Lena Alhusseini is the Executive Director of the Arab American Family Support Center in New York, and has previously served with global organizations such as USAID, UNICEF and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She established the Jordan River Foundation’s child protection unit which was the first Middle East organization to address the issue of child abuse. She has also served with the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter in Denver, Colorado. The White House and Obama Administration honored her in 2011 as a champion of change for her work with child protection, domestic violence and sex trafficking. She is the recipient of the 2007 Auburn Seminary Women of Commitment Award; “Brooklyn Women of Distinction” award by the Brooklyn Newspaper Group; Named “Extraordinary Woman 2008” by Kings County District Attorney’s Office; Global Woman leader by Womensphere; Womyn Warrior by Project Reach; Top 20 “Female Power Players” by Brooklyn Exposed. Ms Alhusseini has been recognized by The New York City Council as well as the National Arab American Medical Association. Ms. Alhusseini serves on the Board of Directors of Family Alliance and Family for Every Child; the Human Services Council of New York City; and the National Network of Arab American Communities. She was also appointed to the advisory committee of the The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS). She has a Masters in Public Administration (NYU) and an MSc in Information Technology Engineering (Regis University).