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As of 31 December 2016, Kindernothilfe employed 161 staff, the equivalent of 138 full-time positions with the following areas of responsibility: project work, 41 positions; education, information and advocacy work, 20 positions; advertising and donor service, 34 positions and administration (incl. Executive Board and trainees), 43 positions.
The governing bodies of the non-profit organisation Kindernothilfe e.V. are the Annual General Assembly, Board of Trustees and Executive Board.
Annual General Assembly
The Annual General Assembly convenes once a year. Its responsibilities include receiving the reports of the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees, approving the activities of both bodies, reviewing the annual financial statement and electing the Board of Trustees.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees appoints the Executive Board and can dismiss it, monitors the work of the Executive Board, and appoints committees to advise the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board.
Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel, pastor, former Parliamentary Secretary and former Member of Parliament, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Halle/Saale
Dr. Irmela Müller-Stöver, Doctor of General Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectiology, KNH’s 1st Deputy Chairperson, Solingen
Michael Schramm, member of the Executive Board of the western region of the Commerzbank AG, 2nd Deputy Chairperson, Cologne
Dr. Hans-Tjabert Conring, Church Councillor of the Evangelical Church in Westphalia, Bielefeld
Prof. Dr. Irene Dittrich, professor Düsseldorf University
Dr. Kurt A. Holz, journalist, Monheim
Dietrich Köhler-Miggel, pastor, Duisburg
Horst Krapohl, consultant (retired), Berlin (appointed member)
Anika May, director of studies United Evangelical Mission (UEM), Wuppertal
Jörg Moltrecht, Board member of the “Bank für Kirche und Diakonie eG” – KD-Bank, Dortmund
Kai Rose, managing partner of the Klambt-Verlag (publishing group), Speyer
Christiane Schulte, coordinator for Evaluation at Protestant Centre for Development and Social Service, Berlin
Dr. Bärbel Schwitzgebel, Deputy Director of the Rhein-Main University and State Library, Wiesbaden
Dr. Jürgen Weerth, former German Embassador in Sri Lanka (retired), Kaarst
Matthias Wittrock, Managing Director of the Austrian Leprosy Relief Association, Bregenz
The Executive Board is responsible for managing the association’s operations.
Katrin Weidemann, Chairperson of the Executive Board, Mülheim
Christoph Dehn, Programmes, Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board, Duisburg
Jürgen Borchardt, Finances und Administration, Wuppertal