Anat Ben Zaken, MSW
Anat Ben Zaken is a social worker since 1986. She received a BS and MS in Social Work from Hebrew University. Anat manages a program to strengthen employment skills at Danel Human Resources. Early in her career, she worked as a social worker for the National Insurance Institute and after that, for 23 years she directed the Community Outreach Department at Yad Sarah, where she has worked closely with the populations served by Yad Sarah – the elderly and people with disabilities and their families. Anat has extensive experience and expertise in working with volunteers. She also provides clinical supervision for social work students. She volunteers as a consultant to the Yad Tamar nonprofit organization, which assists people with cancer and their families.
Anat was one of the initiators of the establishment of MARVA and has accompanied it with advice, guidance, development and support since its inception.
Carmit Hefer Hentshel, MSW
Carmit Hefer Hentshel, MSW, is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist and has expertise in the field of aging. Ms. Hefer Hentshel worked at the Ministry of Social Welfare in the field of people with disabilities and for 17 years at Tel Aviv Municipality where she was in charge of programs dealing with the protection of the elderly, especially those exposed to abuse and neglect. She has extensive training in a wide range of therapeutic approaches. A member of the senior staff of Aluma, a therapeutic center for couple, family, and individual care, she lectures extensively in social work programs, at ESHEL, and at municipal welfare programs. She also works as a private therapist for couples, families, and older adults.
Jenny Brodsky, MSW
Jenny Brodsky, MSW, is the former director of the Center for Research on Aging at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute and a veteran researcher in the field of aging. She has published extensively on the subject of the health and welfare of the elderly in Israel, and is the editor of the national annual report on the status of older adults. She has been involved in the development of programming to improve the services that support the elderly, and has collaborated with other experts to create a national program focused on services for people with Alzheimer’s’. In addition to her work as a researcher and program developer, she is a member of numerous national and international forums in the field of aging, and lectured for many years at the Hebrew University and the Academic College in Ramat Gan.
Dr. Shai Wosner, Esq.
Dr. Shai Wosner, Esq., is a senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law and directs the Taubenshlag Center for Research in Criminal Law. He serves as an academic advisor to a legal clinic providing assistance for people facing criminal charges who seek protection of their rights. Dr. Wosner’s research and work focuses on issues of ethics and social equity in the field of criminal law.
Dr. Pesach Lichtenberg
Dr. Pesach Lichtenberg is a professor in the department of psychiatry at Hebrew University and served as department head. He studied medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical School at Yeshiva University in New York. For many years he directed a department at the Herzog Medical Center. He is a founder and director of the Soteria model in Israel, a nonprofit that provides support for people with extreme emotional challenges or psychosis. Dr. Lichtenberg is considered a national leader in approaches that provide alternatives to restraints and anti-psychotic medications.
Yoav Anaki, Adv.
Yoav Anaki, Adv. is a lawyer with expertise in criminal law. Yoav graduated
from the Hebrew University School of Law, and subsequently worked as a
senior criminal prosecutor in the Military Advocate General of the Israel
Defense Forces, specializing in cases pertaining to national security.
Since his departure from the IDF, he has made it his mission to make the
law accessible to the disadvantaged.