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. Most are students, and come from many different disciplines, such as medicine, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, research, design, development, etc.

OUR BOARD

DORIEN TATALAS

CHAIR

Writer and psychedelic coach with an extensive background in harm reduction and a MSc in medical anthropology from the University of Amsterdam.

ERWIN KREDIET

VICE-CHAIR AND TREASURER

PhD candidate at Leiden University Medical Center & Psychologist at ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre.

PATRICIA PISTERS

BOARD MEMBER

Professor of film at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the founding editors of the Open Access journal: Necsus.

PIETER STOKKINK

SECRETARY

A philosopher turned into a software developer with a side dish of passion for advancements in psychedelic research and therapies.

OUR LEADERSHIP

JOOST BREEKSEMA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A philosopher, qualitative researcher, PhD candidate at the psychiatry departments of the UMCG and LUMC.

PEDRAM DARA

OPERATIONS MANAGER

A mission-driven media and tech leader, psychedelic healing advocate, and a trial participant of MDMA for PTSD via MAPS.

HERMAN KALTER

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

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

OUR TEAM

FLORIS WOLSWIJK

WEBSITE BACK END

IRENE DE CASO

ONLINE EVENTS

ROMAIN SOURDIAUX

TECH STACK & SYSTEMS

ANNA TEMCZUK

DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

ANDY NELSON

SOCIAL MEDIA

SONIA TUROSIENSKI

COPYWRITING & EDITING

ALBERTO CANTIZANI

SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT

ALICE ROTA

PROMOTIONS & ONLINE EVENTS

RAOUL KONING

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

PAVEL ROMANENKO

WEBSITE BACK END

OLIVIER TAYMANS

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS DATABASE

ADAM ELDERGILL

PROMOTIONS

GUIDO HUISMAN

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS DATABASE

SANTIAGO CAMARA

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

MISCHA DAAMS

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

OUR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

ERIC VERMETTEN, MD, PHD

Professor Medical-Biological and Psychiatric Aspects of Psychotrauma, LUMC University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Coordinator of the training programme for MAPS studies of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in the Netherlands.

PROF. TORSTEN PASSIE, MD, MA

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Hannover Medical School, Germany. Medical dissertation on existential psychiatry. Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Harvard Medical School.

WIM VAN DEN BRINK, MD, PHD

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction, Amsterdam Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. Scientific Director of the National Committee for Treatment of Heroin Addiction in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

PROF. WOUTER HANEGRAAFF, MD, PHD

Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and related currents at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The first President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism.

MENDEL KAELEN, PHD

Post-doctoral neuroscientist at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Founder And CEO of Wavepaths, a company that researches and develops methods that leverage the psychotherapeutic potential of music.

WIM BEST, MD

Doctor of Pharmacy, Researcher, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Section Psychopharmacology, the Netherlands. Member World Health Organization (External organisation) Member of the 37th ECDD committee.

FORMER TEAM MEMBERS

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

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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