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OUR TEAM

Talia Omer
Talia Omer

BTF Manager

Before joining BTF, she held senior positions in the Galilee Development Authority and the Ministry for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee. Talia specializes in leading change-generating processes through cooperation between government ministries, municipal authorities, the third sector and the business sector.
Talia holds a degree in Social Studies and MBA.

Eyal Bar
Eyal Bar

BTF Community Developer

Eyal has spent many years helping develop both urban and rural communities. He has a degree in social work and an MBA in social leadership from the Mandel Foundation.

Meirav Yaniv
Meirav Yaniv

BTF Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives

In Beit She’an she leads specific projects related to tourism, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship and quality of life issues. Meirav has a Masters in Social-industrial psychology, and is a specialist in project management, human resources, and business development.

Tiltan Katzir
Tiltan Katzir

BTF Partnership and Social Networks

Specializes in building partnerships and social/community networks. Tiltan has a BA in psychology and experience of human resources, recruitment and project management.

Idan Porat (PhD)
Idan Porat (PhD)

Urban Planner

Dr. Porat is a senior researcher and senior lecturer at the Technion's Center for urban and regional planning, director of the Laboratory for Spatial Planning and Design and the Laboratory for Urban Capital Resources. Research and development officerer of the "Israel100" initiative
Research areas: strategic spatial urban planning, urban renewal processes, spatial capital models, migration networks, environmental education.
Idan holds a MA and PhD degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and a BA in Environmental Sciences from the Technion.

Yogev Sharvit
Yogev Sharvit

Municipal economics expert, analyst of municipal data and services

Yogev has carried out many research projects for local authorities and civic action groups. As part of BTF’s activity, Yogev is carrying out the update and upgrade of the Municipal MRI tool, alongside involvement in the development of the "resources utilization" tool for municipalities in the Arab society. Among municipalities subject to his economic analyses are: Petah Tikva, Or Yehuda, Raanana, Horfesh, Lod.
Yogev holds a BA in Aeronautic Engineering with honors, and a BA in Business Administration.

Erica Dyson
Erica Dyson

BTF business analyst and designer

Erica is BTF’s business analyst and designer. She specialized in program evaluation, analysis and data visualization.