• Dr. Yair Rotstein

    Executive Director
    Biography

    Dr. Yair Rotstein was appointed executive director of the BSF in 2004, after serving as the director of the Geophysical Institute between 1991 – 2002.  In 2002-2004 he was an invited research professor at the University of Strasbourg, where he has also had annual short-term appointments since 1987.

    Dr. Rotstein received his BSc in geology from the Hebrew University following a military tour of duty in the Israel Defense Forces as an airborne officer. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in geophysical exploration, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas in Dallas.  He is the author of some 60 refereed articles.

  • Dr. Rachel Haring

    Assistant Executive Director
    Biography

    Dr. Rachel Haring has served as assistant executive director of the BSF since 2005. In this capacity, she coordinates all aspects of the granting process. She holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, and M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D degrees in biochemistry, all from Tel Aviv University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Camp David Institute for International Health in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She has served as senior biochemist at the Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona; and as senior scientist in several biotechnology companies. Dr. Haring has authored 32 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters.

  • Mr. Moti Levin

    Controller
    Biography

    Mr. Moti Levin joined the BSF in 2012 and is responsible for all financial and accounting functions.  Mr. Levin, a Certified Management Account (CMA), brings with him over 25 years of diversified financial management experience.  Mr. Levin earned his BA in Judaic Studies at the Spertus College in Chicago and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

  • Ms. Orli Rozencwajg

    Senior Computer and I.T. Administrator
    Biography

    Ms.Orli Rozencwajg joined the BSF in 2004. She oversees all aspects of the foundation’s information systems, database and website, and provides support services to BSF clients. Ms. Rozencwajg earned her BA in computer science from Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, and her MBA (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Ms. Esther Alfandary

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Biography

    Ms. Ester (Eti) Alfandari is a Senior Administrative Assistant. She joined the BSF at a young age in 1985 and has been working in the BSF continuously since then.

  • Ms. Miri Yelagin

    Information Specialist
    Biography

    Ms. Miri Yelagin joined the BSF in 2006 as an Information Specialist, after serving in the same capacity in the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). She earned a BA in Humanities & Social Sciences, and a Master in Library Science (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University.

  • Ms. Nancy Morin

    Administrative Assistant
    Biography

    Ms. Nancy Morin joined the BSF in 2005, as an Administrative Assistant. Nancy earned her BA from MacMurray College, and her Master in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

  • Ms. Yael Dressler

    Information Specialist
    Biography

    Ms. Yael Dressler joined the BSF in 2013 as an Information Specialist. Her responsibilities include the joint program with the NSF. Yael earned a BA in English Literature and MA in history, both from Bar-Ilan University. She also holds a diploma in Information Studies from the Technion.