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 and an IT/web administrator), are the core of Health[e]Foundation.

Prof. dr. Fransje van der Waals
Creative & Executive Director

vanderwaals@biomed.nl

Nadine Pakker
Managing Director

  n.pakker@healthefoundation.eu 

 

Myrna Derksen
Project Manager

  myrna@healthefoundation.eu 

 

Renée van Hoof
Project Manager

  renee@healthefoundation.eu 

 

Judith de Lange
Project Manager

judith@healthefoundation.eu

Marcellino Santoso
IT Manager & Webmaster

marcel@healthefoundation.eu

Health[e]Foundation is all about people. In order to do what we promise as a global health foundation dedicated to training and education – providing up-to-date knowledge and information on all aspects of health – we need a perfect team! Fransje van der Waals, Executive Director Health[e]Foundation

International team

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 country representative, 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 the efficiency of organizing workshops and other activities. Our international team helps us to sustain a stable platform in their regions and we are very thankful for their endless support and motivation. Without them, we would not be able to reach out to so many participants and community members as we do.


Marie-Michèle Umulisa
Country representative
Rwanda

Hanipha Kakooza
Country representative
Uganda

Oliva Bazirete
Project officer
Rwanda

Annemijn Blok-Versteeg
Consultant
 

Liesje Tempelman
Consultant
South Africa

Ibrahim Yimer
CPD coordinator
Ethiopia

Diriba Bekele
Project officer
Ethiopia