Executive Nature For Health
Rob is an inspirer, connector and manager, and has been working with passion for many years on shaping new social and economic paradigms, innovations and partnerships, in which people, nature and sustainability are central. Both nationally and internationally.
Founder and project manager Lentekracht
Koen (1985) studied Business Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen and founded Lentekracht in 2015. He combines the practical with the ideal side of sustainability. Durability
is essential for innovation, continuity and improvement of companies and society.
Associate Professor VU University Amsterdam
Jolanda is a behavioral scientist who has been conducting research into the healing effect of nature since 2005. She investigates this relationship in different settings (school, study, living, work and care environment). She is a pioneering researcher in the field and is committed to disseminating the results of her studies to a wide audience.
Marlies van Hal
Founder Nature Academy
Marlies is an outdoor coach at Nature Academy and a Tourism teacher at Inholland University of Applied Sciences. For years she has been taking groups of students outside; the perfect place for connection and deepening. Marlies is described by students as an enthusiastic, critical and humorous coach. She has now covered many miles (online and offline) with students – and she continues to do so!
Junior project leader at Lentekracht
Fleur studied Environment and Society Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen and has been a junior project leader at Lentekracht since 2021. She is enthusiastic about projects where people and sustainability are central and likes to work for a sustainable future
Clara is a master student in Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University and Youth Ambassador of Nature for Health organisation. I am involved in content making of the platform. I also contact different actors to bring new ideas and communicate on the program through social media and within my University.
Pim van Dijk
Program maker at LUX Nijmegen.
As a trainee I studied trend Research & concept creation, with a graduation project consisting of investigating how nature can contribute to reducing pressure on young people. Under the guidance of Lentekracht and in collaboration with Nature for Health, the SBO concept was developed. I am currently working as a programmer at LUX in Nijmegen and I am mainly concerned with the theme of health.
Paul van der Velden
Member implementation team Nature For Health
The power of Nature is overwhelming and good for your physical and mental health. I know that from my own experience. As a member of the implementation team of Nature for Health, I act as an all-round project leader. As a social innovator, I am happy to contribute to making Rethinking Nature a lasting success. Rethinking Nature has a vitalizing effect and promotes your creativity. Try it out for yourself!
Intern implementation team Nature For Health
I'm Franziska Piarowski , and I am a master's student in Behavioral Change Radboud University . I'm doing an internship at Nature For Health after having previously completed an internship at Lentekracht. During my internship I researched how practitioners in mental health care institutions can best be motivated to conduct more treatments outdoors in greenery. During my internship, and perhaps afterwards, I will contribute to #SamenBlokjeOmdenken Gelderland. This initiative is very appealing because it combines awareness to the mental health of young people and attention to nature. In my spare time I also like to be active in nature. I like to walk and do Yoga and I like to cook vegetarian meals with friends.
James van Veen
Intern at Lentekracht
James is a master student in Urban Environmental Management at Wageningen University. I am doing an internship at Lentekracht and I have a passion for sustainability. During my internship as part of the student team of SBO Gelderland, I will help expand SBO to the province of Gelderland. I think it is an important initiative because I am concerned about the increase in the number of mental health complaints among young people and in general. At the same time, our nature is under threat and young people can contribute to this. So it would be nice if we could solve two serious problems with one initiative; at least, we can try!
Tim den Brok
Intern at Lentekracht
My name is Tim den Brok and I'm at Yuverta MBO Nijmegen, where I do the City and People course. In this direction I am very much concerned with sustainability and how you can plan or make different products but also activities in a sustainable and circular manner. I am doing an internship at Lentekracht for 10 weeks. One of the projects I will be working on during this period is SBO Gelderland with a number of other students. When I was told that many students had a lot of mental health problems due to COVID, but also rarely go out into nature, I wanted to help with this. We therefore strive for fun activities to help young people but also our nature a hand!
Intern at Lentekracht
My name is Ted Dingemans. I am studying Geography, Planning and Environment in Nijmegen and am doing an internship at Lentekracht for half a year. During my internship I will contribute to helping launch SBO Gelderland. SBO is a great initiative that wants to help both young people and nature move forward and I would like to contribute wherever possible!