Our Board

Avi Nevel

Director, President and CEO

Avi Nevel is an entrepreneurial senior executive with more than 25 years of broad international business experience. He is skilled in strategic planning, business origination, management and expansion; and international sales and marketing.  Mr. Nevel currently serves as President and CEO of Nevel International, 

Jeffrey Brier

Director

Jeffrey Brier is the president of the insurance and employee benefits agency, Brier & Brier located in Providence, Rhode Island. He founded the firm in 1985 with his father, Milton Brier. His commitment to being a professional insurance advisor is exemplified by his having earned the CLU, ChFC and CASL professional designations.

Dr. Katherine Gordon

Director

Katherine Gordon is a biotech and life science entrepreneur with extensive background identifying promising early stage technologies and taking these forward into the commercial setting through startups and alliances with industry. She works as strategic advisor to seed investors and management, operating at interface of academia, hospitals and industry.

David S. Hirsch

Director ,Organization Legal Counsel

David is partner at Hinckley Allen, focusing on general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law.  He represents companies in all stages of business, including emerging and developing companies, established private middle-market companies, and publicly held companies.  

Ella Hood

Director

Ella Hood is a lawyer and business consultant who partners closely with companies and entrepreneurs to help them grow their business and brand. She is originally from Israel and specializes in business development for early stage high tech companies.  

Misha Joukowsky

Director

Michael Joukowsky is a seasoned entrepreneur in the business and investment world. He is also CEO and President of Crawford High-Performance Composites Ltd. as well as the CEO of a private investment firm, specializing in domestic and international value oriented investments.

Bob Oster

Director

Robert Oster is a private attorney and the principal attorney at Oster Law Offices. He is an adjunct professor teaching business law subjects at Johnson and Wales University and Bryant University. Robert is very interested in contemporary issues related to Israel/America business interests. He lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Baruch Perl

Director

Baruch brings vast experience in complex negotiations, legal drafting and structuring of international financing, corporate and technology transactions. In advising parties to investments, financing and M&A in many jurisdictions he gained in depth understanding of business considerations and needs of his clients and the industry.

 

Jay Rosenstein

Director Treasurer

​Jay has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,  Boston University in 1975 and an MBA from Boston University in 1976. He is a CPA with public accounting since 1976, managing partner at Rosenstein, Halper and Maselli, LLP, a full service accounting firm located in Providence, RI.  

Director

Miriam A. Ross, Esq. is a business attorney, business advocate and community leader with extensive experience in industry, business law and compliance.  Miriam is the recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Women in Business, Champion of the Year for New England and Rhode Island. 

Limor Spalt

Director, Secretary

Limor Spalt is a Senior Strategic Practice Advisor at Coastal Medical, a primary care ACO, where she works with the executive team and practice physicians to provide strategic guidance on improving practice financials. Prior to joining Coastal Limor worked with Schumacher Group's consulting services division

 

Kathy Therieau

Director

Kathy manages the international trade partnership between the agency and the John Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University. She creates and executes international trade programs for Rhode Island businesses including: trade missions, grants for customized export training, market development programs, seminars on timely trade topics and New England regional trade promotion events.

 

Dr. Roey Tzezana

Director

Roey Tzezana, PhD, is a public intellectual and a futures studies researcher with worldwide acclaim. He’s a research fellow in the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, and is the academic manager of the program for Futures Studies at Lahav Executive Education in Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University. 

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