About us

Galila – the Northern Galilee Development Foundation is an approved charity for tax recognition in Israel, the US and the UK. Founded in 2005, our mission is to support those carefully selected, priority needs of the borderline communities who live in a security-threatened region with complex developmental challenges that as residents of this region, we at Galila are best equipped to advocate and respond to their cause.

מייסדים ובעלי תפקידים

Yael Barlev

Executive Director

With an academic and professional background in communications and marketing, Yael Barlev has been professionally active in philanthropy since 2003. Her background in marketing, coaching and sales in the hi-tec world has served as a perfect platform for her direct and focused approach in her management of Galila. “managing Galila enables me to wake up each morning and actually do something of true value for others

Ofra Karasanti

Chair

Ofra is involved in community development, volunteers as chairman of the foundation since its establishment.

Batia Gilad

Board Member

Batya, an educator and chairman of the World Korczak organization, is Board of Directors on a voluntary basis since its establishment.

Adv. Ella Swartzman

Audit Committee

Attorney Ella Swartzman - Senior lecturer on driving and alcohol, a member of the Audit Committee on a voluntary basis for the past 8 years.

Adv. Peri Lazar

Audit Committee

Attorney Peri Lazar, own her law firm, a member of the Audit Committee on a voluntary basis for the last 3 years.

חברי הדירקטוריון

Yael Barlev

Executive Director

Ofra Karasanti

Chair

Batia Gilad

Board committee member

Adv. Ella Schwartzman

Audit committee

Adv. Peri Lazar

Audit committee

Raymond Antian, CPA

Member

Amit Neta, CPA

Member

Prof. Ilana Zinger

Member

Mordehai Cohen

Member

Iris Drang

Auditor