Board of Directors
President and Founder
Alice”s love for serving the people and land of Israel began when she was on a church mission trip to Israel – a trip she would never forget. That was when the Lord first impressed her with the need for a continuous humanitarian ministry in the His land. In 2007, Alice and a friend began the fulfillment of this calling. They headed for Israel with one bag of small stuffed animals and hand puppets, which they distributed in the only hospital that opened their doors to them. This was its beginning of Maasay Yahdav’s Humanitarian Journey.
Alice graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Previously, she worked as Medical Technologist and specialized in hematology and special testing at Baptist Hospital in Miami Florida. She also worked in Telecommunications Networking at Eastern Airlines.
Alice also served as the Nursing Supervisor at HRS, Dade County Health Department in the Refugee Health division, a program that was granted by ORR, Officer of Refugee Resettlement in Washington DC. While at HRS, Alice served as a Spanish-to-English translator for her pastor who held weekly services for refugees from Guantanamo at the Chrome Detention Center.
Later, she moved to Georgia and worked as Georgia’s State Refugee Health Coordinator under the Preventive Health Program at DHR (ORR in Washington, DC). She worked closely with other states, the CDC, and Volag, sponsors of the incoming refugees in Georgia. She also completed three mission trips to Cuba and has studied with the Olive Tree Foundation, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. In all of these activities, God was preparing her for Israel. Alice retired early to continue her humanitarian work within Maasay Yadav, The Works of His Hands. (Psalm 111:7)
Chairman and Founder
Doris Ann Mintz brings to Massay Yahdav a deep desire to serve in building bridges between the Christian and Jewish Communities. She has a deep love for Israel and her people. Doris has a clear understanding of the significance of our Jewish Roots. Doris serves Massay Yahdav as one of its’ founding members, Vice President, and has been on the Board of Directors from inception. Her experience with the corporate world brings management knowledge, financial understanding, development and team building skills to the organization. Doris was educated at Georgia State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Counseling. She works tirelessly to comfort God’s people. Working with her community to meet the needs of those living in Israel has brought the community to a new level of understanding the importance of standing firmly with the State of Israel.
David Colonna was born in Illinois and is married to Caroline. They have two sons and one daughter in law. Dave graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was raised Catholic and has served the church as an alter server, usher, Eucharistic Minister, Hospitality Minister, and small group leader. He has also been involved in men’s retreats. Dave has served as treasurer for Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Boy Scouts of America Troop 597 and is currently serving as a volunteer treasurer for Maasay Yahdav. Dave loves the LORD and enjoys serving Him wherever needed.
Caroline Colonna was born in Texas, and graduated from Bauder College with a degree in Interior Design. Early in life, while serving as the lay reader of her church, Caroline developed a love for the word of the Lord. Caroline has also served as a Sunday school teacher, organizer of women’s retreats, Sisterhood leader, drama director and has been a volunteer with Maasay Yahdav for five years. Caroline loves the Lord, loves His word and is enjoying learning about the Jewish roots of her faith.
Elizabeth Dillon-Marable, Ph.D.
Two scriptures have guided Elizabeth’s love for Israel and its people:
Isaiah 49:22 – This is what the Lord God says: “Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations (Gentiles) and raise My banner to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. (NIV)
Psalm 122 – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth was raised and educated in the Christian faith. She earned her BS at West Chester University in English and Linguistics and was a member of Alpha Upsala Alpha Honor Society. In her early years, she taught High School in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Georgia. In 1992 Elizabeth was named Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia. She later became a teaching assistant at the University of Georgia while earning her Masters, and after earning her PhD, she became Research Faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology. Elizabeth’s research focused on Change Theory as it impacts Technology Integration. She worked with institutions across the United States and Canada to present research and develop on-line curriculum and training to enhance the integration of technology in educational settings.After retiring, Elizabeth founded EDM Consulting and worked with organizations to develop online training and evaluation for teacher certification, for technology training, and for organizations serving people with disabilities.
God would later redirect the application of her research to her Christian walk, her Christian service and her Christian perspective of the Bible. In 2008, she took her first trip to Israel with Jewish believers from a local synagogue. The annual trip was designed to explore the heritage of the Jewish people from an historical, political, and religious perspective. As Elizabeth stood in Independence Hall in Tel-Aviv, listening to the recording of Ben-Gurion declaring Israel’s independence and statehood, her Jewish friends spontaneously stood in unison – hands across their hearts – weeping silently. In the power of that moment, Elizabeth felt deeply the love they had for their heritage, for their land, and for their God.
After returning home, Elizabeth focused on using her knowledge of Change Theory and technology and to advance Christians’ understanding of the Jewish roots of their faith. She began studying and teaching on the significance of the Old Testament and the importance of understanding scripture from an Eastern perspective. She sought out and supported both Jewish and Christian organizations supporting Holocaust Survivors, and organizations providing Aliyah, the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the land of Israel. She joined Christians on Capitol Hill to advocate before Congress on behalf of the nation and people of Israel. While on Capitol Hill, she met a board member from an organization called Maasay Yahdav – and thus began the second part of her journey – a humanitarian trip, to serve God’s people in God’s land - through hands-on service and love.
Dale Bosworth, Ph.D.
Dale’s love for Israel began as a result of her former pastor shepherding groups to Israel for three decades. She visited Israel on several of those trips. Dale loves Israeli dance and has created dance costumes for the church team that she led for ten years. Additionally, she was the women’s ministry leader and later the assistant to the missions’ pastor at her church. She is married with three children, and three grandchildren.
Dale is a professional educator in the state of South Carolina. She has been a teacher, technology trainer and distance learning consultant for the local school district. Currently she teaches online for the SC State Virtual School. She holds a BS degree from the University of Southern MIssissippi, a M.Ed.from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D from the University of Georgia. Dale enjoys helping homeschooling her grandchildren, designing and creating costumes for dance groups and church missionary outreaches, working with computer technology and volunteering with Maasay Yahdav’s board.