OPEN Foundation

OPEN FOUNDATION TEAM

In addition to its staff members, the core team at the OPEN Foundation includes a rockstar team of dedicated volunteers who come from many disciplines, such as psychology, psychiatry, medicine, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, research, design, development, etc.

OPEN BOARD

ERWIN KREDIET, MSC

CHAIR

Psychedelic researcher and therapist at ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, and PhD candidate at Leiden University Medical Center.

PATRICIA PISTERS, PhD

SECRETARY

Professor of film at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, founding editor of the Open Access journal Necsus.

Michiel van Elk, PhD

TREASURER

Associate professor, researcher, and supervisor of the Psychedelic, Religious, Spiritual, and Mystical Experiences Lab at Leiden University.

Renske Blom, MD

BOARD MEMBER

Psychiatrist at NPI and Arkin, Lead therapist in the P-TRD psilocybin trial.

OPEN Team

JOOST BREEKSEMA

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

Co-founder of the OPEN Foundation, a philosopher, qualitative researcher, and PhD candidate at the psychiatry departments of the UMCG & LUMC.

TIMO
SPIJKERS

OPERATIONAL
DIRECTOR

Entrepreneur with a background in health sciences and healthcare economics.

Ana
Martins

ICPR 2024
CONFERENCE MANAGER

Solid background in the marketing and events industry, complemented by ongoing master in clinical psychology at Leiden University with main focus on psychedelic research.

IULIA
RUSU

EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP
MANAGER

Conscious event organizer speciliased in leadership and change, passionate cinephile and yogi, advocating for the responsible incorporation of psychedelic research and development into the world.

Ray
yang

OPERATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGER

Operations and project manager. Currently studying Global Health at the University of Geneva with a focus on health systems research.

nino galvez marketing lead

Nino
Galvez

MARKETING
MANAGER

Leveraging digital communications for meaningful societal change.

Passionate kitesurfer and van-lifer.

HERMAN KALTER

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

A qualified controller at FAPO Consult and Services and the financial controller at the OPEN Foundation since 2007. 

JEROEN
NEEF

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

Content and communications expert, passionate about the responsible introduction of psychedelics into healthcare and society.

CAROLINA LUTHMAN

OPERATIONS & COMMUNITY

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de vos

PROGRAMMING & ONLINE EVENTS

FLOOR
VAN DER DOES

PROGRAMMING & ONLINE EVENTS

STEPHAN
TAP

EVENTS, NEWSLETTER & COPYWRITING

SONIA TUROSIENSKI

NEWSLETTER & COPYWRITING

SERGIO LAZARO MARTINEZ

NEWSLETTER & COPYWRITING

JOEY
LICHTER

NEWSLETTER & COPYWRITING

BEN
INGHAM KOREN

NEWSLETTER & COPYWRITING

ANNA
TEMCZUK

ILLUSTRATIONS

FIONA KLAASSEN

SUPPORT & COMMUNITY

TOBIAS
VAN DIJK

LOGISTICS

RAOUL
KONING

FINANCE & LOGISTICS

AREF TOULEIMAT

WEBSITE FRONT END

FLORIS WOLSWIJK

WEBSITE BACK END

PATRICK EVERITT

WEBSITE SERVER

MACHA
GODES

ACCREDITATION

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FORMER TEAM MEMBERS

Click below to check out the list of our former team members and volunteers.

WANT TO JOIN THE OPEN TEAM?

The OPEN Foundation is grateful for the help of many team members throughout the years. If you'd like to join the OPEN team, make sure to check out our vacancies page.

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