Our Team

Our Team | Al Qasim Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah | Diversity

Capacity Development

  • Director of Programs

    Dr. Elisabeth Wilson

    Elisabeth Wilson has more than fifteen years of international education experience including conducting education research, program monitoring and evaluation, and teaching English language to speakers of other languages. She grew up in the U.S., but has worked with a spectrum of international donors, travelled extensively, and lived abroad as both a researcher and instructor in several countries including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Uganda, and elsewhere in East Africa. Much of Elisabeth’s research has looked into how cross-border university partnerships address needs at local, national, and global levels. She holds a doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Michigan State University.

  • Student Programs Associate

    Rasha Mohsen

    Rasha Moshen has grown up in Ras Al Khaimah. After completing her bachelor’s degree in English language and translation at Ittihad University in 2007, Rasha interned at George Mason University’s Ras Al Khaimah Campus. When the American University of Ras Al Khaimah was established in 2009, Rasha became a member of the college’s original student enrollment team. Eventually, Rasha rose to the position of senior admissions officer and was responsible for graduate admissions and for managing scholarship programs for all students. Rasha also has experience in helping to establish policy at Ras Al Khaimah’s Academic Zone. 

    With a strong background in both student affairs and scholarship coordination, Rasha is excited to support students as they prepare for university studies through the College Preparation Program and Overseas Scholarship Programs.

  • Senior Capacity Development Coordinator

    Hanadi Mohammed

    Hanadi was born in Ras Al Khaimah and has always lived in the emirate. Her understanding of the local area is thus excellent. After graduating from Al Kheran Secondary School, Hanadi joined the Al Qasimi Foundation. In her current position, she guides projects for the Teacher Professional Development Program and visits schools to promote the work of the Foundation. In addition, Hanadi is responsible for coordinating the Foundation's work at the Ras Al Khaimah Correctional Facility. 

  • Student Programs Assistant

    Rafe'aa Al Dhoory

    Formerly an Administrative Intern with the Al Qasimi Foundation, Rafe’aa Saeed Al Dhoory is now its Student Programs Assistant. Although Rafe’aa is Omani, she has lived in Ras Al Khaimah most of her life. Rafe'aa graduated from Khawla bint Al Azwar secondary school in Oman, and, before coming to the Al Qasimi Foundation, she completed secretarial and computer courses. Rafe'aa is part of the Capacity Development team and seeks to develop her skills in order to improve her professional competence.

  • Instructor

    Tina Kennedy

    Tina worked in business management for 28 years. Being CELTA certified, Tina started to teach English upon moving to the United Arab Emirates several years ago. She first taught English to kindergarten children at Ras Al Khaimah Academy, which was an exciting challenge for her. Tina also worked at the American University in Ras Al Khaimah teaching English and business English to Emiratis. She taught IELTS preparation in schools and the local community.

    Currently, Tina is a core instructor in the College Preparation Program. Her courses support students’ academic and personal development to successfully undertake university studies overseas or in the United Arab Emirates upon completion of secondary school.

  • Technical Education Instructor

    John Kennedy

    With 28 years of management experience in an international business, John leveraged his skills to begin his own business in the United Arab Emirates two years ago. As his company grows, John remains dedicated to serving the community in Ras Al Khaimah. He, therefore, joined the Foundation as an instructor with the youth program Hands on Learning. Through this initiative, John draws on his experience in the automobile, construction, electronics, and information technology industries to equip secondary school students with vocational and soft skills. John challenges his students to work effectively in group settings while gaining abilities that will contribute to their academic and professional success.