in 2013. Grace has a BA in general psychology, a Professional Diploma and has completed her Master’s degree in Psychology at Lebanese University in 2017.

Hana 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, and MA in Psychology and DIPL-SPED (Learning Disabilities track) form American University of Beirut

Lea Darido
Psychology Team

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
Psychology Team

Rudy Kanaan joined SKILD team in 2016. She has a BA in Clinical Psychology from the Notre Dame University (NDU).
Currently, Rudy is pursuing her MA at Notre Dame University (NDU)..

Maha Riachi
Psychology Team

Maha Riachi Joined SKILD in 2018.

Nidale Riachi
Psychology Team

Nidale Riachi Joined SKILD in 2018.

Sonia fares
Psychologist/ABA Specialist

Sonia Fares joined the SKILD team in 2018. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a MA in Psychology and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) working with children with autism

 

Rima Abboud
Clinical Psychologist

Rima Abboud joined SKILD team in the fall of 2017. Rima has a BA in Psychology, a Teaching Diploma in Special Education, and a MA in Clinical Psychology from the American University of Beirut.

Rose-marie Charbetji
Psychology Team

Rosie joined SKILD in 2018. She has a BS in Biology from the University of Haigazian. Currently she is pursuing her MA in Psychology at Haigazian University..

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.

Marwa El Hassbini
Speech Therapist

Marwa El Hassbibi joined SKILD team in 2018.

Ruba Kiwan
Speech Therapist

Ruba Kiwan joined SKILD team in 2018.

Rebecca Achkar
Speech Therapist

Rebecca Achkar joined SKILD team in 2018.

Sandy Jumaa
Speech Therapist

Sandy Jumaa joined SKILD team in 2018.

Laura Moarbis
Speech Therapist

Laura Moarbis graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in 2015. She is currently pursing a Masters degree in Neuroscience at the Lebanese University.

Lama Badawi
Psychomotor Therapist

Lama Badawi graduated from the the Saint Joseph University with a Masters degree in Psychomotor therapy. Works at SKILD since 2015. Currently the lead of the Pcychomotor team and coordinated the workshops that are done by SKILD.

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 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.

Hala Moussa
Psychomotor Therapist

Hala Moussa graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in psycho motor therapy in June 2016. She joined Skild team at our partner schools in 2017 helping in therapy sessions for students.

Maria Lahoud
Special Educator

Maria Lahoud works as a Special Educator at SKILD center since 2011. She has graduated in 2009 from Odessa Pedagogical university (Ukraine) with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Education. In 2015 she earned her second Master’s degree from Wales university (UK) in theology.

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.

Roula Kalaaji
Special Educator

Rola Kalaaji joined SKILD center in 2012. She graduated with a B.A. from the Lebanese University in languages and communication in 2007. Currently, Rola works as a special educator at one of our partner schools.

Yara Nassar
Special Educator

Yara is currently a special educator at SKILD . She graduated with a B.A. in Special Education from Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU). Currently she is finalizing her Masters degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University -Louaze as well.

Silina Kamal
Special Educator

Silina joined SKILD team in 2018.