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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.

Thomas Kraus
Curative Education/ Social Therapy

* 1966, 1991 - 1993 Waldorf Teacher Training in Dornach, Switzerland, 1995 - 1998 studies in Social Education. 1994 - 1999 caregiver and 1999 - 2010 director at the social therapeutical institution "Stadtgemeinschaft Berlin". Since 1996 initiator of worldwide congresses for people with special needs and since 2012 co-worker at the Friends of Waldorf Education.

Paul Mandaiker
Translations

* 1990, Rudolf Steiner School Birseck and Tuebingen Waldorf School, studied business in Maastricht and Rotterdam, co-worker at the Friends of Waldorf Education since 2011.

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.

Christian Grözinger
Head of Branch Office

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-210
Email: ch.groezinger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Anna Dhom
Assistant to the Managing Director

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-193
E-Mail: a.dhom[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Public Relations

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

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-140
E-Mail: c.herrmann[at]freunde-waldorf.de

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

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-183
E-Mail: r.luescher-rieger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

School Ambassadors Projekt

Helmut Wolman
School Ambassadors Projekt

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-185
E-Mail: h.wolman[at]freunde-waldorf.de

 

Finance

Leif Sonstenes
Head of Finance - Division Karlsruhe

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-136
Email: l.sonstenes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sandra Franke
Accounting Department - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-139
Email: s.franke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Gudrun Helmer
Accounting Department - Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-251
E-Mail: g.helmer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Ewa Jax
Accounting Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-152
Email: e.jax[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Beate Köber
Accounting Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-123
Email: b.koeber[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Uschi Ruf
Accounting Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-250
Email: u.ruf[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Department Community Service in Germany

Uwe Decker
Head of Department - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-151
Email: u.decker[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Stefan Wurster
Area Manager & Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-146
E-Mail: s.wurster[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placement

Alexandra Radtke
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-201
E-Mail: a.radtke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Jessica Elischer
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-203
E-Mail: j.elischer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Regina Seeger
Coordination of Applications - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-203
E-Mail: r.seeger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Administration

Diana von Drachenfels
Pedagogical Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-206
E-Mail: d.vondrachenfels[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Timotheus Lehle
Pedagogical Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-208
E-Mail: t.lehle[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Marija Feglajn
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-226
E-Mail: m.feglajn[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bernhard Mohr
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-122
Email: b.mohr[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Stefanie Rößler
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-127
E-Mail: s.roessler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Karin Schilling
Coordination Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-147
Email: k.schilling[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Britta Möller
Coordination Youth Voluntary Year

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-223
E-Mail: b.moeller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogical Support

Anna Holz
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-148
Email: a.holz[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Annelie Ziehm
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-207
E-Mail: a.ziehm[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Caspar Schwedes
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-138
Email: c.schwedes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Felicia Keuler
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-115
E-Mail: f.keuler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Marisa Pfisterer
Pedagogical Support - Community Service in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-133
E-Mail: m.pfisterer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Team Incoming

Jaromir Palmetshofer
Department Manager Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-170
Email: j.palmetshofer[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placemnt

Diana Grözinger
Coordination of Applications Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-120
Email: d.groezinger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sabrina Wunderlich
Coordination Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-158
Email: s.wunderlich[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogy

Haruka Isabel Kimoto
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-142

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

Soledad Piacenza
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-128
E-Mail: s.piacenza[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Fritz Ritzmann
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-230
Email: f.ritzmann[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Julia Trautsch
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-149
E-Mail: j.trautsch[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Maria Alvarez
Pedagogical Support Incoming - International Volunteers in Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-134
E-Mail: m.alvarez[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Department International Community Service

Claudio Jax
Head of Department - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-135
Email: c.jax[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Application and Placement

Julia Kraft
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-292
E-Mail: j.kraft[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Annika Steininger
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-291
E-Mail: a.steininger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Anja Vital
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-290
E-Mail: a.vital[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Susanne Weiller
Coordination of Applications - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-159
Email: s.weiller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination Voluntary Year Abroad (FJA)

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

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-270
Email: d.boulanger[at]freunde-waldorf.de

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

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-260
Email: k.engelhard[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Matthias Lindel
Coordination International Community Service - Voluntary Year Abroad

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-220
Email: m.lindel[at]freunde-waldorf.de

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

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-156
Email: m.zsohar[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Coordination weltwaerts

Martina Bipp
Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-190
Email: m.bipp[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bartira Cabrera
Coordination International Community Service - weltwaerts

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-102
Email: b.cabrera[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Pedagogy

Olga Schwab
Assistant to Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-200
Email: o.schwab[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sulkee Chandler
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-242
E-Mail: s.chandler[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sara Hamm
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-200
Email: info.paedagogik[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Felix Hennig
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-104
Email: f.hennig[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Kathrin Leo
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-200
Email: info[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Adeline Moëlo
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-107
Email: a.moelo[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Anne Scheuing
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-143
Email: a.scheuing[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Gesine Schlüter
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-124
E-Mail: g.schlueter[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Paul Schmid
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-189
E-Mail: p.schmid[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Anna Schröder
Pedagogical Support - International Community Services

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-243
E-Mail: a.schroeder[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Tatjana Schwedes
Department Manager Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-125
Email:t.schwedes[at]freunde-waldorf.de

 Susanne Stoll
Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-131
E-Mail: s.stoll[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sabine von Zastrow
Department Manager Pedagogical Support - International Community Service

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-131
Email: s.vonzastrow[at]freunde-waldorf.de 

Coordination of Hosting Institutions

Inka Lenhard
Coordination of Hosting Institutions

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-153
Email: i.lenhard[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Susanna Rech-Bigot
Department Manager - Coordination of Hosting Institutions

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-145
Email: s.rech-bigot[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Bettina Zanker
Coordination of Hosting Institutions

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-240
Email: b.zanker[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Regional Coordination

Reinaldo Nascimento
Regional Coordination Brazil

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

Tobias Wrona
Regional Coordination South Africa

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

Alumni Coordination

Beatrice Garff
Alumni Coordination

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-105
E-Mail: b.garff[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Georg Müller
Head of Alumni Coordination

Ph.: +49 (0)721 354806-103
Email: g.mueller[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Thomas Keith
Alumni Coordination

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-137
Email: t.keith[at]freunde-waldorf.de

 

Fundraising

Gunhild Daecke
Fundraising for Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-132
E-Mail: g.daecke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Emergency Pedagogy

Kristina Wojtanowski
Department Manager Emergency Pedagogy

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-155

Lukas Mall
Coordination Emergency Pedagogy

Tel.: +49 (0)721 354806-155
E-Mail: l.mall[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Raphaela Ehmcke
Coordination Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-186

E-Mail: r.ehmcke[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Sinje Wessels
Administration of Emergency Pedagogy

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-144
E-Mail: s.wessels[at]freunde-waldorf.de

Fiona Jaffke
Emergency Pedagogy in Germany

Ph: +49 (0)721 354806-184
E-Mail: f.jaffke[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. 

Hans Klemenc

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

Dr. Dieter Munzel
*1947, Dipl.-Kfm., Ph.D. from Universität Hamburg, Tax Accountant. Various technical and management jobs in international oil companies. Since 2009, "startsocial" - coach for various social initiatives. Chairman of the nonprofit association "Friends of Bodhi Hill Myanmar", which supports the launching of the first Waldorf school in Myanmar. Since 2016 voluntary BMZ project supervisor for Freunde der Erziehungskunst. 

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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