Many surviving relatives want to actively support the Foundation. This means a lot to us, since there is much work to do. Working groups have been formed around various topics. Currently, there are three working groups: Commemoration, Monument, and Fellow-sufferers contact. 

 

Commemoration working group

The Commemoration working group organizes and supervises commemorations. 

 

The composition of this working group is as follows:

 

  • Evert van Zijtveld (president MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Roel Risah (treasurer MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Reg den Hartog
  • Esther Visser
  • Ria van der Steen
  • Elly Risah
  • Hans de Borst
  • Jorien Holsappel (Impact Foundation)
  • Nine Nooter (former director National Comittee 4 en 5 May)

 

Monument working group

This working group serves as a soundboard for the MH17 Monument Foundation, which will arrange a national monument. The working group monitors whether agreements are kept to and whether the surviving relatives' preferences are taken into account. The objective is to reveal the monument on 17 July 2017. Surviving relatives are being informed on the progress continuously and are involved in decision-making.  

 

The composition of this working group is as follows:

 

  • Evert van Zijtveld (president MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Roel Risah (treasurer MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Robbert van Heijnigen
  • Reg den Hartog
  • Thomas Schansman
  • Esther Visser

 

Fellow-sufferers contact working group

The fellow-sufferers contact working group organizes meetings around a specific theme that could support the mourning process. The working group does not only regard direct relatives as "fellow-sufferers". Friends, neighbors, classmates, etc. are also more than welcome to these meetings.

 

The composition of this working group is as follows:

 

  • Naomi Tamtelahitu (secretary MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Evert van Zijtveld (president MH17 Disaster Foundation)
  • Loes van Heijningen
  • Ria van der Steen
  • Cécile Brouwer
  • Josée Netten (Impact Foundation)
  • Rob Sardemann (Victim Support the Netherlands)