Leading Team

Michal Sella

Executive Director

michalsela@givathaviva.org.il 
Tel: +972(4)6309343

Michal Sella is the Executive Director of Givat Haviva – the Center for Shared Society, and an expert in Israeli politics and public policy. She has extensive experience working with governmental bodies both in Israel and abroad, working as the Director of the Center for Policy Change at Shatil - New Israel Fund, a parliamentary advisor at the Knesset; a journalist and co-editor at Channel 2; a co-founder of The Whistle (the Israeli fact-checking NGO) and a pedagogical coordinator at Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.

She holds a master's degree from Oxford University in public policy, as well as bachelor's degrees from Tel Aviv University in history and journalism. She lives in Tel Aviv with her partner and child.


Mohammad Darawshe

Director of Strategy

mmd@givathaviva.org.il
Tel: +972(4)6309291

Mohammad Darawshe is Director of Strategy at the Center for Shared Society at Givat Haviva. He holds a masters' degree in Peace and Conflict Management from Haifa University, and is a Robert Bosch Academy Fellow and faculty member at the Hartman Institute. Previously worked as co-director of The Abraham Initiatives, elections campaign manager at the Democratic Arab Party and United Arab List, and was a leadership fellow at the New Israel Fund.

Member of the executive board of Darkenu, Pnima, and Aaron Economics Center. Previously elected council member of his hometown Iksal. Presented lectures at the European parliament, NATO Defense College, the World Economic Forum, Club de Madrid, US Congress ,and Israel's Presidential Conference. Recipient of the Peacemakers Award from the Catholic Theological Union and the Peace and Security Award of the World Association of NGOs. 

Member of the National Committee on Coexistence Education Policy; the Three-Sector Roundtable at the Prime Minister's office; and the Strategic Planning Authority for Economic Development of Arab Sector.


Nurit Gery

Director, Givat Haviva International Center

gery.nurit@gmail.com 
Tel: +972(54)9797165

After volunteering at an orphanage in Zimbabwe, Nurit moved from the commercial world, where she worked in the pharmaceutical industry, to the social sector. Nurit joined Givat Haviva in 2016 and is one of the founders of Givat Haviva International School which brings together a diverse group of gifted young people from Israel and around the world. 

Nurit’s commercial work experience spans Israel and the U.S, in senior management, marketing and sales, entrepreneurship and business development. Prior to joining Givat Haviva, she worked for 20 years at GSK where she was a Business Unit Director.

Nurit holds an MBA from USF, California and a BA in Biology from the Technion, Israel.
She is married to Amos and mother to three - Oren, Tomer and Gilad.


Imran Kinana

Director of the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace

imrank@givathaviva.org.il
Tel: +972-4-6309288

Imran Kinana is the Director of Givat Haviva's Arab - Jewish Centre for Peace, a lawyer by profession specializing in local government and authorities and expert in public policy. He served as the Mayor of Yaffa of Nazareth for 10 years, later he worked for the Abraham initiatives as director of a new program called "Shared Cities" and after that he was the director of the Arab Emergency Committee which managed the Corona crisis in Israel's Arab community. During this time, he gained extensive experience in working with government offices, bodies, local authorities and other organizations.

He holds: master's degree from Tel Aviv University in public policy, also a bachelor's degree and master's degree in International law and relationships from the University of Kiev in the Ukraine. Imran lives in Yaffa of Nazareth with his wife and 3 children.


Galit Kellner

Director of the Arabic Studies Institute

arabic@givathaviva.org.il
Tel: +972(4)6309330

Hold B.A. from Haifa University with majors in Arabic language and Education studies. Hold M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Department of Arabic & Oriental Studies.  Master in teaching foreign languages.

In the last 16 years a teacher and a director in the Arabic Studies college at Givat Haviva which employs teachers and conduct courses for hundreds of students on a yearly basis in Givat Haviva as well as all over Israel.

Past Experience:
- Arabic teacher in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
- Arabic teacher in various High schools in Israel
- Hebrew and Bible Teacher in various Jewish high schools in Seattle, Atlanta(USA) and Montreal(Canada).

Married to Eyal with 3 children and 3 grandchildren


Anat Lidror

Director of the GH Collaborative Art Center

artcenter@givathaviva.org.il
Tel: +972(4)6309262

Anat Lidror, Director of The GH Art Center, has curated and managed The GH Art Gallery since 2016.
Anat has a BA in Art and Photography from Bezalel Academy of Design and Art, Jerusalem, certification in group facilitation with dance and movement from The Wingate Institute, and a background in psychology and architecture.

Previously, Anat worked building artistic, educational content and processes for workshops and programs, connecting spirit, space, and material in art and movement.Her interest is in curation and management, and she believes in the relationship between human space and environment, and connection of spirit and matter through art.

Anat is a member of Kibbutz Ein Shemer, married to Nes and mother of Almog and Kai.