Our Team

Executive Management
  • Rinat Kedem Bart
    CEO
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    Rinat Kedem Bart
    CEO

    CEO

    Rinat Kedem Bart was previously the Israel representative of the Jewish Agency in Australia and New Zealand, managing all the agency’s activities in that region. She also served as director of a center for victims of rape and sexual assault in Jerusalem, and as a criminal prosecutor in the central district division of the State Attorney’s Office, after completing her internship in the State Attorney’s Office. She has extensive management experience in the public sector, including leading processes in various social organizations.

    Kedem Bart has an LLB (cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an LLM (cum laude, dual degree in public and international law) from Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University.

  • Era Duek
    Vice President of Operations
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    Era Duek
    Vice President of Operations

    Vice President of Operations

    Era Duek has wide-ranging experience managing public systems and leading organizational processes. She was a senior advisor to the director general of the Israeli Employment Service, a large public corporation; as a member of senior management, she was involved in managing all change processes in the organization. Duek served as executive assistant, and then as Middle East analyst, to the Israeli Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. (Ambassador Sallai Meridor). She is a board member of Maas, an organization dedicated to fortifying and renewing public services in Israel. She is also active in the alumni network of Maoz, which is dedicated to promoting socio-economic resilience in Israel.

    Duek has a BA in government and politics from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and an MA in public management from Tel Aviv University.

Management Team
  • Magali Vaserman
    Office Manager
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    Magali Vaserman
    Office Manager

    Office Manager

    Magali Vaserman served as an officer in the military police investigations unit of the Israel Defense Forces. She managed complex cases as an investigations officer in the fraud investigation unit, and completed her service with the rank of captain in charge of the Kastina headquarters. She also worked as a reliability consultant to various clients in the field of worker recruitment and as an interviewer in reliability evaluations.

    Vaserman is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in criminology and political science at Bar Ilan University.

  • Dr. Yafit Levin
    Head of Research
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    Dr. Yafit Levin
    Head of Research

    Head of Research

    Dr. Yafit Levin coordinates all data collection at the Israel Center on Addiction. She previously worked as a researcher of mass trauma at i-CORE (Israeli Centers of Research Excellence), where she managed databases and wrote several papers on war trauma.

    Dr. Levin has an MA in rehabilitation psychology and a PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with military veterans of the Yom Kippur War and their families, marriages and parenting.

  • Orit Kovatz
    Head of Training and Recruitment
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    Orit Kovatz
    Head of Training and Recruitment

    Head of Training and Recruitment

    Orit Kovatz is a medical psychologist who received her training at Sheba Medical Center, where she helped establish the addiction medicine clinic and was in charge of professional training. She previously worked in the training department of the Israel Center for Medical Simulation (MSR), where she helped develop training approaches for healthcare professionals and facilitated groups of clinicians during their simulation-based training. She also evaluated candidates for training and trained other evaluators.

    Kovatz is a member of the international organization of mentors called MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), who specialize in the motivational approach. Today, she trains therapists and other clinicians in the motivational approach in hospitals, clinics, professional organizations and academic settings.

    Kovatz has a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in medical psychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. She is a graduate of the Zippori program for Group Dynamics and Group Facilitation.

  • Danit Raz
    Clinic Manager
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    Danit Raz
    Clinic Manager

    Clinic Manager

    Danit Raz is a social worker, certified group facilitator and psychotherapist who specializes in mental health and addiction. She previously served as coordinator in the dual diagnosis unit at Mazor mental health center. She established and managed the inpatient system at the nonprofit organization HaDerech, a therapeutic and inpatient addiction treatment community, where she also developed new treatment programs. She was deputy coordinator of the government “rehabilitation basket” program for the northern region; was involved in the development and management of the dual diagnosis field at the national level at Enosh, The Israel Mental Health Association; and was an academic coordinator and lecturer for a course on addiction at Western Galilee Academic College.

    Raz is consulted by public defenders for her expertise on addiction, and her written evaluations are submitted to the courts. She is the founder, and volunteers as director, of a charitable organization, By Our Side, that treats men who are trauma victims.

    Raz has an MSW from Tel Aviv University and has completed several training and certification courses on addiction treatment.

Clinical Team
  • Noar Elron
    Coordinator of Group Therapy
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    Noar Elron
    Coordinator of Group Therapy

    Coordinator of Group Therapy

    Noar Elron is a clinical social worker with experience treating patients with addiction, especially severe cases with dual diagnosis. He has experience working integratively with other mental health professionals in order to formulate individual treatment plans that fit each patient’s needs. He also facilitates dynamic group therapy for dual diagnosis patients.

    Elron previously taught practicums on addiction at the Central School for Workers in the Social Services, and provided individual instruction in dynamic psychotherapy, with an emphasis on the complexity of dual diagnosis treatment.

    Elron has an MSW, with a specialization in mental health, from the University of Haifa, and is currently studying analytical psychotherapy.

  • Sandrine Djian
    Psychology Coordinator
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    Sandrine Djian
    Psychology Coordinator

    Psychology Coordinator

    Sandrine Dijan is a clinical psychologist and clinical supervisor. She is coordinator of the ICA’s team of psychologists, and head of individual therapy and therapy supervisor. She has experience treating adults at the Lev HaSharon Mental Health Medical Center, including in the dual diagnosis clinic, where she helped patients with addiction problems cope with withdrawal and rehabilitation. Her work there involved meeting with families, leading group therapy sessions, and training professional and nursing staff. She also has experience treating children and adolescents in individual therapy.

    Dijan has an MA in clinical psychology from Paris VII University in France, and an MA in the history and philosophy of sciences and ideas from the Cohn Institute of Tel Aviv University.

  • Evi Ziv
    Dual Diagnosis Coordinator
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    Evi Ziv
    Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

    Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

    Evi Ziv is a clinical social worker and certified supervisor with an MSW from Tel Aviv University. She specializes in family therapy, conflict resolution and mediation, treating the victims of addiction (both direct and indirect), complex multimorbidity (addiction, mental health and physical illness), and coping with addiction among the elderly.

    Ziv has experience developing and managing inpatient care facilities for populations coping with dual diagnosis and special needs. In addition, she has provided counseling and supported families going through the cycle of addiction, and has trained multidisciplinary staff in rehabilitation programs and clinics for opiate dependence run by the Ministry of Health, in both individual and group settings.

    Ziv is a member of the multidisciplinary professional team at the dual diagnosis unit at the Lev Hasharon Mental Health Medical Center.

  • Roni Rokah
    Coordinator of Family Therapy
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    Roni Rokah
    Coordinator of Family Therapy

    Coordinator of Family Therapy

    Roni Rokah is a clinical social worker that has treated patients at the addiction and dual diagnosis clinic at Lev HaSharon Mental Health Medical Center. She previously worked as the coordinator of foster families at the nonprofit organization Yeladim: Fair Chance for Children, where she was involved in recruiting and guiding foster families for children without families, living in residential group homes. She participated in setting policy and guiding professional staff on this subject. She also has managerial and clinical experience working with families and at-risk children in public education and therapeutic frameworks.

    Rokah has an MSW in clinical social work and an MA in rehabilitation criminology. She is a certified couples and family therapist from the Israeli Association for Marital and Family Therapy. She is currently completing her studies in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Israel Winnicott Center.

  • Enas Gawi
    Medical Secretary
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    Enas Gawi
    Medical Secretary

    Medical Secretary

    Enas Gawi previously served as an instructor and coordinator of the educational staff at Arazim, a therapeutic boarding school for children and adolescents, where she also led the support and guidance program. She also has experience in informal education.

  • Eli Helman
    Social Worker
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    Eli Helman
    Social Worker

    Eli Helman is a clinical social worker, trained in the treatment of both national- and individual-level trauma at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, affiliated with Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. He has worked with the various rehabilitation services of Enosh, the Israeli Mental Health Association. He treats patients at a private clinic and at Clalit mental health clinics. He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, trauma, anxiety, depression and more.

    Helman has a BA in social work from Bar Ilan University, and an MSW in clinical social work (specialization in trauma) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Noa Vanger
    Social Worker
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    Noa Vanger
    Social Worker

    Noa Vanger is a clinical social worker with experience in the fields of addiction, mental health and trauma. She previously coordinated a program for harm reduction among drug addicts, and worked in a mobile clinic run by the Ministry of Health to promote harm reduction among prostitutes. She has treated drug addicts at a drug substitution treatment center and at a municipal program for addiction treatment.

    Vanger has a BSW with a specialization in addiction, and an MSW (with honors) with a specialization in trauma. She is currently completing psychotherapy studies in self psychology at a program run by the Israel Association for Self Psychology and the Study of Subjectivity.

  • Tali Weiss
    Social Worker
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    Tali Weiss
    Social Worker

    Tali Weiss is a clinical social worker with experience in integrative therapy, personal coaching, rehabilitation, and group facilitation in a variety of areas, including addiction, mental health and life crises. She works in the public sector treating addiction and has a private clinic. Weiss has a BSW from Tel Aviv University (specialization in mental health), and an MSW (honors) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Sharon
    Weisman-Amitay
    Social Worker
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    Sharon
    Weisman-Amitay
    Social Worker

    Sharon Weisman-Amitay is a clinical social worker with experience treating patients suffering from addiction in various social welfare programs; guiding and assisting patients through withdrawal and rehabilitation; constructing individually tailored treatment programs; and supporting families as they cope with addiction. In the past, she coordinated the treatment ​​of women and mothers suffering from addiction; managed a regional outpatient center for the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse; facilitated groups and trained staff; and worked with at-risk adolescent girls in both individual and group therapy settings. She has experience treating eating disorders, and received training in both individual therapy and parent instruction at the Eating Disorders Department at Sheba Medical Center.

    Weisman-Amitay has an MSW in clinical social work from Bar Ilan University, and is currently studying psychotherapy at Bar Ilan University.

  • Danny Zeira
    Social Worker
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    Danny Zeira
    Social Worker

    Danny Zeira is a clinical social worker with experience treating at-risk youth, adults, couples and families in various treatment settings, including therapeutic and rehabilitation communities, and has facilitated groups in both public and private mental health treatment settings. Zeira has a BSW from Ben Gurion University, and an MSW from Ariel University, where he specialized in individual, child and family therapy.

  • Shterni Lokshinski
    Social Worker
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    Shterni Lokshinski
    Social Worker

    Shterni Lokshinski is a clinical social worker with experience treating both individuals and families for trauma, normative life crises and various other mental health issues, and training professional staff. She previously worked at a boarding school, caring for children and their families; managed a center for parents and children at a Jerusalem school; worked as a mental health social worker at Bayit Cham, a nonprofit organization; and treated victims of sexual abuse in the Haredi community. Today she supplements her work treating addiction patients at the ICA with her private practice.

    Lokshinski has a BSW from the University of Haifa, and an MSW in clinical social work from Bar Ilan University.

  • Raviv Sela
    Social Worker
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    Raviv Sela
    Social Worker

    Raviv Sela is a clinical social worker with experience treating men with a history of violence in a prisoner rehabilitation program, using both individual and group therapy; coordinating the mentoring of patients in assisted living, under the government “rehabilitation basket” program; leading rehabilitation processes; and managing family interventions and parent instruction. Today he specializes in treating adults and adolescents suffering from social withdrawal, severe dependence, and difficulty functioning, by means of parent instruction, at-home therapy and systemic care.

    Sela has a BSW from Bar Ilan University and an MSW from Tel Aviv University.

  • Hadar Peled
    Social Worker
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    Hadar Peled
    Social Worker

    Hadar Peled is a clinical social worker and group facilitator with experience treating adults in individual care settings, in the “rehabilitation basket” assistance program, and in various mental health clinics, including at the Lev HaSharon Mental Health Medical Center and Clalit Health Services. She also has experience treating the elderly, including those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and assists families in coping with dementia.

    Peled has an MSW from Haifa University, and a BA in behavioral science from Ben-Gurion University. She studied group facilitation at the Adler Institute.

  • Shira Amitai
    Psychologist
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    Shira Amitai
    Psychologist

    Shira Amitai is a certified clinical psychologist with experience treating both children and adults in individual settings and with parental guidance. She is trained in dyadic developmental psychotherapy and in performing short-term interventions. She was a psychologist at the adolescent inpatient unit at the Melchishua drug rehabilitation center, where she treated and diagnosed patients during their rehabilitations and guided their stays in the therapeutic community. Today she conducts multidisciplinary psychodiagnostic evaluations, in addition to her work as a psychologist in the public sector and at her private clinic.

    Amitai holds a BA from Ben-Gurion University, and an MA in clinical child psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Ronnie Neeman
    Psychologist
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    Ronnie Neeman
    Psychologist

    Ronnie Neeman is a clinical psychologist with experience in both individual and group therapy. In addition to her private practice, she facilitates groups that focus on social skills; treats adolescents and guides parents at the supplementary psychological service of Rishon Letzion; and provides support for women dealing with pregnancy and childbirth using birth-oriented therapy (B.O.T). Neeman has a BSc in brain studies from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in clinical psychology from the University of Haifa. As part of her clinical internship, she worked as a psychologist at the counseling service of the Technion, and in the adult psychiatric ward at Sheba Medical Center.

  • Orly Pecker
    Psychologist
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    Orly Pecker
    Psychologist

    Orly Pecker is a specialist in rehabilitation psychology, with experience treating patients with depression, anxiety, life crises, grief, bereavement, trauma, chronic diseases and and chronic pain. She received her training at the rehabilitation hospital of Sheba Medical Center (orthopedic rehabilitation and inpatient pain rehabilitation units).

    Pecker has a BSc in brain sciences from Bar Ilan University, and an MA in rehabilitation psychology from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo.

  • Maayan
    Caster-Bonen
    Psychologist
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    Maayan
    Caster-Bonen
    Psychologist

    Maayan Caster-Bonen is a clinical psychologist who utilizes a dynamic approach, aimed at investigating a patient’s internal world, in addition to targeted approaches, such as CBT and focused psychodynamic pyschotherapy. She received her training at the outpatient psychiatric department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, where she dealt with acute breakdowns based on trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, and life crises. She has experience in individual and group dynamic psychotherapy for elderly Holocaust survivors, as well as for second- and third-generation survivors, at the nonprofit organization Amcha Tel Aviv. She previously worked as a psychologist in educational frameworks, including performing evaluations and parent instruction in the educational psychological service.

    Caster-Bonen has an MA in adult clinical psychology from Tel Aviv University.

  • Tzach Shtiler
    Social Worker
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    Tzach Shtiler
    Social Worker

    Tzach Shtiler is a certified medical psychologist who received his training treating children and adolescents, alongside parents, at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit of Sheba Medical Center. He previously worked as a psychologist in the intensive care unit for congenital heart defects at Safra Children’s Hospital, where he counseled the parents of hospitalized infants and toddlers, performed interventions during crisis situations, helped prepare patients before surgery, and provided guidance during the post-surgical period.

    Shtiler has also treated adults at an obesity clinic, where he performed psychological evaluations of candidates for bariatric surgery, and treated patients before and after the surgery. He specializes in treating various difficulties related to obesity, including emotional eating, food addiction, and mental disorders related to eating.

    Shtiler has a BA in psychology from Bar Ilan University, and an MA in medical psychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

  • Gili Schiff
    Psychologist
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    Gili Schiff
    Psychologist

    Gili Schiff is a clinical psychologist who received her clinical training at the women’s inpatient psychiatric unit and the clinic for treating anxiety and depression at Sheba Medical Center.

    She has experience diagnosing and treating children in education settings, as part of her work in the psychological service of the Tel Aviv municipality. She deals with fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting issues. She also treats patients with anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma and crisis situations. In her work she combines the dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches.

    Schiff has a BA from Tel Aviv University and an MA in clinical psychology, specializing in child and adolescent psychology, from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

  • Dr. Nadav Shalit
    Psychiatrist
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    Dr. Nadav Shalit
    Psychiatrist

    Dr. Nadav Shalit is a psychiatrist who received his training in adult psychiatry at the Geha Mental Health Center. He has experience treating patients with addiction at the addiction and dual diagnosis clinic of Lev HaSharon Mental Health Medical Center. He conducts research on the psychiatric effects of cannabinoids and hallucinogens. Dr. Shalit graduated (with honors) from the Faculty of Medicine at Ben-Gurion University.

  • Dr. Limor Givon
    Psychiatrist
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    Dr. Limor Givon
    Psychiatrist

    Dr. Limor Givon is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating adults. She is an attending physician at Rambam hospital in Haifa, and is the consulting psychiatrist at its Pain Medicine Institute. She completed the three-year psychotherapy program run by the Technion & Rambam hospital, where she was trained in both dynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies. She is a graduate of the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine and serves there today as a clinical instructor, training students and interns.

  • Dr. Yuri Shpak
    Psychiatrist
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    Dr. Yuri Shpak
    Psychiatrist

    Dr. Yuri Shpak is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist who received his training in adult psychiatry at the Lev Hasharon Mental Health Medical Center. He serves as director of a unique clinic that treats addiction to pain medication, run by Maccabi Health Services, the Ministry of Health and the Israel Anti-Drug Authority of the Ministry of Public Security.

    Dr. Shpak has experience treating patients with addiction in various settings, including a dual diagnosis clinic, an integrated center for addiction treatment, and a clinic for drug replacement and maintenance. He is a graduate of a two-year course on addiction medicine at Tel Aviv University, and a two-year course on cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) run by Bar Ilan University and Sheba Medical Center.

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