30 April 2017

New colleagues on board!

Recently we had some great new colleagues joining the EuroNGOs Secretariat: a warm welcome to Deborah Rubbens, the new coordinator, and Anamaria Suciu, the new administrative assistant.

Deborah will coordinate the work of the network and manage our secretariat. She has more than ten years of experience in international health and development. She has worked with private healthcare organizations, small national NGOs and large international NGOs, as well as a variety of public and private donors. Before joining EuroNGOs, Deborah was most recently with Family Health International (FHI 360), where she gained significant expertise in program and operational management as well as business development. Deborah is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, and has managed projects to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, improve maternal and child health services and provide access to family planning services. Deborah holds a law degree, an LL.M. with a focus on health law and policy, and a Masters in Public Health. While she is a Belgian national, she has spent most of her career working in the United States, Africa and Asia. She speaks Flemish, English and French, and in her free time, she likes to play with her 2-year-old daughter, take walks with her two dogs and have dinners out with her husband. 

Anamaria will be dealing with general administration and events management and will be the focal point for our mailing lists Europopl and Worldpopl. Anamaria comes to us after working at the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) as the regional youth network coordinator and the assistant to the programme team.  In Bucharest, Romania, where she comes from, Anamaria worked for our member organisation Society for Education on Contraception and Sexuality (SECS) on volunteers’ and youth activities and being part of the coordination team for a project on breast cancer. Anamaria has an academic background in Sociology and Communications and holds a Master Degree in Politics, Gender and Minorities. On a more personal level, Anamaria self-identifies as a feminist and a passionate SRHR advocate. She is fluent in Romanian and English and has an intermediate level of French.