EVP Operational Team

The EVP team consists of some of Israel’s most experienced and dedicated professionals in the various areas of emergency aid. All have an immense amount of knowledge derived from their experience in emergency situations in Israel.
 
Many of the team personnel have experience on relief expeditions to other parts of the world suffering from major humanitarian emergencies. All team members have served in key positions in Israeli Emergency Services and know all too well what is demanded and needs to be done in times of crisis.
 
Our instructors belong to the emergency services that volunteers will be working with. They will ensure that EVP volunteers get the best training possible to prepare them the tasks that await them.

 

Adi Zahavi, Founder, CEO

 

Fire Captain Ken Kleiman, International Chief of Operations 

 

 

Philip Barnea, Director of International Volunteers

 

Lt. Colonel Danny Lacker, Community Deployment Coordinator.

 

Fire Sergeant Major Yoni Blitz, International Director of Training 

 

 

 

Eyal Zahavi, International Director of Medical Dept.

 

Billy Hirth, Chief of Operations USA

 

 

 

Rennee Techelet, Israel Deployment Laison  

 

  

 

Police Superintendent Gil Kleiman, 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Ben Tzion, Israel Municipalities Rep.

 

LeaAnn Hirth, Director of Community Volunteers USA

 

 

 

 

Tom Weltch, Stratigic Planning USA

 

 

 

Brian Strelitz, Director Eastern Region , USA  

  

MEDICAL TEAM

 

Dr. Chezi Levi,CEO Barzili Hospital, 

 

 

Dr. Eliaz Miller

 

 

Ayelet Kedar, Israel EMS Deployment Liaison 

 

 

Dr. Marty Jacob, MD, USA

 

Dr. Evan Weisman, MD, USA

 

 

Dr. Joshua Kosowsky, MD, USA

 

 

 

Sue Weltch, USA Medical Volunteers Director

  

FIRE TEAM

 

Eyal Caspi, MG, Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

Colonel Shmulik Friedman, Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Kfir Bibitko, Israel Fire & Rescue Services 

 

Colonel Sami Ohana,  Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

Captain Yaron Koren, Project Chief, Israel Fire & Rescue Services 

 

Major Asaf Abras, Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

 

Captain Oren Shishitsky, Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

 

Sergeant Major Arik Abulof, Israel Fire & Rescue Services

 

 

 

Tony Santoro, Director of Firefighters USA 

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