Rona is a licensed holistic therapist, and has been practicing holistic therapy for over two decades. She has a BA in Physical Education from Wingate Institute in Israel, and an MA in holistic medicine from Lesley College.
Rona was born in Qiryat Ono in 1964. She served as a paramedic in the parachute unit in the IDF. Rona and Ilan Ramon got married when she was 22. They had four children. In 1998 the family moved to Huston to prepare for the STS 107 flight. Ilan died in the Columbia accident in 2003. Rona’s eldest son, Asaf, became a fighter pilot following his dream and his father’s footsteps, and tragically perished in a training accident in 2009.