Governance and MMM Teams

Board 2022-2024

Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, President of MMM

President: Anne Claire de Liedekerke (Belgium)
Secretary-General: Marie-Liesse Mandula (France)
Treasurer: Anne del Marmol (Belgium)
Vice-President: Valérie Bichelmeier, Head of MMM UN Delegation (Switzerland)
Vice-President: Johanna Schima, Head of EU Delegation (Belgium)

Laurence van den Abeele, President, MMM Belgium
Aliette Abraham, President, Otitsara (Madagascar)
Philip Biswas, Founder & Director, Rural Reconstruction Foundation – RRF (Bangladesh)
Françoise Cardoso, Expert in Sustainability, Health & Planet, Social Innovation & Inclusion, Women empowerment & CSR (France)
Alain Englebert, President, En Avant les Enfants – EALE (Belgium/DRC)
Nikki van der Gaag, Independent Consultant on Gender equality issues (UK)
Jean Bolly Kouassi, President, AJAD (Côte d’Ivoire)
Jocelyne Le Pivain, President, MMM France
Xavier Prats-Monné, Special Advisor, President of the European Committee of the King Baudouin Foundation (Spain)
Roland Vaxelaire, Consultant (Belgium)

MMM Teams and Representatives of member organisations at the 2019 General Assembly

International Secretariat (SGI) & UNESCO Delegation – Paris

Marie-Liesse Mandula, Secretary General + Representative at the UNESCO

Shahnaz Pakravan, Communication Manager

Caroline de Senneville, Project Manager + Representative at the UNESCO

Sarah Krimi, MMM Network Coordinator

Carol Pinson, Accounting Manager

 Read about the work of the UNESCO Delegation here

MMM European Delegation – Bruxelles

Johanna Shima, Véronique de Vaumas, Laetitia Wolkonski, Anne-Michelle de Mathelin, Kristzina Szalachy

Read about the work of the EU Delegation here

MMM UN Delegation – New York, Geneva, and Vienna

Alexandra Bouée (New York), Valerie Bichelmeier (Geneva), Jacqueline Leduc (New York), Karen Thorsen (Geneva), Carole Joncour (New York), Mélanie Nédélec (Geneva)

Irina Palffy, UN Vienna

Irina Palffy, UN Vienna

Read about the work of the UN Delegation here

MMM at the National Level – Belgium & France

Laurence Vanden Abeele Bosteels, President of MMM Belgium

Jocelyne Le Pivain, President of MMM France



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MMM welcomes first ever Human Rights Council resolution on Care


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Call to action: make 2024 the EU year for Women’s Mental Health


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