Organogram

GET IN TOUCH

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

Roly Sint Jago
Chairman

Email: frsintjago@hotmail.com

Simon Arends
Vice Chairman

Email: srarends@hotmail.com

Stella Harms-Frantzeskakis
Treasurer

Email: stellaharms@hotmail.com

Josef Croes
Vice Treasurer

Email: josef@admancoaruba.com

Carlos A. Profet
Secretary

Email: inarch.1@setarnet.aw

THE TEAM

Director – Mrs. Anne Witsenburg
Mrs. Anne Witsenburg
Director

Email: a.witsenburg@monumentenfondsaruba.com
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I am the director of Monuments Fund Aruba. I work together with my colleagues on the preservation of our cultural heritage. As a director my task is not very specific, more general. My colleagues are the experts in their fields of maintenance, projects, education & marketing and office management & bookkeeping. We all work in the same office so we communicate via very short lines on a daily basis. Each week we sit as a group to discuss the progress and overlap of our work. Every month we report to our Board and prepare information for them to base their decisions on. Another part of my job is to keep in touch with main stakeholders, supporters and organizations that we cooperate with. This part is often described as ‘drinking coffee’, but in fact I did not drink one drop of coffee since I was 20… ;-). The networking is however really useful and helps us reach our goals. We experience a lot of support from a wide range of organizations and companies.

What do you love about your work at SMFA?
I love the fact that the results of our foundations work is very visible, that my job is different every day and that I get to meet so many inspiring people. In the few years I have been on Aruba I have developed a great appreciation, even love, for our cultural heritage. Not only are most of our monuments very beautiful, but also their (hi) stories are amazing. Due to our enthusiastic team, lots of energy and patience, we enjoy seeing our monuments getting in shape and being appreciated by people from Aruba as well as tourists.

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Joost Saris
Project Manager

Email: j.saris@monumentenfondsaruba.com
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What do you love about your work at SMFA?
Working in cooperation with parties involved of the restoration project. And trying to keep everybody on the same track. So that at the end of the project everybody; owner, tenant, user, architect, government, contractor etc. is proud and happy of the result. So that we, my children and the community of Aruba forever enjoy the result. That gives me the energy to work every day to help with preserving the past for the future.

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Ernest (Ronnie) Arends
Maintenance Manager

e.arends@monumentenfondsaruba.com
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My work at Monumentsfund Aruba is to manage all the maintenance work that has to be done to keep our monuments in top condition, so the future generation can enjoy of our monuments. (Preserving the past for the future)

What do you love about your work at SMFA?
My job is very interesting. I enjoy seeing our people using our monuments as their office building and help contribute to bring awareness about our history. Every day I learn and understand more about the construction-system used in the past. I am proud to be a part of an organization that is involved with restoration, maintenance and awareness of our monuments.

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Petra Davis
Financial and Administrative officer

Email: secretary@monumentenfondsaruba.com
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My job’s description is Financial administrative officer, I keep the books and keep an eye on the day to day business at the office.

Office management
What I Love about my job is that I’m part of something Great we help to preserve the past for the future.

Our team exists of people that all have a passion for Monuments each in their own way.
We have an open relationship with each other, you can be yourself and feel at home.

Mircla Navas
Mircla Nava
Education, PR and Marketing Officer

Email: m.nava@monumentenfondsaruba.com
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I am a Marketing, PR en Education officer at SMFA. Through my work I try to bring awareness about the importance of out built heritage and the stories these monuments have to tell us about the past and also keep the Aruban Community informed about the work our team of SMFA do all year long to reach our goal of preserving the past for the future.

What do you love about your work at SMFA?
What I love about my work at SMFA is the opportunity it gives me to bring awareness about our Aruban Monuments and most of all to teach the younger generation about the importance of our built heritage, hoping that one day they will be the ones working at SMFA preserving the past for the future.

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Maria Ridderstap
Runner / Secretary Assistent
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Miguelina Payano
Concierge