Maad is the Founder and Executive Director of Daily Hugz. He is a long-term entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, California. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University, where he obtained a degree in mathematics. He has a Master’s in computer science from the University of Virginia and law degree from Santa Clara University. More details about Maad can be seen in the History page of this site.
Lisa is the Director of Strategy and has been volunteering with Daily Hugz since visiting the sanctuary in 2017. An immigration lawyer, she has a degree in international politics and a certificate of Arab studies from Georgetown University, as well as a law degree from Temple University.
Osama is the Facilities and Operations Manager for the Daily Hugz sanctuary. A native of Asira, Osama was critical in finding the land and getting Daily Hugz built. He is also a neighboring landowner in the village.
Abu Ayman Hamadneh
Abu Ayman is the Garden and Animal Keeper for Daily Hugz. He spends most of his days at the sanctuary, taking care of the animals, feeding them and maintaining the grounds and facilities.