Ron Gerlitz

Ron Gerlitz holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and a M.A. in Public Policy, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and with distinction. Ron is the Executive Director of aChord Center – Social Psychology for Social Change. The center operates in the area that lies between academia and the field, and aims to bridge the

Hannah Friedman Z”L – Founder and first Executive Director

Hannah Friedman was the founder of PCATI and its Executive Director during the organization first 15 years. Under her guidance PCATI led the HCJ “Torture Petition”, which set a precedent and outlawed torture in Israel. In 2013 she received the Leibowitz Prize for her persistent anti-torture advocacy. Hannah passed away in June 2021. Her life

Dr. Amos Israel-Vleeschhouwer

Married to Esther and a father of four, Amos is a senior lecturer in law at Sapir Academic College and the director of the School’s LegalTech lab. Co-chaired the Jewish law association, and today serves as the deputy editor of the Journal of Law, Religion and State and volunteers at the Association of Rape Crisis

Tammy Molad-Hayo

Journalist and commentator on economics, Israel’s political scene, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and an activist for social change. Previously the presenter of Voice of Peace radio main news program and the radio’s chief editor. Legal counselor and licensed mediator. Teaches social economics at various non-academic settings.

Dr. Bettina Birmanns

Senior neurologist and the Head of PCATI’s Board since 2018. Completed an extensive IRCT training on the “Istanbul Protocol” and its teaching to professionals. Has been conducting medical assessment to victims of torture and violence for nearly a decade, and administering workshops and trainings on the “Istanbul Protocol” to various audiences, including legal and health