Staff

Samar Baidoun is an expert in organizational development with focus on planning, monitoring and evaluation systems. Samar is a well known trainer, evaluator and coach.

Samar comes with extensive experience in working with civil society organizations primarily in the third world and conflict zones. She trained … Read More

Dr. Rachel Stroumsa assumed her position as Executive Director of PCATI in January 2016. Previously, she directed PCATI’s documentation project, working with health professionals specializing in the Istanbul Protocol, supervising PCATI’s database, and tracking detainees’ medical files. Rachel received her PhD in Classical Studies from Duke University, and has discovered … Read More

Efrat Bergman-Sapir has served as the head of the Legal Department at PCATI since September 2014. Previously she worked as Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. At the same time she was also a Teaching Fellow in the … Read More

Efrat began her career in the environmental field, where she developed community projects for the preservation of transboundary water resources. She then turned to focus on refugee and minority rights, and over the past six years she has worked as a caseworker, researcher and project coordinator in Israel and in … Read More

Deganit Ben Shitrit has years of experience in various positions at numerous non-profits. She has worked at political organizations and Jewish renewal organizations and was involved in integrating professional spiritual companionship into the Israeli medical system. She conducts independent and egalitarian wedding ceremonies.

Maya Epsztajn has been PCATI’s social media coordinator since 2015. She holds a B.A. in Communications and Journalism and in International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is a Master’s student in the Diplomacy Department at Tel Aviv University. At PCATI she is responsible for relations with the … Read More

Muhammad Jaradat began as PCATI’s field worker since 2013, gathering data, accompanying clients, and facilitating with families and colleagues. Muhammad completed his BA in Psychology at Hebron University in 2002

Ariadna Petri is a professional in international affairs, management and strategy, with a passion for conflict resolution through education.
In the past 8 years, she founded and directed 10 training and education programs in conflict resolution for youth workers and leaders. The programs were conducted across the EU … Read More