In 2016, NATAL decided to establish a Public Advisory Board with the specific function of advising and accompanying NATAL as it expands its place and role in Israel society. Initiatives of the board include using various media outlets to reduce the social stigma of PTSD and to promote its awareness, while simultaneously initiating and providing influence over govermental decisions and fundraising. 

Judith Yovel Recanati, NATAL’s Chairperson and Founder, states: “Since its founding NATAL has worked to promote awaremenss of post-trauma. Establishing a public advisory board is a significant milestone that will not only promote NATAL’s activites, but also the overall understanding of psychological trauma due to terror and war as an inspearable aspect of Israeli society and life. We believe that this will offer a solid foundation of legitimacy for victims and their families and will act to support and recognise that even an “invisible wound” is still a wound like any other.”

Members of the board include:

  • Lt. Gen. (Res) Benny Gantz – Head of Public Advisory Board Former IDF’s Chief of Staff
  • Lucy Aharish, journalist and TV anchor
  • Yaakov Asher, Rabbi and Knesset Member
  •  Keren Bielski – CEO of BSP Funds
  • Dr. Yossi Bachar – Chairman of the Board of Israel Discount Bank
  • Meherta Baruch Ron – Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Manager of the municipal food policy program.
  • Rami Beracha – Former Managing General Partner of Pitango venture capital fund
  • Adina Bar-Shalom, educator, Israel Prize Laureate for lifetime achievement and special contribution to Israeli society. Educator. Columnist, Founder
  • Miki Haimovich – Journalist and former anchorwoman for channel 10 News and Channel 2 News
  •  Yisrael Hasson – Former Knesset member, former deputy director of the Shin Bet.  Chairman of Israel Antiquities Authority
  • Yoaz Hendel – Military historian and journalist. Head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies. Former director of communications and public diplomacy at the Prime Minister Office
  •  Ilan Cohen – Entrepreneur, strategic planning. Former Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Amram Mitzna – Former general in the IDF, former chairperson of the Labor party, former mayor of the cities of Haifa and Yeruham
  • Yehudit Ravitz – Singer-songwriter, composer and music producer
  • Shabtai Shavit – former director general of the Mossad
  • Ram Shefa – Chairman of the Student Union and a member of the council for Higher Education
  • Professor Joshua (Shuki) Shemer,  – Chairman, Assuta Medical Networks & Samson Assuta Ashdod Hospital and former Director General – Israeli Ministry of Health 
  • Hanan Yazdi – Chairman of the National Students and Youth Council
  • Arik ZeeviA dan 6 black belt in Judo and Olympic medalist