• Michele LeVoy
    Michele LeVoyDIRECTOR
    • Strategic development, coordination and management of all PICUM work areas
    • External representation and main spokesperson

    As Director of PICUM, Michele has led the organization for nearly two decades in advocating for undocumented migrants’ human rights towards European and global institutions. Michele has played a key role as board member for several civil society organisations at the global and EU levels. She holds degrees in French, Justice and Peace Studies and a Master in Applied Sciences (Housing and Development).

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

    Contact: michele.levoy@picum.org

     

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

    Paul 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

  • Alyna C. Smith
    Alyna C. SmithDEPUTY DIRECTOR
    • Strategic development and planning
    • Communications, funding and membership policy
    • Internal management and recruitment procedures

    Alyna joined PICUM in 2015. Until 2021, she led PICUM’s advocacy on access to health care and access to justice for undocumented people. Alyna has a background in law, bioethics, and the life sciences.

    Languages: English, French, Spanish

    Contact: alyna.smith@picum.org

  • Lilana Keith
    Lilana KeithSENIOR ADVOCACY OFFICER [Maternity leave]
    • Labour rights and labour migration

    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. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Statewatch.

    Languages: English, French

    Contact: lilana.keith@picum.org

  • Laetitia Van der Vennet
      Laetitia Van der VennetADVOCACY OFFICER
      • Undocumented children, families and youth
      • Regularisation
      Laetitia joined PICUM in 2019. She has worked on human rights and migration on the national and global level since 2010. Laetitia has degrees in psychology, anthropology and conflict and development studies and was a Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a Munk Fellow in Global Journalism at the University of Toronto, Canada.

      Languages: English, French, Dutch

      Contact: laetitia.vandervennet@picum.org

    • Marta Gionco
        Marta GioncoADVOCACY OFFICER
        • Migration Policy

        Marta joined PICUM in 2019. She previously worked on migration and access to social protection for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and on human rights defenders protection for the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). She holds a Master in Laws and a MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development.

        Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

        Contact: marta.gionco@picum.org

      • Silvia Carta
          Silvia CartaADVOCACY OFFICER [Maternity leave cover]
          • Labour rights and labour migration

          Silvia joined PICUM in October 2022. She previously worked on migration and asylum policy in a Brussels-based think tank, at the European Parliament, and at the UN Refugee Agency. She has a background in International Relations and Human Rights Governance, and she holds an LL.M. in EU Law.

          Languages: Italian, English and French

          Contact: silvia.carta@picum.org

        • Chiara Catelli
            Chiara CatelliPOLICY OFFICER (PICUM/ECRE)
            • EU funding

            Chiara joined PICUM and ECRE in May 2022. She previously worked on asylum, migration and human rights policy in the European Parliament, the European Commission and the UN Refugee Agency. She has a background in Political Science and International Relations, including a Master Degree in Conflicts and Development.

            Languages: Italian, French, English and some Spanish

            Contact: ccatelli@ecre.org , +32 232 900 40

          • Carmen Díaz-Bertrana
              Carmen Díaz-BertranaJUNIOR ADVOCACY OFFICER
              • Labour rights and labour migration

              Carmen joined PICUM in October 2022. She has an academic background in International Studies. Carmen has been part of language and cultural integration programs for migrants, volunteered as a cultural mediator for the Spanish Red Cross and has been part of grassroots organisations working with undocumented migrants in the Canary Islands.

              Languages: English, Spanish and some French.

              Contact: carmen.diazbertrana@picum.org

            • Gianluca Cesaro
                Gianluca CesaroCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
                • Strategic communications
                • Media relations
                • Website and social media editorial content

                Gianluca joined PICUM in 2019. He previously worked in campaigns and communications for Fair Trials, and other Brussels-based NGOs.

                Gianluca has an academic background in political and social sciences, including a Master Degree in Human Rights.

                Languages: Italian, English, French.

                Contact: gianluca.cesaro@picum.org

              • Chloë Bouvier
                  Chloë BouvierMULTIMEDIA OFFICER
                  • Digital storytelling and Social Media Strategy
                  • Production of print and audio-visual materials

                  Chloë joined PICUM in 2020. She previously worked in the communications team for the European Development Days (EDD) 2019. She also has experiences in organising and promoting cultural events. Chloë holds a Master’s degree in Communications.

                  Languages: English, French, and some Spanish.

                  Contact: chloe.bouvier@picum.org

                • Irene Subiri
                  Irene SubiriADMINISTRATION AND EVENTS MANAGER
                  • Administrative support including membership procedures
                  • Event organisation

                  Irene joined PICUM in July 2018. She previously worked in administration, projects and events management and also volunteered in marketing for some NGOs in Asia. Irene studied Business and Touristic Companies Management as well as Events Management.

                  Languages: Spanish and English
                  Contact: irene@picum.org

                • Manuela De Koster
                    Manuela De KosterADVOCACY TRAINEE

                    Manuela joined PICUM in September 2022. She has previously worked on the issue of displacement in international development policy, as well as on projects aimed at the inclusion and empowerment of migrant girls and young women in Germany. She holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations and recently finished her MA in International Affairs, where she focused on human rights and migration.

                    Languages: English, French, German, Dutch
                    Contact
                    intern1@picum.org

                  • Shabnam Khezri
                      Shabnam KhezriADVOCACY TRAINEE

                      Shabnam joined PICUM in October 2022. She has previously worked on the issues of immigrant and labour children and providing assistance to Afghan refugees in various NGOs in Iran, as well as on projects aimed at providing social assistance for undocumented immigrants and facilitating the asylum procedures in Brussels. She has degrees in Architecture, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Development Studies.

                      Languages: Farsi, English, German, and some Arabic

                      Contact: intern3@picum.org

                    • Clarisse Bouyala-Bertaud
                        Clarisse Bouyala-BertaudADMINISTRATION AND EVENTS TRAINEE

                        Clarisse joined PICUM in October 2022. She has experience in leading led projects, including one aiming to redistribute clothing to migrant. She volunteered in event management for an association. Clarisse holds a MA in European studies, where she focused on migration and transcultural exchanges and project management.

                        Languages: French, English and some Spanish

                        Contact: intern4@picum.org