I am 56 years old and grew up in Zeeuws Vlaanderen, the Netherlands. I have lived in Nijmegen since my study period. I studied English Literature and Linguistics and Dutch Law.
In my professional career I have held executive, policy-making and management functions in a number of municipalities. Today, I am working at the municipality of Arnhem. As HR strategist I am engaged in the development of people and the organisation.
I have ample experience as chairman of complaints and objections committees in the areas of mental health care, housing associations and municipalities.
I have become familiar with the Stichting Ushersyndroom through a good friend who has been closely involved from the very first hour. She asked me if I want to commit myself to this and I do this with pleasure. I also want to express my social involvement by bringing in my experience and qualities for this excellent cause.