Oshrit Cowan – CEO

Oshrit joins Shaare Zedek UK with 15 years of experience in the charity sector.  She has worked for The Anne Frank Trust, The Spanish and Portuguese Sephardi Community and at Norwood in various roles.  She is excited to make an impact at Shaare Zedek UK and shared;

“I am pleased to be joining such a prestigious and successful UK-Israeli organisation and look forward to working with such dedicated and professional teams both in London and Jerusalem and building on their success. I have close connections with Israel through my family who historically come from the Machne Yehuda neighbourhood and lived next door to the original Shaare Zedek building”.

Contact Oshrit here

Katie Korklin- Director of Marketing & Communications 

Katie is our creative communicator who designs and manages all of our marketing, advertising, publicity and communications. Katie is always happy to hear from friends and supporters of the hospital who are happy to share their experiences of visiting or being treated at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre.

“My favourite part of my job is sharing the stories from the hospital.  I also love hearing how people first got involved with us.  Whether a grandchild was born there, or family members life was saved, or that they just love our calendar and have been using it for years! Over the years I have spoken to so many donors and built up some lovely relationships.  Sharing their stories gives me a great deal of pride”

Contact Katie here

Emma Forman – Fundraising Manager

Emma has over 20 years experience both volunteering and working in the not-for-profit sector. She has worked for Norwood, The MS Society, British Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel and most recently Jami in their fundraising team.

She has a Degree in Design and during her time at University went to the B’nai Brith Beber Camp in Chicago USA for three consecutive years where her passion for community work and fundraising began.

‘I am really excited to join such a fantastic organisation that makes a vital difference to so many. I look forward to bringing as many people on board as possible to support Shaare Zedek, giving hope to us, hope to Israel and hope to the world!’

Contact Emma here

Emilie Morris – Accounts Manager

Emilie joined Shaare Zedek UK in September 2010.  She is more than familiar with the hospital as her younger brother was born there and as a child she accompanied her parents to the old building for various appointments, whilst living in Jerusalem.

“Working for Shaare Zedek means a great deal to me because my family has benefitted considerably from the hospital.  It’s very close to our hearts”

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Nichola Sims – Legacy Officer

Nichola has worked in the charity legacy sector since the mid 1990s, working for various national charities before becoming Head of Training and Professional Standards at the Institute of Legacy Management from 2005 until 2020.  She returned to hands on legacy administration work during 2020, joining Shaare Zedek in 2024.

Contact Nichola here

Gail Sterman – Operations & Administration Manager

Gail joins Shaare Zedek from a background in educational administration. She is the backbone that ensures the smooth running of the office. She also manages our Celebrations & Yahrzeit programmes. If you would like to purchase a gift card, mark a special occasion or commemorate the memory of a loved one through a donation to the hospital, Gail will be happy to arrange this for you.

Contact Gail here