• Prof. Shauli Lev-Ran

    Founder & Medical Director

    Prof. Shaul Lev-Ran is a psychiatrist, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, formerly the Deputy Director of Lev Hasharon Medical Center, and an affiliate scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada. 

    He is a member of the National Council for Mental Health (Israel) and of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization of trainers in motivational interviewing. He currently serves as president of the Israeli Society of Addiction Medicine (ILSAM).  

    Prof. Lev-Ran completed his M.D. at Tel Aviv University, his residency in psychiatry at the Shalvata Mental Health Center, and his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University, and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Haifa.

    Prof. Lev-Ran’s research focuses on the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders. His many scientific studies, articles, and lectures – to both professionals and the general public – are used to promote policy for the effective treatment of addiction both in Israel and worldwide.

  • Dr. Ariel Kor

    Founder & Chair of ICA

    Dr. Ariel Kor is a psychologist in the field of addictive behavior, and has performed research in collaboration with the Problem Gambling Clinic at the Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disordersat Yale University. Dr. Kor has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University in New York. He was also awarded an honorary degree from Bar-Ilan University. 

    Dr. Kor has been involved in finance and philanthropy for many years, and has established several leading programs in the fields of education, mental health and support for Jewish communities in the Diaspora. He is co-founder of the Maytiv Center for Positive Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and of the organization The Jewish Spirit (Israel). He also serves on the boards of Matan (United Way Israel), the JDC, Maor and the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs.

    Dr. Kor was formerly CEO of Sampoerna Strategic (an international private investment fund, of which he is still an advisor), and served as director of Harel Insurance Investments in Israel, the American coffeehouse chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and the Singapore-based company Hour Glass.