MEET THE

TEAM

Meet the Save a Child's Heart team members who ensure that the humanitarian activity of saving children's lives continues.

Medical

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Lior Sasson
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Hagi Dekel
Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Anat Mastor.
Head of Perfusion

Yigal Sofer
Perfusionist

Ala'a Mansour
Perfusionist

E
vgenia Siklier
Head Nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Operating Rooms

Olga Gur
Deputy Head Nurse,
Operating Rooms

Chaya Museri
Retired Head Nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Operating Rooms
Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Akiva Tamir
Retired Director of Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Alona Raucher Sternfeld
Director 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
Head Technician,
Catheterization Laboratory

Tal Sela
Technician,
Catheterization Laboratory
Anesthesiology
Dr. Nugzar Rijini
Director of Anesthesia Department

Dr. Sherman Alexander
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

Dr. Andrey Gluch
Anesthesiologist,
Pediatric Cardiology

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

Israel

Simon Fisher
Executive Director
director@saveachildsheart.org

Tamar Shapira
Deputy Executive Director
Director of International
& Public Relations
tamar@saveachildsheart.com

Sarah Nevo
Office Manager
sach@saveachildsheart.org

Laura Kafif
House Mother
Laura@saveachildsheart.org

Dawn Mizrachi
Medical Secretary
dawn@saveachildsheart.org

Ido Gutin
Director of Resource Development
idog@saveachildsheart.com

Anna Kos

International Young
Leadership Director
leadership@saveachildsheart.org
Marissa Rosenfeld
Marketing Manager
marketing@saveachildsheart.com

Dr. Wafiq Othman
Palestinian Program Coordinator
w_s_a_33@hotmail.com

Fatima Sarsour
Palestinian Families Coordinator
Fatima@saveachildsheart.org

Bernardo Scheinberg
Finance and Economy Director
bernardo@saveachildsheart.com

Ayala Hemo
Bookkeeper
accounts@saveachildsheart.com
President
Prof. Arie Schachner

President of SACH Africa
Haim Taib

Board Israel
Yoram Cohen, Chairman
Yoram Benita, Treasurer
Adi Ashkenazi, Secretary
Ayala Atar
Dr. Yitzhak Berlovitz
Yael Dayan
Sally Esakov
Lewis Gerber
Uri Kertes
Hagit Kochba
Mohamad (Abu Hassan) Mansour
Rafi Priell
Debbie Silver
Amiram Van Kloeten
Dr. Zehavit Zivner

Audit Committee
Yuval Bronstein
Yaakov Livne
Shlomo Zalel


United States

David Litwack
Executive Director
litwack@saveachildsheartus.org

Marla Landis
West Coast Regional Director
mlandis@saveachildsheartus.org

Brianna Fowler
Assistant Director of Development
brianna@saveachildsheartus.org

Nancy Pardo

West Coast
Young Leadership Director
pardo@saveachildsheartus.org

Yaniv Hoffman
East Coast
Young Leadership Director
yaniv@saveachildsheartus.org

Anita Greenwald
Office Manager
greenwald@saveachildsheartus.org
US Honorary Board
David Avital
Mayim Bialik
Duff Goldman
Amb. Daniel Kurtzer
Howard Leiter
Aaron David Miller
Amb. Thomas Pickering
Josh Rolnick
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
Vivian Bass, Vice President
Erica Kane, Treasurer
Marc Feinberg, Secretary
Amb. Frances Cook
Simon Elias
Ben Feder
Philip Goldman
Lesley Israel
Yan Katsnelson
Carmi Kobren
Joseph Lucosky
Jennifer Margolius Fisher
Laura OzerOri Reiss
Brad Rosen
Margy Rosenbluth
Peter Wells

CANADA

Marni Brinder Byk
Executive Director
marni@saveachildsheart.ca

Wendy Jacobs
Associate Director
Development & Operations
wendy@saveachildsheart.ca

Jodi Yackness
Associate Director
Marketing & Events
jodi@saveachildsheart.ca

Jessica Haber
Development Coordinator
jessica@saveachildsheart.ca

Gillian Grossman
Development Coordinator
office@saveachildsheart.ca


Board of Directors
Karen Diamond, Chair
Lisa Ritchie, Vice Chair
Stacey Kline, Past Chair
Bernard Goldman,
CM, MD, FRCSC, Chair Emeritus
Darryl Rosenberg, Treasurer
Jason Kroft, Secretary
Leora Branfield-Day, MD
Gideon Cohen, MD
Kym Diamond Teperman
Shelley Diamond
Leslie Giller
Jennifer Godfrey
William Goldstein Caryl, MD
Riva Grinshpan
Marly Peikes
Louis Peltz, MD
Lana Pulver
Toby Rose, MD
Danny Ritter
Jason Schwartz
Ali Spinner
Samara Strub
Advisory Board
Irving Abella
Michael Diamond
Stephen Diamond
Gerry Gotfrit
Alan Greenberg
Gil Gross, MD
Ronnen Harary
Ariella Rohringer
Danny Roth
Peter Silverman
Judy Tanenbaum
Larry Tanenbaum
Jennifer Tory

Australia

Doron Lazarus
National CEO - SACH Australia
doron.lazarus@saveachildsheart.org.au
T +61-487340092

Hannah Wollan
CEO, SACH VIC
hwollan@saveachildsheart.org.au
T +61-413376499

Anita Voloshin
Young Leadership Coordinator
anitav@saveachildsheart.org.au

Josh Blode
Young Leadership Coordinator
joshua.blode@saveachildsheart.org.au
Advisory Committee
Andrew Blode
Ilit Golshevsky
Gary Samowitz
Sandy Waislitz
George Fink
Nelly Katsnelson
Sharonne Slonim

UK

General Inquiries
hello@saveachildsheart.com

Trustees
Anthony J. Cotton
Walter Felman, President
Olly Honigman, Chair
Harvey J. Rose
David Silverston 
Committee
Ana-Karina Allen 
Ludmila Boettcher 
Sarah Derriey 
Ilana Erlikh E
lena Gabay 
Aleksandra Gawlytta 
Orly Grushka 
Calanit Schachner Laufer 
Iris & Haim Taib 
Dr Jessica Weinberger 


Young Leadership
Alex Sharpe 
Rob Sher 
Dr. Sarah Simons 
Naomi Testler 
Dr. Ariella Wagerman 
Isabel Wiseman 
Dr. Shier Ziser 

Patrons
Maestro Zubin
Mehta Andrew Percy
M.P. Prof. Lord Winston
Lord Levy
Lord Polak
Evgeny Kissin

The Netherlands

General Inquiries
info@saveachildsheart.nl


Board

Prof. dr. Ronald de Groot
Chairman

Margot Ermia
Secretary to the Board
relations@saveachildsheart.nl

Corine Timmermans
Treasurer
finance@saveachildsheart.nl

Robert Baruch
International Relations

Ronald Vles
Member

Heleen Rijkens - Unger
Member

Leslie de Swaan
Member

Lars van Susteren
Web Manager & IT

Emma Oostenbroek
Member
Young Leadership

Emma Oostenbroek
Director Young Leadership NL
emmaoostenbroek@
saveachildsheart.nl


Lars van Susteren
Web Manager & IT

Julia Blaauw
Public Relations

Manouck Roelofs
Events

Hidde Oostenbroek
Events


SWITZERLAND

General Inquiries
swiss@saveachildsheart.org

Photo CREDITS

Cole Keister
David Silverman
Debbie Silver
Eli Gross
Gil Naor

Gili Benita
Gili Yaari
Leatal Harari
Marissa Rosenfeld
Meredith Holbrook

Nati Shohat
Sheila Shalhevet z"l
Yonatan Sindel

Long-term volunteers

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.

OUR TEAM Saving lives
around the world


Pediatric Surgical Ward Nursing Team

CATH lab nursing team

Dr. Lior sasson and Nurse Chaya Museri

Dr. Sion Houri

Anat mastor and Yigal Sofer

Nurse Svetlana Katsovich


Dr. Akiva tamir and dr. Hagi Dekel

Nurse Irena Nosal

Yifat Brosh

Dr. Sherman Alexander

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