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

The Arava Institute Staff

MANAGEMENT

DAVID LEHRER

Executive Director
david.lehrer@arava.org

ELIZA MAYO

Deputy Director
eliza@arava.org

ROY KAGAN

Finance Director
roy@arava.org

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

JUDY BAR-LEV

Administrative Director
judy.barlev@arava.org

URI NUSINOW

Cost Accountant
uri@arava-env.org

SMADAR ASHKENAZI

Comptroller/Finance Associate
smadar.ashkenazi@arava.org

DIANA SPINRAD

Development Director
diana.spinrad@arava.org

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Development Associate
mikej@arava.org

ABBY LUTMAN

Development Associate
abby.lutman@arava.org

DAGAN BEN ZVI

Hebrew Grant Writer
dagan@arava.org

HANNAH KADISH

Administration and Communications Associate
hannah@arava.org

YOSSI SPITZ

Technical Services
support@arava.org

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DEPARTMENT

DR. TAREQ ABU HAMED

Academic Director
tareq@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

ZOHAR WEISS

Middle East Outreach and Communication Manager
zohar@arava.org

AMER DAJANI

Middle East Outreach and Communication Associate
amer@arava.org

CAMPUS LIFE

TESS LEHRICH HABER

Campus Life Director
st_life@arava.org

YAIR STOLARSKI

Campus Life Coordinator
yair@arava.org

ALUMNI PROGRAMS

TAMARA REJWAN

Alumni Coordinator
tamara.rejwan@arava.org

TRACK II ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

SHIRA KRONICH

Strategy and Operations Manager
shira@arava.org

DR. DEBORAH SANDLER

Chair
djs@arava.org

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Associate
mikej@arava.org

SHORT PROGRAMS

TALI ADINI

Director of Short Programs
tali.adini@arava.org

REUT PARNES

Short Programs Associate
reut@arava.org

AVIGAIL BEN YOHANAN

Israel Ride Director
avigailb@arava.org

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

ROBIN TWITE

Climate Change Consultant
robin.twite@gmail.com

Research Centers

CENTER FOR HYPER-ARID SOCIO-ECOLOGY

DR. MIRI LAVI-NEEMAN

Director of Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology mirilav@gmail.com

CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

DR. TAREQ ABU HAMED

Director of Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
tareq@arava.org

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

DR. ELAINE SOLOWEY

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

YAIR WAHLE

Co-Director
yair@arava.org

CENTER FOR TRANSBOUNDARY WATER MANAGEMENT

DR. CLIVE LIPCHIN

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

ELLA FUKSBRAUNER

Project Manager

ARAVA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

DR. SHMUEL BRENNER

Director for The Arava Center for Sustainable Development
shmuel4212@gmail.com

Friends of the Arava Institute

MIRIAM MAY

Executive Director
miriam@friendsofarava.org

SARAH BRAVERMAN

University Relations Manager
sarah@friendsofarava.org

RABBI MICHAEL COHEN

Director of Community Relations
rabbimichael@friendsofarava.org

RACHEL DURNING

Communications & Development Manager
rdurning@friendsofarava.org

FRANCES GOULD

Development & Outreach Intern
frances@friendsofarava.org

MEGAN WELCH

Development Professional
megan@friendsofarava.org

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