Shimrit Bainhoren, CEO
Shimrit directs the MAOZ organization.
Shimrit joined the MAOZ team in 2015, and in her last role, she managed the Change & Strategy Platform. In this position, she oversaw the accompaniment of Network members’ social change initiatives through the Meitzim (Accelerators), Knowledge Center, investment platforms and Technology Unit. In addition, she led MAOZ’s organizational strategy.
Shimrit previously directed the Meitzim and accompanied social change initiatives as a Portfolio Manager, after initially joining MAOZ as the Network Team Coordinator.
Prior to joining MAOZ, Shimrit worked at a mediator and senior facilitator at Gevim Group. She has rich and diverse experience in facilitation, leading organizational processes, and personally accompanying senior managers. She has also established social and technological ventures.
A lawyer and mediator by training, Shimrit holds a BA in law from Bar-Ilan University. She is married to Ori and they live in Kfar Saba with Eliya, Evyatar, Lee and Adi.
Nitzan Ben Dov, chief of staff
Hadas Bracha-Kleider, Chief of Learning & Development Officer
Hadas is the Chief of Learning & Development Officer at MAOZ. At her last position she directed INBAR, a joint venture between MAOZ and the Ministry of Health which seeks to formulate a leadership reserve of Israel's top senior healthcare system officials. In addition, Hadas directs the Capacities Unit, which builds trust and leads social changes with Network members. Before taking on her current position, Hadas was a facilitator in the MAOZ Fellows Program for two years. She has vast experience in developing and conducting workshops in the business sector, the nonprofit sector and in the IDF. Previously, Hadas worked at BISLAM, the IDF’s Leadership Development School, where she provided long-term consulting to units and commanding officers, developed teams, facilitated content and skill workshops, diagnosed leadership challenges and implemented interventions at the organizational level. She also worked at Basis Evaluation for six years, where she served as a facilitator and workshop developer for various organizations and HR managers in the business and third sectors. Her role also included developing professional screening tools and building different organizational measurement and evaluation processes. Hadas holds a BA in Psychology from Haifa University and an MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Bar-Ilan University. She currently resides in Even-Yehuda, is married to Eyal, and has three children: Maya, Amit and Roy.
Noa Marom Twizer, CFO
Noa Marom Twizer is the current CFO and COO at MAOZ, having joined the organization in 2023. Prior to this role, she was director of finance and resources in various for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her extensive experience includes managing finances and budgets, optimizing organizational and business processes, ensuring effective oversight and regulation of activities, and establishing relationships with government bodies and external organizations. In addition to her professional work, Noa has been actively involved as a board member in a parent-run nonprofit organization focused on integrative education. She is a certified accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Hebrew University, as well as a master's degree in law from Bar-Ilan University. She lives in Modi’in with her husband, Udi, and their three children, Shira, Hadar and Omer.
Chen Leder-Avgi, INBAR Joint Venture & Program Director
Abed Assli, Director of Partnerships and Strategic Development
Abed is the director of partnerships and strategic development at MAOZ. He joined MAOZ in July 2023 after formerly serving as acting CEO of Reut Group. Previously Abed held the position of deputy CEO and head of socioeconomic affairs of Reut Group.
Abed has extensive experience in leading strategic development; business development; building and maintaining partnerships; strategic thinking and planning; researching and drafting policy papers; developing indices and measuring impact for social organizations; leading complex financial and social change and development processes; and managing players on the ground. Abed also has extensive experience in training, developing and cultivating human capital; financial management; and managing and running civil society organizations.
Einat Tzuk, director of MAKOM Joint Venture
Prior to her current role, Einat Tzuk spearheaded MAOZ's local change leadership activities, where she accompanied leaders in northern Israel in planning and implementing change processes. She has also been part of creating and leading training programs as part of public sector internship initiatives, including in transportation infrastructure management and strategy and urban planning. She holds a master's degree in organizational consulting and development. She has two children and grew up in the Jezreel Valley, where she still lives today.
Avi Rokach, ‘Mamlachtiut’ venture director
Sara Heller, Director of Employment Joint Venture
Vered Amar, Maoz North Director
Vered is the new Atudot North joint venture director. Vered has extensive management experience in the areas of local government and NGOs, as well as expertise and knowledge in planning and establishing infrastructure and multi sector cooperation. For the past two years Vered worked as a project manager in the fields of development and training. Over the course of eight years, Vered also held several senior positions in Kfar Vradim local municipality, including as the Director of the Education Department and the municipality CEO.
At the same time, she was a board member and a held signatory authorization responsibilities in two municipal corporations, as well as a board member in the Western Galilee Cluster.
Prior to that, she headed the Directorate for the Establishment of a Community Educational Campus in the Merom Hagalil Regional Council - a joint initiative of the council, the Rashi Foundation, UJIA and the Ministry of Education.
Vered began her professional career as an architect in leading design firms, and later set up an independent architectural firm alongside a partner and taught in practical training programs.
Vered lives in Koranit with her husband, Ilan and their three children, Achinoam, Yehonatan and Haleli.
Tali Semani, Director of Strategy and Establishment MAOZ South
Ziv Harel, ADVOT Joint Venture Director
Ziv directs MAOZ's ADVOT Joint Venture.
Over the last 17 years, Ziv has gained experience in a variety of positions in the four sectors – especially in the public sector – by establishing and institutionalizing public organizations and systems. Between 2011 and 2016, Ziv partnered in establishing and institutionalizing the Israel National Mine Action Authority, for which he spearheaded information management work and GIS. Ziv also served as chairman of the board of directors of the Nofei Prat local authority and one of the founders of the Gush Adumim local committee. He served as CEO of Ulpan-Or, which specializes in teaching Hebrew innovative pedagogy, and served as a senior instructor and personal consultant for employment and career counseling at Macademia.
Ziv holds a bachelor's degree in sociology, anthropology and geography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a graduate of the group facilitation course at the Tafnit School of Management at the Open University.
Over the past five years, Ziv has been a Meitzim (Accelerators) field lead at MAOZ, and has partnered in the design, acceleration and implementation of over 30 systemic socio-economic change initiatives, most of which focused on the field of education.
Ziv was born, raised and educated in Jerusalem. He is married to Sarit and together they raise their children Eviatar, Carmi, Elisha and Ruth in Nofei Prat, situated in the Judean Desert.
Yotam Zeira, Director of Mission Networks Unit
Yael Ehrlichman, director of programming and professional development
Dr. Yael Ehrlichman currently leads the fellows program at MAOZ and is responsible for overseeing the training and professional development of program managers and mentors within the organization.
Prior to this role, she worked in education and mental health, where she spearheaded social initiatives and worked as a trauma-focused psychotherapist, focusing on personal and organizational resilience.
She was among the co-founders of Nirim, a special education school, and Gvanim Resilience Center in Binyamin. She also served as the director of partnerships at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
Today, Dr. Ehrlichman is the head of training and development at the Briah Fund, and a member of the board of directors of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership and the One Heart organization.
Dr. Ehrlichman holds a doctorate in psychoanalysis and philosophy from Bar-Ilan University. She lives in Nofei Prat in the Judean Desert with her husband, Ira, and their four children.
Yael Neve Meir, Director of the Knowledge and Strategy center
Osnat Meron, Director of innovation
Osnat heads MAOZ's efforts to increase its impact spheres and create a wide and engaged ecosystem in various systems. Previously, Osnat directed the MAOZ Fellows Program for two years and created the MAOZ Network, which she directed for three years. In this position, she was in charge of the Network's activities and helped advance MAOZ's organizational mission. Prior to joining MAOZ, Osnat worked in various television production roles, including establishing Channel 2 News, producing the Friday Studio news magazine and serving as Executive Producer of the Uvda investigative journalism show hosted by Ilana Dayan. Osnat was also a founding member of Channel 10 and the Channel 10 News teams, as well as a production and operations manager of the Tchelet Channel and Or-Media company. In addition, Osnat produced the Now-Beyond events for Shimon Peres' 80th birthday celebrations. She is a graduate of Gvanim, a program for pluralistic Jewish leadership and of the Bertelsmann Foundation German-Israeli Young Leadership Exchange. In 2006, she began working for the foundation as a project manager. In this role, which she held for eight years, Osnat was responsible for all activities and seminars in Israel. She has also managed Israeli Horizon, the alumni forum for Israeli fellows of the Bertelsmann program. Osnat graduated with honors from the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was born in Jerusalem, has three children and currently lives in Ramat HaSharon. In her free time, she enjoys reading poetry, playing basketball and traveling around the world.
Dr. Chanan Cohen – trust research and development manager
Efrat Darf, HR & Organizational Development Director
Efrat is in charge of MAOZ team members' welfare and organizational development processes. She is a psychologist with a wealth of knowledge in the human resources world, specifically in the fields of recruitment and admissions practices, measurement, evaluation, and organizational consulting. Efrat holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben-Gurion University and obtained her MA in Socio-Organizational Psychology from Bar-Ilan University. During her IDF service, Efrat was an evaluations and research course Officer at the IDF’s Center for Behavioral Sciences, an experience which set her off on a career in the recruitment and admissions world. Originally from Kiryat Ekron, Efrat currently lives in Kibbutz HaOgen with her husband, Yotam and their children.