Board of Directors

Fulbright Israel’s policies and program of activities are set by its Board of Directors.

Mr. Sender Cohen: Chair of the Board 

U.S. Ambassador Jacob J. Lew: Honorary Chair of the Board

U.S. members

  • Mr. Joe Wierichs, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the United States 
  • Ms. Joëlle Uzarski, Cultural Affairs Attache, Embassy of the United States   
  • Ms. Alisa Mall, Chief Investment Officer, DFO Management, LLC
  • Mr. Timothy P. Buckley, Environment, Science, Technology Chief, Embassy of the United States (Alternate Member)      
  • Ms. Stephanie Hallett, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States (Alternate Member)

Israeli members

  • Ms. Nurit Tinari, Cultural Relations – Head of Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Professor Naomi Chazan, Professor Emerita, Former Member of Knesset, Senior Researcher Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 
  • Professor Ehud Gazit,  Endowed Chair at the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
  • Professor Yoseph Mekori - Chair of the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Israeli Council for Higher Education
  • Ms. Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, Managing Partner at Team8
  • Ms. Pnina Elal, Director, Department for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Alternate Member)
  • Ms. Galit Baram, Director, US-Israel Political Relations Department, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Alternate Member)