TON COENEN, Chair (elected at the 2016 EuroNGOs AGM)
Executive Director, Rutgers, the Netherlands
Ton Coenen is the Executive Director of Rutgers, centre of expertise on SRHR in the Netherlands and operating in 18 countries. Ton holds Master degrees in Public Health and Public Management. Before starting at Rutgers he was the executive director of Aids Fonds and STI/AIDS Netherlands for 17 years and worked in public health before that. He has been involved in strengthening civil society in many ways – among others: as the co-chair to the EU civil society Forum on HIV/AIDS, as co-chair to HIV in Europe, Board member to Icaso, as Board member to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
TANIA DETHLEFSEN, Chair (elected at the 2014 EuroNGOs AGM)
International Director, Danish Family Planning Association/ Sex & Samfund, Denmark
Tania Dethlefsen has been the International Director of the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) since 2008. She is in charge of all DFPA international activities including: programme cooperation with partners in East Africa and South Asia; international advocacy and communication; and international fundraising. Prior to this position, she has worked both as Board Member and Programme Officer in several Danish NGOs, including the Danish Refugee Council and the Danish National Youth Council. From 2004 to 2006, she worked at UNICEF as a Programme Manager on education in Bolivia. In 2002-2004 she was Associate Lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School. Dethlefsen has a double Master's degree in Social Psychology and Communication from the University of Roskilde. A Danish national, she speaks Danish, English and Spanish fluently.
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