our mission

We create an empowered network of support for families facing a complex pediatric health diagnosis.

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.

board of directors

Ahuva Orlofsky

Chair of the Board

Miriam Cleeman

Vice President of Development, Borderline Media Company

Dr. Ari Elman

Hematologist & Medical Oncologist, GBMC

Amos Hochstein

Senior Advisor for Energy Security, Department of State

Cheri Hurwitz

Community Leader

Emily Briton

President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and Senior VP, MedStar Health 

Eric Reitberger

Managing Principal, Quest Management

Gadi Rozmaryn

Vice President of Software Engineering, SAR

Ken Weinstein

Hudson Institute

Chanan Weissman

Director, The SAPIR Institute

medical advisory committee

Dr. Roger Packer

Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute
Director, Brain Tumor Institute

Potomac, MD

Gesher Teen board members

4Front’s Gesher Teen Board Member program aims to elevate and empower teen voices in our Baltimore Jewish Community by supporting the inclusion and participation of Jewish teens on governing boards of Jewish non-profit organizations in our local community. Gesher, or bridge, represents the metaphorical bridge these teens will create between community leadership, the next generation, and our community’s future. Through this initiative, organizations will be benefited through the inclusion of teen voices and perspectives, and teens will receive the opportunity to develop their skills, network, and understanding of the framework of our Jewish community. 

David Netzer

Gilman School
2024

Noa Rone

Beth Tfiloh
2024

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.