Structure
of
organization

CHOICE is run by an enthusiastic and ambitious team of young professionals, all aged between 16 and 29 years old. CHOICE has a General Board, a Supervisory Board, a growing number of staff and numerous Youth Advocates that dedicate their time, energy and expertise to CHOICE.

General board

CHOICE’s General Board is the governing body of the organization and determines the organization’s policies and strategies and is responsible for its realization.

The General Board receives no emoluments.

Staff

CHOICE’s staff is headed by the Executive Director who, mandated by the General Board, is in charge of the day-to-day management of the organization. The Director is supported by two Advocacy Officers, four Program Coordinators and one Communication and Administration Officer.

The salary of the ED falls within the norm of the VFI guidelines ‘Beloning van Directeuren’. See our yearreport for our financial statements. 

Youth ADVOCATES

Together with staff and board, Youth Advocates design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate CHOICE policies and programs (on a voluntary basis). They function as both trainers and advocates in the programs and projects of the organization. On a day-to-day basis, advocates gather in clusters. Each of these clusters is led by one advocate who functions as a focal point for the rest of our organization: the cluster lead. In their capacity as cluster members, youth advocates are charged with a substantial role in achieving the organization’s objectives.

CHOICE has the following clusters:

  • Capacity Development Cluster (CDC)
  • Creative Communication Cluster (CCC)
  • CHOICE University Cluster (CUC)
  • Member Management Cluster (MMC)
  • International Advocacy Cluster (IAC)

SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Supervisory Board of CHOICE supervises and advices the General Board and monitors the implementation of the CHOICE policies and the (multiannual) year plan.

The Supervisory Board receives no emoluments. c-letter

Youth Advocate
Leander van der Linden

Member of CDC

Tessa Smeets

Member of CDC

Robin Smeets

Member of CDC

Leroy Smeenk

Member of CDC

Aukje van de Kuilen

Member of CCC

Max Bloem

Member of CCC

Dante Della Gatta

Member of CCC

Linda Barry

Member of CCC

Alex Vis

Member of CCC

Wallis Grant

Member of IAC

Mayanka Vij

Member of CDC

Ebony Westman

Member of CCC

Giulia Giacometti

Member of CUC

Lotte Dijkstra

Member of CUC

Myrte Halman

Member of CUC

Myra Haakman

Member of CUC

Quirine Lengkeek

Member of IAC

Jinte Veldman

Member of IAC

Karin van der Velde

Member of IAC

Daniel Al-Balushi

Member of IAC

Lisa Kruitbosch

Member of MMC

Kate van de Krol

Member of MMC

Anke Verheij

Member of MMC

Chris van Hoorn

Member of MMC

Monty Aal

Member of MMC

Robin Jasperse

Youth Advocate

General Board
Marijke Bleeker

Secretary

Robin Toorneman

Treasurer

Jelena Brodnjak

General Board Member

Timo Bravo Rebolledo

General Board Member

Staff
Elsemieke de Jong

Executive Director

Abby Buwalda

Program Coordinator

Alexander Medik

Program Coordinator

Amber van Muijden

Program Coordinator

Jannemiek Evelo

Program Coordinator

Nathalie Metheuver

Program Coordinator

Alexandra Bekker

Advocacy Officer

Lewis Emmerton

Advocacy Officer

Emmelie Both

Communication and Administration Officer

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