• Michele LeVoy
    Michele LeVoyDIRECTOR
    • Leads PICUM’s strategic work towards a wide range of external actors
    • Represents PICUM at European and global levels
    • Manages PICUM’s Secretariat and works with board to ensure good governance

    Michele LeVoy joined PICUM in 2002 and became Director in 2006. She serves on several boards and advisory committees, including Social Platform; Global Coalition of Migration; Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development; and the Women in Migration Network. She holds a Bachelor degree in French and Justice and Peace Studies and a Master in Applied Sciences (Housing and Development Program).

    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish as well as some Dutch and Italian

    Contact: michele.levoy@picum.org

  • Eve Geddie
    Eve GeddieDEPUTY DIRECTOR
    • Works with the Director to implement PICUM’s vision, strategy, and methods of work.
    • Leads PICUM’s work on the social inclusion of undocumented migrants.
    • Provides support to PICUM’s communications, membership coordination and thematic work.

    Eve Geddie joined PICUM in 2007. She previously worked on women’s rights and regularisation campaigns in Ireland. Eve studied English, Media and Cultural Studies and has a Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation.

    Languages: English, French

    Contact: eve.geddie@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210 1784

  • Paul Geeraerts
    Paul GeeraertsFINANCIAL DIRECTOR
    • Finance and administration
    • Human Resources

    Paul Geeraerts joined PICUM in 2010. He previously worked in finance and administration for Avocats sans Frontières, the Planned Parenthood Federation and Warner-Lambert. He holds a degree in accounting and fiscal law.

    Languages: Dutch, French and English

    Contact: administration@picum.org

  • Lilana Keith
    Lilana KeithADVOCACY OFFICER – Labour Rights and Children
    • Labour rights and labour migration
    • Undocumented children and families

    Lilana joined PICUM in 2011. She has been involved in work to advance migrants’ rights since 2009, including through community development and funding. She has an academic background in international and European migration law and policy and anthropology.

    Languages: English, French

    Contact: lilana.keith@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

  • Kadri Soova
      Kadri SoovaADVOCACY OFFICER – Migration Policy
      • Rights in the context of immigration enforcement: border control, apprehension, detention, deportation

      Kadri Soova joined PICUM in 2009. She previously worked as an Adviser on social rights for the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia and as consultant for SOS Children’s Villages in Estonia. Kadri studied Law and has a Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation.

      Languages: Estonian, English, Italian, Dutch as well as some Finnish, Russian and French.

      Contact: +32 (0)2 210.17.86

    • Alyna C. Smith
      Alyna C. SmithADVOCACY OFFICER - Health, Legal Strategies and Women

      Alyna is responsible for PICUM’s work in the following areas:

      • Access to health care
      • Access to justice
      • Legal strategies for advancing rights

      Alyna Smith joined PICUM in 2015. She is a licensed lawyer and has previously worked on matters related to migration. Alyna has an academic background in international law, bioethics, and the life sciences.

      Languages: English, French, Spanish

      Contact: alyna.smith@picum.org, +32 (0)2 210 1787  

    • Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber
      Elisabeth Schmidt-HieberCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
      • Management and development of PICUM’s communications
      • Oversees PICUM’s intern and traineeship programmes

      Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber joined PICUM in 2013. She previously worked in communications for a public relations consultancy and a disability rights NGO, and volunteers to support undocumented migrants. She studied journalism, American studies and sociology.

      Languages: German, English, Portuguese, Spanish and French

      Contact: elisabeth.schmidt-hieber@picum.org

    • Myriam Erquicia León
      Myriam Erquicia LeónOFFICE MANAGER
      • Administrative support
      • Event organisation
      • Administration of membership procedures

      Myriam Erquicia joined PICUM in September 2017. She studied International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid focusing on human rights and refugee issues. She previously interned with the UNRWA Spanish Committee as well as the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

      Languages: Spanish, French, English
      Contact: myriam.erquicia@picum.org

    • Roos-Marie van den Bogaard
        Roos-Marie van den BogaardPICUM TRAINEE
        • Support with event organisation
        • Support of advocacy work including research on specific issues
        • Support of communications work

        Roos-Marie van den Bogaard joined PICUM’s traineeship program in 2017. She previously worked on the topics of alternatives to detention as well as access to free movement rights by mobile EU citizens. She studied Liberal Arts and Sciences (with a major in Social Sciences) and holds a Master Degree in International Migration and Human Rights Law.

        Languages: Dutch, English as well as some French.
        Contact: intern1@picum.org

      • Fakhria Albidir
          Fakhria AlbidirCommunications Trainee
          • Website and database management.
          • Social media strategy support.

          Fakhria joined PICUM in 2017 for a two-months traineeship. She has an academic background in communication studies and in international relations.

          Languages: French, English, as well as some Spanish and Dutch.
          Contact: intern3@picum.org