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Our Team

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Jonathan Barsade

Jonathan Barsade is a serial entrepreneur, an attorney, and in recent years – a lay leader in major Jewish not-for-profit organizations. Walking the line between the world of business and law, Jonathan built expertise in understanding the needs of start-up technology organizations, transforming a budding concept into a viable, successful business. Today, Jonathan is President of the America Israel Friendship League (AIFL) and a Member of the U.S. and Israeli Boards of IsraAID. In these capacities, he introduces business processes, accountability, and org culture to help not-for-profits navigate the new world of charitable giving.

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Ora Peled Nakash

Ora is a user researcher in the software industry. Ora was the first female to graduate the Israeli Naval Officer Academy (Course Hovlim) in 2000, and the first woman to serve on an Israeli missile ship (Sa'ar 4.5) as a platoon commander. Ora is a Board member of the Naval Academy Alumni Organization (Migdalor), a member of Forum Dvorah -Women in Foreign Policy and National Security.  She is the mother of two, and a member of Kibbutz Ramat David.  She is a frequent speaker in, and leading member of, the Protest Movement in Israel.  

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Batell Blaish-Sultanik

Batell Vallentine Blaish-Sultanik graduated as one of the first female cadets from the Israeli Naval Academy, from which she went on to become the deputy commander of an IDF missile vessel and then the first female airborne naval officer.  Batell is a major in reserves. Combining her military achievements with her corporate legal background, Batell now holds the position of Chief Business Officer at an Israeli hi-tech company and is an elected committee chair of at the Israel Bar Association. With a diverse skill set that spans corporate law, tech, M&A, angel investments and naval operations, Batell, a mother of four children, is a highly motivated and results-driven professional.

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