Kay Lankreijer

Programme Coordinator Refugee Response Region

Kay joined the Foundation in January 2016 as Programme Coordinator for the Netherlands, taking up her current role in May 2018. She facilitates the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Foundation’s investments in work with refugee families in Jordan, Lebanon and The Netherlands and its impact on policies and practices for early childhood. She is dedicated to working with cultural sensitivity to establish impact at scale and bridging cross-country learnings with a specific focus on enhancing parent coaching and behaviour, prenatal support and women’s health.

Prior to joining BvLF, Kay was part of the National ThinkThank in the Netherlands, focused on the learning and development of children aged 0-16, in particular ways to stimulate the development and learning of young children (0-3). Previously, she spent two years conducting research on patient-centred health care in the Amsterdam Centre of Reproductive Health and served as a speaker team coordinator at the event TEDxAmsterdamEducation for three years. Kay studied Social Psychology and Women & Gender studies in San Francisco and holds a MA in Medicine and a MA in Medical Anthropology & Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.