FOTONNA Steering Committee

Friends of Tent of Nations North America (FOTONNA) was founded as an all-volunteer charitable corporation in November 2007. A Steering Committee was formed for the purpose of supporting the work of FOTONNA and Tent of Nations (TON); all members have traveled to Palestine/Israel. In order to contact the members of the Steering Committee, please use this email address: As of January 20, 2014, the current committee members are:

Bill Plitt is an educator who continues to share stories of hope that he has heard from both Palestinians and Israelis on multiple trips to the Middle East since 2006.

Daoud is a Christian Palestinian who, along with his extended family, works a farm known as Daher’s Vineyard. He is the Director of Tent of Nations.

Bill Mims was an airline pilot and part-time substance-abuse counselor, now fully retired.  He is a Quaker and has visited TON often between 2006 and 2011.

  • Nadia Itraish – Director of Outreach and Advisory Council Liaison   |   Read Nadia’s Bio

Nadia is an American-Palestinian who has a great personal interest in the events unfolding in the Middle East as she currently has family still living in Palestine.

Kay worked as a part-time administrative assistant with a non-profit that served children living in housing crisis and is the financial manager of another small non-profit serving Northern Virginia.

Mike is involved with agricultural biotechnology issues, a natural extension of his work on the family dairy and grain farm in Ohio, which he still oversees.

Beth is a retired educator who spent several years coordinating tours through her work as Director of the Office of Global Education at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Andie’s involvement with Tent of Nations started in college with the almond harvest in the summer of 2016.

Mark is a Jewish-American with deep family roots in Palestine; he has both lived and worked there. Mark’s writing can be found at: