Who we are

The managment

Gil Friedlander


After a successful career in High-tech, I have reached a stage in my life where I want to make an impact on people's lives and help to improve their quality of life. 7Chairs does exactly this, it creates a place where we bring real support and care for all of us facing life challenges. 

Irad Eichler

Founder & CEO

I lost my mother to Cancer. Watching her face the disease all by herself though surrounded by her family, made me decide no one in the world will ever have to face their life crisis feeling alone. We should stand together.

Shirley Sela Venter

Head of Support

As a Psychotherapist and a Clinical Social worker (MA) I am proud to be Head of Support Services at 7Chairs. I have dedicated my life to helping people. For the past 15 years, I have been working with chronically ill people and I feel so privileged to be able to do that.

The support team

Shani Stone

A group Facilitator

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the State of Massachusetts with BSW from Bar Ilan University and MSW from Yeshiva University. Shani has a very diverse experience working with kids, youth at risk and families that struggle with severe stress and trauma situations. Shani is a certified Trauma-Informed Practice therapist.

Lauran Fouse

A group Facilitator

Master’s of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Group Facilitator.

Over 7 years of social work experience facilitating groups, providing case management, working with terminally ill patients, providing disease education, and conducting individual therapy.

Anna Fautz

A group Facilitator

Doctorate at Psychology, Master’s of Social Work, Experience with conducting chat-based services, Provides a semi-structured program with a focus on group process.

Experienced in clinical case management, individual therapy.

Passionate about working with groups and individuals to overcome adversity through fostering personal resilience and building positive relationships