The Open Eyes Foundation Board ensures that all activities are within Dutch law and agreed charitable objects and is responsible for the strategy, policies, oversight of, and agreeing and approval of the financial plan for its activities/projects.
The Board Members are drawn from a wide field of relevant experience, including human rights, gender equality and women’s rights, minorities/vulnerable groups, development collaboration, strategy, international project management, media and communications, finance and contract management, fundraising, and quality management
Founder and chairperson of the The Open Eyes Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Fight against Racism and Discrimination.
Xueli is an International model and has modeled for several brands and campaigns including Adidas, Etnia Barcelona, Kurt Geiger, Instagram, Icebreaker, Vogue. Through her modeling work she raises awareness for the situation of persons with albinism in many countries.
treasurer, extensive experience in international programme/project management, contracts & finance, fundraising/business development (Netherlands). Joeke is director/owner of Intend Business Development (NL/UK) and director at Radar Europe BV.
secretary, student sexology at the KU Leuven (Belgium). She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication (2017 – 2020) at the Erasmus University, where she also did her Minor Gender and Sexuality. (2019-2020). She considers gender and Sexuality to be very important subjects, which is why she went on to do her master’s degree in Gender Studies (2020 – 2021) at Utrecht University (cum laude).
Emergency medical technician (based in the USA). She is currently enrolled in Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and is doing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Within the Board, the following fields of knowledge and experience are represented: