About BIRD

Board of Governors


The BIRD Foundation’s Board of Governors (BOG) meets twice a year, in June and December, in the U.S. and in Israel, respectively.
Each government has three representatives on the Board.


US Governors

Dr. Phillip Singerman, co-Chair
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Commerce

Dr. Jonathan Margolis

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Science Affairs
Department of State

Mr. Anthony Marcus
Director of the Middle East and
North Africa Office in Treasury
International Affairs
Department of Treasury



Israeli Governors


Dr. Amiram Appelbaum, co-Chair
Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy and Industry
Chairman Israel Innovation Authority

Mr. Shai Babad
Director General
Ministry of Finance

Mr. Shay Rinsky
Director General
Ministry of Economy and Industry



Advisors to the Board

Dr. Dean Baker
Dr. Harry Hertz



Board members and others who have acted on behalf of the Board 

Ms. Katherine Allen – U.S. Department of Treasury
Mr. Chuck Ashley
 
U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv
Dr. Katya Delak – 
NIST, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ms. Beverli DeWalt
U.S. Department of State
Mr. Inon Elroy
Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry
Ms. Shira Greenberg – Israel Ministry of Finance
Ms. Inbal Hanasab
Israel Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Avi Hasson
Ministry of Economy and Industry (co-Chair 2011 – 2016)
Mr. Amad Judeh
U.S. Department of Treasury
Mr. Amit Lang
Ministry of Economy and Industry
Mr. David MacDonald
U.S. Department of State
Mr. Yoel Naveh
Israel Ministry of Finance
Dr. Eli Opper
Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry (co-Chair 2002 – 2010)
Mr. Jonathan Peterson
U.S. Department of State
Mr. Israel Shamay
Matimop, Israel Industry Center for R&D
Ms. Elizabeth Shortino – Department of Treasury
Mr. Ori Sobovitz – Ministry of Economy and Industry
Mr. Marc Stanley
NIST, U.S. Department of Commerce (co-Chair 2001 – 2010)


Former Advisors to the Board

Dr. Jordan Baruch
Dr. Stephen Carpenter
Mr. Martin Gerstel
Mr. Marc Stanley
Mr. Dan Tolkowsy