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The IMUNA
Executive Team

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Chaya Pomeranz-Sherman is the current Chairperson of IMUNA, and previously served as its founder and first President. Chaya also serves as Director of Early Stage Programs at MassChallenge, a leading Boston-based Accelerator. Previously, she was CEO of ARINGO Consulting, an educational consulting company, worked as a political consultant, and served as Chairperson and Comptroller of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS).


With over a decade of experience in founding and growing community-centered non-profits, Chaya has worked with the UN, EU, UNAOC, Israel’s diplomatic missions, and young leaders from over 80 countries on areas relating to women empowerment, interfaith, and cross-cultural development. Chaya is an alum of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper community where she served as Curator of the New York City Hub and Executive Committee Member of the Boston Hub. A Rotary International member, a Woman’s Impact Alliance Alum, and a graduate of the ‘NXT-GEN Fellowship for Moral Leadership’, Chaya also served as a board member of several Jewish Organizations including the WZO, JNF, AJC, and ADL. She is also a Jewish Diplomat for the World Jewish Congress, and is a graduate of the Jewish Statesmanship Center for Strategic Planning, and The Tikvah Institute.  Chaya holds a Masters degree in Political Communication and a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Communications (Summa Cum Laude) from Bar-Ilan University.

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Shimon Packer | Deputy Chairperson & Executive Board Member

Shimon Packer is the current Deputy Chairperson of IMUNA. Shimon also serves as Manager of International Programs and International Academic Affairs at the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN). He also serves as a lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Career Center, and English Department. Previously, he was Head of Outreach, and Regional Focal Point for the Middle East at UNITE 2030. Shimon also worked in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office; organized TEDx event; served as Director of Foreign Affairs for the IDC Entrepreneurship Club (IEC); founded and served as CEO of the DARE program at the IEC.

 

With over 7 years of professional development, innovation, and nonprofit leadership and consulting experience, Shimon is passionate about education and innovation. Shimon envisions IMUNA as a platform to nurture future leaders, promoting cross-cultural understanding and practical solutions to global challenges. He is committed to strengthening IMUNA's influence through mentorship and strategic collaborations, empowering youth to drive a positive impact worldwide. Shimon holds an MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN), and a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from the IDC Herzliya (Reichman University). 

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Omri Perl | President & Executive Board Member

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Ari Karp | Chief Executive Officer & Executive Board Member

Ari Karp is the current and first CEO of IMUNA, and previously served as its President. He also serves as an Executive Account Manager at a Tech PR firm, an advisor, mentor, and co-founder. Previously
 

 

Throughout his time in IMUNA, Ari has served in a variety of additional capacities and leading positions, including Board Member, Deputy Secretary General of IMUNA's International Conference, Head of the IDC Chapter, and Director of Sponsor Relations and Fundraising of the organization.
Under Ari's leadership IMUNA has expanded its partnerships; undergone a period of  revitalization and strengthening; begun integration and adaptation of UN SDGs in organizational framework, and massively restructured its leadership, financial, and organizational structure. 

 

Ari holds an MA in Counterterrorism and Homeland Security with a cluster in Cyber Security, and a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from IDC Herzliya (Reichman University).

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Ehud Tal | Vice President & Academic Director

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