"Physical and mental health for
disadvantaged children of
East Jerusalem and the West Bank"

our work : our people

In accordance with our values, the members of staff at the Spafford Children’s Center come from different religious and cultural backgrounds, all working in harmony together.

Some of our team include:


Shahd Souri – Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

Shahd manages the Center and oversees all the programs and projects in co-operation with the professional staff. She is also responsible for organising and overseeing the administration of the Center.

Dr. Jantien Dajani

Dr. Jantien Dajani – Director of Development

Dr Dajani was Director of SCC from 1992 until her retirement in 2010 and she remains actively involved in the development of the Center and is on the Board of Trustees.

Dr Wafa Sabbah – Head of the Medical Team in Bethany

Dr Sabbah joined the Spafford Children Center in January 2012 and is the paediatric doctor in charge of the medical clinic in Bethany, working with a practical nurse and a secretary.

Dr. Nader Shehadeh

Dr. Shehadeh has been with the Spafford Children Center for more than 12 years. He received a t PhD in Clinical and Educational Psychology. Dr. Nader assesses children for emotional and social issues and works with the SCC team to create a plan to help the children, youth, and families.