Our Team

The team leading ELEM/ Youth in Distress in Israel is small, but mighty. Together, we have combined years of experience in the fields of fundraising, nonprofit, event planning, grant writing, community engagement, and marketing.

Liora Attias – Director of Operations

Liora joined the ELEM family right after graduating from New Jersey City University, where she was a psychology major. Liora first came on board as an Administrative Assistant, and her passion and years of commitment to ELEM allowed her to climb the ranks quickly, and become the Director of Operations. Additionally, she has a certificate in the field of event planning from NYIAD which is a great asset to the organization. ELEM’s mission statement is incredibly close to Liora’s heart, as she herself was a homeless youth when she was a teenager.

Contact: attias@elem.org

Chen Drachman – Social Media and Outreach Manager

Chen is an Israeli-American actress, writer and producer. She became a permanent resident through an application of excellence in the field of production. Her scripts have been finalists/official selection in festival around the world. Her writing was also featured on websites such as AfterEllen. As a production consultant she helped produce theater, films and variety of events of different scales. She was part of a 3-person team producing the yearly gala of the Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York, at the Alice Tully Hall, 3 years in a row. She also consults different conventions around the country and is a certified translator with the NY court system. 

Contact: cdrachman@elem.org