Lion Heart Foundation Board:
Reinier Hinse, chairman
Reinier has been involved with the hospital since mid-2016 and has been chairman of the board since the beginning of 2017. He brings experience in the field of strategy formation, organization development and change management.
Gerard Vesseur, treasurer
Since January 2024, Gerard has focused on finance and control of the Lion Heart Foundation. He is originally a chartered accountant and has built up extensive knowledge and experience, including as CFO. He has a great affinity with Africa and has been involved in projects there in various countries. Gerard has previously been treasurer of LHF for several years (until 2017) and has served on the LHF Audit Committee in recent years.
Truus de Ruiter, secretary.
Truus works as an infection prevention expert at Groene Hart Hospital. She has acted as secretary of organizations for many years, including the professional association of infection prevention experts. She has also gained experience in Africa.
Helen Koudijs, board member with portfolio Medical Affairs and Organizational Development since June 1, 2022. Heleen is a Doctor of International Healthcare. From September 2020 to April 2022, she was responsible for the Lion Heart Medical Center as Medical Superintendent. She therefore has a lot of local knowledge and experience, also as a 'change manager'. Prior to that, she gained experience in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Susan Bouman, board member with HR/Organizational Development portfolio since July 15, 2022. Suzanne is a business economist with a specialization in International Management. She has been involved in change processes within leading companies and has often played a leading role. She currently works for an internationally operating pharmaceutical company and has gained particular experience in the diagnostics business.
In the Netherlands, Lion Heart is regularly supported by various volunteers with their knowledge and experience.
Lion Heart Medical Center Yele:
Martin Knap, Medical Superintendent
Yankuba Sesay, Hospital Manager
Lisa Cornelissen, Medical Officer