Meet the Experts
Prof. Abdel-Maguid Ramzy
Dr.. Abdel-Majid Ramzy, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University, has more than 25 years experience as a consultant in children and IVF. He is the president and founder of BabyCell Egypt (umbilical cord stem cell bank). .
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Dr. Ahmed Darwish
Dr. Alyaa Montasser is a Clinical Psychologist practicing family therapy in Cairo for the past 17 years. Currently, at Flo Chi Wellness, an integrative medicine clinic in Maadi, helping families in need of counseling and therapy. When not doing therapy, she pursues her passion which is Malak’s Honey, a not for profit project which produces and sells Egyptian honey for health. Proceeds go directly to helping people in medical need who would, otherwise, go untreated. Currently, Malak’s Honey has developed a call for action to stand up to breast cancer by enabling breast and female cancer surgeries in Egypt with the sale of Bee Bracelets for Breast Cancer.
Ayah is a Community Psychologist specialized in needs assessment and capacity building through strength-based approaches. She has 20 years of diversified experience in coaching, learning, and development. She educates parents and youth on effective communication, and social and emotional skills to prevent relationship problems and promote their well being.
Ayah earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a member in the British Psychological Society (BPS), Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), and an Associate member in CIPD; an Authorized Certified Instructor for Parent and Youth Effectiveness Trainings, and the Licensed Representative for Gordon Training International (USA) in Egypt as the CEO of Life Coach ERS; and a Certified Executive Coach from The University of Cambridge (UK). She is a Co-Founding Board Member in Mother Child Friendly Care Association, and an Advisory Board member of Family Experts Hub.
Dr. Cherif Aly Abdelal
Dr. Cherif Aly Abdelal has over 20 years of professional experience in the pediatric medical field with an M.S. in General Pediatrics from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He is assistant manager of Cairo University Children’s Hospital (Abou El Reesh, Kasr El Eini), member of the board of the Egyptian Pediatric Society and member and founder of the Egyptian Society for Mother and Fetal Health.
Dr. Dalia Mostafa Osman
Dr. Dalia Mostafa Osman has been working in the field of speech and language for over eighteen years. She is a Professor of Phoniatrics at Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She holds a Bachelor degree of Medicine & Surgery, and Master and Medical Doctorate degrees of Phoniatrics. She has been awarded the Certificate of Clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (USA). She is a member of ASHA (USA), Hanen Program (Canada) and Arab Network of Autism. She is the founder of the Speech and Language Clinic (SLC) . Her work encompasses clinical services, staff professional development, parent training, and outreach consultations.
Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.
Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi
Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi is the Founder & CEO of Aware Clinic, the first and only Functional Medicine doctor in Egypt to graduate from The Institute of Functional Medicine, IFM, USA. She is specialized in Cancer Prevention, Awareness and Genetic Counselling. She also works in chronic and autoimmune diseases to find out the root cause of the disease and reversing it naturally. She is a Clinical Oncology Specialist from Kasr El Aini-Cairo University and a Certified International Health Coach from IIN, USA.
Engy El Guindy
Engy El Guindy is a sociologist who’s highly passionate about child rights advocacy. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the American University in Cairo. In 2016, Engy received her holistic counseling certificate and she currently teaches Mindfulness Meditation in her free time, always hoping to make the world a better place through the power of mindfulness.
Haleh Banani is a cognitive behavioral therapist with a Master degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston. She has over 15 years experience in diagnosing mental and emotional disorders and administrating programs of treatment. She was the first female to host a program for Al-Fajr TV called “With Haleh” which combines the principles of psychology and Islam to help people reach their full potential and overcome their challenges. Haleh is an internationally published writer and mother of three.
Hanaa Abou El Kassem
Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant – Alexandria Regional Center for Women’s Health and Development
Dr. Hanan Gewefel
Breast Imaging Consultant
Mrs. Sabry has earned her Bachelor’s degree of Economics from the American University in Cairo and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of San Francisco where she lived and raised her first child in California. She taught in public and private schools and had been an active member in the Bay Area Muslim Community, coordinating children activities and social events. Since her return to Egypt in 2008, she had co-founded Akhlakona, the first Egyptian character building curriculum for K-8 schools. She conducted several parenting workshops and teacher trainings in private and public Egyptian schools. Mrs. Sabry earned several certificates in the field of coaching and healing. Recently, she developed her parenting program and partnered with Intellect Coaching School to certify parenting coaches; the first parenting ICF accredited program in Egypt.
Heba AnwarHeba Anwar, a mother of three, is a holistic health coach who studied nutrition and coaching at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is the founder of Smart Food by Heba Anwar. She aims to raise awareness on the impact of food on health and the general wellbeing of all humans through creating a culture of finding alternatives. Her wish is to empower every mother with the tools and knowledge needed to offer better food choices for her children. Heba offers awareness courses and transformational coaching programs for women to help them reach their best selves, understand their bodies and identify what foods work best for them.
Hoda Rashad is an author and educator who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and her MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo. Rashad wrote “Rising from Tahrir” in 2012, a Creative Non-Fiction collection of ten individuals’ stories from the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Rashad pursued a career in teaching for more than 12 years and worked as an educational consultant for over 7 years before moving to the US in 2005, where she continued to work as an educational consultant in private schools and corporate projects, until founding and running her own preschool project and teacher-based homeschooling program in the Bay Area. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out her blog!
Dr. Humairah Shah is a dentist by profession and works in Torrance, California (USA). She has been working exclusively with children for the past 11 years.
Iman is a certified Mother Support Group Leader, Breastfeeding Counselor, NLP practitioner and a licensed representative for Gordon Training International with over 15 years of experience. She is a graduate of The American University in Cairo and is currently doing her MSc in Business Psychology at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh (UK). She’s a member in the “International Lactation Consultant Association” and a board member in Mother and Child Friendly Care Association – MCFC, where she is responsible for the community component of breastfeeding promotion through Mother Support Group training & counseling as well as the production of education, audio visual & teaching material. As a philanthropist, she aims to spread awareness, educate and develop the community in a sustainable manner.
Lastly, Iman is also the co-founding vice president for Life CoachERS, as an organizational psychologist and a Leadership Coach. She strives to help professionals achieve a Work-Life balance while becoming the BEST version of themselves in their pursuit. Moreover, she believes that healthy nurturing and effective relationships are the basis for healthy and successful communities.
Jailan Heidar is an Egyptian parent educator currently living in The Netherlands. She has a MSc. in Child and Family Studies from Leiden University. She specializes in providing parenting support to parents of children from 0-5 years through her website EarlyYearsParenting.
Dr. Josette Abdalla is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her PhD from Ain Shams University and was Professor of Psychology at The American University in Cairo. She is currently working in private practice as a Consulting Clinical Psychologist.
Dr. Khalil Abdel Khalek
Dr. Khalil is founder and medical director of Tabibi 24/7. He has received his masters and PhD degrees from Cairo University where he became an associate professor of pediatrics. He is a member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and a clinical fellow of university hospital at Tuebingin, Germany. He has been in private practice for eleven years, specializing in Neonatology and Cranial Ultrasonography.
Life Coachers is a licensed representative for Gordon Training International with a mission to contribute towards developing a more peaceful and productive community through training parents, teens, teachers, employees, and managers effective communication skills that are applicable at home, at schools, and at work.
Chairperson the Egyptian Advance Society for Persons with Autism & Other Disabilities (ADVANCE). Managing Partner, Learning Resource Center (LRC). Board-member the National Council for Disability Affairs, (NCDA). Member Women with Disability Committee National Council for Women (NCW). Founding-Member of the Egyptian Foundation for Inclusive Education (IEF). President Inclusion International Middle East & North Africa (II-MENA). Secretary Arab Network for Autism (ANA). Ashoka Fellow 2007
Mai ElwyMai Elwy, MA Counseling Psychologist and Parenting educator. Mai is the founder of Raising Happy for Parenting and Counseling Services. She received her parenting training and license in the UK and has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the American University in Cairo. During her practice, Mai has worked with hundreds of parents, teachers, and social workers. She has also worked as a parenting expert for many organizations including UNICEF Egypt, and Care International, as well as many schools and nurseries.
Manal Rostom is a certified Positive Discipline Trainer and a certified Montessori teacher for ages 2.5 – 6 years. She has over 5 years experience advising parents with their parenting issues. She works mostly with an Arabic-speaking audience both face-to-face
Maryam has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo. Maryam works with individuals, couples and families who are having relationship struggles; provides parental guidance and couples therapy to parents of children with behavioral problems as well as group therapy. Her experience is in helping stressed or anxious individuals and couples gain a better understanding of themselves, and learn skills that will further enhance their personal and professional development. Maryam has developed workshops on various mental and emotional health and also co-led a group for social anxiety. Maryam practices in her private office in Zamalek, and also at Nūn Center and can be reached through Reflections by Maryam Maafa.
Mohamed Wadeed is a marriage and family counselor with an M.A. in mental health counseling from Rhode Island College, USA and an M.A. in philosophy from Cairo University, Egypt. He provides a variety of counseling services.
Dr. Mona Youssri
Dr. Mona Youssri is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, family counselor and certified trainer accredited by Oxford Press. She has a Masters of Arts in International counseling from the American University in Cairo, is an affiliated International member of the American Psychological Association and a life time member of the International Honor Society in Psychology (PSI CHI). She is founder and owner of The Creative Learning Center, an early literacy based preschool with a unique child psychology based curriculum.
Foundation Montessori Way
Montessori way foundation is a subsidiary of Wellbeing Child & Parent foundation, an educational center with certified teachers & Positive Discipline facilitators that provides a customized learning environment, based on the Montessori education and principles. Classes are designed to help children (3-7 years) to be independent and lifelong learners who are academically grounded, socially confident and emotionally balanced.
Nagwa Khedr graduated with an art major and psychology minor in 2009 from the American University in Cairo. She found her passion for working with kids while on a community service trip to work with underprivileged children in Ethiopia. Then in 2010 she joined the Learning Resource Center as an early intervention specialist, working mainly with children aged 1 to 8 years old. For the past 3 years, Nagwa has been using the DIR Floor-time approach to work with children with ASD and any developmental problems. In 2017, Nagwa finished her Expert Training Leader certification from the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning and became the first DIR Floor-time provider in Egypt. In addition she is an ICDL faculty and a certified parent coach.
From an Engineer at Matrix Engineering Company, to a Marketer at Vodafone Egypt to a mom of 2 girls, Naila is now Egypt’s U.S certified newborn care expert. Witnessing how tough the motherhood experience is, especially to a new mom during the baby’s first year, she could not let other new moms go through the same hassle of being lost in the endless baby needs and first times without the proper guidance to the right knowledge, expectations and practice ahead. Naila is the founder NewBornians offering newborn care courses and workshops for first-time moms-to-be and new moms in Egypt.
Noha is a certified Health Coach by Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and a passionate mother of two. Through her blog, she hopes to empower families and parents to lead a healthy, happy and well balanced life inside out.
Omar Abdel Aziz
Omar‘s interest in the mind body connection began when working as a head and neck surgeon and seeing multiple patients who were suffering with chronic pain. This opened the door to a world of the power of the mind and subconscious and its effect on our health and daily lives. This led him to become a Master NLP & Hypnosis practitioner and trainer, transforming people’s lives by equipping them with the tools they needed for positive change. Currently, Omar coaches people in bringing their dreams into reality, while empowering them overcome their limiting beliefs, negative emotions, chronic pains, fears and habits. Her delivers talks, training and workshops around the world and is a firm believer in everyone’s right to live the life that they choose seeing as they have the ability within them to do so.
Since its founding in 2009, Psychealth , a mental health center for services and training with headquarters in Cairo, Egypt strives to provide the highest quality of services ranging from individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, couples therapy, family therapy, training seminars and workshops, counseling to schools, in addition to business / training and professional counseling with its diverse experiences and a wide range of knowledge in science. The modern psyche and its applications, Psychealth is dedicated to using personal, interpersonal, and systemic styles with a broad sensitivity to individual and cultural differences.
Rania is a storyteller and an action-oriented coach, facilitator and trainer, specialized in a diverse range of topics related to transformational leadership development. She is also a speaker on topics related to leadership, self-confidence, resilience, leading change, happiness, fulfillment, women development, and finding your calling in life. Rania is the founder of THINK, a leadership development center. THINK offers programs and individual coaching sessions to develop leadership capabilities for leaders in organizations and individual women.
Rania Badreldin is a Happiness Consultant, seasoned social entrepreneur and motivational speaker who is passionate about helping people live happier lives. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Family Hub, the social enterprise behind Mother & Child and The Family Experts network, a technical consultancy arm. Rania is an NLP and Hypnosis Master practitioner, Time Line Therapy practitioner, Certified Parent Educator, and proud mother of three.
Rasha El Boghdady
Rasha is a Psychology professor at the American University in Cairo. She holds a degree of Masters of Art in Counseling Psychology, International Counseling and Community Psychology (ICCP) program at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Rasha provides psychotherapy at Your Path clinic, where she integrates the Humanistic Existential approach with the Cognitive-Behavioral approach in therapy. This integration helps clients become more aware of their life’s targets, and their own behaviors and attitudes that help or hinder the process of reaching those targets. It also helps them identify their own emotions and thoughts, which is the first step towards feeling better. Rasha works with teenagers and adults in individual, couple or family settings according to the client’s situation and needs in order to provide the appropriate therapy service that would initiate the required change. She also provides consultancy to parents who need parental guidance.
Riham Samir is a professional consultant in learning and personal skills development. Riham is a certified specialist in Dyslexia from Blackford Center – London and a member in British Dyslexia Association. She is a Certified Classroom Positive Discipline Educator from The International Association of Positive Discipline in USA, a Certified TEFL English facilitator and Certified NLP practitioner from The American Board of NLP. Riham applies the most advanced learning and tutoring techniques serving several types of clients from different ages and educational systems.
Ruba Homaidi is a certified holistic counselor and life coach based in Switzerland. She helps people realize their goals without the need to constantly push themselves, through understanding and putting in place, living, mental and spiritual habits that support and energize them.
Dr. Sahar Daoud
Sahar Daoud earned a doctorate degree in Liaison Paediatric Psychiatry for children with special needs from Ain Shams University in December 2013; her thesis was about sexual behaviour in autistic children. She earned a M.Sc. in applied psychology of mental health disorders from Liverpool University, England in March 2016; her thesis was about sexual behaviour in children age 6-9 years. She earned a M.Sc. Paediatrics from Ain Shams University in 2006. Sahar joined the Learning Resource Center in May 2007 and is currently the head of the Early Intervention Program. She conducts neuro-developmental assessments for children with behavior and/or developmental disorders. Sahar is also certified from Hanen Center in England as a “You Make The Difference” program leader and is certified to do Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule -2 assessment from WPS, USA. She is also a certified positive discipline parent educator and positive discipline classroom educator.
Sara has a diploma in sexual abuse for children from Denmark University, is a member in the youth committee in the National Council for Women, and is Founder and President of Safe Foundation.
Sherine Ezzeldin is an experienced Home Management coach who regularly offers workshops and courses dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle among Egyptian families.
Tabibi 24/7 is the leading pediatric service in Cairo, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and providing comprehensive pediatric care including sick visits, well-checks and vaccinations. Tabibi 24/7 also offers general and family medicine for adults and pediatric surgery.
Vandana Chawla is a nutrition educator and consultant with over 20 years of work experience in the field of nutrition. She is a certified LEAN coach (USA) & registered nutrionist (UK).
Dr. Wendy Manchester Ibrahim
Dr. Wendy Manchester Ibrahim has a PhD in natural health and nutrition and is a qualified mental health professional. She specializes in assisting individuals, especially women, in creating balanced and healthy lives.
YallaYoga is an innovative social enterprise serving as both a yoga educational institute, and a healthy lifestyle community center. Their theme is the seven chakras and their space has been designed in a way that awakens each of your chakras through a multitude of colours, sounds and smells. Their mission is to represent the essence of yoga throughout the Middle East and to create a community of humans who strive to make a better version of themselves in their everyday life.
Yasmine is a Nutrition and Health Coach whose rich professional expertise is complemented by a caring, fun and integrative approach to nutrition and wellbeing. Through Healthytude, her nutrition and health coaching business, Yasmine offers a unique transformative experience. Her talent is making her clients’ nutrition needs reachable while helping them identify the life areas they need the most support with– physical, mental and emotional. As a result, her clients reach the healthiest, happiest, and most productive version of themselves. Follow Yasmine’s journey on Instagram and Facebook.