• 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.81


  • Paul Geeraerts
    • 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.81

  • Alyna C. Smith
    • 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, +32 (0)2 210 17 87  

  • Lilana Keith
    • 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

  • Laetitia Van der Vennet
      Laetitia Van der VennetADVOCACY OFFICER
      • Undocumented children, families and youth
      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, +32 (0) 2 210.17.87


    • 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.84

      • Dastan Salehi
          Dastan SalehiADVOCACY OFFICER
          • Access to health care
          • Access to justice
          • Legal strategies for advancing rights

          Dastan joined PICUM in 2022. He has previous experience advocating for the rights of survivors of torture in legislative and policy processes at the national, regional and international level. He has worked on supporting migrant rights in Europe since 2013 and holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

          Languages: Danish, English, Spanish and Kurdish.

          Contact: dastan.salehi@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

          • 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.83

            • 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, communications@picum.org +32 (0)2 210.17.83

              • Irene Subiri
                • 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, +32 (0)2 210.17.81

              • Miriam Sabjaly
                  Miriam SabjalyADVOCACY TRAINEE - Health, Justice and Labour

                  Miriam joined PICUM in March 2022. She has an academic background in law and previously worked as a political advisor in the Portuguese Parliament. Miriam has experience in providing legal support to migrants who have been victims of crime, as well as to victims of specific crimes, such as human trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage, hate crimes and discrimination.

                  Languages: Portuguese and English.

                  Contact: intern6@picum.org

                • Olena Samar
                    Olena SamarADVOCACY TRAINEE - Migration Policy, Children, Youth and Families

                    Olena joined PICUM in March 2022. She holds a degree in International Education and currently finishing her Master’s degree in International Relations. She has experience assisting asylum seekers and refugees to enter higher education as part of the Student Refugees project in Iceland. She also worked on research projects related to migration policies and migrants’ access to education.

                    Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian and some French.

                    Contact: intern1@picum.org

                  • Marina Solé
                      Marina SoléCOMMUNICATIONS TRAINEE

                      Marina joined PICUM in march 2022. She previously worked on communications and event management, and has worked also on the analysis of narratives produced around migration. She holds a bachelor degree in Journalism and is currently studying a master’s degree in Human Rights.

                      Languages: English, Spanish and French.

                      Contact: intern2@picum.org