Staff

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Netanel Hadad
CEO

Netanel holds a Clinical MSW from Bar-Ilan University and since 2006 has been working with at-risk children and young adults as well as in the field of out-of-home placements. His previous positions include managing emergency child protective services, heading the professional staff at a boarding school for at-risk kids, managing a center for assistance to victims of sexual assault, and managing a treatment center boarding school for Be’er Sheva youth. Netanel joined Lamerhav out of a deep commitment to the importance of the continuity of treatment concept in supporting at-risk youth and young adults who lack a family support network. He believes strongly in young people and that the connection with them has the power to create the space for personal and social development and growth.

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Clive lessem
Director of Resource Development and Partnerships

Clive's career spanning over 30 years in the field of philanthropy and organizational leadership, and has established himself as a senior professional in the third sector. With vast experience in fundraising, organizational management and education, he worked with all sectors of the not for profit world, ranging from small local organizations, to national and international organizations. Clive had developed relationships with Governments, foundations and leading philanthropists in Israel and abroad.

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Adi Landau
CFO

Adi holds an LLB and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an LLM from Bar-Ilan University. She has over 18 years of experience in auditing businesses and nonprofits, as well as performing company analyses, financial feasibility studies, and providing financial consulting to companies and self-employed individuals in various industries. Adi has been Lamerhav’s CFO since September 1, 2016, where she leads budget planning, cashflow management, resource revenue projection, and the financial management of the organization’s partnerships with various donors and governmental agencies. She believes in the power of financial planning and education for all – from Lamerhav’s participants to the organization as a whole.

Adi holds an LLB and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an LLM from Bar-Ilan University. She has over 18 years of experience in auditing businesses and nonprofits, as well as performing company analyses, financial feasibility studies, and providing financial consulting to companies and self-employed individuals in various industries. Adi has been Lamerhav’s CFO since September 1, 2016, where she leads budget planning, cashflow management, resource revenue projection, and the financial management of the organization’s partnerships with various donors and governmental agencies. She believes in the power of financial planning and education for all – from Lamerhav’s participants to the organization as a whole.

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Nili Bergida
Director of Research and Information Systems

Nili holds a BA in Economics and Management, and an MBA from the Ben Gurion University. Nili has extensive research and business experience that she has acquired as a partner in a consulting firm. She began her career at Lamerhav in 2014 as a volunteer consultant, leading a process to develop a measurement system that examines the effectiveness of the organization's activities. Nili believes in data-driven decision-making processes, hence the importance she sees in promoting and developing the Salesforce system in the organization. She is happy to be part of an organization that chooses to invest in advanced methods and tools, which enable continuous improvement in the support that the organization offers to young adults.

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Yael Simon Suissa
Media And Content Coordinator

Yael holds a BA in social work from the Ben Gurion University. She has experience in providing digital accessibility to young adults at-risk and to counselors. Previously, Yael worked at the Ministry of Education and led an online community for graduates of youth villages and foster families, with an emphasis on providing digital accessibility to their rights. She strongly believes in the connection between community social work and the digital community world. She currently serves as the Media and Community Coordinator for the National Forum of Organizations for At-risk Young Adults, and develops content for the community of staff working with young adults.

The Mentoring Team

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Asya Aldema
Coordinator of the Guidance Program for Asylum Seekers Program

Asia holds a BA, and is a graduate of the inter-university program in multidisciplinary studies of African Studies and Business Administration, from the Ben-Gurion University. Asia has experience in providing individual and group guidance and support to youth and young adults at-risk, from a variety of populations. She believes in a culture-sensitive process that gives room to cultural gaps and different worldviews.

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Michelle Tal
Counselor

Michelle is a personal counselor, mentoring Lamerhav participants during stage 3 of the program in Be'er Sheva, and coordinates stage 2 (military service). She is also lead coordinator for selection and onboarding at Lamerhav. She holds a BA in Social Work from Ben Gurion University. "I have worked for two years at a start-up center in Be'er Sheva, which provides services and response on various issues to young adults aged 18-35. In recent years, I have worked as a coordinator of employment courses for youth at risk. I have accumulated experience in various projects that dealt with individual and group youth counseling."

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Shay Iso Ademka
councelor

Shay was born in Ethiopia, and made Aliyah at the age of five during Operation Moses. He is married to Eleanor and is the father of Ella, Nativ and Arbel. He is an educator and educational entrepreneur in the field of instruction, guidance and development of diverse and integrated programs tailored to the reality of the 21st century.

He has extensive experience working with children and youth at-risk in a variety of positions and organizations, from instructor, through instructors' coordinator at youth villages for children and youth at-risk, to management of the establishment and marketing of educational projects at Beit Hatfutsot Museum, the Kinneret Innovation Center, and in a number of municipalities and organizations from the three sectors. He is a senior advisor in creative thinking development, and teaches innovation principles in a variety of organizations and instruction teams.

He develops and leads workshops for developing creative thinking and personal innovation in a changing reality that fits the new world of work. He holds a BA from the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Haifa. He is a certified facilitator and graduate of the facilitator course at the 'Center for the Development of Creative Intelligence and Readiness for the New World'. He is qualified in Systematic Inventive Thinking – SIT.

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