Board Of Directors
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Amin, MBChB, MA, PhD
Ahmed is a licensed Medical Doctor with the Iraqi Medical Association and Kurdistan Medical Association. He holds Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), Master degree in Health Management, Planning and Policy and PhD degree in Community Medicine. He also completed a two- year part-time study in Human Rights, Multicultural Understanding and Conflict Management, in addition to his participation in several courses on health, public health, mental health and human rights related matters.
Ahmed is one of the Founders and the Director of Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations, a national Kurdish human rights NGO that operates in Iraq but mainly in Kurdistan region. He has been working in the field of health and human rights for than 20 years.
Ms. Bahar Hama Faraj
Ms. Bahar H. Faraj is one of the members of Board of Director of Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations Organization. She works as a Clinical Supervisor at Wchan Organization. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychosocial support services. She is graduated from the Psychology Department of the University of Mosul, Iraq. She also has a Diploma degree in “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy” which was conducted by Umea University and sponsored by Diakonia, a Sweden organization, in Duhok governorate of Iraq.
Mr. Salah Hassan Rahim
Mental Health Director and Training Coordinator
Mr. Salah Hassan Rahim is one of the founders and members of Board of Director of Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations. Mr. Salah holds Bachelor degree in Management from the University of Sulaymaniyah, a Diploma degree in nursing from the Sulaymaniyah Medical Institute / Iraq. He also has a Diploma degree in “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy” which was conducted by Umea University and sponsored by Diakonia, a Sweden organization, in Duhok governorate of Iraq.
Mr. Salah participated in several training courses related to mental health interventions including individual and group therapies. Interventions such as CBT, CPT, CETA, NET, PM+, EMDR, TF-CBT, and others. Mr. Salah is responsible for supervising clinical staff of Wchan Organization monitors program performance in consultation with other clinical and management staff. One of his main duties is developing training materials on mental health and psychosocial topics and acts as a main trainer during training courses and workshops.
Mr. Salah is one of the few certified trainer in Iraq in “Common Elements Treatment Approach CETA” intervention. He is also co-chairing the MHPSS working group in Sulaymaniyah governorate.
Ms. Chro Qadr Muhamad Ameen
Ms. Chro is a Clinical Supervisor and holds Bachelor degree in Psychology –Social Science College / Counseling Department – Koya University –Kurdistan- Iraq. She has more than 11 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychosocial support services.
Mr. Omer Yassin Qader
Mr. Omer Yassin Qader is one of the members of Board of Director of Wchan Organization for victims of human rights violations. He works as a Case Management Supervisor and Project Coordinator.
Mr. Omer graduated from the Sociology Department of the University of Sulaimani, Iraq. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of social worker, psychosocial support, mental health, human rights, advocacy, and project management. He also completed a two-year part-time course on “Organizational Management”, which was supported by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) organization. The course covered the topics related to organization structure, Human resources, planning, conflict management, child protection, mediation, and human rights.
Sherzad Husen Hasan
Sherzad Husen is one of the members of Board of Director of Wchan Organization for victims of human rights violations. He works as a Project Coordinator.
Sherzad holds Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering – Salahaddin University in Erbil. In addition to engineering work, he has over 20 years of experience in humanitarian work with national and international Non –governmental organizations.
He has completed Management Training Course at Mahidol University in Bangkok -Thailand. The training course covered the topics of (Information Management, Human Resource Management, Logistic Management, Finance, Organization Management and Project Management) also he completed a training course on Quality Management System in 2014 which covered the topics of (ISO 9001 :2008 awareness, documentation and Internal Auditing).
Mr. Tarik Abdullah Sharif
Mr. Tarik is the Administrator and Human Resource Manager for Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations. He has been working in that position for more than 7 years.
Mr. Tarik holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Baghdad University, College of Arts. He participated in several training courses in Iraq and United Kingdoms on a range of topics including management, human resource administration, and interpersonal skills.
Mr. Twana Ali Hama Salih
BSC Financial and Accounting
Mr. Twana is the Finance Manager and member of Board of Director of Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations. Mr. Twana holds Diploma degree in in Accounting and Bachelor degree in Financial and Accounting (BSC Financial and Accounting). He is a member of “Union of Accountants and Auditors” in Kurdistan region of Iraq.
He also worked in several sectors in government, private companies and other NGOs that have various financial mechanisms and policies. In addition, he participated in several training courses on accounting, auditing, accounting software, management and governance of organizations, and program management.