The experience at the Arava Institute reaffirmed for me that we as human beings are all the same no mater how different our cultures, religions, origins, or nationalities are.

BILAL, JORDANIAN, FALL 2010

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East.

The Arava Institute Staff

MANAGEMENT

DR. TAREQ ABU HAMED

Executive Director
tareq@arava.org

ELIZA MAYO

Deputy Director
eliza@arava.org

MIRIAM SEGAL

Finance Director
miriam@arava.org

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

GILAT BERGER

Administrative Assistant
gilat@arava.org

MAIA EBRAM

Cost Accountant
maia@arava.org

SMADAR ASHKENAZI

Comptroller/Finance Associate
smadar.ashkenazi@arava.org

DR. DAVID LEHRER

Director of International Development
david@arava.org

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Development Associate
mikej@arava.org

DIANA SPINRAD

Development Director
diana.spinrad@arava.org

ABBY LUTMAN

Development Associate
abby.lutman@arava.org

DAGAN BEN ZVI

Hebrew Grant Writer
dagan@arava.org

ELLEN ELEND RIF

Development Associate
ellen.elend.rif@arava.org

YOSSI SPITZ

Technical Services
support@arava.org

HANNAH KADISH

Communications Associate
hannah@arava.org

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEPARTMENT

DR. JESSICA SCHAECKERMAN

Academic Director
jessica@arava.org

CATHIE GRANIT

Program Director
cathie@arava.org

LAURA SHULTON

Admissions Coordinator
admissions@arava.org

RUTIE KAPLAN-ROTH

Academic Coordinator
rutie.kaplanroth@arava.org

DR. AVIGAIL MORRIS

Intern Coordinator
avigailmorris55@gmail.com

ELLA LOTAN

Middle East Recruitment and Outreach Manager
ella.l@arava.org

AMER DAJANI

Middle East Recruitment and Outreach Associate
amer@arava.org

CAMPUS LIFE

AVIV SAAD

Campus Life Director
aviv@arava.org

ALUMNI PROGRAMS

HODA H. BARAKAT

Alumni Coordinator
hodabarakat83@gmail.com

BARAK TALMOR

Alumni Coordinator
barak.talmor@gmail.com

TRACK II ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

JESICA SCHEIMBERG

Strategy and Operations Manager
jesica@arava.org

DR. DEBORAH SANDLER

Chair
djs@arava.org

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Associate
mikej@arava.org

EVIE LEVITEN-LAWTON

Coordinator
evie@arava.org

SHORT PROGRAMS

AVIGAIL BEN YOHANAN

Director of Short Programs
avigailb@arava.org

REUT PARNES

Short Programs Associate
reut@arava.org

ILLANA LEIZIN

Short Programs Associate
illana@arava.org

MAX KOPITCHINSKI

Israel Ride Director
max@arava.org

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

AMIT ELIYAHU

Furrows in the Desert Project Director
amit.eliyahu@arava.org

Research Centers

WILLIAM WEISINGER

Research and Visitor's Park Technician
william@arava.org

CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

DR. TALI ZOHAR

Director of Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
tali@adssc.org

JÓZSEF KÁDÁR

Research Assistant
jozsef.kadar@arava.org

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

DR. ELAINE SOLOWEY

Director of Center for Sustainable Agriculture
elaine.solowey@arava.org

NOAH MARTHINSEN

Research Manager
noah@arava.org

CENTER FOR TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT

DR. CLIVE LIPCHIN

Director of Center for Transboundary Water Management clivearava@gmail.com

Friends of the Arava Institute

MIRIAM MAY

Chief Executive Officer
miriam@friendsofarava.org

LILY ANDRULES

Director of University Relations
lily@friendsofarava.org

RABBI MICHAEL COHEN

Director of Community Relations
rabbimichael@friendsofarava.org

CHANDRA MAHABIER-SHEEHY

Financial Accountant
chandra@friendsofarava.org

CAROLYN FLAMMEY

Chief Financial Officer
carolyn@friendsofarava.org

RACHEL KALIKOW

Chief Development Officer
rkalikow@friendsofarava.org

CURTIS FLANNERY

Development & Administrative Associate
curtis@friendsofarava.org

LELAND MALKUS

Grants Manager
leland@friendsofarava.org