Mother of 4 children, including Jan and Oscar. Trained as a paramedic, she felt the call to work with underprivileged children, giving meaning, if at all possible, to the tragic event that affected her family. Founder and president, responsible for operations and partners in Switzerland and Thailand.
In charge of operations and the volunteering program. She was responsible for managing volunteers and organising events for the children’s charity Theodora.
Lawyer, active on boards of charitable foundations that he feels strongly about. He is treasurer of the Jan & Oscar Foundation.
Sonya Martin Pfister
A financial analyst, she was a member of the management board of the children’s charity Theodora for over 15 years. She is currently the president of Booster Bridge, a center of expertise specialised in non-profit organisation management. Sonya has also been a lecturer and expert for over 25 years in several higher education training centres in Switzerland.
Doctor, former president and vice-president of public benefit foundations. Along with his children, longtime friends of Jan and Oscar whose spirits inhabit the Foundation in Thailand, he believes that their dramatic departure had to result in a generous transfer of their will to provide access for underprivileged children of the same age to a dignified and hopeful existence through education.
Emilie Astrand is Laurence’s daughter and Jan and Oscar’s sister. She is currently studying medicine and has been personally involved in the Foundation’s projects since its creation. She brings the youth and energy of her generation, thus ensuring the continuity of the Foundation.
Philip van Woerden