Meet the Save a Child's Heart team, who makes sure that the humanitarian activity of saving children's lives continues smoothly.
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Dr. Hagi Dekel - Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept Dr. Lior Sasson - Head of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Anat Mastor - Head of Perfusion Yigal Sofer - Perfusionist Ala'a Mansour - Perfusionist Olga Gur - Deputy Head Nurse, Operating Rooms Evgenia Siklier - Head Nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Operating Rooms Chaya Museri - Retired Head Nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Operating Rooms
Pediatric Cardiology Dr. Akiva Tamir - Head of Pediatric Cardiology Emeritus Dr. Alona Raucher Sternfeld - Head of Pediatric Cardiology Dr. Sagi Assa - Senior Pediatric Cardiologist & Head of the Interventional Pediatric Cardiology Unit Dr. Hanita Shai - Senior Pediatric Cardiologist & Head of Pediatric Cardiac MRI program Yifat Brosh - Pediatric Echocardiography Technician Svetlana Katsovich - Head Nurse Catheterization Laboratory Itzak Meirovich - Catheterization Laboratory Head Technician Tal Sela - Catheterization Laboratory Technician
Anesthesiology Dr. Nugzar Rijini - Head of the Anesthesia Department Dr. Sherman Alexander - Head of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Dr. Andrey Gluch - Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Pediatric Intensive Care Dr. Sion Houri - Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Dr. Ilan Cohen - Deputy Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Dr. Racheli Sion Sarid - Senior Pediatric Intensivist Irena Nosal - Head Nurse, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Revital Cohen - Deputy Head Nurse, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Surgical Ward Nava Gershon - Head Nurse, Pediatric Surgical Ward Nelly Avramov - Deputy Head Nurse, Pediatric Surgical Ward
Simon Fisher Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamar Shapira Deputy Executive Director Director of International & Public Relations email@example.com
Sarah Nevo Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Kafif House Mother Laura@saveachildsheart.org Dawn Mizrachi Medical Secretary email@example.com Anna Kos International Young Leadership Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Mizrahi Medical Secretary email@example.com Orit Drukman Research Coordinator Luba Kuritzky Secretary, Pediatric Cardiology Unit Coral Mazaltov Secretary, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Board Israel Professor Arie Schachner, President Yoram Cohen, Chairman Yoram Benita, Treasurer Adi Ashkenazi, Secretary Uri Kertes Yaacov Livne Rafi Priell Dr Yiztak Berlowitz Dr Zehavit Zievner Lewis Gerber Hagit Kochva Yuval Bronstein Mohamad Mansour Debbie Silver Yael Dayan Ayala Atar Gil Rabinowitz Sheila Shalhevet
Audit Committee Amiram Van Kloeten, Chairman of Audit Committee Shlomo Zalel Sally Esakov
US Honorary Board David Avital
Amb. Daniel Kurtzer
Aaron David Miller
Amb. Thomas Pickering
Amb. Edward Walker
Elie Wiesel, z”l
Hon. Dov Zakheim
US Governing Board Jeff Hoffman, Co-President
Judy Shore, Co-President
Barry Perlis, Past President
Ori Reiss, Vice President Erica Kane, Treasurer Marc Feinberg, Secretary Vivian Bass Amb. Frances Cook Simon Elias Ben Feder Philip Goldman Lesley israel Yan Katsnelson Karina Kaufman Carmi Kobren Joseph Lucosky Jennifer Fisher Margolius Laura Ozer Brad Rosen Margy Rosenbluth Peter Wells
We invite you to get to know just a few of our long-term volunteers both in the hospital and in the children's home: Azor Ladies Circle The Azur Ladies Circle became involved with SACH in 2007, often organising parties with activities in the Save a Child’s Heart children’s home, making all the children and mothers very happy.
Bank Leumi Staff Since 2008, the local branch of Leumi Bank in Holon visits the children’s home every holiday, bringing lots of goodies for the children, creating an exciting and festive atmosphere.
Bruria Gal Bruria is from Kibbutz Lahav in South Israel. She has been volunteering at the hospital with Dr. Tamir and his team since 2004. Bruria keeps the SACH Archives for the Pediatric Cardiology Clinic up-to-date and filed so that the medical records of the children are easily accessible. Bruria also regularly take children and parents to the airport when they return home after their life saving treatment in Israel.
Einav Barazany Einav is an Israeli Aeronautical Engineer and world traveller. Einav has been volunteering at the Save a Child’s Heart children’s home since 2004. It is great to have a male volunteer, especially for the older boys in the home who love playing and speaking with him. Over the years Einav has taken children on trips as well as befriending and taking many of the volunteers living at the SACH House and the doctors and the nurses who are training with SACH, on trips around Israel.
EL AL Social Committee Since 2008, the EL AL Social committee visits the children’s home every Israeli holiday bringing gifts and chocolates to for the children and mothers.
Eva Gross Eva joined us in 2008. She is an Israeli retired dentist who volunteers at the Tuesday weekly Palestinian clinic with Dr. Tamir and his team.
Lea Labi Since 2004 Lea has been coming every week, with a smile, to the children’s home to volunteer and play with the children. The children look forward to her arrival and eagerly await the days' activities. She always has a special treat for the children. Lea keeps the "clothes closet" in order, a daunting job with all the activity at the SACH House.
Lolitta Markus Lolitta lived for many years in Congo. She has been volunteering in the Save a Child’s Heart children’s home since 2003. Lolita is a Friday regular. Armed with ice-cream and treats for the children she makes her day a special celebration each week. She also helps keep the clothes and shoes cupboard stocked to give to the children and mothers.
Maureen Benita Maureen was born in Britain and has been living in Israel since 1969. Maureen worked at the Catheterization Laboratory at the Wolfson Medical Center and after retiring in 2007 she wanted to continue and help the children of Save a Child’s Heart. She joined Dr. Tamir and his team at the Tuesday weekly clinic for Palestinian children and has been part of the team since then.
Sheila Shalhevet American born Sheila has been living in Israel since 1970. She has been with Save a Child’s Heart since April 2001. Sheila is an active board member and volunteer and she is the Save a Child’s Heart photographer – taking the photo of each and every child arriving in Israel. In addition Sheila makes herself available at all times helping out in the SACH house and with visitors.
Tali Shaked Tali manages a kindergarden in Holon and has been volunteering for Save a Child’s Heart since 2005. Every week she comes on her single day off from work and helps Dr. Tamir and his team in the Tuesday weekly Palestinian clinic.
Yossef Yacobi Yossef, or as we all call him – Papa Lemon – lives in Azor and is a neighbour to the children’s home. Since 2006 Yossef has been coming to the house to help with the gardening and the day to day jobs. He speaks to the children and mothers in the many languages he knows and brings a neighbourly feeling to the SACH House when he visits in the evenings, bringing lots of lemons freshly picked from his garden.
Helene Kaminsky Helene is a dedicated volunteer who comes to SACH every week and is loved by the children and their mothers. When children return home, Helene takes them to the airport and ensures their safe departure. Helene organizes the donation of clothes, bags and shoes for the children. Most of all Helen's love and dedication to the children cared for by SACH embodies the spirit of our volunteers. Helen is Israeli-French.