About us / Meet the team

The organizational culture within Health[e]Foundation is an open and positively driven atmosphere with a serious commitment to improving healthcare, especially in resource-limited settings. It is a small, flexible organization, with well-established contacts internally, as well as externally, with authors, local academia and institutes.

Team Amsterdam

The executive management team consists of the executive director and the managing director. They are responsible for daily governance and supervision. The executive team, together with the office staff in Amsterdam (project managers, an IT/web administrator and e-learning expert), are the core of Health[e]Foundation.

Fransje van der Waals
Creative Executive Director
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Nadine Pakker
Managing Director
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Alyanne Boon
Project Manager
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Deborah Maufi
Project Manager
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Julia Balinova
E-learning Specialist
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Health[e]Foundation is all about people. We have a perfect team to deliver our promise, as a global health foundation dedicated to training and education, to provide up-to-date knowledge and information on all aspects of health! - Fransje van der Waals, Executive Director Health[e]Foundation

International team and partners

As a small and flexible organization, Health[e]Foundation is able to grow, develop and reach out to more participants every year. The core team in the Netherlands is supported by local partners, country representatives, local project officers, consultants and CPD officers, as well as volunteers and freelancers from all over the world. Working with this strong international team increases our efficiency when organizing workshops and other activities. Our international team and partners helps us to sustain a stable presence in their regions, and we are very thankful for their endless support and motivation. With their help, we are able to reach out to thousands of participants and community members.

Marie-Michèle Umulisa
Country representative
Rwanda

Hanipha Kakooza
Country representative
Uganda

Habintwali D'artagnan
Project assistant
Rwanda

Tamirat Shiferaw
Project coordinator EMwA
Ethiopia

Ibrahim Yimer
CPD coordinator EMwA
Ethiopia

Yeshitila Tesfaye
Executive Director EMwA
Ethiopia

Manodj Hindori
Project coordinator Perisur
Suriname

Ashna Hindori-Mohangoo
Project lead Perisur
Suriname

MLiesje Tempelman
Consultant
South Africa