Our team is made up of dedicated people from the Middle East and US who share a common goal of helping to put the last, first.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Gunnar Klarr (emeritus)

Dr. Mowafak Al Yafi

Dr. David Zehnder

Dr. Imad Libbus

Dr. Curt Rhodes

Dr. Thomas Resler (emeritus)

Dr. David Scales

Mr. Thane Seager (emeritus)

Dr. Sheila Leatherman

Mr. John Gappa

Dr. Heather Cordell

Mr. Hisham Kassim

Ms. Janet Cowell

Dr. Teeb Al-Samarrai

Mr. Paul Martin (emeritus)

Advisory council

Ms. Sarah Maduri

Mr. David Conner

Mr. Don McCarty

Dr. Tim McKeown

Mr. Steve Schewe

Ms. Samia Tarraf

Our Staff

Dr. Curt Rhodes
Founder & International Director

Dr. Curt Rhodes

Dr. Curt Rhodes
Founder & International Director

Dr. Curt Rhodes

Curt Rhodes has spent over 30 years working with, and on behalf of, marginalized communities and young people across the Middle East.

As the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award, Dr. Rhodes was recognized by Tufts University for his demonstrated compassion and tenacity in creating a highly effective and determined organization dedicated to the survival and nurturing of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised.

In recognition of his work through Questscope with marginalized youth in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in the region, Dr. Rhodes was awarded 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Rhodes began his career in the Middle East in the early Eighties, as Assistant Dean in the School of Public Health at the American University of Beirut. During the 1982 invasion of (west) Beirut, he volunteered in a community-based clinic alongside students and friends, doing around-the-clock triage for wounded and ill civilians. That was when the seed idea for Questscope began to take shape. Living and working with people in great suffering compelled him to find a way that he and others in the Middle East could assist the most vulnerable: participating with the voiceless ones in invisible communities.

In 1988, Questscope was founded with the goal of putting the last, first. From the beginning, Questscope worked closely with local communities, identifying their aspirations and together addressing their greatest needs. 

Muthanna Khriesat
Chief Operating Officer

Muthanna Khriesat

Muthanna Khriesat
Chief Operating Officer

Muthanna Khriesat

Muthanna Khriesat serves as the Regional and Jordan Country Director of Questscope.

In 1999, Muthanna joined Questscope as a volunteer and was exposed to a community of youth detached from society and in need of positive social change. Since then, he has dedicated his work to helping create social, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities for marginalized youth.

He has held various positions for Questscope related to knowledge management and administrative leadership, including program director for mentoring disadvantaged youth, and more recently, Chief of Party for a USAID-funded alternative education program for out-of-school youth.

His extensive experience and dedication to furthering positive change in the MENA region led to his appointment as Jordan country director in 2010, and Regional and Jordan Country Director in 2015.

Muthanna has responsibility for program design and institutional relationships with governmental agencies, including the Ministries of Education and Social Development and the Department of Public Security.

He also oversees relations with UN agencies for initiatives with Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordan youth, including UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, and UNODC.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan. His interests are centered on adapting technology to advance social aims.

A Jordanian national, Muthanna resides in Amman with his wife and two sons.

Roy Moussalli
Executive Director of SSSD & Regional Program Consultant

Roy Moussalli

Roy Moussalli
Executive Director of SSSD & Regional Program Consultant

Roy Moussalli

Roy Ramez Moussalli is the founder and executive director of the Syrian Society for Social Development, a Syria-based, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2009 to focus on disadvantaged youth and communities displaced by conflict.

He also provides leadership for the development of Questscope programs in Syria and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region with various governmental and non-governmental agencies over the past 15 years.

He is a member of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (BS 1977, Mechanical Engineering).

Ma'en Rayyan
Senior Project Manager

Maen Rayyan

Ma'en Rayyan
Senior Project Manager

Maen Rayyan

Ma’en is a Senior Project Manager and he most enjoys building relationships in the communities where Questscope works.

The most important people in his life are his wife and three kids. In his free time he enjoys reading, music, and writing poetry.

AhmadSabbah
Finance Officer

Ahmad Sabah

AhmadSabbah
Finance Officer

Ahmad Sabah

I love the family work environment here at QS, but my biggest challenge is to accomplish my missions and be particular within the little time given.

I take so much pride with my work, for I feel Im giving a fraction to help youth for a second chance in life, and all that couldn’t be achieved unless we are one hand in one team.

Ahmad Abu Nimreh
Project Manager

Ahmad Abu-Nimreh

Ahmad Abu Nimreh
Project Manager

Ahmad Abu-Nimreh

My biggest challenge at working here is that people have a bad impression about the work in social development organizations, so I feel we need to double our efforts to change this perspective!

Still Im happy working here with my colleagues and performing our duties in an enjoyable way working as a solid team.

Im proud of QS credibility and their ultimate faith in serving all aspects in the community regardless of their nationalities or believes Most important thing I learned working here was to be patient and to feel with others.

Im a practical person and I love working with people, volunteering, helping and advising those who are in need, I love watching movies as well. Best thing I read was “Macbeth” by Shakespeare.

AhmadAlRashidi
Finance Officer

Ahmad Arrasheed

AhmadAlRashidi
Finance Officer

Ahmad Arrasheed

The best thing I like is working in a comfortable place with a great team, its challenging to meet all the deadlines but Im really proud working in a place that serves youth in need of a second chance.

I learned here that is important to help others no matter what.

AhmadShareef
Education Programs Coordinator

Ahmad Al-Sharif

AhmadShareef
Education Programs Coordinator

Ahmad Al-Sharif

Im really proud about my contribution in converting suffering to hope for youth, especially when our centers are these youth’s only space they can express themselves.

Im truly happy to be helping youth with their education.

I love poetry and good music specially strings, Im training to play Oud now, and I wish I can continue with my higher studies.

Ahmad Al Baik
Operation Officer

Ahmad Albeik

Ahmad Al Baik
Operation Officer

Ahmad Albeik

The biggest challenge in my work is the pressure of the workload, but it’s so rewarding to see the fruit of all this hard work after being tolerant and patient.

I’m proud of being a part of an organization with a true vision and a great mission.

The best book I read is the Holy Quran.

AhmadAbuAssi
Education Programs Coordinator

Ahmad Assi

AhmadAbuAssi
Education Programs Coordinator

Ahmad Assi

My biggest challenge at work is spreading the concept of our work to the biggest number of youth so we can reach out for them The best thing in my work is learning a new thing each and every day, and getting to know all about the different places in Jordan Most thing.

Im proud of is working with a coherent team to achieve our goals as one family Most important thing.

I learned is always helping others nd learning new things all the time Best book I read was 40 Rules of love.

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Office Boy

Ahmed Mohamed

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Office Boy

Ahmed Mohamed

AlaaAlQadi
Networks Administrator

Alaa-Eddin Al-Kadi

AlaaAlQadi
Networks Administrator

Alaa-Eddin Al-Kadi

The biggest challenge here in my work is so little time to be able to keep the work going smoothly, but the fun part is that.

I feel Im a part of a one big family full of love, whom I learned patience and persistence from. I love handy work as well and the best book I read is The Holy Quran.

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