Our People

Meet the dedicated people behind JMI

JMI Board

Jessie Westenholz

Jessie Westenholz

President
France
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Clara Poulsen

Clara Poulsen

Vice-President
Denmark
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Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Vice-President
Croatia
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Rob Van Waijen

Rob Van Waijen

Treasurer
Netherlands
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Jing Huan

Jing Huan

Board Member
China
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Paul Nchu Ngang

Paul Nchu Ngang

Board Member
Cameroon
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Elisabetta Parisi

Elisabetta Parisi

Board Member
Italy
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Michel Schoonbroodt

Michel Schoonbroodt

Board Member
Belgium
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Sofie Sondervik Saether

Sofie Sondervik Saether

Board Member
Norway
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Melody Zambuko

Melody Zambuko

Board Member
Zimbabwe
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David Zsoldos

David Zsoldos

Board Member
Hungary
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member ex-officio
Macedonia
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JMI Head Office

Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Executive Director
Macedonia
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Head of Programs and Marketing
South Africa
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Zak Hantout

Zak Hantout

Office & Financial Manager
Belgium
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Rafael Sánchez

Rafael Sánchez

Communications Assistant
Spain
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Martin Weston

Martin Weston

Communications Assistant
United Kingdom
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Music Crossroads Head Office

Joe Herrmann

Joe Herrmann

Music Crossroads Director
Colombia
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Legal Commission

Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Koen Platteau

Koen Platteau

Member
Belgium
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Kari Vase

Kari Vase

Member
Finland
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Election Commission

Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Member
Denmark
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Delphine Leclerc

Delphine Leclerc

Member
France
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Membership Review Panel

Nenad Bogdanovic

Nenad Bogdanovic

Member
Cyprus
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Alessandra Fernandez

Alessandra Fernandez

Member
Brazil
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Auditor

Paul Soyeur

Paul Soyeur

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Classical Music Committee

Franziska Spohr

Franziska Spohr

Chair
Germany
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Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Member
Denmark
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Jean-Guy Gingras

Jean-Guy Gingras

Member
Canada
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Patrick Lenaers

Patrick Lenaers

Member
Belgium
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Aleix Palau Talavera

Aleix Palau Talavera

Member
Spain
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Elisabetta Parisi

Elisabetta Parisi

Member
Italy
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Filip Rzytka

Filip Rzytka

Member
Poland
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member ex-officio
Macedonia
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Ethno Committee

Karin Hjertzell

Karin Hjertzell

Chair
Sweden
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Miguel Carvalho

Miguel Carvalho

Member
Spain
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Melina Dimitriou

Melina Dimitriou

Member
Cyprus
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Matthews Mfune

Matthews Mfune

Member
Malawi
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Margit Kuhi

Margit Kuhi

Member
Estonia
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Suchet Malhotra

Suchet Malhotra

Member
India
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Perrette Ourisson

Perrette Ourisson

Member
France
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Elena Tarantino

Elena Tarantino

Member
Italy
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Philippe Vandre

Philippe Vandre

Member
Germany
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member ex-officio
South Africa
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Imagine Committee

Arnaud Réveillon

Arnaud Réveillon

Chair
France
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Tove Blum

Tove Blum

Member
Sweden
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Miguel Carvalho

Miguel Carvalho

Member
Spain
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Sandra Čule

Sandra Čule

Member
Croatia
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Alessandra Fernandez

Alessandra Fernandez

Member
Brazil
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Joe Hermann

Joe Hermann

Member
Colombia
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member ex-officio
South Africa
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JM Jazz Committee

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Chair
Croatia
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Ann-Charlotte Hellsten

Ann-Charlotte Hellsten

Member
Sweden
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Marco Mezquida Mateos

Marco Mezquida Mateos

Member
Spain
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Ingunn Sand

Ingunn Sand

Member
Norway
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Michel Schoonbroodt

Michel Schoonbroodt

Member
Belgium
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member ex-officio
South Africa
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Young Audiences Committee

Ebbe Hoyrup

Ebbe Hoyrup

Chair
Denmark
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Elfa Lilja Gisladottir

Elfa Lilja Gisladottir

Member
Iceland
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Naima Balić

Naima Balić

Member
Croatia
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Helene Griesslehner

Helene Griesslehner

Member
Austria
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Patrick Lenaers

Patrick Lenaers

Member
Belgium
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Margareta Norberg

Margareta Norberg

Member
Sweden
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Simona Simonovska

Simona Simonovska

Member
Macedonia
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Emmanuelle Soupart

Emmanuelle Soupart

Member
Belgium
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Anne Torrent

Anne Torrent

Member
France
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Kari Vase

Kari Vase

Member
Finland
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member ex-officio
South Africa
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World Meeting Centres Committee

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Member
Croatia
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Ulrich Wuester

Ulrich Wuester

Member
Germany
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World Youth Choir Artistic Committee

Tonci Bilic

Tonci Bilic

Member
Croatia
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World Youth Choir Jury

Stéphane Grosclaude

Stéphane Grosclaude

Member
France
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European Youth Forum Representative

Marili Jõgi

Marili Jõgi

Estonia
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Euro-Arab Youth Music Center

Kifah Fakhouri

Kifah Fakhouri

Chair
Lebanon
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Melina Dimitriou

Melina Dimitriou

Member
Cyprus
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Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Dubravka Dujmovic Kusan

Member
Croatia
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Livia Prodromou

Livia Prodromou

Member
Cyprus
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Husham Sharaf

Husham Sharaf

Member
Jordan
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Tatiana Tsietti

Tatiana Tsietti

Member
Cyprus
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member ex-officio
Macedonia
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JM Europe Executive Committee

Marili Jõgi

Marili Jõgi

Chair
Estonia
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Ibrahim Barisik

Ibrahim Barisik

Member
Turkey
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Franziska Spohr

Franziska Spohr

Member
Germany
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member ex-officio
Macedonia
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JM of the Americas

Ulrich Bader

Ulrich Bader

Member
Chile
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Per Ekedahl

Per Ekedahl

Member
Brasil
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Alessandra Fernandez

Alessandra Fernandez

Member
Brazil
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Joe Hermann

Joe Hermann

Member
Colombia
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Danièle LeBlanc

Danièle LeBlanc

Member
Canada
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member ex-officio
Macedonia
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JM Africa

Tapiwa Chimbiro

Tapiwa Chimbiro

Member
Mozambique
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Matthew Mpfune

Matthew Mpfune

Member
Malawi
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Paul Nchu Ngang

Paul Nchu Ngang

Member
Cameroon
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Melody Zambuko

Melody Zambuko

Member
Zimbabwe
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Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Member ex-officio
South Africa
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JMI Foundation Council

Rob Van Waaijen

Rob Van Waaijen

President
Netherlands
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Patrick Lenaers

Patrick Lenaers

Member
Belgium
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Ingunn Sand

Ingunn Sand

Member
Norway
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member
Macedonia
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World Youth Choir Foundation Board

Rob Van Waijen

Rob Van Waijen

Treasurer
Netherlands
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member
Macedonia
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Music Crossroads International Foundation Board

Rob Van Waaijen

Rob Van Waaijen

President
Netherlands
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Erik Anderssen

Erik Anderssen

Member
Belgium
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Dag Franzen

Dag Franzen

Member
Sweden
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Egil Franzen

Egil Franzen

Member
Belgium
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Blasko Smilevski

Blasko Smilevski

Member
Macedonia
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Joe Hermann

Joe Hermann

Member ex-officio
Colombia
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JMI Honorary Presidents

Per Ekedahl

Per Ekedahl

JMI Honorary President
Brazil/Sweden
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Pierre Goulet

Pierre Goulet

JMI Honorary President
Canada
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Jordi Roch

Jordi Roch

JMI Honorary President
Spain
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Maria Tania Siver

Maria Tania Siver

JMI Honorary President
Uruguay
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