Jaime Seltzer, Executive Director
American Friends of NATAL is thrilled to welcome Jaime Waldman Seltzer as AFN’s new Executive Director. A consummate non-profit professional with a passion for Israel, Jaime joined the team this summer and brings with her 42 years of experience working in development and a deep understanding of Jewish communities. Jaime holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and has spent her career dedicated to helping nonprofits with a focus on Israel.
She is eager to get to know NATAL’s friends and supporters in the coming months and to share her vision for growth and development.
“I am very humbled to be serving as the Executive Director of AFNatal. I recently returned from Israel where I met with the professional and volunteer leadership of NATAL. What I saw there was absolutely incredible! We are on the frontline internationally in times of need. From the very first contact with us through the helpline, to the delivery of clinical services and programs, we treat people with dignity and respect and work to develop an approach to their care in a most thoughtful and personal way. This is the perfect blending of my social work background and my extensive development experience. I look forward to building upon the wonderful achievements of AFNatal to date by increasing and broadening our reach in the U.S.” – Jaime Seltzer
Maya Anderman, Director of US Programs
Ms. Maya Anderman serves as the Director of US Programs for NATAL. For over a decade, Ms. Anderman has dedicated her work at NATAL to assist communities and organizations in the US in becoming more trauma informed. Her work in developing partnerships and launching tailored programs encapsulates the full spectrum of NATAL’s proactive approach to trauma treatment and prevention. Recent partnerships include the Wounded Warrior Project, The Urban Resiliency Center (Chicago, IL), and New Jersey’s first responders (in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security).
Having served in Israel’s Defense Forces, and experienced one of the most traumatic periods of terrorist attacks on civilian population in Israel; Ms. Anderman brings with her a unique perspective on the need to support trauma victims and communities.
Ms. Anderman participates in professional forums, and public awareness initiatives, to de-stigmatize trauma and promote the awareness to the need to seek help, treat, and build resiliency. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Israel’s Open University, and MBA from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Kym Pitlor-O’Meara, Director of Outreach
As Director of Outreach for American Friends of NATAL, Kym Pitlor-O’Meara spearheads community outreach and marketing efforts within the US. With extensive background in public relations and marketing for international non-profit organizations, Kym works to extend NATAL’s network through grant seeking, marketing and events, public advoacay and outreach, donor cultivation and partnerships. Prior to AFN, Kym worked with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and Cornell University Cooperative Extension in NYC. She holds a B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler son and rescue dog, Shoshana.