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Thinkinc Foundation’s seven board members share the responsibility of ensuring the Foundation does what it was set up to do: provide financial support for families afflicted with autism and other developmental delays who seek to improve their child’s life outcome with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), but do not have the financial means for this intensive and costly therapy.

The board’s principle responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the Foundation’s direction reflects its strategy and mission,
  2. Oversee compliance with the rules of the UK Charity Commission, and
  3. Review applications for financing.

Some board members also have executive roles, ensuring the smooth running of the Foundation. Administrative responsibilities are provided by Think.

The Board of Trustees

Ingy Alireza
Ingy AlirezaTrustee and Founder
Ingy has a dual Masters in Intellectual Disability/Autism and Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), since 2006, and a New York State certified early childhood special educator.

Ingy has worked as a consultant to families, mainstream and special education schools, and autism organizations in the Middle East since 2006. She also worked at the McCarton School, St. Lukes Hospital – Preschool for multi-handicapped children, and YAI in NYC.

Ingy is the founder of Think Behavior and Development Center for Children. She founded Think to bring the highest quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to Bahrain. Ingy was inspired to create the Foundation to make ABA available to the families in Bahrain whose financial situations would otherwise prevent them from accessing it.

Abdulla Fakhro
Abdulla FakhroTrustee and Treasurer
Abdulla is a director of the Abdulla Yousif Fakhro Group and Managing Director of the Adel Fakhro Group, located in Bahrain. Abdulla has an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and an MBA, with a focus on finance, from Babson College in the US.

In addition to lending his business management and finance expertise to the Foundation, he also sits not the Board of Directors of: Dreams Society and the Mona Almoayyed Foundation, and is a member of the Migrant Workers Protection Society, the Smile Foundation, the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society, and the Almuntada Society.

As Treasurer, Abdulla shares the responsibility of overseeing the Foundation’s fundraising, and financial management with Hilarie.

Hilarie Deverell
Hilarie DeverellTrustee, Treasurer and Board Secretary
Hilarie is a business consultant who focuses on small, women-owned businesses. She has a finance and economics background starting with an economics undergraduate degree, 3 years at Barclays Bank and Barclays Capital and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Hilarie started working as a consultant in 2008 and prior to that was a volunteer for and sat on the board of directors Message Paris, a large parent-support network in Paris, France. Hilarie has worked closely with Ingy, the Foundation’s founder, on the establishment of the Foundation.

As Treasurer Hilarie shares the responsibility of overseeing corporate governance and financial management for the Foundation with Abdulla.

Carla Saliba
Carla SalibaTrustee and Marketing Committee
Carla Saliba, founder and CEO of infographic.ly in Dubai, brings over 13 years of experience in design related disciplines to the Foundation.

She began her career as an architect in 2001 working between Canada and Bahrain. In 2010, she moved to Italy to pursue a master’s degree in business design specializing in ‘design thinking’.

In 2014, she founded infographic.ly to bring to the Middle East one of the first creative agencies dedicated to delivering information design projects (infographics & data visualization) that engage as much as inform, and spread knowledge through the strategic value of design.

Wiebke Buelow
Wiebke BuelowTrustee and Marketing Committee
Wiebke is a sales and marketing executive with more than 10 years experience. She is currently Director of Sales and Marketing and partner at Gemme Couture, a Dubai based fine jewellery brand. Prior to this, Wiebke worked for 5 years at Thomson Reuters in Bahrain where she was Head of Project Management and Global Islamic Finance Division. Before she moved to Bahrain, Wiebke worked for various international companies in the hospitality, IT and finance industries in Germany.

Wiebke has a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Cooperative Education in Germany.

Reem Waines
Reem WainesTrustee, UK Relationship Contact, and Finance Committee
Reem Waines’ eldest son was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome when he was 2 years old, so she has direct, personal experience with the challenges developmental delays in a child bring to the family as well as to the child.

Reem is based in London and sits on the board of the Fragile X Society in the UK. She also serves on the Society’s Fundraising Sub-Committee and the Communications & Marketing Sub-Committee.

Reem is an active fundraiser for the cause and in 2008, along with her husband and 12 friends, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Fragile X. This very successful effort led to the creation of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X and Related Disabilities in late 2010.

Fatima Alhasan
Fatima AlhasanTrustee and Legal Adviser
Fatima is a masters of law graduate from Georgetown University Law Center, currently working as a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie specialising in banking and finance. Her previous jobs include international law firms, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund and the World Bank (where she was given a diversity recognition for being the first female GCC lawyer to work at the institution).

Fatima is a member of the Bahrain Bar Society and has a member status at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. She is also an active member of Tomouh in Bahrain.

In addition to ThinkInc Foundation, Fatima is currently a member of the board of directors of Al Raja School, a non-profit school set up by the Church in Bahrain back in 1899.

Fatima is a strong believer in empowering women to empower communities and stir positive change; as a result she recently worked with a group of friends on a youth initiative focusing on women empowerment in the GCC through the medium of film entitled #WeCanDoIt (www.weoritu.org).

Fatima continues to be active with community, social and charity work in Bahrain and elsewhere. Her main interest and passion lies in education.