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SURINAME STAFF

 
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Laurens Gomes, Suriname Country Representative
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Laurens Gomes, Suriname Country Representative
He brings together the disciplines of ecology and economy as he is involved in identifying and promoting new approaches in nature conservation. Passionate about nature, he is inspired by developing partnerships.
 
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Juliette Pawirosonto, Finance and Administration Manager, Suriname.
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Juliette Pawirosonto, Finance and Administration Manager
Juliette holds a Master degree in Business Administration and is responsible for the complete financial management of the WWF Guianas program, preparation and monitoring of the annual budgeting cycles, and management of donor contracts including reporting. 
 
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Ida Tanoesemito, Grants Manager, Suriname.
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Ida Tanoesemito, Senior Accountant
Ida is in charge of monitoring project budgets; preparation of financial and donor reports and analyzing financial information. Her affection for nature is greatly reflected in the way Ida does her work.
 
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Wendy Sisal
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Wendy Sisal Junior Accountant
With a university degree in Economics
Wendy supports the finance team with
her dedicated, flexible, positive and
results-driven work attitude.
She is the Junior Accountant since August 2017
and is mainly responsible for the day to day
financial and accounting operations of the office.
For a healthy work-life balance Wendy
loves aqua-aerobics and enjoys recreational
activities in the nature with her family.
 
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Hanneke van Lavieren, Oceans and Wildlife Coordinator, Suriname
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Hanneke van Lavieren, Oceans and Wildlife Coordinator
Hanneke has 18 years working experience in the international conservation field, focusing on a wide range topics including marine protected areas, fisheries, and climate change. Hanneke is passionate about the underwater world as she is a certified Rescue Diver.
 
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Farzia Hausil, Senior Policy Officer, Suriname
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Farzia Hausil – Senior Policy Officer
Farzia has 17 years of experience from working with the government and NIMOS.  She is responsible for maintaining oversight of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks within Suriname, in relation to international agreements in order to ensure WWF’s work. 
 
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Maureen Menasse, Grants Manager, Suriname
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Maureen Menasse, Grants Manager
As the Grants Manager Maureen is responsible for processing and managing grants, consultancies and other agreements in Suriname; thereby working closely with grantees and contractors to help them fulfill their agreement in accordance with the terms.
 
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Michael Hiwat, Marine Officer, Suriname
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Michael Hiwat, Marine Officer
Graduating as a Forester with a specialization in nature conservation, he took the challenge to protect marine turtles and their habitat. He also leads the program for marine spatial planning.
 
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Melissa Gordyk, Office Manager, Suriname
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Melissa Gordyk, Office Manager
Melissa is a 10-year veteran of WWF Guianas and is the one who keeps it all together. Melissa is an avid animal lover, of dogs in particular. 
 
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Administrative Assistant, Suriname
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Cheryn Banda – Administrative Assistant
Cheryn sits on the front desk and is the first face that many will see when they enter the office. Because of her Indigenous roots, she is very aware of the beauty and fragility of nature in Suriname. 
 
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Marvin Behari, Driver/Messenger, Suriname
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Marvin Behari – Driver/Messenger
Marvin ensures that all staff & WWF Guianas’ guests arrive safely at their destination. In his free time Marvin likes basketball, soccer and nature.
 
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George Cheuk A Lam, System Administrator, Suriname.
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George Cheuk-A-Lam-System Administrator
George is the System Administrator of the computer network since august 2000 and in this position responsible for the management and maintenance of the computer network at WWF Guianas.
 
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Jerrel Pinas, Communications Officer, Suriname.
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Jerrel Pinas Communications Officer
Telling the conservation story and engaging with people to bring not just awareness, but change in perceptions about each one’s responsibility towards nature and man-kind is what Jerrel stands for.
 
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Carolyn Djian Human Resource Manager
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Carolyn Djian Human Resource Manager
Joining the team in February 2017, Carolyn brings with her extensive hands-on experience in Training and Development, Performance Management and Employee Relations. A certified open water diver, Carolyn enjoys travelling to enjoy nature’s breathtaking views.