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Inge Kauer

Executive Director, Access to Nutrition Foundation

As the Executive Director of the Access to Nutrition Foundation, Inge oversees all aspects of ATNF, including collaboration with external partners and stakeholders. Next to leading the organisation, she is also member of the board of ATNF.

Inge has spent more than 15 years working with public and private sector organizations on major social issues, including nutrition. She has a background in high-level stakeholder management and communications as well as both leading and building professional organizations. She has a passion for bringing together diverse stakeholders to facilitate sustainable improvements for all involved.

Prior to joining ATNI, Inge was a partner at Boer & Croon, a Dutch-based management consulting firm, where she provided strategic management and communications counsel to diverse government agencies, global corporations and non-profit organizations. She also worked in senior management positions within the Dutch and European, Middle Eastern, and African organizations (EMEA) of Porter Novelli, a global, full-service communications agency, and has advised various companies within the food and beverage industry on socially responsible practices and issues of corporate reputation. As regional director of EMEA, Inge worked with offices around the globe to ensure consistent high-quality client service, regional strategy and business development.

Inge is a non-executive board member of various organizations, including the national foundation for De Nieuwe Kerk (The New Church), a leading international cultural centre in Amsterdam. She holds Masters’ degrees from the University of Amsterdam in both Dutch Law and in Communications Science and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Nyenrode University.

Rachel Crossley

Senior Advisor, Access to Nutrition Foundation

Rachel has more than twenty years of experience working at the nexus of sustainability, business and responsible investment. Prior to working with ATNI, she was a Director of two leading UK responsible investment teams within large UK asset managers. In those roles, she was responsible for designing and leading shareholder engagement programmes, on behalf of more than £100 billion of client investments, on a wide range of environmental and social issues, including consumer health and nutrition. She is the author of numerous corporate benchmarks and reports, including several looking at the response of the food and beverage sector to obesity and diet-related chronic diseases, on which ATNI draws. She also has extensive experience in developing, managing and participating in multi-stakeholder initiatives and has held numerous positions on not-for-profit Boards and Committees. Prior to working in the City, Rachel worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. as an environmental and project economist on a wide range of development projects, and then in New York with an environmental finance company. She has a Masters degree, with Distinction, in Environmental Resources and Policy from the University of London and a Dual Honours Bachelors degree in economics and geography from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Ellen Poolman

Program Manager

Ellen joined the ATNF team in August 2017 as Program Manager. Ellen is a nutritionist by training specializing in pediatrics and Infant and Young Child Nutrition, with experience in both clinical settings as well as in public health. Ellen has extensive experience of project-based work and in the delivery of high-quality nutrition projects in both long-term development and emergency contexts.

Her technical knowledge is derived from her professional experience as a nutrition counselor, advisor to government authorities as well as international NGOs and as a senior manager and consultant for international NGOs. Her strengths are in developing the strategy for and managing the implementation of, complex public health nutrition projects, utilizing best practices and lessons learned in order to ensure sustainable progress.

Prior to joining the Access to Nutrition Foundation, Ellen worked as the Head of Department for Health and Nutrition for Action Contre La Faim (ACF) in Liberia. As senior member of the Coordination Team, she took the lead in strategy development and technical advice for Nutrition and Health in the mission and had overall responsibility for quality, coherence, relevance and advocacy of ACF’s Nutrition and Health strategy in line with ACF’s overall Mission Strategy, international and national standards, guidelines and policies.

Ellen derives motivation and inspiration from the contribution she can make towards supporting an individual or population group in achieving healthy and productive lives through appropriate nutrition.

Ellen holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition for Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Fiona Kirk

Junior Communications Manager

Fiona started working for the Access to Nutrition Foundation as Junior Communications Manager in Feburary 2018. In collaboration with our PR firms and design agencies, Fiona develops communication tools which help promote the Indexes and the Foundation. Fiona also supports with stakeholder engagement and with language editing and formatting of reports and other publications.

Holding an undergraduate degree in Geography and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, Fiona has always had a keen interest in sustainability and development issues. Fiona worked as Campaigns Assistant at Oxfam Ireland, and was part of campaigns such as the Food & Climate Justice Campaign, Behind the Brands, Refugee Crisis Apppeal, Ending Poverty Starts with Women, and Even It Up.

Fiona emigrated to the Netherlands from Ireland in August 2016, and has since completed a Master's degree in Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems at Utrecht University. She has undertaken a communications and events internship at SPARK, an Amsterdam-based NGO that works with young people in conflict afflicted zones, developing higher education and entrepreneurship. As part of her Master's programme, Fiona has also completed an internship at Verwy Jonker Research Institute, conducting research on gender-based violence.

Fiona is creative and passionate about sharing important messages widely through accessible and engaging communications tools.

Paul Vos

Senior Research Manager

Paul joined the Access to Nutrition Foundation in June 2017 to lead all of ATNF’s research activities as Senior Research Manager. Research is carried out partly in-house by the research team and partly in collaboration with, or outsourced to, external providers and institutes. Paul is responsible for coordination and execution of data collection, analysis and interpretation, which feeds into the Global Access to Nutrition Indexes and Spotlight Indexes.

Paul has nineteen years of experience in nutrition and health-related research, with a background in corporate R&D. Working in various roles on the interfaces between corporate research, business, and public-private partnership initiatives, Paul is skilled in translating research questions into insightful findings, and bridging different perspectives. His personal goal is to leverage this experience to contribute to public health and health equality round the globe.

Prior to joining the Access to Nutrition Foundation, Paul worked at Nutricia Research (part of Danone) in various biomedical research, team lead and program management positions, covering experimental and clinical research on a variety of nutrition, health and disease-related topics. He holds a Master’s degree in Biology (Wageningen University) and a PhD in nutrition and immunology (Maastricht University).

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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