Southern Region

The Southern region of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center is based in Florida and proudly supports the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the entire Middle East. We are dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Below are the areas in the U.S. that we currently represent


Sheri Zvi
Chief Development Officer

For more than two decades, Sheri Zvi has been dedicated to serving and strengthening the Jewish community, fighting antisemitism and all forms of bigotry. Sheri joined the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as the Florida Regional Director in July of 2017. In this role she created the strategy and vision to drive continuous growth and impact of all activities, the annual campaign and staff.

The granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors, daughter of an Israeli mother and a first generation American, Sheri was proud to serve as the Southeast Regional Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 2014-2017. In that capacity she oversaw the development and growth of nine states and was responsible for helping to ensure the longevity of the Museum’s mission of “Never Again”, through teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring leaders and citizens to confront hatred, and promote human dignity.

Prior to joining the Museum’s staff, Sheri served in several capacities in the Florida Region of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where she was responsible for the organization’s development and grassroots objectives for nine years.

Born in New England and raised in South Florida, Sheri received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in Near Eastern and North African Studies and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Psychology. Sheri, her husband and two children are long-time Broward County residents.


Board of Directors


Gillian Hotz, Ph.D.

Immediate Past Chair
AFSMC National Board Chair
David Pulver, M.D.

Vice Chair
Joel Policzer, M.D.

AFSMC National Board Member
Luisa Cannella

Binnie Sommer

AFSMC National Board Member
Daphna Cramer

Robert Donoway, M.D.
Robert Goldszer, M.D.
Debbie Rinde-Hoffman, M.D.
Michelle Rook, M.D.
Sheryl Silver
Debbie Taub
Brian Taub

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American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Southern Region

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