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

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

Tamar van Gelderen

Programme Coordinator the Netherlands

Esther Goh

Early Childhood Development Specialist

Irina Ivan

Lead, Learning to Scale

Siby Kurisunkal

Programme Coordinator India

Vanesa Lainez Nunez

Programme Coordinator Peru

Kay Lankreijer

Programme Coordinator Refugee Response

Rushda Majeed

Representative India

Neil van der Meer

Director Operations, Finance and HR

Taissa de Mello

Assistant to Executive Director

Sana Mulla

Programme Administrator India

Neslihan Ozturk

Programme Coordinator Turkey

Leontien Peeters

Representative the Netherlands

Fernanda Rezende Vidigal

Programme Coordinator Brazil

Hannah Rothschild

Lead, Knowledge Uptake and Communications

Saddam Sayyaleh

Representative Jordan

Yaara Shtainhart

Programme Support Officer Israel

Maria Elena Tabares

Events and Administration Officer

Elvira Thissen

Representative Refugee Response

Andrea Torres

Programme Director

Imke Verburg

Programme Coordinator the Netherlands

Julien Vincelot

Urban95 Coordinator

Melissa van Well-Dijkshoorn

Communications and Knowledge Uptake Officer

J. Leonardo Yánez

Senior Representative Latin America