Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff


Maayan Aviv

Executive Director

As a mother of two young children, I know about many of the curve-balls life can throw. Nearly a decade working with Friends of ALYN Hospital gives me an extra appreciation for the blessings in my life and hope for the future of children with disabilities anywhere. I’m proud to lead the team here in North America which helps ALYN do what it does best - transforming disabilities into abilities!


Deborah Rivel

Director of Development

Having participated in the WHEELS OF LOVE ride in 2017, I am excited to now join the American Friends of the ALYN Hospital as the Director of Development. My background includes extensive work in the disability community as well as in the financial sector. I am honored to be able to support the important work of the staff at the ALYN Hospital, knowing they provide invaluable services to the children of ALYN and their families.


Davida Popik

Database and Operations Manager

With 10 years in the non-profit world, I have worn many hats helping different organizations in New York City.  I am elated to find myself with the opportunity to utilize my many skills and make a positive impact with an organization I feel so passionate about.