Board

According to the constitution (available in Dutch only) the board carries the final legal responsibility for the iMMO foundation. Major responsibilities include the resolving of policies and strategies, amongst which the annual plans and budgets, overseeing the chief executive and the overall proceedings of the organization and counselling the chief executive. The board selects and appoints the external financial auditor. In collaboration with the chief executive the board is involved in external contacts.According to the constitution the board numbers three to seven members, preferably five. The composition sees to an adequate spread of capabilities and backgrounds. The members of the board receive no remuneration.The board currently knows the following composition.

René Peters MD LLM (1955), chairman
After completing a University education in Medicine and Law and a stint as a conscript military physician he ventured into a managerial career. For the best part of two decades managerial and executive positions were held at a number of general hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Besides these he shouldered responsibilities in several national and international organizations, relating to healthcare. After a mid-career sabbatical leave he started in 2004 a private practice as a consultant on governance, strategic management issues and interim management. The portfolio comprises – amongst other – assignments from healthcare insurance companies and large healthcare enterprises. For a biography click here.

Mr. Ernst Faber (1946), treasurer 
has many years of governance experience in a variety of positions at social organizations in education, sports, drug assistance and development aid. As former notary, he has a vast amount of legal knowledge and expertise useful for iMMO. Currently he is board member of a number of non-profit foundations and associations. He also works as curator and executor and provides legal advise. For a further summary (in Dutch) of his activities click here.

Prof.mr. Kees Groenendijk (1943), member of the board
once started as a solicitor in Amsterdam he was Professor  in sociology of law at the University of Nijmegen between 1982 and his retirement in 2008. For 20 years he was member of the Legal Committee  of the Refugee Council in the Netherlands. Since the start in 1975, he is editor of the yearly Asylum and Refugee Jurisprudence. He is also chairman of the permanent committee  of experts in international refugee- and criminal law monitoring the progress on the European asylum and migration law. In 2001 he was member of a government appointed Committee who advised on the medical aspects of the asylum reception procedure in the Netherlands.

Ronald Rijnders (1956), member of the board
since 2006 works as forensic psychiatrist at the Netherlands Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, location Pieter Baan Centrum. At request of a criminal judge Pro Justitia reports are composed. After his graduation in Leiden and additional training he was send by the French organization ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ to Honduras, Mozambique and Afghanistan. During his specialization as psychiatrist he researched the consequences of longterm detention with survivors of the notorious Maroccan prison Tazmamart. Interested in this particular subject he dedicated his further career to the relation between psychiatry and interpersonal violence. He worked eleven years at a psychiatric treatment center for traumatized refugees and asylum seekers (De Vonk).