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Meet our staff


Michelle Barquet

Programmes Manager

Libbie Randolph

Programmes Specialist

Renata Affonso

Global Resource Mobilisation Director

Maria Bobenrieth

Executive director

Kathleen Brenninkmeijer

Programmes Manager

Michael Brewe

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Perrine Chappellier

Project Manager

Mariana Chávez Sánchez

Communications Specialist

Sol Fauquier

Senior Communications & Knowledge Manager

Edom Ghebremariam

Programmes Specialist

Yvonne Henry

Global Implementation Director

Marije Holman

Programmes Manager

Viviane Langner

Operations Manager

Kitty Macklin

Programmes Specialist

Nicole Matuska

Senior Programmes Manager (U.S.)

Jeffrey Patterson

Programmes Specialist

Catalina Robu

Programme Finance Specialist

Gloria Rosales Peña

Programmes Specialist

Kimberly Schoenmaker

Programmes Specialist

Marielle Schweickart

Impact Manager

Meg Smith

Deputy Executive Director

Shari Swanson-Hicks

Finance Specialist

Tesora Veliscek

M&E and Database Manager

Astrid Aafjes

Chair: UK, US, NL. Founder of Women Win

Brandee M. Butler

Trustee: NL. Division Director, Civil Liberties for Open Society Initiative for Europe

Wieteke Graven

Trustee: NL. Partner at McKinsey & Company

Sanne Hitipeuw

Trustee: NL. Junior Associate at DLA Piper (Corporate and Employment Lawyer)

Leonie Kroon

Secretary: NL, Partner at Dillinger Law. B.V. (Intellectual Property Lawyer)

Nnamdi Nwosuagwu

Treasurer: NL. Director, Governance & Operations, Group Sustainability

Vera Pauw

Trustee: NL, Former successful professional football player and coach

Sara K. Andrews

Secretary: US. Programme Manager & International Pro Bono Counsel at DLA Piper

Patrice Thramer

Treasurer: US. Global Director of Community Impact, Nike

Mandy Ayres

Trustee: UK. Director Ewings & Ayres Ltd

Marissa Wesely

Advisory Council. Co-Founder of Win-Win Strategies

Alisha Fernandez Miranda

Trustee: UK. Managing Director I.G. Advisors and Founder of Not My Style