Our Team

and Supporters

The greatest happiness in the world

is to make others happy.

– Luther Burbank

Who We Are…

We believe in the power of service, simplicity and continuous learning. We care more about reaching our success together than our individual goals. We are humble, open, and friendly, knowing that our diversity gives us strength. We embrace the opportunity to improve and understand that our success starts with continuous and joyful effort. 

We simply love what we do!

How We Work…

We put our Projects at the center of everything we do. We think big and make small steps to execute our initiatives.
Though we are working on global scale, we are locally relevant. We are trying to get things done today because we know that tomorrow there will be something new. We believe in what we do, and we try to share the joy of it with others.
Hand in Hand…

Our Team

Peter van Breukelen

President of
Hand in Hand

Dr. Brigitte Essinger

Vice-President of
Hand in Hand

Ursula Schmidtke

Secretary of
Hand in Hand

Annemarie Ackerl

Treasurer of
Hand in Hand

Wolfgang Lang

Co-Treasurer and
Corporate Team

Kriemhild Leitner

Co-Secretary and 
Executive Team

Dirk Denzer

Fundraising and
Event Team

Mette Koivusalo

Communications and
Event Team

Elfriede Schäffler

Executive Team

Hannu Koivusalo

Corporate and
Executive Team

Susanne Walker

Fundraising and
Executive Team

Anna Konchenkova

IT Support

Partners and Supporters

Silke Weiss is an artist who contributes her art work for the cause of Hand in Hand. People can enjoy her paintings on Hand in Hand postcards. Her creativity gives a special look to many initiatives of Hand in Hand. Learn more about Silke’s art by following this link.

Dirk Denzer is an active organizer of various events, fundraisers, and concerts for the cause of Hand in Hand through which people can learn more about Hand in Hand and get familiar with the Projects in India. Learn more about activities of Dirk here.

Sigard Ernst is a dedicated creative designer and brand upholder of Hand in Hand Organization. She works on various Projects to bring the message of Hand in Hand in a brighter and more visual way.

World4You is our long time collaborator which sustains our operational needs.