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In Berlin are working...

Nana Göbel
Executive Board Member

* 1955, Waldorf school Pforzheim, 1974-79 study of classical archaeology, Egyptology and ancient history. In 1976 she helped found the Friends of Waldorf Education and has been serving on the board since 1978. 1979-83 international youth work at the Goetheanum; 1987-96 training as a banker, co-worker at the GLS Bank in Bochum, 1988-96 Arbeitskollegium of the Anthroposophical Society in Nordrhein-Westfalen; 1989 Co-founder and until 2011 board member of the European Forum for Freedom in Education, 1993 co-founder and board member of the „Zauberstäbchen“, society for humanitarian help and support for children in need in South East and Eastern Europe until dissolution in 2005; 1993-96 member of the board of Gemeinnützige Treuhandstelle Bochum, since 1996 executive board member of the Friends of Waldorf Education; since 1999 in the initiative group of the Anthroposophical Society in Berlin; 2002-08 General secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Germany.

Eleonore Jungheim
Head of Finance, Donation Administration

* 1966 in Berlin, training in banking, later on worked in public relations and as an assistant to management; co-worker at the Friends of Waldorf Education since 1997.

Fabian Michel
Sponsorships, Project Management

* 1977, Waldorf School Überlingen, Brighton College, 1999-2000 voluntary service at St. Christopher´s School in Bristol, training as hotel expert, co-worker at Friends of Waldorf Education since 2009.

Karoline Opitz

Assistant to Management

*1972, study of Business and Economics , diploma in art therapy, anthroposophical studies; Previous work: event manager, co-initiator of Kassel regional currency, social therapist; co-worker at the Friends of Waldorf Education since 2011.

Jana-Nita Raker
Coordination WOW-Day

* 1988, study of geography, voluntary service in India, co-worker at the Friends of Waldorf Education since 2016.

In Karlsruhe are working...

Bernd Ruf
Managing Director

*1954, Waldorf school Pforzheim, 1973-77 Co-founder of Waldorf school Karlsruhe, 1974-80 studied History Staatsexamen, 1983-2003 upper school teacher of History and German and class tutor at the Waldorfschule Karlsruhe, since 1990 executive board member of Friends of Waldorf Education, since 1991 co-worker in the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education, 1993-2007 member of the Board of Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen, since 1993 in the Hague Circle and executive board member of the IAO (Internat. Assoziation Osteuropa), since 1999 founding board member of the Parzival-Schulen Karlsruhe, 2000-02 training in special education, since 2003 director and class teacher at the Parzival-Schulzentrum.

Natalia Quint
Assistant of Managing Director

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-193
E-Mail: n.quint[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Christian Grözinger
Head of Branch Office

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-210
Email: ch.groezinger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Iljana Weiß
Assistant of Branch Office

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-137
E-Mail: i.weiss[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Public Relations

Christoph Herrmann
Head of Public Relations - Community Service and Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-140
E-Mail: c.herrmann[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Reta Lüscher-Rieger
Public Relations - Community Service and Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-183
E-Mail: r.luescher-rieger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Fundraising

Gunhild Daecke
Fundraising for Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-132
E-Mail: g.daecke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

School Ambassadors Projekt

Helmut Wolman
School Ambassadors Projekt

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-185
E-Mail: h.wolman[at]freunde-waldorf.de

 

Finance

Leif Sonstenes
Head of Finance - Division Karlsruhe

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-136
Email: l.sonstenes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sandra Franke
Accounting Department - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-139
Email: s.franke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Gudrun Helmer
Accounting Department - Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-251
E-Mail: g.helmer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Ewa Jax
Accounting Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-152
Email: e.jax[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Beate Schatz
Accounting Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-123
Email: b.schatz[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Department Community Service in Germany

Stefan Wurster
Head of Department - Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-146
E-Mail: s.wurster[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Uwe Decker
Coordination - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-151
Email: u.decker[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Caspar Schwedes
Pedagogical Support and Coordination - Community Service in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-138
Email: c.schwedes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placement

Jessica Elischer
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-203
E-Mail: j.elischer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Wiebke Gröschler
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-229
Email: w.groeschler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Vanessa Hirt
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-204
E-Mail: v.hirt[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Alexandra Radtke
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-201
E-Mail: a.radtke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Regina Seeger
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-202
E-Mail: r.seeger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Administration

Marija Feglajn
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-226
E-Mail: m.feglajn[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bernhard Mohr
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-122
Email: b.mohr[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Karin Schilling
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-147
Email: k.schilling[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Britta Möller
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-223
E-Mail: b.moeller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogical Support

Angela Dorschel
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-205
E-Mail: http://j.harring[at]freunde-waldorf.dea.dorschel[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Laura Hajdu
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-148
E-Mail: l.hajdu[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Felicia Keuler
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-115
E-Mail: f.keuler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Marisa Pfisterer
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-133
E-Mail: m.pfisterer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

   Nina-Catherin Richter
   Pedagogical Support and Coordination
   Community Service in Germany

   Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-208
   E-Mail: n.richter[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Annelie Terhaar
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-207
E-Mail: a.ziehm[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Diana von Drachenfels
Pedagogical Support and Coordination
Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-206
E-Mail: d.vondrachenfels[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Team Incoming

Jaromir Palmetshofer
Department Manager Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-170
Email: j.palmetshofer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Thomas Keith
Grant Coordinator

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-118
Email: t.keith[at]freunde-waldorf.de

   Karin Hans
   Coordination Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

   Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-100
   E-Mail: k.hans[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placement

Diana Grözinger
Coordination of partner contacts and application consultation
International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-120
Email: d.groezinger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogy

Haruka Isabel Kimoto
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-142

E-Mail: h.kimoto[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Soledad Piacenza
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-128
E-Mail: s.piacenza[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Jonas Eidams
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-230
Email: j.eidams[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Julia Trautsch
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-149
E-Mail: j.trautsch[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Maria Alvarez
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-134
E-Mail: m.alvarez[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Department International Community Service

Claudio Jax
Head of Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-135
Email: c.jax[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placement

Julia Kraft
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-292
E-Mail: j.kraft[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Annika Steininger
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-291
E-Mail: a.steininger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Anja Vital
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-290
E-Mail: a.vital[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Susanne Weiller
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-159
Email: s.weiller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Divisional management

Susanna Rech-Bigot
Department Manager - Coordination of Hosting Institutions

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-145
Email: s.rech-bigot[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Tatjana Schwedes
Department Manager Pedagogical Support
 International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-125
Email:t.schwedes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Robert Vering
Head of Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-101
E-Mail: r.vering[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Voluntary Year Abroad (FJA)

Daniela Boulanger
Coordination International Community Service
Voluntary Year Abroad (FJA)

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-270
Email: d.boulanger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Kristina Engelhard
Coordination International Community Service - Voluntary Year Abroad (FJA)

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-260
Email: k.engelhard[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Matthias Lindel
Coordination International Community Service - Voluntary Year Abroad

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-220
Email: m.lindel[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Micaela Zsohar
Coordination International Community Service - Voluntary Year Abroad (FJA)

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-156
Email: m.zsohar[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sören Schmidt
Coordination European Voluntary Service

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-294
Fax: +49 (0) 721 20111-160
E-Mail: s.schmidt[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination weltwaerts

Martina Bipp
Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-190
Email: m.bipp[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Maren Hochschild
Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 20111-196
Fax: +49 (0) 721 20111-160
E-Mail: m.hochschild[at]freunde-waldorf.de

   André Macco
   Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

   Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-106
   E-Mail: a.macco[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Simone Smolik
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-196
E-Mail: s.smolik[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogy

Franziska von Bernuth
Pedagogical Support - International Voluntary Service

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-143
E-Mail: f.vonbernuth[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bartira Cabrera
Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-102
Email: b.cabrera[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sulkee Chandler
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-242
E-Mail: s.chandler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sara Hamm
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-200
Email: info.paedagogik[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Felix Hennig
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-104
Email: f.hennig[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Diotima Janisch
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-124
Fax: +49 (0) 721 20111-160
E-Mail: d.janisch[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Andreas Lallinger
Pedagogical Support - International Voluntary Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-107
E-Mail: a.lallinger[at]freunde-waldorf.de 

Inka Lenhard
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-153
Email: i.lenhard[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Petra Merkelbach
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-0
E-Mail: p.merkelbach[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Babett Rampke
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-240
E-Mail: b.rampke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Paul Münch
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-189
E-Mail: p.muench@freunde-waldorf.dep.muench[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Olga Schwab
Assistant to Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-200
Email: o.schwab[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Friederike Steffens
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-280
Fax: +49 (0) 721 20111-182
E-Mail: f.steffens[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Susanne Stoll
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-131
E-Mail: s.stoll[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Mira Woitaschek
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 20111-143
Fax: +49 (0) 721 20111-182
E-Mail: m.woitaschek[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sabine von Zastrow
Department Manager Pedagogical Support
 International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-131
Email: s.vonzastrow[at]freunde-waldorf.de 

Regional Coordination

Tobias Wrona
Regional Coordination South Africa

Ph: +27 (0)76 378 3042
Email: tobias[at]cfce.org.za

Alumni Coordination

Georg Müller
Head of Alumni Coordination

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-103
Email: g.mueller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Beatrice Segebade
Alumni Coordination

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-175
E-Mail: b.segebade[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Larissa Küllmar
Alumni Coordination

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-105
E-Mail: l.kuellmar[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Janine Mohr
Coordination Cooking Team

E-Mail: wirkochen[at]freunde-waldorf.de

IT Department

Alexandre Alves de Sá
Head of IT and Software Development

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-113
E-Mail: a.alves[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Damian Müller
System Administrator

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-111
E-Mail: da.mueller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Emergency Pedagogy

Kristina Wojtanowski
Department Manager Emergency Pedagogy

Ph.: +49 (0)721 20111-144
E-Mail: k.wojtanowski[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Lukas Mall
Coordination Emergency Pedagogy

Tel.: +49 (0)721 20111-155
E-Mail: l.mall[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Raphaela Ehmcke
Coordination Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-186
E-Mail: r.ehmcke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Fiona Jaffke
Emergency Pedagogy in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-184
E-Mail: f.jaffke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Karsten Köber
Emergency Pedagogy Germany

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-144
E-Mail: k.koeber[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bettina Woiwode
Emergency Pedagogy Germany

Ph.: +49 (0) 721 20111-144
E-Mail: -   -   -   -

Melanie Schmidt
Administration of Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-194
E-Mail: m.schmidt[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Reinaldo Nascimento
Regional Coordination Brazil

Ph: +55 (0)11 5853 8080
Email: r.nascimento[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Carla Pierro
Administration of Emergency Pedagogy

Tel.: +49 (0)172 20111-141
E-Mail: c.pierro[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Our BMZ projects are supervised by...

Friedwart Fahlbusch
* 1940, Waldorf school Hamburg-Wandsbek, training as export salesman, 1962-94 professional activity in business, including in Africa. 1971-2006 board member of Waldorf school Mainz (until '78) and then of Waldorf school Darmstadt. Since 1996 voluntary co-worker supervising BMZ projects and project advisor whereever needed.

Jürgen Bartzsch
* 1935, 1960 Diploma in machine construction, 1967-99 manager of a machine too, business in Sao Paulo, 12 years as board member of the Rudolf Steiner School in Sao Paulo, since 2001 voluntary co-worker, since 2002 in Germany. 

Gert Krüger
* 1937, Publisher, 5 years in the USA, until 2005 Production Director of a publisher, since 2005 voluntary co-worker. 

Werner Ricke
* 1941, studied building construction, 1968-2003 worked in the software industry, since 2005 voluntary co-worker.

Our board

Andreas Schubert
* 1949, Waldorf school Stuttgart Uhlandshöhe, 1968-76 studied physics, politics and History, 1976-77 Emerson College (GB), since 1977 Waldorf teacher in Überlingen, since 1996 board member of Friends of Waldorf Education.

Henning Kullak-Ublick
* 1955, grown up in Argentina, Brazil, Iran, Sri Lanka, London. Study of agriculture in Gießen and Kiel, founding member of the “Grüne Partei”, 1981-1984 Waldorf teacher training in Witten/Annen, since 1984 class teacher at the Waldorf school Flensburg, founding member of “Mehr Demokratie”, 1994 founding of Aktion mündige Schule (www.freie-schule.de) and Volksinitiative “Schule in Freiheit”, since 2001 board member in the working group of Waldorf schools in Schleswig-Holstein, since 2002 board member of the Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen, since 2008 board member of the Friends of Waldorf Education.

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