Founder of ERAN
In February 1971, Mrs. Maria Berta Zaslany established ERAN in memory of her late husband, the late Dr. Zaslany, in their apartment in Jerusalem. Mrs. Zaslany pushed the organization forward with all her might, and in the face of multiple difficulties.
In 1983, ERAN was registered as a national association, and its official national institutions began to operate .
Ms. Zaslany continued to be active, and used to attend the National Secretariat meetings at the Tel Aviv branch, in her wheelchair.
Chairman of the Board
The CEO of the Strauss Group, has been ERAN’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 2016.
Education: Executive Program, School of Business Administration, Harvard University (2000);
Bachelor’s degree, Humanities, Tel Aviv University (1984).
Public activity: Deputy Chairman of “Maccabi World Movement”,
Member of the Beit Noam Public Council.
CEO of ERAN Since 2011.
Previously served as CEO from 1998-2005.
Education: Certified in Mediation and Crisis Management, B.A. in Social Work, Haifa University, Computer Certificate Studies, Marketing and Management.
Public activity: Active member of the board of the Israeli Coalition for Trauma, the Parkinson’s Association and civic leadership, director of the Israeli basketball team for the disabled.
National Professional Director
Serves as ERAN’s professional director since July 2009, leading ERAN’s training programs in Israel and around the world. Lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
Member of the National Council for the Prevention of Suicide in the Ministry of Health. Researches and publishes articles. Author of the book “The Power of Listening” published by “Matar”
Chairman of the Professional Committee
Physician and psychiatric consultant for ERAN since the establishment of the “Line for Soldiers” in 2004 and chairman of the professional committee since 2010.
Formerly Head of the IDF Mental Health Department. He teaches at the Jerusalem Medical School and the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot, and also volunteers as a mental health consultant at MDA and the IDF Disabled Organization.
Director of Marketing and Community Relations
Joined ERAN in 2017.
Married to Michael and mother to Jonathan and Noam. Over 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising and business development. As part of her role, she is responsible for managing advertising and marketing communications, PR, New Media, developing collaborations and raising donations in the business sector and over the association’s digital channels.
Director of Finance, Operations and IT
Has been in office since 2008.
As part of his role responsible for the association’s communications system and the CRM system, which enables ERAN provide emotional aid to hundreds of thousands of callers each year.
Previously served as CFO in the private sector.
Director of Development and Fundraising
Joined ERAN in 2017.
As part of her role, she is responsible for raising donations from leading funds in Israel and abroad.
Holds an MSc in Business Administration, Graduate School at Tel Aviv University.
Over 20 years of experience in the field of resource management and development in associations and the creation of cooperation, business consulting for companies and organizations in the private sector.
Director of Office to the CEO
As part of her role, she is responsible for the partner relationship with the branch coordinators, ERAN managers and members of the board.
Married mother of three children and six grandchildren.
Volunteer at the Emek Hefer border since 2013.
She previously worked for the Society for the Protection of Nature for 25 years.