Andrea Rubin (chairwoman of the board and project manager)
I have been working with people in difficult life situations for more than 16 years.
I gained my work experience as a manager of an institution for people suffering from mental illness and addiction and by taking care of them. I also engaged in projects for development aid and humanitarian aid, which allowed me to gain further knowledge. As a coach of non-violent communication and as an educator of adults, I teach employees in institutions as well as private persons... read more
Jonas von Selve (board member)
You should support good ideas. And you should support good friends with good ideas. That is why I commit myself to friends and other people so that they can realise their good ideas. To help an idea become a project is amazing. It is a great honour, but also a challenge for me to support friends and other people... read more
Thomas Gentsch (former board member †)
Thomas Gentsch died on 17 April 2016.
With a heavy heart, we say farewell to our dear friend and co-founder of Hope is life, Thomas Gentsch. We are deeply saddened by his death and grateful at the same time - for his valuable commitment and for the time we got to spend with him... read more
Christian Büchi (accounting and further engagement)
Hope is life makes a difference – directly. There is a lot of personal commitment in it, and I am glad to support this organisation with my small contribution.
My main job is manager of a gastronomy business, and I see Hope is life as a good balance to my very economy-based everyday work. I think that our privileged life here obligates us to give something away and to support people who are less well-off... read more
Patrizia Bösch (administration)
“If one has no vision, one can neither fulfil great hopes nor realize great plans.”
For a long time, I have been looking for a possibility to support people in difficult life situations. I have admired the work of Hope is life from the beginning – it needs a vision, great courage, strength and, like Andrea Rubin said: all your heart and soul! Given this combination as well as a great team, I am convinced that many good things can be achieved... read more
Isabella M. Hefti-Fruet (administration)
Andrea and I met in 2008 during the training we both attended to become Federal Leadership Specialists (German: “Eidgenössische Führungsfachfrau”). When she started her Hope is life project, I
wanted to stay informed, so I followed her intensely on Social Media and read her newsletters. At some point, I was so curious that I got in touch with her to learn more about her work and her
projects. And that is how it all started.
Since August 2016, I have been part of the Hope is life team, and I am very happy to... read more
Anouk Hagemann (translator)
In June 2016, I received my translation diploma at the School of Applied Linguistics (SAL) in Zurich. I translate from English into German and vice versa. The voluntary work for Hope is
life gives me the opportunity to continuously improve my skills as well as to support an organisation that helps people in need... read more
Anuma Sadangi und Param Singh (board members Hope is life India)