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The management team of the Ramon Foundation

Ran Livne

Director General

Ran has served as director general since June 2015.

Ran has being involved with Social entrepreneurship since 2008 and has a broad experience with establishing, promoting and operating social and business ventures.

Prior to his work as the foundation’s CEO, Ran worked for 3.5 years as the head of business development at the strategic consulting company T.A.R.A. Ran has escorted A number of  leading public enterprises in Israel: local communities, Institutions of higher education, Hospitals and Non-profit organizations.

Ran was the Chairman of the student union in Tel-Aviv university till 2001 and as a member in the governing council of the national union of Israeli students. Among the rest, Ran was one of the founders of the entrepreneurship center in Tel-Aviv University and initiate the Housing Scholarship Fund of the Tel Aviv municipality. Ran was the chairman of the board of “Dyonun” and established the community interest company – “Extra Student”.

Ran has a BA in Sociology and English Literature from Tel-Aviv university, MBA in Business Management-Global strategy from IDC Herzliya and graduated the Grubb institution’s Leadership program in London.

Aside from his work at the Ramon foundation, Ran is also a faculty member at the academic program – Global Consulting Practicum at the IDC Herzliya and Wharton school for business management in USA.  Ran also sit as a board member in of the Israeli Leadership Forum, 2bcommunity and the social economy academy. 

Maya Golan

Space Education Director

Maya was born in England, nowadays lives in Tel-Aviv with her husband and son. She served as an education non-commissioned officer in Warriors battalions and then as a commander in the training & course of education non-commissioned officers.

Maya has a BA from Ben Gurion University, majoring in in education and political science, and an MBA from ben Gurion University in the global program for social leadership by Mandel foundation.

Maya was a part of a delegacy of the Jewish agency to a young Judea summer camp in Texas, USA. She worked and volunteered in many NPOs, including volunteering for the past 4 years in “Sunrise” as a counselor for kids that are dealing with cancer. She worked for three years in “perach” organization as a project manager in Beer-Sheva.

Before joining the foundation, Maya led an innovative educational project in The Center for Educational Technology (CET), an NGO dedicated to the advancement of the education in the 21st Century. Nowadays Maya was the head of the Ramon foundation’s “Spacelab” program.

Reuven Tzemach

Aviators Club Director

41 years old, founder and director of the aviators club. Married +2, lives in the north of Israel.

Has a BA from the excellence course in Media and Political science, and a MA in Political media and Philosophy. Reuven is a member at the YVC board of directors and has a broad experience working with teenagers.

Reuven is a lecturer for motivation, success, making personal choices etc. He was the chairman of the student union in YVC.

Reuven founded the Aviators club 9 years ago in “Gyora Yosefthal” school at Migal Ha’Emek, along with a manager and a pilot from the 117 sqardon.

Nowadays Reuven works with the Ramon foundation and manage the Aviator club in all aspects. He serves as a mentor for the entire staff of the Aviators club.

Reuven also works as a social leader in the “Arazim” school at Ramat Ishai.

Adi Kaya

Partnership deveopment manager

Adi holds a B.A in African Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies (Israel Studies and Communication), Ben Gurion University.

In recent years, established a center for primary students as part of the “Education for Excellent” in Be’er Sheva. In addition, she worked as the coordinator of at The Center for Technology in Education program: “Nachshon” a Virtual tutoring for matriculation exams.

Adi attended an Army Preparatory Leadership Course, in Kibutz Mitzar. Over the years she was involved in several volunteering programs in the third sector in Israel and overseas.

After being a coordinator in the Spacelab program, Adi took the partnership development manager position in the foundation,

Emy Tzemach

Aviators Club Director

41 years old, coordinator of the Aviators club. Married +2, lives in the north of Israel.

Emy has a BA in Psychology. Worked mainly in the Hi-Tech field.

11 years ago, along with her husband, founded the first plans of the Aviators club.

Nowadays, Emy is the coordinator of the Aviators club’s national program of the Ramon foundation.

Emy was born in Transylvania, Romania and is a granddaughter og holocaust survivors. She immigrated to Israel when she was 12 years old and lived in Haifa. She served in the Nahal Group in the IDF.

Noa Gendelman

Ramon Awards Manager

Noa started her work in the education field as a counselor in the youth movement – ‘Maccabi Tzair’. She also served as an education officer in the IDF armored corps‏‏‏‏, where she built educational programs for her unit. She also served as an officer in the army reserves during the Operation “Protective Edge”.

Noa is studying for her BA in Law at the Bar-Ilan university. She participated The journal of the faculty “Democratic- Culture”.

Noa volunteers at “Omek” center for social law legislative processes. She is the head of the ‘Ramon Award’ program at the Ramon foundation.

Lior Ron

Spacelab Manager

Lior holds an MBA from the Mandel Social Leadership Program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a BA in Communication from the IDC Herzliya and a Teacher’s Certificate from the ‘Reshit Chinuch’ program for post-graduates at the Kibbutzim College, with specialization on Civics studies.

She brings vast experience in fields of formal education as an educator and professional teacher in junior-high, and informal education as the Jewish Agency’s emissary to the Jewish Federation of Delaware.

Prior to joining the Ramon Foundation, she led Social Involvement at the Young Adults Center of the Kfar Saba Municipality, and volunteered in various non-profit organizations such as “Amit La’Derech” and “Push”.

Lior is also a part of the founding team at the “Migdalor” army-preparatory program, involved in the educational strategy team and leading the marketing operations

Dana Cwigrah 

SpaceLab Coordinator

Has a B.A in Behavorial Science from Tel Aviv Acedemic College and M.A in conflict resolution from Tel Aviv University.

In recent years has amassed experience in managing and operating complex projects. In her recent position, worked as a Project Manager in the Institute for Quality Leadership and previously worked as an External Relation Coordinator in the office of President Shimon Peres. In addition, has worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor, counseling men and women who live in a shared hostel, diagnosed with borderline inteliigence and mental disorders.

Dana is a graduate of a social political leadership program and throughout the years has volunteered in different places in the third sector in Israel.

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Nir Zafrani

Spacelab Coordinator

Nir is a B.Sc. graduate in Psychology-Biology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He was a team leader in ‘Rothschild Caesarea Ambassadors’ organization, which aims to develop leadership and train the future generation for academic excellence and social, public and business entrepreneurship. Nir participated in ‘iGEM’, an environmental and scientific initiative in synthetic biology, as a part of an international competition in MIT, Boston.

Nir volunteered with a Holocaust survivor on behalf ‘The foundation for the benefit of Holocaust victims in Israel’. In addition, he volunteered as the culture events producer of “Eretzir” organization in the south of Israel.

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