Team

Meet the Bernard van Leer Foundation team. Many are located at our head office in The Hague, the Netherlands, while others are based around the world in the countries where we focus our work.

Michael Feigelson

Executive Director

Yigit Aksakoglu

Representative Turkey

Iria Belenguer

Communications Assistant

Daniella Ben-Attar

Representative Israel

Alicia Fernández

Programme Administrator

Esther Goh

Early Childhood Development Specialist

Darell Hammond

Senior Advisor Urban95

Avishag Hefer

Israel Programme Support Officer

Monalisa Kar

India Administrative Officer

Ardan Kockelkoren

Research Analyst

Vanesa Lainez Nunez

Programme Coordinator Peru

Kay Lankreijer

Programme Coordinator the Netherlands

Joan Lombardi

Senior Advisor

Rachel Machefsky

Early Childhood Development Specialist

Rushda Majeed

Representative India

Neil van der Meer

Operations Director

Teresa Moreno García

Communications and Publishing Officer

Neslihan Ozturk

Turkey Programme Support Officer

Leontien Peeters

Representative the Netherlands

Preeti Prada Panigrahi

India Programme Manager Urban95

Blanca Rey Ariza

Assistant to Executive Director

Fernanda Rezende Vidigal

Programme Coordinator Brazil

Chandra Shekhar Muduli

India Office Assistant

Elvira Thissen

Representative Refugee Response

Cecilia Vaca Jones

Programme Director

Julien Vincelot

Research Assistant

Patrin Watanatada

Knowledge for Policy Director

Melissa van Well-Dijkshoorn

Communications Officer - Digital Platforms and Outreach

J. Leonardo Yánez

Senior Representative Latin America