Motti Cohen is married and has four children. Cohen has lived in the Upper Galilee since he was 16 years old, firstly as a student and then as a member of Kibbutz Yiftach where he was a member for 33 years before moving to Kiryat Shemona. Cohen is the CEO Deputy at Tel-Hai and has held many positions at the college since 1999 including overseeing and managing the building of the new Levan Campus. Today he is directly responsible for all finance, building development, dormitories and the security of the college. Cohen is an Accountant and graduated from the University of Haifa. Outside the college he serves as the Chair of Management of 'Yuvalim' an organization that promotes Jewish pluralism.