Leadership & Staff

 

Morton L. Mandel (1921–2019)

Founder | First Chairman & CEO, Mandel Foundation


Stephen H. Hoffman

Chairman of the Board, Mandel Foundation


Professor Jehuda Reinharz

President and CEO, Mandel Foundation


Moshe Vigdor

Director General, Mandel Foundation-Israel


Annette Hochstein

President Emeritus, Mandel Foundation-Israel


Avi Katzman

Faculty Member


Professor David Dery

Faculty Member

​Professor (Emeritus) David Dery holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a master's degree and PhD in public policy from UC Berkeley. Since 1995, he held a variety of positions at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and in the Mandel Graduate Unit, and was the director of the Mandel Center for Leadership in the North from 2016 to 2020. Professor Dery served as chair of the political science department and as founding dean of the School of Public Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He later established and chaired the graduate program in public policy at Sapir Academic College. He has also served in several public service positions, including as a senior policy analyst at the office of Deputy Prime-Minister Yadin, chief scientist of Israel’s Ministry of the Interior, and chief scientist of Israel’s Civil Service Commission. He also held research appointments at the Israel Democracy Institute and the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute. Professor Dery has held visiting and teaching appointments at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Harvard University. He has authored numerous books and scientific articles on public policy and public administration. In recent years, his research has focused on the question of leadership. He proposes to move away from the traditional association of leadership with position, power, and influence and to concentrate instead on the responsibility to care for fellow human beings and to act outside the boundaries of what is known and safe in order to serve humanity.


Dr. Tamar Abramov

Senior Advisor to the President


Gila Ben-Har

Manager of Innovation, Pedagogy and Digital Learning


Nir Atar

Operations Manager


Eti Kondo

Operations Unit Coordinator


Oshry Isschar

Maintenance Supervisor


Mosa Abu-Nagma

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Khalid Abu-Nijmeh

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Ruchama Avraham

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Gorget Cohen

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Valerie Cohen

Receptionist


Shlomi Merchavi

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Eli Rabani

Receptionist and Maintenance


Lali Simonian

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Emmie Tsadik

Maintenance and Housekeeping


Anat Bardarian-Manshuri

Human Resources Supervisor


Rivka Shmueleviz

Salary Controller


Noa Padan

Manager of Databases, Art and Sites


Yoav Bartov

Database Assistant



Alex Lerman

Digital Infrastructure and IP Telephony


Shai Shapira

System Administrator


Merav Sharabi

Administrative Assistant


Ben Dansker

Head of Planning, Process, and Archive


Alona Burger

Planning Coordinator


Natalie Geiler

Archive Coordinator


Doron Leitner

Archive Coordinator



Shira Pasternak Be'eri

Website Coordinator


Eyal Talmon

Writer and Content Editor


Merav Uziel

Digital Media Designer


Suzannah Cohen

Executive Assistant


Ariella Freedman

Administrative Manager