• 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 fundraising strategy, and ensuring internal planning and evaluation.
    • 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
    • Rights in the context of immigration enforcement: border control, apprehension, detention, deportation
    • 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
      • Labour rights and labour migration
      • Social inclusion, housing and homelessness

      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

    • Fabian Prévot
      Fabian PrévotOFFICE MANAGER