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

VP Space Education

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.

Adi Kaye

Head of Organizational Development

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.

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.

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.

Noam Braier

Ramon Awards Manager

Noam is Negev pre-military acadmey alumni. Noam has extensive backround in planning and excuting seminars, confernce and courses. She serve 4 years in the Israeli army as education officer- fiest at the Armored Brigade and then at the Tactical Command College (MSLC). 

Aside for her work at the foundation, Noam is comleting Bachelor of Science degree in governance at the Interdisciplinary Center. she serves as a research assistant on behalf of the IDC at the ‘Agendas project for comparative research.’

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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Danielle Oryan 

Spacelab Program Coordinator

Danielle holds an MBA program of the Mandel foundation in Business Administration with a specialization in social leadership from Ben Gurion University And B.ed from the Kibbutzim college.

During her studies, Danielle served as the head of the academic department and VP of Student Union at the “Kibbutzim College” . In addition, she was the Head of the Department of Social Welfare at the Student Union of Tel Aviv University .

Danielle has worked as a kindergarten teacher in the israeli education system, and iwas was a leading recruitment coordinator and was in Teach First Israel that promotes equity in education in Israel education system

Maya Shamit  

Spacelab Program Coordinator

Maya holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Behavior & Development from the IDC Herzliya.
During her studies, she participated in the Rabin Leadership Program, which emphasizes development of social leadership in the social-public sector in Israel and took part in an innovation center focused on entrepreneurship and internal innovation in organizations.

Maya served for five years as an Air Force officer among them was a training officer and operations officer. Maya worked with children and youth in places emphasized personal development, creativity and innovation.
For years, she has been studying, practicing and guiding mindfulness in various settings.

In addition, she volunteered in various non-profit organizations such as “Enosh”, a youth rehabilitation boarding school and scouts.

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Rachael Shaya

Spacelab Program Coordinator

Rachael holds an M.A in Organizational Consulting and Development, with specialization in personal coaching for managers, graduated from the College of Management. Earlier she acquired her B.Ed. in Education, with a Teaching Certificate from the “Regev” Excellence Program; specialization in Special Education and Bible Studies, from the Levinsky College of Education, in which she received a scholarship and a Certificate of Excellence.

Rachael has accumulated many years of experience in the field of education. She started her professional role in the army as a guide and instructor at the “Hagana Museum”. Later on, she worked as a junior high and high school teacher under Israel’s Ministry of Education. 

More recently, she held a position as the Director of a sustainable development program of the Jewish Agency in Ghana, Africa, in which she managed a community education center focused on informal education through agriculture, health and social activism. Rachael has got extensive management experience, leading global and local teams and working alongside change makers in the fields of international and sustainable development, both in Israel and in developing countries. When returning to Israel, she took part and developed several educational initiatives, created educational programs and content.


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