Marina is an organizational consultant, a certified group facilitator and a coach. Since 2003 Marina directs the Buncher Community Leadership Program at JDC-Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition, she serves as a JDC liaison for the Jewish communities of Portugal and Finland, and coordinates Training Fund that supports training needs of individual communities. Marina is a Jerusalem Fellow, a graduate of the Mandel Leadership Institute two-year fellowship program for senior Jewish professionals; she holds an MA in Linguistics from Moscow State Linguistic University and an MA in Sociology and Anthropology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In her spare time Marina volunteers in a shelter for homeless girls. She lives in Jerusalem with her spouse Valery and their pack of 6 rescued cats and dogs.