While this past year has taught us all a crucial lesson in humility, that we should not take anything for granted and that we should learn from our and others mistakes and support those who are assisting Lebanese people on the ground; we feel blessed that we found virtual mentors and coaches during the early development of LEAP. We really are not able to articulate well in words how much their support has meant to us and the values we have gained in the process of learning from them and their experiences; We would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge that during the entire process of developing LEAP’s platform, we have found professionalism, sensibility, kindness, confidentiality, and humanity from our pro bono advisors. The communication and advice they gave us were priceless and far exceeding our expectations. We are grateful for their cordiality and interest they took in LEAP’s mission; they are the ones that kept us going and made us persevere! We will forever remain grateful to the following individuals, firms, and organizations:
- Jad Bitar; Managing Director & Partner, Middle East; Boston Consulting Group
- Rania Alfred Sabty; Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge
- Ms. Rafeef El-Hajj Samo
- Lynne Nasrallah; Ph.D.
- Ms. May Rihani; https://mayrihani.org/
- Mr. Robin Mahfood; Founder; Food for The Poor
- Mr. Wassim Rasamny
- Marc Lazo; K&L Law Group, P.C
- Denis Quinatana; Esq.
- Ahmad Deeb