The NAF Organization

Day-to-day activities are run by an executive director and a small staff, in close consultation with an executive committee of the board of directors. More than 100 volunteers serve on the board and standing committees. Our current leadership:

Honorary President: Dolph Hogewoning, Consul General of the Netherlands in New York Honorary Chair: His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States Chairman of the NAF: Jan J.H. Joosten Chairman of the Netherland-America Foundation: Jan J.H. Joosten

Executive Committee

Jan J.H. Joosten, Chair
Eva Das, Secretary
Michiel van Schaardenburg, Treasurer
James H. Dykstra
Henk J. Guitjens
John M. Palms
Theodore H.M. Prudon

Board of Directors

Paul G. Beiboer Andy J. Bender
Henry Berghoef
Ennius E. Bergsma
Merijn Boender
Jan Louis Burggraaf
Manon Cox
Eva M. Das
Ronald den Elzen
James H. Dykstra
Kurt D. Dykstra
Andrew J. Enschedé
Ton Gardeniers
Hans Gieskes
Henk J. Guitjens
Fay Hartog-Levin
Ottho G. Heldring
Jan J.H. Joosten
Paul J. Klaassen
Charles L. Laurey
Albert J. Laverge
Mia Mochizuki
Rudolf Molkenboer
Bas NieuweWeme
Robert G. Ottenhoff
John M. Palms
Theodore H.M. Prudon
Iwan van der Vinne
Jan Willem van Drimmelen
Marc C. van Gelder
Maarten R. van Hengel
Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde
Johannes Van Tilburg
Amber Wessels-Yen
Ruurd Weulen Kranenberg
C. Jurjan Wouda Kuipers
Thomas H. Wysmuller
Angela Molenaar, ex officio

Committees


A major part of the NAF’s work is conducted by the following volunteer committees:

  • Audit
  • Alumni
  • Cultural
  • Education
  • Editorial
  • Executive
  • Investment
  • Nominating
  • The Peter Stuyvesant Ball
  • The NAF Gala Awards Dinner
  • The NAF Chapters
    – Boston
    – Chicago
    – New York NAF-Biz
    – Northern California
    – Southern California
    – Washington DC
    – West Michigan
    – The Netherlands

Administration

Staff
Nina Glorie, Membership Manager and Program Administrator
Angela Molenaar, Executive Director

Consultants
Andrea Axelrod, Graphic Designer, Ganesha Communications
Souryja Basu and Lee Hellerman, IT, Crestwood Computer Corporation
Leigh Beckett, Photography, Leigh Beckett
Age Diedrick, Event Director, Development Unlimited, Inc.
Unjoo Noh, Graphic Designer, Coda Design
Jean Tesoriero, Accountant, Jean A. Tesoriero, CPA

Website Design
Steven Scheffelaar

The Netherland-America Foundation Ambassadors’ Awards Honorees

The Southern California NAF Dutch American Heritage Day Honorees

Peter Stuyvesant Ball Chairs

Peter Stuyvesant Ball Award Recipients

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