Meet Our Team
Amit Marom - Founder
Amit is a social entrepreneur, passionate about making a difference in the world and to promote excellence & cross-sectoral collaboration among Stakeholders in the social-financial arena.
After serving for 14 years (1993 – 2007) in a variety of command positions in the Israeli paratroopers’ brigade and as the assistant to the Defense Attaché at the Israeli Embassy (2001-2003) in Washington DC, Amit decided to make a change in his career, following his heart and values, and turned to the growing and changing social financial arena, joining Elem, a leading Israeli non-profit providing services to at-risk youth. While holding the position of International Development Director for two years, Amit formed meaningful relationships with international organizations working at the philanthropic sector and began finding ways to influence the sector, optimize social return and enhance social models through utilization of effective business models.
In 2009, Amit founded Marom Group, a leading strategy consulting firm offering tailored and full-service philanthropic solutions. The Group works with its clients to define a clear vision and mission, design strategic plans, create customized operational models and lead implementation and measurement processes to ensure long-lasting social impact.
In 2011, Amit founded Marom Foundation in order to support social entrepreneurship around the world, and as part of his philanthropic activities, Amit is a board member at a variety of social organizations.
Amit holds an MBA in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Marketing & Human Resources, and is currently completing his law degree.
He is married to Yafit and is a father to Tsur, Oz, and Yahav. In his free time, Amit is a triathlete, a golfer, and an enthusiastic book collector.
Dana maman - executive director
Dana has been a social activist since a very young age. Over the years she volunteered with people with AIDS, recovering drug addicts and at-risk youth. Later on, Dana managed a students’ legal aid program, and also assisted in the production of TEDx Holyland.
On the summer of 2011, Dana saw an opportunity to make her dream of a just Israel - a stronger, more aware and more engaged Israeli society - a reality. Dana became a main activist in the Israeli Social Movement (The Tent Protest of 2011), coordinating many of the activities, strategies and interactions between individuals and groups within the protest. When the hundreds of thousands of protesters parted with the streets and the tents all over the country, Dana remained committed to the cause and established two non-profit social justice organizations. To create her first organization, she partnered with Yonatan Levi, Alon-Lee Green and Stav Shaffir (current Member of Knesset), and the second organization was founded along with Daphni Leef. During that time, Dana also created and managed The Lab - Training Program for Social Change. Dana later completed her legal internship at ACRI - Association for Civil Rights in Israel, passed the Bar exam and became a VP of Financial and Business Development at the Heschel Center for Sustainability, heading a process of financial and organizational recovery. From 2015 and until joining Marom Group, Dana acted as a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Shikun&Binui, where she designed a system which efficiently manages and measures the group’s sustainability performance. She also developed Work Plans to ensure constant progress in this field.
Dana is a mother to Orianne and Aviv, and partner to Limor.
Alon Shachar - Executive Assistant to Founder & CEO
Alon received his B.A. degree in Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed his M.B.A. at the Jerusalem School of Business Administration as well as a program at the Lafer Center for Gender Studies.
Prior to joining Marom Group, Alon worked as the Co-Executive Director of Sadaka-Reut: Arab-Jewish Youth Partnership, where he oversaw all the managerial aspects of the organization, including educational programs, finances, fundraising and human resources. He also worked as an Operations Coordinator and Community Coordinator at the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance.
Since 2011 he has been volunteering in HOSHEN - the education center of the LGBT community in Israel, by leading workshops promoting understanding of gender and sexuality issues in high-schools.
Darina (Dasha) Privalko - Special Projects
Darina is originally from Kiev (Ukraine) and has over 13 years of hands-on work experience in the fields of project & strategic development, outreach and fundraising. She has worked extensively with Jewish institutions and communities, non-profit organizations, startups and social entrepreneurs in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Israel, Europe, and USA. In the past, she has served as the Regional Development and Outreach Director of the Jewish student organization Hillel in the FSU, Vice-President of Fundraising for the Russian Jewish Congress (Moscow) and CEO of Leadel FLY Conference, which connects Israeli and European innovators, investors and experts.
As an acknowledged expert in the field of Jewish communal life in Ukraine, Darina was commissioned by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (London) to conduct an extensive survey titled “Jewish life in Ukraine: Achievements, challenges and priorities from the collapse of communism to 2013”, published in 2014.
Darina holds an M.A in Economics and Marketing from the International Solomon University (Ukraine) and is currently working towards her degree in Social Media Marketing from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (Chicago).
In her spare time, Darina enjoys sports and traveling, and nurtures her "baby-project", the International Sport Camp “J-Sport”.
Rachel gerber - Project manager
Rachel received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Development and Social Change, from Clark University. She was born and raised in the United States and made Aliyah to Israel six years ago. Before joining Marom Group, Rachel founded two non-profits, and worked as the Director for a humanitarian aid organization in Kenya. Rachel also managed women’s health programs in Nepal, and research and planning teams as a part of the Nepal earthquake response. Additionally, she has worked as the Resource Development Coordinator for a variety of non-profits in Israel.
dafna dgani - Project manager
Dafna has been working in non-profit organizational leadership for the past 15 years, on both a national and an international level.
Her professional roles combine her passion and expertise for social change, activism, experiential education and community building. These roles included management, strategic and cross-sectoral partnership development, PR and fundraising.
Most recently she served as the Deputy Director and Educational Director for Project TEN,
the Jewish Agency’s International Development program, which operates volunteer centers in developing countries around the world.
Her professional experience also includes serving as the Director of 'Hava & Adam' eco-educational center, serving for half a decade as a Jewish renewal community coordinator, running social activism programs for youth and at-risk communities, and as an intern at the Israeli Knesset in the field of social, environmental and animal rights legislation.
mor yahalom - Project manager
Mor joined the Marom Group after working for Ambassador (ret.) Daniel Kurtzer as his Research Assistant, and conducted research on US-Israel relations and decision making in the international arena.
Mor has a BA in Behavioral Sciences from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo (where she was nominated class valedictorian at graduation) and a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. At Princeton, she was selected to be a Student Fellow at the Center for International Security Studies (CISS) and Co-Chaired the Gender Policy Network (GPN). As a part of her MPA summer internship Mor worked at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and conducted research for the book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas.
Prior to pursuing her MPA, Mor was the President of the Israeli Model-UN Association (IMUNA) and co-led the establishment of the Youth Delegate Program (YDP) at the Israeli Mission to the UN. She later worked with Member of Knesset Dr. Ronen Hoffman as his Parliamentary Advisor. Mor is passionate about gender equality and the empowerment of women, in particularly in the fields of peace and security.
maya yakobi - Project Manager
Maya graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Community, Environment & Development. Originally from the United States, she made Aliyah to Israel in 2018. Prior to joining Marom Group, Maya was based in Colorado (USA) managing the operations of farmers markets for Boulder County Farmers Markets, a non-profit focused on economic development for local farmers. There, she oversaw the community relations, programming and operations for the large-scale award-winning community event for the City of Boulder. She also worked as Marketing and Community Coordinator for The Hill Boulder.
Maya has been working in non-profits since 2013, taking on various professional roles inspired by her belief in the power of an engaged community to make social and environmental change. Her roles have included management, cross-sector partnership building and educational outreach and programming.