Dr. Hibah Shata is an EFQM certified assessor and an active member in Dubai Quality Group, Dubai Business Women Council, and Jordan Business Council. She has contributes to the development of special need services and advocates for their inclusion in mainstream schools and society.
Dr. Shata leads many initiatives including the Annual Walk for Autism, Listen to the Autism Beat, Annual Autism around the World Conference and GCC Inclusion Conference.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Dental surgery with Honours from King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1992.
She worked for the Ministry of Health and Armed forces Hospital before going to England and achieved a Master of Science from the University of London, UK 1995.
In 1996, Dr. Shata got the FDSFRCSI Fellowship in General Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
She also worked as an Associate Consultant at King Fahd National Guard hospital. In 2000, she moved to Dubai, UAE and established a prestigious private Dental Clinic in Dubai.
Dr. Shata is a member of the Emirate Medical Association and Chairperson of the Scientific committee for the Dental Society from 2004 until 2008
In 2007, she bagged a Diploma in Business Management with the University of Dubai the program was ‘Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development and recieved the Award Certificate for the best business plan.
In the same year her daughter was diagnosed with Autism and she discovered how little services the children receive in the Gulf Region.
In 2008 Dr. Shata founded the Child Early Intervention Medical Center
The children were prepared for the schools but schools refused to include and integrate them so in 2010 she Co-Founded the Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, a preparatory Center with a unique Model that give every child and Individual Education Plan and teach academics and manage the behaviors in the same time. Both Centers are dedicated to children with Developmental delays offering diagnosis and therapeutic treatments.
Dr. Shata is a proud winner of the Emirate Women Award 2011, Leadership Category Princess Haya Award for the best special need center and for the best website in 2010, SME Health and Wellness Award 2015, and The 50 Women Leadership Award in the HealthCare 2016.