The board of the Help a Star Foundation
In accordance with the statutes, the number of board members is set at a minimum of 3 persons, i.e. the chairman, secretary and treasurer.
The Help a Star organization consists of two foundations. One based in the United States and its counterpart in the Netherlands. Both sister foundations have their own separate board, but work closely together to realize the common ideals. This makes Help a Star very agile.
The board of Help a Star Netherlands
The current Help a Star Neterlands board currently consists of 5 board members.
The management duties are divided as follows:
Xiomara Sushmita Getrouw (NL): Co-Founder of Help a Star and President of Help a Star NL
Secretary position vacant
Peter Troon (NL): Treasurer & responsible for information technology
Edwin Vermetten (NL): Responsible for the organizational connection for athletic and creative sectors
David Getrouw (Official name Jacques) (NL): Responsible for technical training and methods
The board of Help a Star United States of America
The board of Help a Star USA consists of
Tariq Getrouw (USA): Co-Founder of Help a Star & President of Help a Star USA
Dakota Getrouw (USA): Treasurer & responsible for project implementation
Robert Bernstein (USA): Secretary & responsible for Media & Public Affairs
Raymond Landveld: Advisor
Dr. Pebbles Turbeville: Advisor
Ambassador Henry Mac Donald: Ambassador of Help a Star
Mr. Thomas Isekenegbe: Advisor
For more background information about the first eight board members mentioned above see the "About us" page on the Help a Star website:
The board members have unequivocally opted for a non-profit foundation. This is mentioned and emphasized here to make this clear, also to possible sponsors and others who support the objective of the foundation.
Remuneration and remuneration of board members
All directors work on a voluntary basis, they also receive no compensation or reward for their efforts and activities. The foundation itself does not employ any paid employees.