Elisheva Gilad coordinates the foundation's work within the issue area of Environment and Sustainability. From 2007-2013, she additionally coordinated the program area of Civil Society and Democracy. Born and raised in the United States, she has lived in Israel for over thirty years. She holds a masters degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University (USA) with a focus on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. She has worked for many years in the field of Jewish-Arab dialogue and shared society. Her professional background includes facilitation and curriculum development, strategic planning, resource and program development and resource development consulting. Her responsibilities involve the development and management of the environment component in addition to monitoring and evaluating projects, coordinating diverse stakeholder fora and cooperations and representing the foundation at events and conferences.