our mission

imadi supports families living in Washington D.C. and Maryland who have a child diagnosed with a chronic illness or a genetic condition.  

Through concierge case management, patient advocacy, and therapeutic programming, imadi provides a customized client experience to families facing complex pediatric health diagnoses.

All services are provided at no cost to our families.

imadi

pronounced “ee ∙ mah ∙ DEE”


imadi means “with me” in Hebrew, and that is our promise to each of our families. We will be there with you.

Though I walk through the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, because you are … with me.
(Psalm 23:4)

גם כי אלך בגיא צלמות לא אירא רע כי אתה… עמדי
(תהילים כג:ד)

Our name and our mission are inspired by the timeless words of King David.

imadi

pronounced “ee ∙ mah ∙ DEE”


imadi means “with me” in Hebrew, and that is our promise to each of our families. We will be there with you.

Though I walk through the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, because you are … with me.
(Psalm 23:4)

גם כי אלך בגיא צלמות לא אירא רע כי אתה… עמדי
(תהילים כג:ד)

Our name and our mission are inspired by the timeless words of King David.

our leadership

Ahuva Orlofsky

Chair of the Board
Silver Spring, MD

Miriam Cleeman

Vice President of Development, Borderline Media Company
Washington D.C.

Dr. Ari Elman

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, GBMC
Baltimore, MD

Amos Hochstein

Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Department of State
Washington D.C.

Cheri Hurwitz

Community Leader
Baltimore, MD

Ahuva Orlofsky

Chair of the Board
Silver Spring, MD

Miriam Cleeman

Vice President of Development, Borderline Media Company
Washington D.C.

Dr. Ari Elman

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, GBMC
Baltimore, MD

Amos Hochstein

Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Department of State
Washington D.C.

Cheri Hurwitz

Community Leader
Baltimore, MD

Ron Offer

CEO, Integrity Virtual IT
Silver Spring, MD

Ron Offer

CEO, Integrity Virtual IT
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Roger Packer

Director of the Brain Institute, Children’s National
Potomac, MD

Eric Reitberger

Managing Principal, Quest Management
Baltimore, MD

Gadi Rozmaryn

Vice President of Software Engineering, SAR
Silver Spring, MD

Ken Weinstein

Hudson Institute
Washington D.C.

at imadi, we believe…

Every child deserves a childhood. 

We know that a healthy childhood is vital to the development of your children's emotional and mental stability, and we believe it’s worth protecting from the devastating effects of pediatric illness. We provide dignified, trauma-informed care catering to the social and emotional wellbeing of the entire family. That goes for the patient, the siblings, and the parents too.

In the power of community.

We understand that strength is in numbers, and that your strength can be found in our numbers. Our programs and services promote a spirit of unity and inclusion while celebrating diversity and equality. We believe that some things should be bigger than our differences, and the world of complex pediatric health diagnoses is one of them. At imadi, you’ll meet different types of children, volunteers, moms, and dads - all traveling on unique but similar journeys. We think there is someone for everyone, and something for everyone.

Leadership starts with giving.

Our innovative approach to volunteer engagement creates meaningful leadership opportunities for hundreds of high school students around Maryland and Washington D.C., fostering a strong sense of communal responsibility and sensitivity. We believe that true leadership starts with giving, and that the next generation of communal leaders starts here at imadi. 

Creativity is a necessity. 

They say that genius is found at the intersection of two disciplines, and we agree. Our organization is positioned at the crossroads of healthcare and childhood, and we recognize that we are the vanguard for the hopes and dreams of our children. Each one of our activities is developed with thought and creative intention, mixed with late-night coffee brainstorming sessions that reflects the child in each of us. We promise to never grow up.