Ola Ziaro was born and raised in Gaza, Palestine.  She attended medical  school in Egypt, earning her M.D. degree in pediatrics and neonatal specialization.  Ola worked for years in Gaza hospitals, and also  teamed up with both Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World, to provide medical care during years of conflict.  She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, arriving in the United States two months prior to the catastrophic violence that began on October 7th 2023. 

Alice Rothchild was born and raised in Massachusetts, graduating Bryn Mawr College and earning her M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine.  She directed the Women’s Community Health Center in Cambridge  Massachusetts.  She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School.   As a dedicated Jew, Alice studied the Israel-Palestine conflict and has written books and articles about that.   She worked with the Gaza Mental Health Foundation in the U.S. to help build a state-of-the-art facility for the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme in Gaza City.