Born in Israel and raised in the southern U.S., Naomi is a firm believer in civil and human rights. Her particular interest is in working with individuals who have suffered trauma and forced separation from their support networks, such as foster children and refugees. She previously worked in child welfare and as a NYC public school teacher for at-risk and over-aged high school students. After moving to Israel in Fall 2013, she received her MPH in Emergency & Disaster Management. During this time, she volunteered at the Tel Aviv Refugee Health Clinic, and there she saw and heard the daily struggles of asylum seekers in Israel. It inspired her to find work a few meters away at the ARDC, where she has been Operational Manager since January 2015.