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

Idan Assaf

Israel Programme Coordinator

Daniella Ben-Attar

Representative Israel

Agnes Buis

Human Resources Officer

Alicia Fernández

Programme Administrator

Jolanda de Haan

Programme Administrator

Inge Hanny-de Leau

Travel and Events Officer

Jane Hartman

Secretary to the Executive Director

Anne van Heijst

Programme Officer the Netherlands

Steffan Hoeke

ICT Officer

Monalisa Kar

India Administrative Officer

Ardan Kockelkoren

Research Analyst

Kay Lankreijer

Programme Coordinator the Netherlands

Joan Lombardi

Senior Advisor

Rachel Machefsky

Early Childhood Development Specialist

Neil van der Meer

Operations Director

Irene Menheere

Junior Financial Officer

Teresa Moreno García

Communications and Publishing Officer

Neslihan Ozturk

Turkey Programme Support Officer

Dharitri Patnaik

Senior Representative India

Leontien Peeters

Representative the Netherlands

Preeti Prada Panigrahi

India Programme Manager Urban95

Jackie Ratsma-Melville

Programme Administrator

Jyotirmayee Samal

India Accounts Officer

Sweta Shah

Senior Early Childhood Development Advisor

Chandra Shekhar Muduli

India Office Assistant

Elvira Thissen

Representative Refugee Response

Cecilia Vaca Jones

Programme Director

Rick Venster

Financial Officer

Perry Verwer

Data Analyst

Patrin Watanatada

Knowledge for Policy Director

Melissa van Well-Dijkshoorn

Communications Officer - Digital Platforms and Outreach

Margriet Wolters-Buisman

Human Resources Manager

J. Leonardo Yánez

Senior Representative Latin America