Our Team

Meet the Van Leer Foundation team, a diverse group of professionals working all around the world to bring our vision of “a good start for all children” to life.

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Alia Al-Rawashdeh

Programme Coordinator Jordan

Marina Arilha Silva

Programme Coordinator Brazil

Ellen Avraham

Programme Administrator Israel

Daniella Ben-Attar

Representative Israel

Regine Bikker

Finance and Accounting Officer

Agnes Buis

Senior People and Culture Officer

Alexis Camejo

Visual Communications Officer

Victoria Chavez Barriga

Urban95 Expert

Charlotte Davidi

Communications Officer

Darja Dobermann

MEL Expert

Michael Feigelson

Chief Executive Officer

Claudia de Freitas Vidigal

Representative Brazil

Beatriz Fumagalli

Programme Administrator Brazil

Karima Grant

Regional Africa Representative

Jolanda de Haan

Senior Programme Administrator

Lynda Hoek

Travel and Events Officer

Steffan Hoeke

Manager ICT and Facilities

Irina Ivan

Representative Mission Related Investments

Farah Jadallah

Representative Jordan

Maria Lavrado

Administrative Assistant to Programme Support and Learning

Javier Lopez

Finance and Investment Analyst

Rushda Majeed

Chief Programme Officer

Neil van der Meer

Chief Financial Officer

Evline Mehsreky

Programme Coordinator Global Displacement

Irene Menheere

Senior Finance and Accounting Officer

Sana Mulla

Programme Administrator

Patricia Núñez Zamora

Early Years Expert

Tim Otto

Director Finance and Investment

Prakash Paul

Principal Consultant India

Rebecca Plumbley

Executive Assistant to CEO

Annemarie Poorterman

Representative The Netherlands

Blanca Rey Ariza

People and Culture Officer

Ana María Rey Martinez

Van Leer Fellowship Manager

Hannah Rothschild

Head of Communications

Sohail Sayyed

Programme Administrator India

Anita Tarrini

Executive Assistant to CPO

Andrea Torres

Director Programme Support and Learning

Agnita Twigt

Director People and Culture

Perry Verwer

Control and Optimisation Officer

Michal Warnick

Programme Coordinator Israel