Chairwoman of Women and their Bodies
Member of the National Council for Women’s Health. Formerly: Chief Midwife at Hadassah Ein Kerem, founder and head of a nursing team at the Center for the Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault in Hadassah. Nava previously worked as a nurse, midwife, senior teacher at the Hadassah and Hebrew University School of Nursing, and as the Hadassah Women’s Health Coordinator.
Education: The Henrietta Szold School of Nursing of Hadassah and the Hebrew University (BSN), a post-basic course in obstetrics (certified midwife), the School of Public Health of Hadassah and the Hebrew University (MPH).
Co-founder of the organization, editor-in-chief of the book “Women and their Bodies”, and former director of the Knowledge and Action Center.
Tal was writer and editor of research and reports for the Equal Opportunities at Work Commission; director of the Israel Women’s Network research center (published two books on the status of women in Israel); coordinator of the Lafer Center for Gender Studies; research assistant for the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women. She has a teaching certificate and a master’s degree in education from the Kibbutz Seminar, and in political science from the Hebrew University. She lectures on topics related to the status of women, gender, health and social change, and teaches civics and gender at Lady Davis High School in Tel Aviv.
Ruty is the former pedagogical director of the Principals Training Program at The Open University of Israel. She was the principal of the Herzog 6-year secondary school campus in Holon and won the National Education Award in 2003. Ruty was a leader of the Schools Advocating Change project and a member of the founding team of The Israeli Center for School Leadership at Avney Rosha Institute. Ruty holds an M.A. in Education Administration, a Teaching Certificate and an Organizational Consulting Certificate.
Gally is an occupational psychologist, with extensive experience in human resource management in large business organizations. She currently serves as director of the JDC adult employment program.
Mirit holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and a master’s degree in social work. She participated in the fellowship program at Alma College – Hebrew Culture and is a graduate of the Dmut Institute East-West Integrative Psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University. She has been practicing and studying Buddhism for many years. Mirit has 25 years of experience working with young adults, specifically marginalized young girls, in both formal and informal frameworks. She established and directed the Women’s Courtyard organization for 15 years, primarily working with girls and young women. Mirit partnered in establishing the Forum for Young Women’s NGOs and participated as a leading team member. In addition, the Women’s Courtyard concept inspired various programs for working with young women. Today she is a counselor, a group facilitator, and a consultant for various bodies that specifically work with women, such as the Ministry of Social Affairs, National Insurance, Ashalim, and NGOs. In addition, she teaches training programs on social work poverty awareness in departments for social services across the country. She also treats women in her clinic.
Founder and director of Women and their Bodies
Dana is an IVN Social Entrepreneur Fellow. She is active in promoting the health of women in Israel. She has a master’s degree in medical anthropology from the Hebrew University; her thesis titled “The gynecological exam: Body, culture and interpretation in the experiences of Israeli women”. Dana is a lecturer and a group facilitator in various topics regarding the status of women, gender, health, sexual health and social change. Dana was the director of the School for Political Leadership for Women at WIZO in Jerusalem and the coordinator of the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies.
Dana is a Yoga teacher, teaching in Jerusalem.
Dr. Iris Barkan
Training coordinator, guidance and supervision of WTB group facilitators.
Iris has been part of WTB since its establishment, and loves being involved in the organization’s important work. She is active in the promotion and enrichment of women, specifically in areas of women’s health, while developing an agenda that encourages women to take full responsibility for their own health management. She works as a consultant, in coaching and in education, believing that people can change, grow, and love. Iris is an experienced group facilitator in a wide range of topics, including parenting, women, educators, and others. She lectures at David Yellin College, she is an organizational consultant specializing in managers and work teams, has a private clinic for personal, professional, and parenting coaching in Jerusalem. Iris has a PhD in Coaching Psychology, specializing in working with parents of adolescents.
Workshop facilitator and a volunteer team member of Women and their Bodies.
Ella has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education from Tel Aviv University, and a group facilitator diploma from the Institute for Group Facilitation in Jerusalem. She runs her own business teaching sports and dance classes (Zumba, yoga, aerobics and fitness), promotes healthy body image through movement and dance, and teaches and organizes workshops on the subject.
Workshops and administration coordinator for Women and their Bodies.
Mia is a BSc student for Psychology and Cognitive & Brain Science in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a graduate of the “Woman’s Circles” scholarship of the Hebrew University. Mia has been researching, talking about and exploring the world of women’s health and sexuality since a young age.
Ofri Weiner Yahav
New Media Coordinator for Women and their Bodies.