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Merav Mandelbaum - Chairperson of the Board of Reuth. Merav joined the Board of Reuth 26 years ago as a young volunteer. In the past few years, she took a more active role, firstly as Deputy Chairman of Reuth and Deputy President of the Friends of Reuth Medical Center. Merav became Chairperson of the Board in 2009. Merav holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA with a focus in organizational behavioral sciences. Merav is an organizational consultant by profession, running her own successful business. She is married with five children, managing home, career and charity efforts with sincerity, flair and aplomb. Merav’s kindness can speak for itself, “I grew up on giving. My parents home was always open to all, welcoming people to celebrate the holidays with us. I was fortunate my whole life, so it only seems right, natural to help others”.
Alex Jacobi Alex Jacobi is the Executive Director of Reuth and comes to us with a broad range of skills and a variety of impressive experience. During his 30 years of service in the Israeli Police force, he served as central command management, holding various positions including Police Chief of Staff, Deputy Minister of Internal Security, Deputy Head of planning and organization and Deputy Chief of logistics. In his last years with the police, he was responsible for the planning of the largest and most complex construction project in the history of the Israel Police; the Shiaged Training Center located in Beit Shemesh. “I chose to join Reuth mostly for one reason: compassion,” says Alex, “even in my positions with the Police I initiated contacts with non-profit organizations, and built partnership activities with them. For me, the opportunity to join Reuth is right, with great timing, great fortune, and it is truly a great challenge”.
Dr Nissim Ohana has been the Director General of Reuth Medical Center since 2004. Following graduation in 1983 from the Technion School of Medicine, at Haifa, as a Physician MD, he pursued a long career in the Medical Corps of the IDF in the academic reserve program. From 2001-2003, he held the position of Deputy Surgeon General (rank- Colonel). Dr Ohana is a Wexner Fellow and has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.He has established and leads the Wexner Fellow Health Forum in Israel. He is a senior-staff fellow at the national-security academy, which is the highest governmental program for top senior officers in the public sector in Israel.Dr Ohana Lectures at the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine and at Ariel University Center in the fields of medical education and ethics in health-care, Dr Ohana has published numerous professional works during his career and has received various excellence awards. Dr Ohana is married and has two sons.