Gal Yoffe took on the role of Chief operations officer of natan in october 2017 . prior to that, gal had been responsible for LOGISTICS . gal specializes in managing field deployment of teams, infrastructure and systems. Gal has vast experience in field operations after serving for 10 years in the Israeli Defense Forces and the Prime Minister's Office in a variety of roles. In addition, Gal is experienced in mountain and underwater search and rescue, and in deployment and implementation of technological systems. After graduating from Tel-Aviv University's MPH program in Emergency and Disaster Management, Gal joined Natan to deploy and lead relief missions in aiding population in transit and refugees. Gal served as head of mission for Natan's refugee aid operation in Serbia in 2016.
Itzik Aharoni - treasurer
Itzik Aharoni is a lifelong humanitarian and community activist with extensive global experience. From 2005 – 2015 Itzik was a Board Member and active volunteer at Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development. In 2004, Itzik co-founded NATAN - International Humanitarian Aid, where he serves as Treasurer, Board Member, and Head of Volunteer HR. In addition to taking a central role in planning disaster relief operations, Itzik also heads HR recruiting, interviewing and approving volunteers for active assignments. In 2005 Itzik headed the Tsunami Relief Operation in Sri Lanka. and then In 2008, Itzik headed the Refugee Aid Operation in Georgia. Previously, Itzik served as Regional Manager: Northern and Central Regions with the Israel Association of Community Centers. Itzik holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University, Israel and an MA in Business Administration, from the University of Manchester Extension Program, where he graduated with honors.
Sharon shaul - medical aid
Dr. Sharon Shaul is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.Member of the Board of Directors of Natan. Dr. Shaul heads Natan's medical activities. Within two days of hearing about the earthquake in Nepal Dr. Sharon Shaul, a family doctor and mother of four, had dropped everything and boarded a plane to Kathmandu. In recent years she has taken part in the following Natan international aid operations: 2010 - Head of aid mission to Haiti, following the earthquake 2013 - Lead medical relief operations in the Philippines, following the typhoon Yolanda 2015 - Aid delegation to Nepal following the earthquake 2016 - Establishment of a primary clinic for refugees in the transit camp in Presevo, Serbia. in sharon's words: "I believe that the most important thing is to have respect for the local people. We are only there for a few weeks or months. We can’t fully understand the culture or what the daily lives of the people will be like after we leave. So we always listen and respect the local people ."
Eitan Shahar - psycho-social aid
Dr. Eitan Shahar is Head of the Psychosocial Sector of Natan and member of the organization's executive committee. Eitan's expertise includes: international social work, community social work, social work in small communities and ethnic and migrant groups, qualitative research methods, volunteering, trauma and resilience building in communities. Dr. Shahar is Deputy Director of Welfare for the City of Ofakim and is a lecturer in the School of Social Work at Ben Gurion University. In the past, Eitan was a co-founder of the School of Social Work at Sapir Academic College and served as a lecturer and Coordinator of the Fieldwork Training Unit. Eitan has participated in a number of international aid operations including: Georgia, Haiti, Angola, Serbia and Greece.
nili bresler - communications
Nili Bresler heads Natan's Communications and Training team. She is a professional trainer and executive coach with over 20 years' experience in management at multinational technology companies. Prior to her career in high-tech, Nili was a journalist, having worked as a foreign correspondent, writer and photo editor for several news organizations, including the Associated Press. nili has been volunteering since age 14, starting with a youth project in the inner city of her hometown, bridgeport CT. Nili holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Economics from New York University. She is a professional Project Manager with a certificate from PMI and also holds a certificate in Training and Staff Development from New York University's Management Institute.
Oded Regev - Operations consultant
Oded is a member of, and resides on Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the industrial sector, at Plasson Ltd., and in various civil and social entities both inside and outside of the Kibbutz.. Oded holds a degree in Business Management from Haifa University. He volunteered as a Mission Head for NATAN Refugee Aid Operation in Serbia in 2016 and in Chios in 2017.
NATAN - International Humanitarian Aid
Natan- International Humanitarian Aid is as a network of Israeli humanitarian disaster relief organizations and civil society organizations working together to assist communities facing humanitarian crisis and disasters.