Meet the Save a Child's Heart team, who makes sure that the humanitarian activity of saving children's lives continues smoothly.
Pediatric Cardiac SurgeryView financial statements
Head - Dr. Lior Sasson
Specialist - Dr. Hagi Dekel
Fellows/Fellowships - Dr David Yaakobi and Dr. Alex Migranov
Head Nurse -
Deputy Head Nurse -
Head - Dr. Alona Raucher
Specialists - Dr. Hanita Shai (Cardiac MRI)
Fellows/Fellowships - Dr Sivan Elkhart (Electrophysiology), Dr. Tania Pashkovski and Dr. Avital Mitler
Head Nurse Pediatric Surgical Ward - Nava Gershon
Deputy Head Nurse - Nelly Abramov
Pediatric Invasive Cardiology
Head - Dr. Sagi Assa
Fellows/Fellowships - Dr. Ahmad Amar
Head Nurse - Svetlana Katsovich
Head - Dr. Nugzar Rejini
Specialists - Dr. Alexander Sherman, Dr. Vadim Hazin, Dr. Simon Yaakovshvili, Dr. Marian Weisenberg, Dr. Dimitri Trigov, Dr. Vladimir Dimitrochenkov, Dr. Andre Gruch
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Deputy head Nurse -
Head - Dr. Sion Houri
Specialists - Dr. Ilan Cohen and Dr. Racheli Sarid
Head Nurse - Irenal Nusol
Deputy head Nurse - Revital Cohen
Simon FisherView financial statements
Deputy Executive Director
Director of International & Public Relations
International Young Leadership Director
Young Leadership Coordinator
Dr. Wafiq Othman
Palestinian Program Coordinator
Palestinian Families Coordinator
Finance and Economy Director
Professor Arie Schachner, President
Yoram Cohen, Chairman
Yoram Benita, Treasurer
Adi Ashkenazi, Secretary
Dr Yiztak Berlowitz
Dr Zehavit Zievner
Amiram Van Kloeten, Chairman of Audit Committee
Staff United States
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US YL Director
West Coast Regional Director
West Coast YL Director
Amb. Daniel Kurtzer
Aaron David Miller
Amb. Thomas Pickering
Amb. Edward Walker
Elie Wiesel, z”l
Hon. Dov Zakheim
Board United States
Jeff Hoffman, Co-President
Judy Shore, Co-President
Barry Perlis, Past President
Sheldon Grosberg, VP
Erica Kane, Treasurer
Marc Feinberg, Secretary
Amb. Frances Cook
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:View financial statements
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 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 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 joined us in 2008. She is an Israeli retired dentist who volunteers at the Tuesday weekly Palestinian clinic with Dr. Tamir and his team.
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 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 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.
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 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, 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 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.
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