With over 20 years of experience in the social and health care sector,
there is not enough time in one timelife for all I wished to do.
I have written over 200 proposals for funded projects and managed/ implemented many of them in the field, with all its challenges, but also with many rewards, such as smiles, when they improved the quality of life of people with specific needs.
Besides being SHINE's CEO and Project Manager for an international umbrella organisation, I am also developing the standard EU Ethics framework for the ICT Profession, as external expert for CEN.
I am Chair of NET4Age-Friendly, Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change and Coordinator of the Stakeholder Network SHAFE - Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments.
As a cancer survivor, this is one specific are where I hope to bring some added value.
I am an IT Engineer and software developer and have also been working as IT trainer for over 18 years.
As SHINE COO, I am also project manager and engaged in proposal writing and stakeholder engagement.
I have a special focus and expertise in the areas of health, especially mental health and reintegration of excluded citizens in the job market developing personal and digital skills.
I like games, gadgets and platforms and try to keep updated in the digital world.