Staff

STAFF

Annelies van der Vorm

Founder and board member

A sustainable ecologically minded entrepreneur and supporter of nonprofit organisations in the social and health care sectors, she is a founder and member of the board of the Anan Clinica Foundation.

Carlijn Sturm

Founder and secretary

A medical doctor with a special interest in transcultural psychiatry. She has lived and worked in psychiatry in Tanzania and South-Africa from 2010-2013. She was raised in Zambia where her parents worked as community workers and where her love for Africa was born at a young age. She is founder and board member of the Anan Clinica Foundation.

Josien Bakker

Josien Bakker

Treasurer

An economist with a very special place in her heart for Africa, she conducted research on microfinancing in Tanzania as part of her thesis. She adds substantial value as a member of the board, and keeps a close eye on all donations to ensure that the money ends up where it should. In Nanatha of course!

Jose de Jager

Jose de Jager

Board member

A psychologist and medical anthropologist, worked as a volunteer on health education by theater plays with Anan Clinica. After this enriching life-experience she has completely fallen in love with the people of Mozambique and decided to dedicate her skills, time and knowledge to the Nanatha community in the Netherlands. Together with Marije Thunnissen she will work on improving our volunteer program.

Feliciano

Feliciano

Project Leader

Our project leader on location is a local Mozambican with in-depth knowledge of the community. Originally from the village of Malema, he is married and has two children. His broad knowledge of the languages he speaks (Portuguese, Makua and English) and his organisational skills are essential to the success of the projects. He is a huge help for our volunteers in communicating with the community in Nanatha, and is an amazing source of information for us on community matters. His dream is to become a teacher.

Hanneke Pot

Hanneke Pot

Board member

Medical anthropologist and applied psychologist with expertise in global health and development. For her master’s thesis, she conducted research on sexual health together with young people in Nanatha. In 2019 she defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine. This research focused on the implementation of an NGO project aimed at reducing teenage pregnancies in Malawi.

Lieke Hallegraeff

Lieke Hallegraeff

Board member

An international business student, she was the first non-medical trainee at Anan Clinica. She set up a project focusing on financial and economic concepts in order to teach the local people the basics of money, saving and investing. As a member of the board, she helps find and train students who would like to continue these types of projects.

Emma Schepens

Emma Schepens

Board member

A doctor who went to Nanatha for a hygiene project. She was amazed by how much you can do for the community in a short time together with the local people and with Feleciano. Because of the gratefulness of the community and the wonderful time she spent in Nanatha she wanted to stay in contact with the new volunteers and improve the current situation over there.

Jacob van Rijsbergen

Jacob van Rijsbergen

Board member

A medical student and most recent member of the Anan Clinica board.
After his medical internship with Anan Clinica in 2019 he immediately joined the organisation to remain involved with the projects and the people of Nanatha.
During his stay in Mozambique, his projects were mainly focussed on infectious disease and clean drinking water.
As a fresh board member he is looking forward to contribute to the organisation and guidance of volunteers.

Anouk Verbeek

Anouk Verbeek

Board member

A doctor who enjoyed her time in Mozambique while working on a Malaria project with Feleciano and the activistas. With help from generous donations, she was able to distribute 1000 ‘mosquiteiras’ (mosquito nets) to the people in- and around Nanatha during the rainy season. By recruiting new volunteers and helping volunteers with their projects, she tries to empower the local community and enhance the quality of life in the village even more.