Board of Directors

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

Ambassador David M. Friedman: Honorary Chairman of the Board​, Ambassador of the United States to Israel

Ms. Shira Ruderman: Chair of the Board 

US members

  • Mr. Terry R.Davidson, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the United States 
  • Mr. Jonathan Berger, Cultural Affairs Attache, Embassy of the United States   
  • Mr. Shalom Maidenbaum, Board Member 
  • Mr. Christopher L.Green, Envionnment,Science,Technology Chief, Embassy of the United States (Alternate Member)       
  • Mr. Jonathan Shrier, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States (Alternate Member)

Israeli members

  • Mr. Ziv Nevo-Kulman, Head, Bureau of Cultural Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Ms. Pnina Elal, Director, Department for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Alternate Member)
  • Ms. Einat Weiss, Director, Department for US-Israel Political Relations, North America Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Alternate Member)    
  • Professor Naomi Chazan, Professor Emerita,Former Member of Knesset, Senior Researcher Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 
  • Professor Hossam Haick, The Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology