Our Vision. Our Team.

The Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of America (INHFA) is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded to protect Israel’s nature, landscape and heritage.

As the only philanthropic organization that focuses on the future of Israel’s unique nature and heritage, our three main goals are:
1. Nature conservation
2. Preservation of Israel’s heritage sites
3. Democratizing Access to nature and heritage

The INHFA works closely with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, which is responsible for all heritage sites and nature reserves in Israel. Together, we aim to protect Israel’s historical assets and save over 200 endangered species. We also strive to promote sustainable tourism as an important economic engine of the Israeli periphery, as well as raise awareness of environmental education in underprivileged groups.

We invite you to join us by becoming a member of the INHFA! Your membership is more than a donation; we want you to become an active partner of our team and together, we will create a profound change at a national level on both environmental issues and the preservation of our heritage. Take an active part and leave your mark on the Israeli landscape!

The INHF of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.י

Our Team

taly dery

Taly Dery


Taly is the CEO and founder of Global Impact Inc., which encapsulates her vision of a platform to drive international expansion of industry-altering and innovative Israeli technologies in Smart/Healthy Building, Agri-tech, Bio-tech and Wellness companies.

Born and raised in Israel, Taly moved to New York City in 1995 with her high-school sweetheart and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Taly is mother to 3 kids, a marathon runner, and a world traveller. She takes active roles serving on the committees of several charitable organizations, engages in public speaking, and serves as a foster family for the Humane Society.

Matan Sivek

Matan Sivek

Executive Director

Recognized for his leadership as the INHFA Executive Director in Forbes '30 Under 30' list, marking Israel's 30 most promising young leaders. Matan's mission is to allow people from around the world to connect with and contribute to Israel's extraordinary historical and natural assets, thus taking part in our shared story and responsibility to create a better world for the next generations.

Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the INHFA, Matan promoted coexistence and equality in Israel as the Advisor on Minorities Affairs to the Director General of the Ministry of Education. Social change was always intertwined in Matan's professional path, working as the Advisor to the Director General of the Authority for Development of the Bedouin Society, volunteering in several non-profits and leading a social initiative to bridge social gaps through education.

He holds a B.A from the prestigious 'Amirim' Program for Humanities and Economics and an MBA, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Matan is an environment enthusiast, passionate about empowering people and communities, a dedicated yoga practitioner and serial language learner.

Amanda Israel

Chief Operations Officer

Amanda brings 15 years of experience in social impact strategy across corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors spanning from local to global organizations. She has helped organizations grow to the next level by leveraging resources, creating fundraising strategies, and increasing network capacity. During her tenure, Amanda served as the Executive Director of the Burger King Foundation expanding its footprint to 41 countries. She led new development at the Miami History Museum in Miami, FL, overseeing the Miami International Map Fair, the world's largest antique map fair, and also worked with the USDA Farmland Values Project, marketing and collecting land survey data in Western North Carolina, and the Boise Art Museum developing the elementary school exhibition education curriculum. Amanda has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Miami, The Israel Innovation Fund, and the Corporate Advisory Group for the Council on Foundations. She was selected as the Florida State University Jim Moran Institute Nonprofit Leader, recognized as 40 under 40 for the South Florida Business Journal, and the recipient of the Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association. Amanda has spoken at social impact conferences and corporate events all over the world including the Women in Leadership Symposium, the first-ever Accelerist virtual conference, the National Diversity Council, Social Innovation Summit, and the World Literacy Foundation Conference. She is most interested in creating efficient growth-oriented organizations, accelerating accessible education, environmental and historic conservation, and wellness causes.

Rachel Haber

Rachel Haber

Board Secretary

Rachel is Founder & Chief Planter of KnowingNature, a New-York based business that helps kids experience nature at home and in class through kid-friendly indoor gardening kits.

Prior to that, Rachel practiced corporate law for several years at a law firm in New York City. Rachel started her career working simultaneously at an Israeli American nonprofit organization as well as in environmental regulations of wetlands and wildlife. Her work with INHF brings her full circle by combining her passions for nature conservation and her cultural roots.

Rachel was born & raised in New York City where she is also raising her 3 young kids.

Roie Galitz

Roie Galitz

Board Member

Keynote speaker Roie Galitz is one of the world’s top wildlife photographers who loves sharing his passion for the beauty of the natural world. He strives to take the pictures no one has ever seen before to help raise environmental awareness, and recently gave a 90-minute talk at the United Nations HQ, in addition to speaking at several global conferences.

In 2007, he founded his own school of photography in Israel, and to date, the Galitz School of Photography has over 26,000 graduates. He is also the editor-in-chief of the popular photography magazine Composition Magazine, and founded Phototeva, a company which organises photography expeditions to many amazing destinations around the world. He is also the ambassador for Gitzo, Lowepro, G-Technology, DJI and Greenpeace Ambassador.


Stacy L. Mark

Board Member

Stacey Mark is an entertainment and theatre consultant.

She holds a BA in communications from Arizona State University and an MA in Performing Arts Management from NYU.

She has specialized in bringing performing arts to and from Asia and Australia for over 20 years and is now the President of Red Flower Entertainment, a theatre consulting firm working with top Asian presenters with who she has developed relationships throughout the years. She has created a unique and special network throughout the region, successfully booking and managing tours, including GREASE and DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Stacey has spent time involved with many organizations including The Kitchen in Manhattan, ISPA, APAP and FACP. Stacey’s early career included working with Jazz @ Lincoln Center, IMG, and the Juilliard School.

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Board Member

David A. Kaufman works as Counsel at Herrick Feinstein LLP, a New York-based law firm established in 1928.

Before joining Herrick, David was project counsel in the Real Estate Department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, prior to which he was general counsel of Rechler Equity Partners/R Squared Real Estate Partners, an investment firm that owns and operates more than seven million square-feet of property throughout the New York metropolitan area. David holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

Malcolm Hoenlein

Board Member​

Malcolm Hoenlein served as the CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations for 33 years, and now acts as the Executive Vice Chairman. Prior, Malcolm was the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, and the founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Malcolm worked closely with numerous world leaders and Jewish communities in addition to serving as an advisor to public officials. Malcolm also appears regularly in prominent media outlets. Malcolm has received many awards including a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Yeshiva University and a Doctorate of Laws from Touro College. In addition, he earned the Quittman Award for Jewish Professional Excellence, the Defender of Jerusalem Award, and Jack D. Weiler Award for Jewish Communal Service. Malcolm also serves on the board of multiple companies, educational groups, and civic organizations. Malcolm received his B.A. in Political Science at Temple University and completed a masters at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doron Malka

Doron Malka

Board Member

Doron Malka is the president and founder of Ameba Marketing, Inc., a thriving and full-service marketing communications agency with a strong client base consisting of local, national and international organizations.
In 1996, Doron founded Ameba Marketing, a full-service branding and marketing agency.

Today, Ameba Marketing boasts a vast array of successful clientele in various industries ranging from philanthropy, healthcare, life sciences, biotech and technology to toys, consumer products and professional services, with a wealth of award-winning campaigns to its credit.

Doron was born in Jerusalem, Israel where he acquired his first leadership role as a member of Israel’s paratrooper unit. After completing his BA in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991, he then received his MBA from San Diego State University, and in 2014 received his Doctorate degree in Business Administration. In 2017, Doron published his first book, BRANDcebo – The Powerful Placebo Effect of Brands and its Impact on Our Behavior and Performance.

Doron lives in San Diego with his wife and four children.

Saving wildlife in Israel, donating to nature and heritage in Israel

Eric Banks

Board Member

Eric Banks is the founder and co-CIO of Tolis Advisors. Prior to the formation of Tolis Advisors, Mr. Banks spent the majority of his career at Bear, Stearns & Co., dating from October 1996 through January 2006. Although his initial role at the firm was as a member of the database group, the majority of Mr. Banks tenure at the bank was spent originating and analyzing Structured Credit assets. Throughout this period, Mr. Banks’ functions included structuring, banking, research and trading. His final role at the investment bank was as Co-Head of CDO Trading. Mr. Banks received a B.A. in Economics, with a minor in Mathematics, from the University of Pennsylvania.


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