Our Team

Gilad Tanay
Founder and Chairperson

Gilad Tanay is an expert in NGO management, Global Justice and Moral Philosophy. He is a graduate of Yale University's Ph.D program in Philosophy, and has served as a lecturer at the Global Justice Program at Yale. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as the Director of Academics Stand Against Poverty USA. He is co-founder of the non-profits "Climate Voices" and The Student Coalition for Peace.


Dr. Maya Dank
Partner and Head of R&D
Tamar Feldman
Partner and CEO

Tamar Feldman is a lawyer by training, specialized in international law and human rights. Prior to joining ERI Institute, Tamar served as a senior manager at several civil society organizations, most recently at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Tamar also serves as a board member for a few NGOs, including "Her Academy - Social School for Women Returning to the Work Cycle", and was a member of the first cohort of the Shaharit Institute's 

"120 Program" for establishing a new social partnership. Tamar holds an LL.B. with additional program in Gender Studies from the Tel Aviv University, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU and is a published author in the area of international law. 



Maya Dank is an expert in advanced quantitative research methods. She earned her PhD in Psycholinguistics at the Hebrew University . She did her post-doctorate jointly at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Hebrew University. She is the recipient of many academic awards, including the Rotenstreich Award and the Marie Curie Fellowship. She has worked for several years as an instructor and VP at the Enrichment Center for Gifted Children in Shoham (Israel), and has recently joined the Seminar Ha-Kibutzim and Levinsky college faculties. She is also an activist in the field of education for human rights. Her first children’s book was published in 2006


Yael Shababo
Director of Research
Dr. Noa Leibowitz
Director of Research

Yael Shababo is an organizational psychologist with a vast experience in quantitative research in the social sciences. She holds an MSc degree in Organizational psychology from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a BA in Psychology and in the Honors program "Ofakin" from The University of Haifa. She has served as a marketing research analyst and has worked with both strategic clients and municipalities, leading the entire research process. She has also worked as research coordinator in the cognitive psychology domain, and is experienced in working with both universities and hospitals on methodological planning and execution of cognitive research.


Noa Leibowitz's areas of expertise are moral and political philosophy. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Reading, UK, and an M.A from Tel-Aviv University. She is highly skilled in analytic research methods in both applied and theoretic contexts. Noa has extensive background in journalism, having previously been employed as a reporter and vice editor for two local Israeli newspapers of the Shoken Ha'aretz syndicate. She teaches philosophy at both high-school and secondary school levels.


Dr. Daniella Shidlovski
Director of Research
Roi Eliashar
Director of Research

Daniella Shidlovski is a researcher in the area of social psychology. She completed her PhD studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Bar Ilan University. Daniella Shidlovski was part of the presidential fellowship program for excellent PhD students and her academic research was published in leading journals. She has an extensive knowledge in research methods and development of research paradigm and questionnaires. She is a lecturer for statistics and social psychology and was the co-director of the Tel Aviv’s Branch of “Common Ground”, a non-profit organization which aims to promote critical thinking and reduce the influences of gender stereotypes in education.


Roi Eliashar is a psychologist with a training in clinical psychology. He holds an MSc degree in Clinical psychology, and a BA degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is highly skilled in applying analytical and critical thinking to clinical and research contexts, and is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Prior to joining ERI institute, he has worked with adults, children and parents in several mental health settings, and has served as a teaching assistant in psychoanalysis courses for undergraduate students. He has also been involved in activism for promoting public psychology services in Israel.


Barak Rosen
Michal Banin

Barak is a graduate of the “Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students” at Tel-Aviv University, where he completed an M.A degree in political philosophy. As a student, he also initiated and established the volunteer chapter of the Refugee Clinic of the Physicians for Human Rights in Tel-Aviv University. Prior to joining ERI, he participated in Fox Fellowship, an international program in public policy at Yale University.


Michal Banin is a graduate student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and holds a BA in PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Economics) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Throughout her studies she has gained experience in working with

the Israeli public sector and conducting research in the field of public policy.


Daniel Atad
Research Assistant
Sharon Forgash
Office manager

Daniel Atad, Research Assistant. BSc student in Physics and Cognitive Science at the Hebrew University.