The INBAR Healthcare Management Program, a joint venture with the Ministry of Health, strives to develop and nurture excelling and values-based doctors in order to create a leadership pipeline focused on the better good in the healthcare system. The program is supported by the Ministry of Finance, the Civil Service Commision, Israeli HMOs and the Prime Minister’s Office.

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INBAR Joint Venture Vision

Driving diverse, innovative and accountable leaders working collaboratively, courageously and professionally to strengthen Israel’s public health system and address its challenges.

Program Goals

Mamlachti Language

Advancing a mamlachti (common good behaviors and actions) language and promoting mamlachti actions in the healthcare system.

Drive Change

Acquiring tools and promoting an ability to drive change in the healthcare system.

Address the Challenges

Committing to address the challenges of the healthcare system

Developing Inbar fellows as individuals and professionals

Developing Inbar leaders as individuals and professionals, with an emphasis on leadership and management capabilities.

Program Components

Leadership: addresses Israel’s socio-economic challenges and their impact on Israel’s healthcare system, develops personal leadership capabilities, and builds the group and the network. This part of the program is in collaboration with Harvard Business School and includes a trip to the United States.

Academic: an MBA with specialization in Health Systems Management at Tel Aviv University Business School. The degree includes 6 semesters and was specifically built for Inbar fellows.

Professional: Sub-specialization in a managerial position in one of the healthcare system institutions. This tier will include management training as well as personally tailored accompaniment.

Admissions process

The next cycle of the admissions process will re-open in the Spring of 2020.

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INBAR Fellows

Cohort 1

Hagar Mizrahi

Head of the Medical Division

About

Hagar lives on Moshav Ein Ha’Emek with her husband Gur and their two children. She loves to travel around the world, mainly to developing countries. If she weren’t a doctor, Hagar would work in biology and life sciences research

Education

Hagar holds an MD from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a masters’ degree in practical surgery from Kent University in England. Through INBAR Hagar is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Gili Givaty

Deputy Director of Barzilai Hospital

About

Gili lives on Moshav Eitan, a religious moshav near Kiryat Gat with her husband Marcel, a farmer and their four children. She is secular and prefers the rural lifestyle in the periphery. Gili is involved in her local community and would like to help more youth from the periphery pursue professions in healthcare

Education

Gili holds an MD from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gili is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Orli Miriam Frenkel

Director of the Community Cooperation and Treatment Sequence Department, Hospital Division, Clalit

About

Orli was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with her family when she was 15. Orli lives in Tel Aviv with her young son. In her spare time Orli sings in a choir, and if she weren’t a doctor she would be involved in social entrepreneurship.

Education

Orli holds an MD from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orli is studying at Tel Aviv University towards a MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Sagit Arbel Alon

Head Doctor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs & Social Services

Sagit Arbel Alon

Head Doctor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs & Social Services

Professional background

Sagit previously served as Deputy Director of Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior to that, she served as the acting Head of the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Health, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.In 2009, Sagit was on the founding team for the Center for Acute Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault at Hadassah Hospital. In this role, Sagit was responsible for setting up the information center, fundraising, recruiting volunteers and ensuring that treatment was accessible and effective for victims. Together with her team, Sagit developed a comprehensive model for treating sexual assault victims—putting the victim at the center of the therapeutic process. Sagit is one of the leading trainers of the model that ensures more effective care for victims.Previously, she served as the Head of the Women’s Health Center at Misgav Ladach Hospital, and as the Head of the Gyno-Oncology Ambulatory Service at Hadassah Medical Center.As part of her social activism, Sagit has worked for more than eight years for Physicians for Human Rights. She was also active in the Hadassah Doctors Union and went on to serve as the Chairperson. In the past Sagit initiated and set up a six-year program for preventing dangerous behaviors and encouraging healthy sexual relations in junior high and high schools in Maccabim-Reut.Sagit specializes in healthcare management and completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics. She completed her specialization in oncological-gynecology at Sapienza University of Rome and the Umberto Primo Hospital, also in Rome. She is a graduate of the School of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. She spent her internship and most of her specialization at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center and the Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital.

About

Education

Enav Ester Sadeh

Founder and CEO at WOTCH Primary Medicine, Ltd

About

Enav lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter. She is a rock music fan through and through. If she weren’t a doctor, she would have been an architect, high school teacher, music editor, restaurant critic, start-up entrepreneur, and possibly a few more things.

Education

Enav has an MD from Ben Gurion University and is a graduate of the Department of Family Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate of Maccabi Healthcare Services managerial pipeline course as well. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Enav is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Alon Rami Nevet

Deputy Director of Beilinson Hospital

About

Alon lives in Kibbutz Ma’abarot with his wife Vered and three children. During his spare time, Alon is a long distance runner and if he were not a doctor he would be a scientist

Education

Alon holds an MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology from the Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Alon is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Revital Levi Hevroni

Director, Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat, Clalit HMO

Revital Levi Hevroni

Director, Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat, Clalit HMO

Professional background

Revital previously served as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Before that, she was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem, where she was responsible for the advisory medical services and independent medicine in the district, as well as the appeals unit, investigations committees, and coordinating emergency shifts for the district. Previously Revital coordinated pediatric medicine for Jerusalem’s district and prior to that ran Yeruham’s Health Fund Clinic.

About

Education

Iris Kliers Aboudi

Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center

Professional background

Iris serves as Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center. From 2015 to 2018 Iris took part at "Inbar" Program, during which she completed an MBA at Tel Aviv university and health care management Internship at Sheba Medical Center. From 2013 to 2015 Iris served as the deputy director of Internal Medicine Department at Sheba. Previously Iris focused on family medicine at the Meuhedet Health Services. Between 2011 - 2017, Iris has served as a group facilitator in a course on medical education and communications at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Medical Specialization: is is currently specializing in healthcare management following a specialization in internal medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and specialization at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

About

Iris lives in Kiryat Ono with her husband Yoav and two sons.

Education

Iris holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Bar Ilan University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Iris is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Ehud Avraham Kaliner

Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services, Ministry of Health

Professional background

Udi currently serves as the Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services at the Ministry of Health as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. He is responsible for handling diverse routine and emergency issues in public health. Udi also served as the Assistant to the Head of Public Health Services and was involved in the promotion, management and support of several areas pertaining to public health.While completing his studies, Udi worked as a technician in a clinical laboratory and at the blood bank at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. As a young adult, he volunteered for Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross) as a shift manager in a Jerusalem branch. Medical Specialization: Udi is specializing in healthcare management, following a residency in public health. He completed his specialization at the District Bureau of Health in Tel Aviv. As part of this rocess he worked in a variety of roles, including public liaison, epidemiological analysis of crib death in the istrict and epidemiological investigations. He completed his internship at the Hadassah Medical Center and was chosen as the Outstanding Intern.

About

Udi lives Jerusalem with his wife Ariella and their three daughters. He loves to do cryptic crossword puzzles and play bridge. If he weren’t a doctor he would be a historian or an economist.

Education

Udi holds an MD and Masters in Public Health, summa cum laude, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Udi is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Gil Lavie

Head of the Planning and Strategy Division, Chief Executive, Clalit Health Services

About

Gil lives in Haifa with his wife Naama and their three children.

Education

Gil holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gil is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Anan Abbasi

Cheif Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat

About

Anan was born in Haifa, and later moved to Nazareth to work at the French Hospital. He is married to Dalal, a PhD student in Brain Sciences at the Technion and a professional singer. He has two children Lur and Hisham. In his free time Anan writes poetry, produces events, and exercises, mainly tennis and swimming. If he weren’t a doctor, Anan would have been a producer.

Education

Anan holds an MD and MSC in molecular genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, both at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Anan is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Cohort 2

Rizan Sakhnini

Deputy district physician and the Northern district Pediatrician, Maccabi Healthcare Services

About

Rizan lives in Haifa with her husband Immad and their three children. If she were not a doctor, she would be an engineer.

Education

Rizan holds an MD from the Technion, where she graduated with honors. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rizan is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Avi Merkado

Product Manager, Diagnostic Robotics

About

Avi lives in Ramat Gan with his wife Sharon, and their children Daphne and Eyal. In his spare time, he enjoys tightrope walking, and if he were not a doctor, he would be a psychologist or a pirate.

Education

MEDICAL SPECIALIZATION Avi is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Maccabi Healthcare Services, with rotations in pediatrics, internal and emergency care at Tel Aviv Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, and on the mental health unit at Shalvata Mental Health Center. Avi completed his medical internship at the Barzilai Medical Center, where he was voted most outstanding intern.

Rami Grefat

Director of the Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries, Ziv Medical Center

Professional background

Rami currently serves as the Director of Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries at Ziv Medical Center. Previously, as part of his specialization in healthcare management, Rami served as the medical advisor to the Head of the Public Health Services Office in the Ministry of Health. Before that, Rami served as the Deputy Senior Physician at the Health Bureau in Haifa. While at the Heath Bureau, Rami managed various medical, administrative and educational initiatives. He also served as the Head of the Medical Committees that determine mobility impairment by the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Rami’s professional focus is in the field of immunization. He is a board member in the official committee advising the Ministry of Health on infectious diseases and immunizations, and provides medical consultation for patients concerning vaccination in extreme conditions (complex cases and side effects) and to vaccinating healthcare professionals in the local healthcare clinics and Tipat Halav. Rami is also a lecturer and has spent the past five years speaking about the medical practice and advanced nursing in various hospitals and medical centers in Israel, as well as conventions, schools and community centers. Rami is a volunteer doctor at the Jordan River Village where he accompanies and treats children with chronic diseases and adults with disabilities. His medical specialization is in healthcare management. He completed his residency in public health at the Haifa District Health Bureau, and his medical internship at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.

About

Rami lives in Zarzir with his wife Riam and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts. If he were not a doctor, he would be a carpenter.

Education

Rami holds an MD from Hebrew University, and an MPH from Haifa University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rami is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Dror Dolphin

Deputy Director of Soroka Medical Center

About

Dror lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Gal, and their three children. Before he started to medical school at age 27, he swore he will "never be a doctor". If he were not a doctor, he would be a writer and a professor of philosophy.

Education

Dror holds an MD, as well as a BA and MA in philosophy (both completed with honors) from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dror is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Dov (Dovi) Bachar

Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology

Professional background

Dovi serves as Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology. Dovi previously served as the Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Administration at the Ministry of Health. Before that, he served as the Medical Director of the Maccabi Healthcare Services' Northern district. His previous roles include: Medical Assistant to Manager of the Western Galilee Medical Center, Vice Manager of the IVF Unit at Assuta Medical Center in Ramat Hachayal and a senior doctor in the IVF unit in the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa. In 2012, Dovi was one of the leaders of the medical residents’ national protest for residents' rights. His medical Specialization is in healthcare management, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at the Rabin Medical Center. He completed his internship at the Barzilai Medical Center. 

About

Dovi lives in Kibbutz Yad Mordekhai with his wife Anat and their children Yotam, Noam, Snir and Amit. Dovi served as a soldier and officer in Shayetet 13, one of IDF’s most prestigious elite units, where he still serves as a commander and doctor in the unit’s reserves. If he were not a doctor, he would establish a diving school for the deaf or a start a fish farm.

Education

Dovi holds an MD and an M.Med.Sc., both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dovi is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Keren Zilka

Head of Medical Staff, Soldiers' Admissibility Commission, IDF

About

Keren was raised in the settlement of Barkan and currently lives in Rosh HaAyin with her husband Assaf and daughters Adi, Shani and Tamar. She enjoys singing and cycling and if she were not a doctor, she would be a historian.

Education

Keren holds an MD from Hebrew University, as part of IDF’s medical Atuda program (a unique academic merit program in the military), and an MHA from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. She also holds an associate degree in family medicine from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Keren is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Avishay Malkiel

Head of Women's Health Department, Leumit Health Services Medical Division

Professional background

Avishay previously served as the regional physician of the Binyamin and Samaria region, a part of the Jerusalem District at Leumit Health Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing Binyamin and Samaria's medical array. He also worked as a gynecologist in the private and public sectors. Between 2011 and 2014, Avishay served as a senior gynecologist at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. In this role, he supervised the sexual dysfunction clinic at the Maternity and Women’s Health Department. Avishay is responsible for developing the gynecological services at Terem Emergency Medical Centers, where he focuses on implementing principles of action and developing unique telemedical solutions. Avishay was a member of the Beit Shemesh Roundtable Forum, an initiative that aims to bridge the divide between secular, religious and Orthodox Jews. Avishay completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and completed both his residency and his internship at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

About

Avishay lives in Beit Shemesh with wife Orly. They have eight children and three grandchildren. He aspires to integrate medicine, Torah learning and teaching, and enjoys reading, learning and traveling.

Education

Avishay holds an MD from Hebrew University and a BA in Jewish thought from the Amirim Program, an interdisciplinary merit program for liberal arts in partnership with Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During his studies he was recognized as a distinguished student twice. Avishay holds a teacher’s certificate from the Yaacov Hertzog Training Center and teaches in various institutions. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Avishay is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration..

Orit Stein-Reisner

Cheif Medical Director, Reuth Hospital

About

Orit lives in Ganei-Am with her husband Avishai and their three children. She enjoys reading and traveling and if she were not a doctor, she would be a curator at a museum, a literary editor or an explorer.

Education

Orit holds an MD from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orit is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Ali Alhoashle

Medical Director of the Southern District, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Ali currently serves as the Medical Director of the Southern District at the Clalit Healthcare Services. Before that Ali served as the director of the Southern Negev administration, at the Clalit Healthcare Services Southern District.Previously, Ali managed Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Rahat for 5 years, and the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Tel-Sheva .He spent the seven years prior working as a family physician.Ali serves as a board member at Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and their Ethics Chamber. Over the past decade, Ali has taken on various volunteer leadership roles at the southern district medical council and Clalit Healthcare Services national offices.Medical Specialization -Ali is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Soroka University Medical Center and Youd Alef clinic in Beer Sheva, and his internship at Soroka.

About

Ali was born in the village of Kasser Alsar, and currently lives in Meitar with his wife and five children. If he were not a doctor, he would be a tour guide.

Education

Ali holds an MD from Verona University in Italy and an MPH from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Ali is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Menachem Bitan

District Physician, Jerusalem District, Meuhedet Health Services

Professional background

Menachem is District Physician in Jerusalem District at Meuhedet Health Services. In his previous position he was the Shfela area regional physician for Meuhedet Healthcare Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing and managing treatment programs, professional workshops and an array of research in his field. He also served as a district pediatrics doctor in the Jerusalem district also under Meuhedet. While at Meuhedet, Menachem developed and integrated various treatment methods and taught pediatric medicine to students and residents.Menachem is a member of the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantations, serves as the chairman of the international organization Patient Advisory and Advocacy Committee and a board member and executive of the Donor Issues Committee for bone marrow donors. In addition, Menachem is a Principal Investigator, leading several research projects for the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center.Previously, Menachem served as a senior physician, founder and head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation unit at the Hematology Oncological Pediatrics department for pediatric bone marrow transplantation at the Tel Aviv (Ichilov) Sourasky Medical Center. While working at Ichilov, he was appointed a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.He spent time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a visiting professor at the bone marrow transplantations and immunological diseases unit.From 2000 until 2007, Menachem was a senior physician at the bone marrow transplantations and tumor immunotherapy units at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. In addition, he was a researcher at the tumor biology unit at Hadassah, where he completed his PhD. For his research, Menachem received several distinguished awards, such as the Faculty of Medicine Award from Hebrew University’s, the Donsky Foundation award and the Dimson award.Menachem volunteers at the Zichron Menachem Association, where he joins trips organized by the association and manages the general medical services.Medical SpecializationMenachem completed his residency pediatrics and pediatric bone marrow transplantations at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center. He completed his internship at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

About

Menachem lives in Jerusalem with his wife Liat and their three children. If he were not a doctor, he would be an astronaut at NASA.

Education

Menachem holds an MD and a PhD from Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Menachem is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Orly Barak

Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the Division for the Advancement of Doctors, Ichilov Hospital

About

Orly lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Idan and their daughter Noam. If she were not a doctor, she would be an interior designer.

Education

Orly holds an MD from Hebrew University and will soon complete an MPH from Tel Aviv University. She received awards for her research work from several foundations. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orly is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Cohort 3

Avraham Yitzhak

Chief Medical Officer of the Firefighting and Rescueing Unit

About

Avi lives in Be'er Sheva with his wife, Ghent, and their four children: Lior, Inbal, Emanuel and Daniel. In his leisure time, Avi enjoys watching the History Channel, jogging and cooking.

Education

Avi holds an M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. He also has an MHA degree from the School of Management at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Avi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Idit Segal

Deputy Director of Shamir Medical Center

About

Idit lives in Mazkeret Batya with her husband, Amir, and their three children. In her free time, she enjoys intensive sports activities, hosting and cooking.

Education

Idit holds an MD from Tel Aviv University. In the Inbar program, Idit is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Rachel Luzzati

Head of the Pharmacology Certification System, Physician in charge of Information Certifications, Clalit Health Services

About

Rachel lives in Mizpeh Harashim in the heart of a nature reserve, with her husband, Hugo and their five children. She loves traveling throughout Israel and abroad.

Education

Rachel holds an MD and BA in biology with honors both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the Inbar program, Rachel is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Eliaz Miller

Deputy Director General, Meir Medical Center

About

Eliaz lives in Tel Aviv with his partner Adi and their tree children. In his free time, Eliaz plays the piano and is a very slow endurance runner.

Education

Eliaz holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management from Tel Aviv University. In the Inbar program, Eliaz is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Nereman Kabaha

Assistant CEO, Meir Medical Center

About

Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.

Education

Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.

Noam Yehudai

Deputy Director of Peda-Poria Medical Center

Noam Yehudai

Deputy Director of Peda-Poria Medical Center

Maor Maman

Deputy Director, Rabin Medical Center

Maor Maman

Deputy Director, Rabin Medical Center

Rabia Khalaila

Vice President of Safed College

About

Rabialives in Sakhnin with his wife Inas and their four children. He grew up in a family of two parents and seven children. In his leisure time he enjoys working in the garden, playing with his young children and hiking with his family.

Education

Rabia has a Doctorate in Gerontology from the School of Social Work from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Post-Doctorate in Gerontology from Haifa University. He received a BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing) with honors from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MPH (Master’s in Public Health) in Administration and the Economics of Health from Hebrew University. Rabia is a leading researcher in the field of gerontology and nursing in Israel and internationally. His his research has been published in scientific journals both in Israel and worldwide. In 2018 the Council of Higher Education appointed Rabia Associate Professor of Health. In the Inbar program, Rabia is studying for a master's degree in Health Systems Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Inna Shugaev

Head of Acute Geriatrics department Fliman Geriatric Hospital

Professional background

IInna has managed the Acute Geriatrics A Department at the Geriatric Hospital in Haifa since 2015. She also is a member in the Israeli Geriatrics Association, which she joined in 2005. From 2012 to 2015 she served on the association's audit committee. In addition, Inna lectures at the Technion School of Medicine, advises students and teaches in geriatrics training courses for physicians in retirement homes on behalf of the Ministry of Health. Previously, Inna served as the chief physicians at the  internal medicine department(1A) at the Carmel Medical Center. Before that she was a senior physician in the internal medicine division of the Medical Center and a senior physician in the Western Galilee - Haifa districts' geriatric clinic of Clalit Health Services. In 2015 Inna won an award for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of geriatrics from the Technion School of Medicine. Inna specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics. She completed her residency in geriatrics at the Fliman Geriatric Hospital in Haifa, and internal medicine residency at Carmel Medical Center. She completed her internship in medicine at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. Inna is also a graduate of a three-year course in psycho-geriatrics from Tel Aviv University.

About

Inna lives in Kiryat Motzkin with her son. In her free time, she enjoys listening to jazz music and to traveling both in Israel and abroad.

Education

Inna has an MD from the Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.

Gilad Bodenheimer

Head of Mental Health, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Before taking on his current role, Gilad served as the Head of Mental Health services for Leumit Health Services  Jerusalem District. Following the Mental Health Reform of 2012, Gilad established the clinic and oversaw the implementation of the district’s mental health services. He also worked as a child psychiatrist.Gilad also initiated a campaign to raise awareness and bring attention to mental health services among the ultra-Orthodox population. This initiative aimed to make mental health services more accessible while also reducing the biases associated with seeking support for mental health challenges.From 2006-2013 Gilad worked in the adolescent psychiatric ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, initially as a resident and then as a senior physician. While in this role, Gilad gave lectures and ran trainings at the hospital and encouraged collaboration between physicians and psychologists.Gilad also worked as a child psychiatrist for Tushiya, a nonprofit that offers support and care to ultra-Orthodox adolescents in Bnei Brak. He also offers consultancy services to the senior staff at the Shiluv Institute of Therapy for Couples and Family.In his volunteer capacity, Gilad served as a board member of the Pelech community (2015-2017) and volunteered at the Israel Anti-Drugs Authority (2014-2018). Previously, Gilad directed a project named Perach, a nonprofit that serves children with cerebral palsy, co-founded a club for children with down-syndrome in Be'er Sheva, and established a club for new immigrant students in academic institutions in the south. He has also been involved in the JDC, as well as the Israeli Cancer Society.In 2017 Gilad was awarded "the district's medal of excellence" by the Jerusalem District management of Leumit Health Services.Gilad is an IDF captain in reserves. Previously, he served as a regimental medical officer in the IDF Northern Command, and in the reserves, he is in the IAF.Gilad specializes in child psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and his medical internship at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva with honors.

About

Gilad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yaarit, a family doctor, and their four children. If he had not been a doctor, he would have researched Hebrew literature and worked as an informal education. In his free time, he enjoys reading and travelling.

Education

Giald holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and he is a graduate of the couples and family therapy program of the Shiluv Institute in Jerusalem. He also holds a master's degree in Hebrew literature (research track) of the literature department at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Yuval Geffen

Director of the Northern Laboratory, Maccabi Health Services

About

Yuval lives in Lotem in the Misgav Regional Council.

Education

Yuval holds a B.Sc. in biology from Tel Aviv University, an M.Sc. with honors and a Ph.D. from the biotechnology and molecular microbiology department of Tel Aviv University. In addition, he has an MHA from Haifa University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Sharon Alroy Preis

Head of Public Health Services at the Ministry of Health

About

Sharon lives in Haifa with her husband, Meir, and their four boys: Eitan, Gilad, Yonatan and Yoav. She enjoyes dancing, hiking, skiing, photography and reading.

Education

Sharon holds an MD (with honors) from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion. She also holds a masters of public health (MPH) from Dartmouth College in the United States.In the Inbar program, Sharon is completing a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Assi Albert Cicurel

Community Doctor, Sub-Specialty in Healthcare Management with Clalit HMO & Secretary Member of the Israeli Medical Association

Professional background

Assi is a community doctor and an integrative community physician for Clalit HMO. In this role, Assi manages health services teams both at the regional and community levels through the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. Through 2009, he served as a physician in several Ethiopian immigrant absorption centers.Assi has offered integrative community care and has directed several Clalit projects. He is a community physicians representative in the Israeli Medical Association.Assi also serves as the Medical Director for Clalit's Prescription Information Project, which is the online medical division of Clalit’s central office. Assi manages the writing team that is responsible for writing medical content for the general public.Before completing his studies, Assi served as a nurse at the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. He also mentored and supported IDF orphans and bereaved families on behalf of the Ministry of Defense's Rehabilitation Department.As part of his volunteer activities, Assi represents the community doctors’ organziation for the Israel Medical Association and is a member of the National Secretariat of the Doctors’ Organization.Assi is the author of a popular blog that focuses on community medicine, the periphery and health. He was also instrumental in founding a professional network of 400 family practitioner doctors. Assi was the medic in the Negev Mountain Rescue Unit, which leads international rescue and assistance operations after natural disasters. He also founded and managed a volunteer medical center in a Negev Bedouin village.Assi teaches at Ben Gurion University and serves as an instructor for residents specializing in family medicine.Assi is a major in the IDF reserves and served as a regiment doctor for the paratroopers and infantry corps until 2016.Assi was awarded the CEO's excellence award at Clalit Health Services in 2012.Assi is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his residency at Clalit Health Services' southern district and his internship in medicine at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

About

Assi lives in Kibbutz Tlalim in the Negev with his wife, Inbal and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer games, writing and daydreaming. He is waiting impatiently for retirement.

Education

Assi holds an MD degree as well as a degree in Health Systems Management Studies (MHA) both from Ben Gurion University. Assi is a graduate of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson, Center for Integrative Medicine. In the Inbar program, Assi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Shimon Burshtein

Deputy District Psychiatrist - Central District (Ministry of Health)

About

Shimon lives in Kiryat Ono with his wife, Efrat, and their two children Asaf and Uri. He likes history and shows a strange, fierce affection for clocks and pens.

Education

Shimon holds an MD from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is currently studying toward a MSc. in Affective Neuroscience from Mastricht University and the University of Florence (a combined degree).In the Inbar program Shimon is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Health Systems, in Tel Aviv University

Shani Brosh

Deputy Director of the Carmel Medical Center

About

Shani lives in Haifa with her husband, Nadav, and their two children Shira and Rotem. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, listening to and playing music and singing. She likes to travel the world with her family.

Education

Shani has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa through the IDF's Academic Reserves. Shani is also at work on her MHA in Haifa University. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.

Yael Shachor-Meyouhas

Deputy Director of Rambam Health Care Campus

About

Yael lives in a Nofit with her husband, Raviv, and their children Ido, Tamar, Assaf and Michal. In her spare time she likes to read books, bake and play sports.

Education

Yael has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion, and she is a certified coach by the Coaching Association of Israel (2016).In the Inbar program, Yael is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

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Ibrahim Abu Kaf

Specialist in Pediatrics, Southern District, Clalit Health Services, and member of Al-Qassum Regional Council on behalf of Umm Batin

About

Ibrahim lives in the town of Umm Batin. He is married to Safa and they have four children. In his spare time, he likes caring for animals and taking trips in nature.

Education

Ibrahim received his MD degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. In the framework of the Inbar program, Ibrahim is studying for an MBA specializing in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Tal Adiv – Arad

Chief Psychiatrist, Ministry of Welfare

About

Tal lives in Herzliya. She is married to Tzachi and is the mother of Amit and May. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sports.

Education

Tal holds and MD from the University of Milan in Italy. In the framework of the INBAR program, Tal is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Susanna Mostovoi

Medical assistant of the director of the hospital, Beer Yaakov-Ness Ziona Mental Health Center. Responsible for day care and internship management.

About

Suzanna was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in 2000. She currently lives in Ashkelon. She is married to Vladimir and is the mother of two children. In her free time, she likes hiking and playing badminton. If she had not become a doctor, she would have liked to study international relations.

Education

Suzanna holds an MD from Vinnitsa National Medical University in Ukraine, and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Suzanna is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare administration at Tel Aviv University.

Galia Barkai

The director of the virtual hospital, Sheba Beyond

About

Galia lives in Kfar HaRif. She is married to Noam and is the mother of Adi, Roi and Ron. In her free time, she accompanies jeep trips overseas and participates in humanitarian assistance missions around the world.

Education

Galia received her MD from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, she is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Lucian Tatsa-Laur

Head of Clinical Branch, Mental Health Department, Medical Corps, IDF

Professional background

Lucian has served as the director of the clinical branch of the mental health department of the IDF since 2017. Prior to his current role, he was a senior physician at the Gehah Mental Health Center and a psychiatric consultant at the Rabin-Beilinson Medical Center. Prior to that, he served for three years as the head of the psychiatric unit in the mental health department of the IDF. Previously, from 2008-2013, he continued his service in the department as a psychiatrist in several roles, among them Air Force Psychiatrist and Intelligence Corps Psychiatrist.In addition to his clinical work, since 2013, Lucian has taught in the Psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University and at NATAL (Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center). He is also engaged in research on suicide and responses to stress. His psychiatric interest is in relational theories, sexuality and gender, and political and class aspects of psychotherapy. His research studies include military psychiatry, suicide prevention and assessment, and early intervention after trauma exposure. Lucian is a specialist in psychiatry. He completed his internship at the Gehah Mental Health Center in Petach Tikva and his residency in medicine at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.

About

Lucian lives in Yafo with his partner Guy. They have three children: Ella, David and Eitan. His hobbies include literature, philosophy, cooking and restaurants.

Education

Lucian received his MD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Psychotherapy program and the relational psychology track at Tel Aviv University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Lucian is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Merav Ben Natan

Director of Nursing School, Hillel-Yaffe Medical Center

Professional background

Merav Ben Natan has served as the director of the Pat Matthews Academic School of   Nursing at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera since 2010. Among her many additional roles, Merav is a lecturer in the nursing department at Tel Aviv University, chair of the Heart Forum – the forum of directors of nursing schools in Israel, a member of a variety of policy-making committees, among them the Ministry of Health’s Ministry CEO’s Committee on Family Violence and the Violence Committee at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Chair of the Helsinki subcommittee at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, and Editor of “Guf Yeda” – a nursing research journal.From 2011-2018, Merav was the chair of the Israeli Association for Nursing Research.Merav has published more than 80 scientific articles in international journals.

About

Merav lives in Pardes Hanna. She is married and the mother of two children. In her free time, she enjoys sports, is active in preventing family violence, primarily against elders, volunteers for elders in the community, and enjoys hosting and cooking.

Education

Merav holds a PhD from the University of Haifa and received both her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University. Merav completed a training program specializing in nursing administration and a training program for administrative reserve for the Civil Service Commission. In the framework of the INBAR program, Merav is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Moflah Ataika

Director of the Rahat A. Family Health Center and Chairman of the Southern District Physicians Committee, Southern Heat, Clalit Health Services

About

Moflah was born in Gan Yavneh and lives in the city of Rahat. He is married to Iman, a high school teacher and is the father of four children – one girl and three boys.

Education

Moflah received his MD from the University of Kiel in Germany, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In the framework of the INBAR program, Moflah is studying for his MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Noa Triki

Chief of Staff Director General of the Ministry of Health

About

Noa lives in Givat Shmuel. She is the mother of three children: Einav, Omri and Lotem. In her free time, she enjoys sports, hiking and reading.

Education

Noa holds a PhD in healthcare systems management from Ben Gurion University, a master’s in clinical pharmacy and a bachelor’s in pharmacy, both from Hebrew University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Noa is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Haim Hoffert

Deputy Director of Planning, Budgeting and Pricing, Ministry of Health

Haim Hoffert

Deputy Director of Planning, Budgeting and Pricing, Ministry of Health

Erez Karp

Commander of the Medical Services Center in the Medical Corps, IDF

About

Erez lives in Beer Sheva with his partner Dana, a dentist, and their three children.

Education

Erez holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) – both from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Erez is studying in the continuing education track for healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Wisam Maree

Chief Psychologist, Southern District, Clalit Health Services

About

Wisam was born in Shefaram and lives in Laqiya. She is married and is the mother of four children: Basal, Hanan, Haytem and Warad. She is a member of the Hagar: Jewish Arab Education for Equality community, is one of the founders of the bilingual school in Beer Sheva, and volunteers in various activities in the Bedouin community.

Education

Wisam is completing her PhD in the education department at Ben Gurion University. She holds a master’s in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s in psychology and english from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Yaron Sacher

Director of the Rehabilitation Division, Ministry of Health

About

Yaron lives in Kochav Yair. He is married to Binah and is the father of three children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, designing aquariums and listening to music.

Education

Yaron holds an MD degree from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, Yaron is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Hedva Emuna

Southern District Administrative Manager, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Hedva became the director of the Southern district of Clalit Health Fund in 2019. For the   previous 18 months served as the fund’s administrative director and from 2014-2018 she  was the administrative director of the Central district. In the framework of her position, she led processes to improve services in the district clinics and to advance employees of the administration and administrative directors in the district.From 2009 to 2015, Hedva managed the administration of Southern Negev, which is responsible for providing services over a wide geographic area for Clalit patients from the Bedouin sector. Previously, she was the administrative director of the largest medical center in the Southern district for five years.Hedva began her work at Clalit Health Fund during her national service as a volunteer in the office of the district director.In 2014, Hedva completed the Mandel Program for Community Leadership in the Negev, a program that emphasizes valued-based leadership.

About

Hedva was born in Beer Sheva where she still lives with her family. She is married to Eitan, an Electronics Engineer who teaches at a high school in Ofakim. She is the mother of four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and volunteers as amentor in various frameworks.

Education

Hedva holds an MBA in business management and a bachelor’s in management from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Hedva is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Ziv Paz

Head of Technologies, Clalit Health Services

About

Ziv lives in Zichron Yaakov. He is married to Shelly and is the father of four children: Matanel, Shalhevet, Hodaya and Shalev. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking and going to the beach with his family.

Education

Ziv received his MD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He holds an MSc in physiology also from Hebrew University and an MPH from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.In the framework of the INBAR program, Ziv is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Elon Glassberg

Head of the Medical Department, IDF Medical Corps

Professional background

Since 2017, Elon has served as commander of the IDF Center for Health Services, and director of the health services department in the Medical Corps. From 2014-2017, Elon served as the health commander of the Northern command, and prior to that as director of the operational medical branch of the Chief Medical Officer Headquarters. Elon helped formulate the Medical Corps’ strategic program for preventing preventable deaths, known as “My Brother’s Keeper.”Elon is an airborne physician in Unit 669 and has taken part in several humanitarian missions around the world. From 2013-2017, he participated and led the mission for providing medical assistance to Syrian refugees who arrived in Israel and requested assistance.Elon is a member of the organizing committee of the THOR International Network (The Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network), which stands at the forefront of the field of advanced resuscitation.Recently it was agreed that Elon will become the next chief medical officer and he is expected to begin this role in the coming months.Elon is a specialist in general surgery and holds an appointment as a professor of surgery at Bar Ilan University – in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Zefat, and an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

About

Elon is married and is the father of three children. He enjoys hiking.

Education

Elon holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - both degrees from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Elon is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

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Efrat Gil

Head Of Geriatric Service - Haifa And West Galilee And Carmel Hospital, Clalit Health Services 

Professional background

Efrat has served as a spatial geriatrician in the Haifa and the Western Galilee District of Clalit Health Services and Carmel Hospital since 2017. Prior to that, she worked as the director of the Geriatric Division at Bnei Zion Hospital, which she established while carrying out her role as a senior physician in the Internal Medicine Department. Since 2019, Efrat has been the head of the Geriatrics Department at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion. She has served as a member of the Board of the Israeli Association of Geriatric Medicine since 2021 and serves as chairman of the association's academic committee.

About

Efrat lives in Haifa, is married to Amnon and is the mother of three children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling.

Education

Efrat has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and an MD from the Technion. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which she studied for as part of the INBAR Program.

Adel Iktelat

Director Of Nursing At The Nazareth Administration, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

A social activist in the fields of charity and promoting weak sectors of society, Adel is involved in special programs which aim to assist the general society and specifically focus on weak parts of the society. He promotes work to prevent home accidents in the Arab society.

About

Adel lives in the village of Daburiyya, which sits at the foot of the beautiful Tavor. He is married to Yasmine, who is a pharmacist by profession and whom he met at work. They are the parents of two sons and a lovely daughter. In his free time, Adel does woodworking, plays sports and writes poetry.

Education

Adel obtained his BA in nursing from Hadassah Ein Kerem and his MA in nursing from Haifa University. He specialized in oncology and clinical guidance at Meir Hospital. He holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the Safed College Director Program.

Shirley Portuguese

Director, Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center

Professional background

Shirley directs the Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center. She previously served as the center’s deputy director, as a medical administration specialist at the Department of Government Tenders in the Ministry of Health and served as assistant to the director-general of the Ministry of Health. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University while simultaneously serving in the IDF. Overall, she served 22 years in the IDF in a variety of positions which were considered groundbreaking for a female doctor to hold, both in combat and mental health arenas. She completed her internship at Sheba Hospital and did her residency at the Geha Mental Health Center. As part of her volunteer activities, Shirley founded the Adult Autism Clinic at the Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center. Shirley specializes in psychiatry and has a super-specialty in medical administration. While in the United States, Shirley served as a research fellow at Harvard and collaborated with MIT to create intellectual property in the field of mental illness markers. Shirley is currently a faculty member at the Technion Faculty of Medicine and was selected as an outstanding lecturer. Shirley is a member of the Psychiatric Association Committee and the Hospital Administrators Association Committee, and a member of the National Mental Health Council.

About

Shirley lives in Kiryat Ono, is married and has three children.

Education

Shirley holds a PhD in Medicine from Tel Aviv University, and a master's degree in health systems management (MHA) from Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR program, Shirley is studying for a master's degree in health systems management (MHA) with an MBA specialty at Tel Aviv University.

Shlomit Avni Ouaknine

Director, Research, Planning And Training Senior Division, Ministry Of Labor, Social Affairs And Social Services

About

A life-long nomad, Shlomit was born in Haifa, grew up in Toronto, Boston and Herzliya, and currently lives in Givat Ye'arim. If she wasn’t a social worker she’d be a social worker. She loves writing, reading and acting and is willing to consider a career in the theater world upon retirement. She has two sons.

Education

Shlomit obtained her BA in social work and her MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University, and her doctorate from the Politics and Government Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Talor Sax

Ceo, Ehealth Ventures

Professional background

Talor is an entrepreneur and investor in the field of digital health. He serves as CEO and partner at eHealth Ventures, a digital healthcare incubator, and sits on the board of several start-up companies. Talor has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience in digital medicine companies in Israel, the United States and Europe. A member of the Advisory Committee for the BioMed degree at the Hebrew University, Talor has served as a member of the advisory committee in the field of life sciences at the Israel Export Institute and various committees at HIMSS.

About

Talor is from Ofakim. He lives in Shoham, is married and has three children.

Education

Talor holds a bachelor's degree in economics and computer science from Ben-Gurion University. He obtained an MBA with a specialization in finance from the Hebrew University and obtained a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, a degree which he obtained in the framework of the INBAR Program.

Chany Sakkal

Chief Nutritionist, Leumit Health Services

Professional background

Chany was born in the United States. She speaks Spanish and English and understands Yiddish. Since 1996, she has dealt with the issue of eating disorders. Chany served as a clinical dietitian at a public hospital in Buenos Aires, and later as the nutrition director of Hod Adumim Nursing Home Hospital. Chany helped establish the first institution for treating eating disorders among the ultra-Orthodox sector in Jerusalem - the Female Center. Chany currently serves as a district dietitian in the Jerusalem District at the Leumit Health Services HMO.

About

Chany lives in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. She has been married for 27 years, has seven children and is a grandmother of three. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, bike riding, listening to music and traveling.

Education

Chany has a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, a bachelor's degree in English education and a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has a master's degree in diabetes and has a certificate as a breastfeeding supporter. She also holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, and a master's degree in metabolism and human nutrition from the Hebrew University.

Esti Shelly

Director, Digital Health, Ministry Of Health

Professional background

Esti is the head of digital health initiative in the Israeli healthcare system. In her current position, Esti is responsible for driving digital transformation and leading policy, implementation and change with a diverse team with a range of skills and expertise. In her role, Esti led significant programs such as secondary use of health data for research; the use of cloud computing in healthcare; developing assessment for digital health applications, and developing Israeli FHIR implementation. She recently co-founded the Israeli Telemedicine Community. In her previous position, Esti served as the deputy director of the Medical Technology, Health Information and Research Directorate (MTIR), in the Israeli Ministry of Health. Esti led national projects such as the National Program for increasing the accessibility and availability to MR exams, as well as international collaboration with the IAEA on the field of medical technologies.

About

Esti lives in Shoresh, is married to Elad and is the mother of Tomer, Alon and Inbar. She enjoys starting to work out.

Education

Esti holds a MPA in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, a M.Sc. in technology management from the Hebrew University and B.Sc.Med in medical science from the Hebrew University. Esti is a member of MAOZ’s INBAR Leadership Program’s fifth cohort, Wexner Israel Fellowship (class 26) and Atidim – Cadets for Public Service (Class 1) -- all of which are leadership programs of the Israeli public sector.

Yael Deckel

Deputy Director Of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, Oculoplastic Surgeon, Hadassah Medical Center

Professional background

Since 2018, Yael has served as deputy director of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital. Prior to that, Yael served as the director of the Oculoplastics Division at Hadassah Hospitals. Yael specializes in ophthalmology at Sha’arei Tzedek and has a sub-subspecialty in eye plastic surgery from the Sydney Eye Hospital. In addition, Yael completed an internship at Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital. Yael has been the director of the Eye Plastic Surgery Department at Hadassah Hospital for about 20 years, teaching students at the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University and fellows from around the world.

About

Yael lives in Nave Ilan. She is married to Rotem and the mother of three wonderful girls. She is a vegetarian and she tries to do yoga once a day. She enjoys reading books, is addicted to crossword puzzles, and has a constant desire to create something in one way or another.

Education

Yael holds an MDA in medicine from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She also holds a master of business administration (MBA) with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which she studied for as part of the INBAR Program.

Sonia Karkaby

Director Of Carmel Administration, District Of Haifa And Western Galilee, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Since 2016, Sonia has been the director of the Carmel Administration in the Haifa and Western Galilee District of Clalit Health Services. Before that, she spent five years managing the general clinic in Kiryat Motzkin. Between 2001-2009, she worked as a family physician at the general clinic in the village of Ibelin and managed the clinic. From 2004 until assuming her previous position, she was a member of the head staff of the Department of Family Medicine in Haifa, an intern instructor, and a clinical instructor on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion. As part of her work in social activism, Sonia served as a member of the National Family Physicians Association Committee from 2015-2018. Sonia continues her clinical work as a family physician. She did her internship in family medicine at the Department of Family Medicine in Haifa, and did the internship at the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

About

Sonia was born in Peki'in and currently lives in Shfaram. She is married to Lutaf, a pediatrician, and they have four children: Nelly, Caesar, Lynn and Adi. If she had not been a doctor, she would have been a chef.

Education

Sonia holds a doctorate in medicine (MD) with honors from the Technion, and a master's degree in health systems management with honors from the University of Haifa. As part of the INBAR Program, she completed her master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the Faculty of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. She is currently interning as a medical administrator.

Nizar Jiries

Deputy Director Of The Department Of Internal Medicine B, Bnai-Zion Medical Center

Professional background

Since 2016, Nizar has been the deputy director of the Internal Medicine Department at Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. In addition to this role, he leads an innovative project in the field of inpatient hospitalization with the community to create additional hospitalization alternatives. During the COVID-19 crisis, Nizar was appointed as head of the medical teams and partner in regulating medical manpower in response to the pandemic. In his previous role as a senior physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and Braumatology, he promoted the field of Ultrasound in Internal Medicine (POCUS) and Braumatology (US Bone & Muscle).

About

Nizar was born in the village of Yassif and currently lives in Haifa. He is married to Janan and is the father of Michael and Emily.

Education

Nizar is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion (MD), an expert in internal medicine and rheumatology, a MSUS specialist on behalf of the European Rheumatology Association and is nearing the completion of his master's degree in business administration (MBA) at Tel Aviv University.

Lilach Didi

Deputy Director of Nursing, Galilee Medical Center

About

Lilach lives in Nahariya. She is the mother of three wonderful children: Ofek, who is 12, Noga, who is nine, and Lavi, who is five. In her free time, Lilach enjoys swimming, reading books and traveling in nature.

Education

A nurse with a master's degree and a doctorate in public health and epidemiology, Lilach is currently completing an additional master's degree in health system management at Tel Aviv University. She is in the specialization stage of studying nursing policy and administration. Over the years, Lilach completed various professional trainings dealing with quality management, senior nursing management, safety managers’ training, and risk management.

Zivan Beer

Head Of Medical Branch- Southern Command, Idf

Professional background

Zivan is a physician and commander in the IDF, and since June 2020 has served as the commanding officer of the Southern Command medical service. In this role, Zivan oversees operational and routine medicine, military health and the mental health of all combat soldiers in the command. In his previous position, Zivan served as head of the IDF medical screening department and was responsible for the medical committees for servicemen and candidates for security service, along with determining the IDF profile policy.

About

Zivan is married to Erez and is the father of Ranan. He and his family live in Tel Aviv. In his free time, Zivan enjoys sports (running and swimming), cooking and searching for his next vacation.

Education

Zivan holds an MD degree from the Hebrew University, with an internal medicine specialization at Ichilov. Zivan also holds an MHA from Ben Gurion University with a master's degree in health systems management and an MBA with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which he obtained as part of the INBAR Program.

Arad Kodesh

Head Of Mental Health Services, Meuhedet Health Services

Professional background

Arad is a psychiatrist and a psychogeriatrician who manages the Mental Health Administration at the Meuhedet HMO. He deals with developing tenders together with databases and develops alternative frameworks for psychiatric hospitalization.

About

Arad is married and is the father of four. He lives in Ramat Gan. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking on the sea and playing the drums. He loves to cook and eat, and knows how to judge a good wine.

Education

Arad graduated with honors in medical studies from the Technion, with a master's degree in health systems administration and a diploma in health systems administration from Tel Aviv University. He is a graduate of a three-year certificate with a focus on the psychiatry of old age. He serves as a professor in the Department of Community Mental Health at the University of Haifa. His research focuses are on schizophrenia, autism, dementia and suicide.

Uri Balla

Director Of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Kaplan Medical Center

Professional background

Uri completed medical school and a long career as a waiter in 2001, and after a year of interning, he applied to specialize in pediatrics. Later on, he began working in pediatric emergency medicine at Kaplan Medical Center. Since 2015, Uri has managed the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Unit and has chaired the Subcommittee on Child Protection at Kaplan Medical Center. As a manager, Uri led a change in the organizational culture that improved the level of excellence, quality of care and service provided by the emergency room. Uri is involved in clinical and applied research, through which he is a partner in developing tools for diagnosing child abuse and neglect, and tools in the emergency medicine profession, with an emphasis on ultrasounds next to the patient's bed. His research has been conducted with great collaboration with professionals within and outside the department. Uri is a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Medicine.

About

Uri lives in Mazkeret Batya and has three children. He enjoys cooking and baking. When he has free time, he enjoys heading up to the mountains on his motorcycle and drinking good coffee.

Education

Uri holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in health systems management from Tel Aviv University, which he studied for as part of the INBAR Program.

Oded Shtemer

Regional Managing Director, Leumit Health Services

About

Oded lives in Yehud, is married to Hadas and is Tal and Neta’s father. In his free time, he enjoys sports, and especially loves offroad biking. He serves as head of the Beacon Tribe in the Israel Scout Movement and is active in the remote medical community.

Education

Oded is a certified industrial and management engineer.

Adi Rainzilber

Administrative director of Schneider Medical Center for Children

Adi Rainzilber

Administrative director of Schneider Medical Center for Children

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Yuval Ran

Deputy Office of the Director General and the Management of Physicians. Ichilov

Yuval Ran

Deputy Office of the Director General and the Management of Physicians. Ichilov

Avi Benov

Medical Commander, Northern Command, IDF

Avi Benov

Medical Commander, Northern Command, IDF

Uri Yatzkar

Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Ziv Medical Center

Uri Yatzkar

Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Ziv Medical Center

Tal Nishri

Head of the State Health Insurance Team at the Legal Department, Ministry of Health

Tal Nishri

Head of the State Health Insurance Team at the Legal Department, Ministry of Health

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi healthcare services

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi healthcare services

Eli Pollak

CEO, United Hatzalah

Eli Pollak

CEO, United Hatzalah

Ronen Viner

Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Meuhedet Health Services

Ronen Viner

Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Meuhedet Health Services

Arie Munk

CEO, Bayit cham organization

Arie Munk

CEO, Bayit cham organization

Adi Prizan Ravid

Deputy Director of Wolfson Hospital (Acting)

Adi Prizan Ravid

Deputy Director of Wolfson Hospital (Acting)

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Padeh Poria Medical center: Head - Oral Medicine Unit. Medical Center Management - Chief Quality Officer and Internship Director

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Padeh Poria Medical center: Head - Oral Medicine Unit. Medical Center Management - Chief Quality Officer and Internship Director

Ariel Ben Yehuda

Director of Department A, Shalva Mental Health Center, Clalit Health Services

Ariel Ben Yehuda

Director of Department A, Shalva Mental Health Center, Clalit Health Services

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Rivka Rudensky

CIO, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Rivka Rudensky

CIO, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Nadav Ben Yosef

Director of the Division of Financial Regulation of Hospitalization System, Planning, Budgeting and Pricing Senior Division, Ministry of Health

Nadav Ben Yosef

Director of the Division of Financial Regulation of Hospitalization System, Planning, Budgeting and Pricing Senior Division, Ministry of Health

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center

Efrat Wechsler

Head of Pediatric Department, Meuhedet Health Organisation

Efrat Wechsler

Head of Pediatric Department, Meuhedet Health Organisation

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government Medical, Centers, Ministry of Health

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government Medical, Centers, Ministry of Health

Uri Shacham

Head Of Director Genreal's office and Director of Red Cross department, Magen David Adom in Israel

Uri Shacham

Head Of Director Genreal's office and Director of Red Cross department, Magen David Adom in Israel

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua, co-manages the Association for the Elderly in Bnei Brak. Founder of 3 health projects

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua, co-manages the Association for the Elderly in Bnei Brak. Founder of 3 health projects

Ariel Furer

An officer in the Medical Corps and a doctor at the Heart Center at Sheba Medical Center

Ariel Furer

An officer in the Medical Corps and a doctor at the Heart Center at Sheba Medical Center

Muli Linder

Psychiatrist, Senior Medical Assistant to 'Shaar Menashe' MHC manager

Muli Linder

Psychiatrist, Senior Medical Assistant to 'Shaar Menashe' MHC manager