Board Members

Dr. Gahad Hamed

President and Chair of Nominations committee

President and the founder of IMESC; holds a Ph.D. and MA in Sociology, MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from University of Notre Dame, USA, and BSW (Major in Social Work, Minor in Psychology) from Bethlehem University. Presently he is teaching in the Sociology Department at King's University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Michael Leobach


Michael Loebach born 1950 Windsor ontario area bahins political science univ western ontario London 1972 bachelor law uwo 1976 practiced law london ontario from 1978 to date specialty cAnadian immigration participant in numerous non profit programs and boards including multifaith refugee programs, canadian crossroads , world university service, habitat for humanity. London cross cultural learner centre, married three children, three grandchildren

Dr. Arafat Al Dawiek


Prof A. Al-Dweik, SM IEEE, P. Eng, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, London, Ont.

Dr. Shaher Awawda

Director and chair of the Research Proposal Unit

Dr. Shaher Awawda: Middle Eastern politics, University of Exeter-UK

Dr. Khalid Nijim

Director and chair of Training and Capacity Building Unit

Khaled Nigim joined Lambton College in 2008 and is now the principle investigator in the NSERC grant, carrying out applied research under the area of Renewable Energy Conversion & Storage. He is a member of PEO and has a graduate degree in wind energy conversion and industrial power electronics with practical experience in industrial processing and variable speed drives.

Ms. Tosha Densky

Director - Community Development Unit

Tosha Densky is a Community Development Worker at London InterCommunity Health Center - ‎London InterCommunity Health Center. She works with community members and various sector representatives in three neighbourhoods within London: East London, North East London and Argyle. Support children, youth and families by connecting them to opportunities, supports and services. Co-develop additional programming opportunities, engagement opportunities and supports for community members. Advocate with community members on health-related issues and for social equity.