Dr. Mike Naftali
Board Chairperson
Michael (Mike) Naftali, is a social entrepreneur, social inventor and social activist. For more than 35 years he has taken an active part in advancing, managing and leading a wide range of social endeavors, including the formation of social entrepreneurship platforms, volunteering and civil society infrastructure programs, youth at risk services, formal and non formal educational settings, mental health programs, community based art programs and a variety of international development initiatives.
To date, Dr Naftali serves as the founding chairperson of Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development, Topaz – Leading Social Innovations and Inspiration Arts for Humanity. Formerly Dr. Naftali served as the chairperson of the National Council for Voluntarism in Israel, the national Civil Society umbrella association for Voluntary Effort. He is also co-founder of Natan – The Israeli Coalition for Disaster Relief, and served as vice chairperson of S.I.D. Israel – The Society for International Development.
In the past Dr. Naftali served as the founding director of Enosh- the Israel Mental Health Association and between the years 1984 – 2003 the founding C.E.O. of Elem – Youth in Distress in Israel . During this period Dr. Naftali initiated and advanced numerous endeavors challenging the unique needs of at risk, neglected and delinquent youth.
Dr. Naftali has written a variety of research reports on youth programs and strategies, over two dozen articles and numerous working papers on various issues in the areas of volunteer management and civil society, social entrepreneurship, international development and community and local involvement. He also specializes in issues concerning youth at risk and delinquency, youth empowerment and leadership and cross cultural intervention strategies. For the last three decades he has been teaching these topics in both graduate and post graduate courses – both in Israeli academic institutes including Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan and The Hebrew Universities, as well as in Tel Aviv and Tel Hai Academic Colleges. He has also run international work shops for Mashav (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in African countries, in South East Asia including in the Philippines, Thailand and India and in Mediterranean countries.
Ronen Koehler
Board Member
Ronen is the Head of Staff of Outbrain (www.outbrain.com). He is a highly skilled inter-disciplinary executive and consultant. His background is both in the IT industry and across various Israeli military organizations. Over the past 13 years, Koehler served as an executive at one of Israel’s flagship IT companies, Check Point software technologies, including as Global head of HR. In this role, Koehler led organizational changes on a global basis, mergers and acquisitions and more. Koehler’s experience also comprises over 30 years in the Israeli Navy, including 17 years in active service and 14 years as a reservist.

Amos Ron
Board Member
Malki Hecht
Board Member

Batia Mach Sheperd
Board Member
Batia has been in the high-tech industry for over 30 years. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of the startup, “Fitfully,” which develops a disruptive technology in 3D of human foot for virtual fitting on e-commerce platforms. Batia has been working with startups in the media, new media, mobile and computer vision industries for the last decade.She was the IT Development Manager at BSky-B, London, the News Corp flagship company, where she was in-charge of 120 development staff and responsible for $30M software development budget. For over a decade Batia also worked on Health Clinical Information systems on various national projects.
Jamal Alkarnawi
Board Member
Jamal dedicates his life to bettering the educational opportunities available to Bedouin children living in Israel’s Negev region. He is the Founder and Executive Director of A New Dawn in the Negev, an Arab-Jewish community development and coexistence organization based in Rahat, Israel. He holds a BA in Health Systems Management from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from McGill University, and an MBA in Social Leadership from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and the Mandel Institute.

Maria Radinski
Board Member
Currently Managing a Center for Youth at risk, In the past she has been consulting non-profit organizations with Community development and PR.
Social activ ist, graduated the “civil society” U.S Embassy program.
Worked in several local and national election campaigns.
B.A – Communication, Political science and International relations.
Volunteered for years in several projects: “kav-lezinuk”; Guiding youth to be tomorrow’s leaders, “elem” for youth at risk and in distress etc.
Arlin Kremerman
Board Member

Avi Gerber
Board Member
Anat Bennun
Board Member
Anat Ben Nun is the Director of Development and External Relations at Peace Now, Israel’s largest and longest standing movement advocating for peace and two states. Prior to her work at Peace Now, Anat worked at the Palestinian Israeli Peace NGO Forum, a platform for cooperation for over 80 Palestinian and Israeli peace NGOs. She is also an experienced facilitator and have worked with youth on issues of conflict and multiculturalism. Anat obtained her Master’s degree in International Conflict Resolution from the American University in Washington, and her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Brandeis University.

Dr. Maya Dunk
Board Member
Haim Stern
Board Member
A senior partner at Yehuda Raveh & Co. law firm, Haim holds an LL.B from Tel Aviv University and an LL.M from Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley. He specializes in Security Laws and Stock Exchange Regulations; M & A; Public Offerings; Private Placements; Public Tenders ; Mass Media & Communication Laws and Regulations; Zoning & Planning Laws and Regulations; Real-Estate & Construction Laws & Transactions;Protection of Environment/ Greentech/ Cleantech/ Renewable Energy Transactions, Laws & Regulations. Haim was a legal counsel for governmental corportations and an Ad-hoc counsel for legislation to the Interior Affairs Committee of the Knesset. He is also a guest lecturer at the Law School of the Netanya Academic College.

Galia Smilovitz
Board Member
Galia holds a BA in general history and history of the Middle East from Tel Aviv University and a LLB from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Since 2003, she has been a member of the Israeli Bars and a partner in SGFD law offices. Previously, she was a projects manager in the Prime Minister’s Office for over a decade. Galia is a director on behalf of the Tel Aviv municipality at Halamish, a municipal-govtl. public housing corporation. Additionally, she is a member of the investments committee of the entrepreneurship incubator of the Academic College of Tel Aviv Jaffa. She gives seminars on complex corporate structures and is a member of the NGO and labor law committees of the Israeli Bar Association.
Avida Stern
Board Member

Orly Doron
Board Member