OUR TEAM

Boaz Ozery

Executive Director

Boaz Ozery, born in Israel in a small village in the center of Israel, he grew up with a strong feeling for family, community involvement, and a passionate belief in the power of transformative educational opportunities for all. Boaz earned a B.A. Degree in Communications at the Northern Campus of Bar-Ilan University in 2009, and a M.A. degree with Honors from Tel Aviv University as part of the Executive Master’s Program of Philosophy, Information, and Digital Culture.  As a 15+ years veteran of marketing, communication public relations specialist working in the Israeli social start-up ecosystem who transitioned to the nonprofit world, Mr. Ozery is passionate about providing equal educational opportunity that leads to positive social change. 

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Liz Sieck

Resource and Development

Born and raised in Chicago, Liz has resided in Israel for almost nine years, currently living in Tel Aviv

She holds a BA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs and American Studies from the George Washington University. In 2015, she successfully completed her MA degree in Israel Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Today, she is a doctoral candidate at Ben Gurion University of the Negev with her research focused on Bedouin women.  

Liz has almost a decade of experience in resource development in a non-profit environment targeting donors from the English-speaking world. Throughout her time in the industry, she has cultivated a donor portfolio that includes corporate partners, private donors, government grantors, federations, and philanthropic foundations. In 2020, she established her business in the US.

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Michelle Chaykowski Costello

Michelle is the accountant at Friends of Ofanim. She has been in this position for the past four years. Aside from Ofanim, she also works at the Solomon Edwards group and has been there since 2001.

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