Explore, challenge, connect, improve. That's what drives me.
Professionally, my world is health care. I have played different roles: a physician in pediatrics, Ph.D. in biological psychiatry, management consultant, strategist, and 'wanna-be start-up starter'. Currently, I am head of Strategy and Innovation at VGZ health insurer. This is a direct result of a fellowship in health policy in the US three years ago, where I got interested in health care systems and the shaping role of payers. Together with my team, we define how can we improve care for patients and ensure accessible and affordable health care for our members, now and in the future.
I live with my husband in The Hague, the Netherlands. I love to travel and to live and work in other countries. Amongst others, I went to school in Norway, did internships in Peru and Curacao and spent a year in Boston, MA.
I like to challenge myself in sports. I play field hockey and like to ride my bike (yes, I am Dutch), and more recently, I took up ski touring and recently did my first sprint triathlon. I love spending time with friends and family, and to curl up on the couch to read a book.