We can tell you that the vacancy for new board members, which could be found in our news section, has been filled: We would like to introduce you to Janke and Joop!
Since the beginning of this year, Joop, pictured here, has also joined our board. Joop is a veterinarian, and is one of the founders of our predecessor, the DIO Foundation. He brings with him a mountain of international and business experience, and worked for 10 years in China to set up a large equine clinic. Currently, Joop works mainly in his own company, Oculus Insights, coaching veterinary clinics in better practice management.
Janke, in the photo below, is a veterinarian and joined our board last year. She happened to be working in Mzuzu, where Gilbert, our program manager, also lives. Janke visited and evaluated the projects for us. As a student, she was already involved with VSF's predecessor, the DIO Foundation. At DIO, she provided training to the very first group of animal health workers in Matunkha, Malawi. Now we may welcome her as a board member.
We are thrilled to have you join us. Janke and Joop: welcome to the Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-NL team!