Dr. Maurit Beeri (Class 20) is the Director General of ALYN Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem. Previous to her current position she served as Vice Hospital Director and Head of the Medical Day Care Rehabilitation Department at ALYN. She also heads the Multidisciplinary Clinic for Infants and Children with Feeding Disorders. Maurit graduated from medical school and trained as a pediatrician at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. She directed a home-hospitalization program for the largest health provider in Israel, consulted at the Familial Dysautonomia Center at Hadassah and helped establish a hospice ward for ventilated children at the Hertzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She is involved in promoting the concept of Cultural Competency in Health, establishing Alyn Jerusalem as the first culturally competent hospital in Israel. She is also involved in various health and social initiatives to promote the care rights of children with special needs, including the Early Intervention Coalition, which represents over 60 organizations and associations for children with special needs. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as a Wexner Fellow. Maurit is married to Professor Ronen Beeri who heads the Cardiovascular Research Center at Hadassah Hospital and is the mother of three boys.