Board of Directors

Sevki UNAL


Sevki received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economic and Administrative Sciences and Master’s Degree in Business Management. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Business Management, Sakarya University, Turkey and Master Student in Theology at Respect Graduate School, PA, USA. He has worked at a variety of national and international organizations as an outreach coordinator, regional coordinator, and operations manager. He had founded the Rhode Island branch of  Peace Islands Institute in 2015 and served as a branch coordinator between 2015 to 2017. In 2017 he founded the Dialogue Foundation and has been serving as the president of the Dialogue Foundation.

yusuf konuk


Yusuf received his medical degree in 2005, worked as a physician in Turkey for 3 years and came to the United States in 2008 to pursue further career options. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in Boston, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in Providence, RI and is actively working as a Board Certified Physician In a hospital in Southern Massachusetts. He has an eager interest in topics of social psychology and diversity. He served as the President of Turkish Cultural Center in Boston for 3 years and the President of the Rhode Island branch of Peace Island Institute for 2 years. Since 2017, he has been serving as the treasurer of Dialogue Foundation.

sumeyra can


Sumeyra has double majors in Business Administration and Theology from Anadolu University in Turkey. She has had extensive experience in educational activities. She has worked professionally and voluntarily as an Educational Counselor, Director of Public Relations and Board Chairman of Educational Foundations. She developed multiple quality improvement projects (e.g. supporting college students in underserved areas, improving communication between parents and child) and organized seminars to improve public awareness on the importance of positive guidance on students’ future success.

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