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Bodies of Foundation

Since May 2012, the FamilyTies initiative is a foundation. Furthermore, the theme applies "Together for siblings: Helping people help themselves". The Foundation is managed by a board.

Foundation Board

Adib Jacob
Chief Planning Officer Novartis Germany
Claudia Heins
Lawyer and partner of the firm Latham & Watkins LLP, Munich
Herlinde Schneider
Head of Corporate Communications Germany at Novartis

The activities of FamilyTies are accompanied and advised by a Board of Trustees, who is filled with recognized experts from the health and social sector.

Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
Professor of Health Sciences and care of children and young people as well as management of the reasearch group "Child Public Health" at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Kossow
GP, specialist in psychomatic medicine and psychotherapy, a board member of the German Society for Disease Management, Honorary Chairman of the German Hausärzteverband (BDA)
Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Norbert Klusen
former CEO of the Techniker Krankenkasse, Honorary Professor of Health Economics at the University of Zwickau, Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Hannover
Dr. Andreas Föller
Founder and CEO of Comites, Research Institute for the Study of Labor GmbH (IZA), Bonn


Irene von Drigalski
CEO Novartis Foundation FamilyTies
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