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A survivor of child sexual abuse himself, Manny was a vice-president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and president of the Canberra Jewish Community when he spoke out publicly about the abuse in 2011. In 2012 he established Tzedek, an Australia-based support and advocacy group for Jewish victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. In 2016 Manny relocated to Israel with his family mainly to continue his public advocacy work in this area, culminating in his founding of Kol v'Oz. Manny has previously held a number of other senior leadership positions in Australia. His activism on behalf of victims/survivors of child sexual abuse is the subject of two television documentaries produced by the ABC (Code of Silence and Breaking the Silence). Manny has published his memoir, Who Gave You Permission?. His full bio is available here.

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Chief Executive Officer

Manny Waks


Chief Business Development Officer 

Noga Shelleg


Noga Shelleg specializes in branding and strategic marketing. She served as the Chief Marketing Officer at The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, where she was responsible for business development, branding, strategic planning, and product development. Prior to that she had been the Marketing Manager at Philip Stein & Associates (Israel), developing and implementing the company’s vision and goals while establishing the marketing department's methodologies. In her previous work she was the Marketing Manager at Rudlin Torah Academy (Richmond, VA) and the assistant marketing consultant of Prof. Avichai Shuv-Ami. Noga graduated from the School of Business at the College of Management—Academic Studies and has been certified by the International Advertising Association (IAA). 




The Hon. Philip Dalidakis (Chair)

Philip is a political, business and industry leader with experience in Federal and State government and significant corporate roles. He is currently the Managing Partner of Orizontas, a boutique corporate advisory consultancy that solves business challenges through strategic advice and deep expertise in political, market, reputational and climate risk. He is a former Member of the Victorian Parliament, where he served as the Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, Trade and Investment and Small Business; former Executive General Manager, Corporate Services at Australia Post and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Broadband and the Digital Economy. Philip has extensive experience in executive and non-executive roles in the not for profit, technology, digital and property sectors. Philip currently acts as a director on a range of boards including VoiCSA, Voice against Child Sex Abuse, the Washington DC based Center for Asia Pacific Strategy and Gelteq, a clinical and science based company focused on developing and commercialising gel based oral drug delivery systems. Philip has a Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders. He is conversant in Greek and Thai.


Ms. Miriam Bass

With an extensive background in management consulting, Board experience in the not-for-profit sector and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Miriam brings a wealth of experience in governance, change management and strategy development across a wide range of areas including education, health, arts and culture as well as corporate and community sectors. She is a passionate community leader and advocate for social justice. She has served as President of National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic) and is currently Victorian Councillor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Director of Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library and volunteer facilitator for the Stand Up Come Together Program.

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Mr. Philip Weinberg

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Ms. Sandra Ifrah

Sandra Ifrah is the Director and Principal Psychologist at the Family and Trauma Centre. As a registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience specifically on matter related to child sexual abuse. Sandra’s experience stems from working many years in both the public and private sectors as well as over 8 years at the Centre of Sexual Assault (CASA) supporting victim survivors of sexual abuse. As an experienced speaker and presenter, Sandra is also passionate about raising awareness on the prevention and management of allegation of child sexual abuse, where she facilitates workshops and professional development to the community and to other professionals. She is a coach and mentor for other clinicians as well as a lecturer and clinical student supervisor at one of Melbourne’s top and reputable universities.

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