Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr selected as next Executive Director
Jessy has been with IARP in her role as Deputy Director for the past two and a half years and is honored to have been selected as the next Executive Director. Jessy holds a BA from the University of Minnesota in Global Studies with a focus on the Middle East. In her new role, Jessy will continue to manage all programs as she takes on the full-time role of E.D. Before joining IARP in 2015, Jessy taught English and life-skills in the mountains of Lebanon where she spent the first fifteen years of her life. Jessy first became involved in IARP as a volunteer in 2012. Jessy and her husband Samer are the proud parents of a newborn son. They enjoy traveling and cooking ‘halabi’ food from Samer’s hometown of Aleppo.
Welcome Erin Hart as Director of Development and Communications
Erin joined IARP as a board member in September 2015 and most recently served as Interim Deputy Director. Erin worked in public affairs and consular positions with the State Department in Afghanistan, Oman, Iraq, and Washington, DC, before relocating to Minneapolis. She has an MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA from Grinnell College. As Development and Communications Director, Erin looks forward to contributing more to IARP’s programs and long-term growth. She plays flute in a local music group and enjoys spending time with her two-year-old daughter Penelope and husband Ben.