GVC MEET THE TEAM

 

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OUR FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT – SUKAI CEESAY

Born in The Gambia, West Africa, an American, and Dutch resident, Sukai describes herself to everyone she knows as a “citizen of the world”. She gained world views in theory from an international education background and literally by travelling the world. As a young adult, she moved to the United States, where she finished high school and attended Eastern Michigan University where she studied Urban Design and Planning for Bachelors.  She did a bridge study for her Master’s degree with EMU and The University of Michigan in Industrial Engineering, and then gained business acumen at Harvard Business School during her Executive MBA. She credits her better awareness of the world, to her childhood fascination with human interactions, a thirst to learning and travelling.

Eventually, this passion lead her to become a certified EQ professional who participates in industry events to stay current and nurture Emotional Intelligence development. Having been invited to do so, she is now contributing her knowledge and background to help formulate a foundation for practicing medicine using emotional intelligence at Harvard Medical School.

 

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Our Treasurer- Sharon Sloop

Born in The Gambia, West Africa, an American, and Dutch resident, Sukai describes herself to everyone she knows as a “citizen of the world”. She gained world views in theory from an international education background and literally by travelling the world. As a young adult, she moved to the United States, where she finished high school and attended Eastern Michigan University where she studied Urban Design and Planning for Bachelors.  She did a bridge study for her Master’s degree with EMU and The University of Michigan in Industrial Engineering, and then gained business acumen at Harvard Business School during her Executive MBA. She credits her better awareness of the world, to her childhood fascination with human interactions, a thirst to learning and travelling.

Eventually, this passion lead her to become a certified EQ professional who participates in industry events to stay current and nurture Emotional Intelligence development. Having been invited to do so, she is now contributing her knowledge and background to help formulate a foundation for practicing medicine using emotional intelligence at Harvard Medical School.

 

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Our Secretary-Allan Chung

Allan is the son of Chinese immigrants, and was born and raised in Brazil. He moved to America as a young adult to go to university.  He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.  After graduating, he has worked in major technology companies and lived in the USA, China, Mexico, and Spain as well as started his own business.

Allan’s engagement and passion with emotional learning started from his early teenage years, growing up with a parent who taught emotional learning to business leaders.

 

 

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Our Child Development Expert & EQ Trainer – Jet Sichterman

One of the reasons she chose to work with young children is that they have so much potential, so many chances and choices yet ahead of them. A stable social and emotional foundation helps young children grow into (more) happy and healthy adults and helps to prevent psychosocial problems throughout life. What better way to spend her time than helping young children develop this foundation? She is a reliable, well-organized child psychologist (MSc.) and loves to stimulate children’s development. She helps children learn new skills so they can make the best out of their situation and educates parents on the specific needs of their children.

At Global Village Children, she will be working with the EI-program in various schools and offering individual consultations with children and parents who have further needs or questions that the EI-program alone does not answer.

 

 

 

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Our Business Developer for dutch schools – Annebet van Mameren

Annebet van Mameren is Dutch and married to an American. They are the proud parents of two sons.

She is the owner of New2nl, a network that aims to bring together experts in schooling, housing, and taxes, to provide services for international families in the Netherlands. Within this network she advises international parents on the best schooling options for their children.

In 2000, she obtained her Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Groningen.

With background in research, GVC will highlight Annebet’s expertise in Intercultural Conflicts at Work, along with many years of experience in corporate business development. She has spent time living abroad, and acquired a thorough understanding of the issues faced by international families when selecting a school for their children.

 

 

PAYING IT FORWARD

GLOBAL VILLAGE CHILDREN ALSO THANKS THE GROWING TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS, INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CAUSE OF GVC WITH THEIR PRECIOUS HELP!
THANK YOU FOR LEAVING A MARK IN OUR GLOBAL VILLAGE!