Health Promoters started in South Africa and our head office is also located there. From there we manage Health Promoters International.
George Arrey is the chief executive officer of Health Promotion South Africa Trust in South Africa. He is a certified senior health promotor. George has a BA in Health Sciences and Social services (Community and Health Psychology) and a BA Hons (Community and health Psychology). He worked as a general trader, community development coordinator and health educator.
Regina lives in the Netherlands where she worked closely for seven years with co-founder Harold Robles. Together they organized various events, such as Golf4Health, Winter concerts and school projects. Regina is in daily contact with George Arrey. She collaborates closely with the Friends of the Health Promoters in the Netherlands and she will do so in the setup of the Caribbean organization.
Felicity supports the Health Promoters with fundraising strategy. Felicity has a lot of experience in applying for grants at various NGOs. She advises the management team and the board of South Africa about growing strategies and how to improve the organization.
Efraim is medical professional and wants to become a gynecologist. He is a candidate of ChristenUnie for the European Parliament. “Doctors can put health higher on the agenda.” Together with the Health Promoters, he also wants to put health education on the map in the Netherlands and ensure that health education becomes a human right.
Harold Robles was cofounder and driving force of the Health Promoters. He was a passionate man, a connector par excellence, convincing and charismatic. Passionately, he spoke about the good work that is done in South African townships. Harold Robles passed away on July 31, 2020. He was 71 years old. He leaves a great void, but his life’s work – the Health Promoters, will be continued.
Dr. Jelle Braaksma was a close friend of Harold Robles and together they are the founders of Health Promotion South Africa Trust. Dr Jelle Braaksa is emeritus President of Erasmus Medical school.