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.

Cecilia Vaca Jones

Executive Director

Daniella Ben-Attar

Representative Israel

Alexis Camejo

Digital Design Officer

Olga Cera

Assistant to Programme Director and Knowledge for Policy Director

Ankita Chachra

Knowledge for Policy Director

Alicia Fernández

Programme Administrator Lead

Claudia de Freitas Vidigal

Representative Brazil

Lynda Hoek

Assistant to Executive Director

Irina Ivan

Lead, Learning to Scale

Vanesa Lainez Nunez

Programme Coordinator Peru

Kay Lankreijer

Programme Coordinator Refugee Response

Rushda Majeed

Representative India

Rachel Maranto

Lead, Early Years

Neil van der Meer

Director Operations, Finance and HR

Taissa de Mello

Assistant to Executive Director

Sana Mulla

Programme Administrator India

Leontien Peeters

Representative the Netherlands

Hannah Rothschild

Lead, Knowledge Uptake and Communications

Thais Sanches Cardoso

Programme Coordinator Brazil

Maria Elena Tabares

Events and Administration Officer

Elvira Thissen

Representative Refugee Response

Andrea Torres

Programme Director

Perry Verwer

Impact and Financial Analyst

Michal Warnick

Programme Coordinator Israel

Mallissa Watts

Programme Coordinator Refugee Response

Melissa van Well-Dijkshoorn

Communications and Knowledge Uptake Officer

Christina Winnischofer

Programme Administrator Brazil