Meet Our Fellows
Meet the WIF Fellows, Class 28 who are earning an MC-MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Mushira Aboo Dia, MD
Hadassah Medical center
Mushira is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Medical Center. Apart from being a senior physician in the delivery room, Mushira serves as an on-call doctor in the Bat Ami Sexual Assault Treatment Center and works in the high-risk pregnancy clinic in the Women’s Health Center of Clalit Health Services in Beit Shemesh. In 2014, she was appointed Administrative Director of Women’s Health in the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem by Leumit Health Services. Mushira is also the co-chairperson of Physicians for Human Rights Israel, where she has volunteered in the open and mobile clinics since 2004.
Prime Minister's Office
Alon has served in several management positions in the Prime Minister’s Office since 2003 and is currently the head of a Strategic Planning Department within the organization. He earned a degree in Government, focused on Strategy and Diplomacy, at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya. As an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces and later through his leading positions in the Prime Minister’s Office, he has been devoted to his staff and committed to the organization’s values and high professional standards.
Eyal Jacobson, MD, PHD, MHA
Ministry of Health
Eyal serves as Deputy Director of Medical Affairs at the Ministry of Health and works as a family physician. In the Ministry of Health, Eyal is actively engaged in policy-making and regulation of the Israeli healthcare system, with special interests in development of medical professions; end-of-life care and advance care planning; emergency department operations and management and healthcare services to uninsured special populations. Eyal graduated from the MD, PhD program at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine.
Ministry of Environment
Yuval heads the Environmental Policy Division at the Israeli Ministry of Environment, where he is responsible for and actively promotes national and ministerial strategic and yearly planning, the creation of environmental outlooks, regulatory analysis and impact assessments and the formulation of various sustainable consumption and production policy tools. Since joining the ministry in 2011, Yuval has initiated and led a number of national endeavors in several fields, including the development of Israel’s “well-being and sustainability indicators,” green public procurement and the use of behavioral insights in the public sector. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and an LLB degree in Law from the Hebrew University, where he has also previously taught.
Israel Defense Forces
Yuval serves as head of the Commanders Branch in the Medical Corps School of Military Medicine and is ranked as Lt. Colonel in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He is responsible for the medical and leadership training of the medical chain of command in the IDFMC. He has been with the IDF since 2000 in various medical, command and staff positions, including Chief Medical Officer at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels, Commander of a Medical Company and Deputy Head Combat Medicine branch in the office of the Surgeon General.
Israel Corporations Authority
Tamar serves as Head of the Education, Society and Health Division of the Israel Corporations Authority, regulating nonprofit organizations. After graduating cum laude from the Hebrew University, with both an LLB and an MBA, she clerked at the Supreme Court under Justice Yitzhak Englard. From 2003 until 2015, Tamar was a prosecutor in the Economic Crimes Division of the Israel State Attorney Office. As Senior First Deputy, Head of the Economic Crimes Team, she specialized in handling large-scale white-collar crime cases, leading prosecution teams combating money laundering, fraud and human trafficking.
Israel Securities Authority
Amir is General Counsel and Head of the Legal Department at the Israel Securities Authority (ISA). As General Counsel, he has the overall responsibility for all legal matters and activities performed within, or involving, the ISA. Amir started working at the ISA in 2001 as a lawyer at the Corporate Finance Department, where he gained expertise with regulations of public companies. In 2006, Amir published, with a colleague, the book Corporations and Securities, a textbook on the subject of regulation applying to corporations that offer their securities to the public. He teaches a course on securities law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Access for All NGO
Rotem serves as CEO for “Access for All,” a nonprofit organization opening university gates for adults from weakened populations, with courses taught by undergraduate students. Rotem also serves as Director at Levinsky College of Education, as a member of the Diaspora Affairs Ministry’s public advisory committee and as an elected member in her local community, leading the education committee. From 2009 to 2013, Rotem served as Senior Advisor to the Israeli Cabinet Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and, prior to that, as a lawyer at Goldfarb Seligman law offices. Rotem holds an LLB Degree from Tel Aviv University and was granted the Israeli Bar Association’s “Honoris Causa Award” for reducing social gaps.