Staff and associates
Huib Cornielje, director … trained as a physical therapist he worked for 10 years in various rehabilitation programmes in South Africa. He is the founder and director of Enablement, with many years of experience in training, evaluations and research in Community Based Rehabilitation.
Joyce den Besten … with her experience stretching from ‘hands on’ nursing in a hospital to researching the area of disability and development Joyce is eager to contribute her expertise to Enablement. She believes that CBR and participatory research is the combination necessary to improve the lives of persons with a disability.
Roelie Wolting … recently resigned as coordinator of the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and wants to utilize again her expertise in the fields of CBR and (pediatric) physiotherapy. Her Asian experience, especially gained in Indonesia and Vietnam, makes her an highly valued CBR trainer and consultant.
Han Verhoeven… inspired by her experiences in Chad from 1996-1999 she works with a management training and consultancy firm specialized in development cooperation. Besides, she is partner in the Perspectivity Network, and a specialist in Training of Trainers and Facilitation skills.
Karin Schepman … is eager to utilize her expertise as a physiotherapist, gained in Tanzania, Zambia and Papua New Guinea. She works in a private practice in Amsterdam, is a lecturer and supervisor for international students at the Amsterdam School of Health Professions (HvA). Her credo is: 'Begin with what there is and build on what is known'.
Hanke Drop …worked as a physiotherapist in Namibia, studied Arabic language and Islam and is the owner of drOpinie: a consultancy agency in the field of diversity, Islam & the Arabic world. She tries to build bridges between people of different cultures to find common grounds in understanding disability.
Anthony Rombach… an occupational therapist and certified orthotist and prosthetist (CPO) with a strong passion for equality. His drive is to facilitate the development of orthopedic workshops and offer education in lower-income countries. His passion is to share technical knowledge and experience with the aim to empower disabled people to move freely and independently.
Henk van Apeldoorn…is passionate about working at a grassroots level to enable people in lobbying and advocacy. That’s what he did together with his wife Han in Chad, that’s what he still does today with his projects in Wajir, Kenya. An out-of-the-box thinker with thousands of ideas.