About Us

Structure of the organization

הועד המנהל:
  • Esther Regev - Chairwoman of the Board

    Entrepreneur, developer, chairwoman of the association and a board member.
    A mother to an adult who is diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
    Founded in collaboration with therapists, family and volunteers from 'Kvutzat Hashavim ’association’, an association formed out of a personal and a social need.
    Education - holds a B.Ed in special education and is a senior teacher in special education.
    Ester specializes at writing curriculum for special education.
    Directed kindergartens for 25 years in Herzelia, Kindergartens that included children with special needs.
    Ester together with Rami Vidra founded a treatment method called 'Mila’ - an alternative treatment method to balance mind-body.
    She studied through workshops and seminars complementary and alternative therapies
    and she believes in integration between alternative and the conventional therapies.
    She views 'Kvutzat Hashavim’ as a therapeutic response in teaching social skills,
    which allows personal empowerment with emphasis on the strength within every individual.
    She also advocates inclusion of children and adults with special needs in the educational, social and occupational systems, to be customized to personal needs.
  • Abigail Dar – Board Member and Treasurer

    A mother to Yuval, an adult on the autism spectrum. An Organizational Consultant, Msc. Degree, faculty of management, Tel Aviv University.
    An activist for years in promoting the rights and legislation for ASD Children and adults in Israel (Via 'ALUT – the society for autistic children in Israel). Developer of Inclusive programs in the community for Autistic Adults.
    a member of 'the civil society forum’ to promote the convention on the rights of people with disabilities -Beit Issie Shapiro, a forum of representatives for associations and organizations who represent people with disabilities in the state of Israel.
    An initiator and founder of ’Leviot’, a leadership of parents of special needs kids in Ramat Hasharon. And these days, after finding relief in the Cannabis – An active mother who promotes the clinical research and getting the Autism as qualifying condition for Medical Marijuana Plan.
     
     
  • Professor Michael Meir - Board Member

    Professor (Emeritus ) of Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, former director of laboratories and senior member of medical staff at Hadassah hospitals in Jerusalem.
    Previous professions:
    Deputy director at Hadassah university hospital at mount Scopus, Jerusalem.
    Chairman of the advisory council for medical laboratories in Israel.
    President of the Israeli society of clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine.
    Chairman of the economic management committee
    and chairman of the board of education division of the international federation of clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine.
    Vice President of strategy and development sciences original Israeli biotech venture.
    He also has professional experience in managing academic research and teaching.
    He has published over 140 scientific papers and articles in professional journals around the world and has a profound recognition of the medical system and the medical laboratories in Israel and impressive professional connections within Israel and abroad.
    He currently teaches at the school of medicine at the Hebrew university and Hadassah in Jerusalem and serves as a director of several companies and organizations for the public.
  • Gilad Ofir – Executive Board Member  

    Gilad Ofir is an artist and a senior lecturer. Chairman of the Plastic Arts Association in Israel. he has had many solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in leading museums and galleries in Israel and around the world .
    such as - Tel Aviv museum of Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem , Gordon Gallery , Tel Aviv Artists Studios , Tate Modern, London, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, The Haifa Museum of Art, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Refusalon on Gallery, San Francisco and more.
    he has won many awards - The Constantiner Photography Award from The Tel Aviv Museum Of Art 2013, George Gapin award from America-Israel foundation 2006,
    The minister of science, culture and sport award 2002 and more.
    His artworks are in museum collections in Tate Modern, London,
    Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum New York, The Jewish Museum Frankfurt, The Tel Aviv Museum, The Israel Museum and also in private collections .
    He is a senior lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem and Shenkar – Engineering, Design and Art Academy, has a Bachelor degree in Photography from the School Of Visual Arts, New York and has a graduate degree (MFA) from Hunter College New York. He also studied semiotics at The New School of Social Research in New York.
     
  • Oded Sheharbani – Executive Board Member

    Oded is the director general at STAX, a certified tax consultant and a jurist.
    He is a business man and the affairs of individuals with special needs is close to his heart . Oded employs individuals with special needs in each of his businesses.