IFF Distribution Center (IFF DC) Board and Staff
The International Feldenkrais Federation’s (IFF) Board of Directors appoints the Board members for the IFF Distribution Center. The DC Board, in turn, hires the DC Operations Manager and support staff.
The Board sets policy and direction, coordinates and sets priorities for the production of new products, responds to the requests of the IFF, discusses projects with the copyright holders and volunteers involved in development projects and ensures the fair distribution of materials for sale whilst maintaining a viable business structure.
Board members often live significant distances apart, across international borders. Meetings are held regularly via conference call. The Board meets face-to-face occasionally.
The Board members take on a variety of volunteer responsibilities. They initiate or delegate the many tasks needed to bring the project to completion. Tasks are completed by Board members, volunteers and staff. Technical specialists are hired for certain phases of production, if needed. By the time a product becomes available for sale, hundreds of volunteer hours have been put into it.
Current DC Board Members
Chair: Kornelia Himmel, Switzerland
Kornelia was volunteering in the Swiss guild SFV until 2015 in different degrees and ranges: working groups board and co-chairing the board, treasurer and bookkeeping. 2008 until 2014 she was an appointed IFF representative for the swiss guild SFV.
Since 2010 she is director in the IFF DC board. She offers the flavor for numbers, the love to learn and improve through action, and the fitness for long meetings through constant rowing practice on the Rhein-river in Basel to the DC board.
Strongly being impressed through have being taught with the Amherst tapes in the first two years of her training, she is willing to help to make the source materials available to all practitioners in the world.
Secretary: Jenni Evans, Australia
Jenni has been a volunteer in the Australian Feldenkrais Guild since 1999. She was appointed as the IFF representative in 2004 and elected to the IFF Board in 2005. She served as the IFF President between 2006 and 2011 and as the inaugural IFF Materials Manager from 2011-2016. She brings a passion for building successful businesses.She has spent many years coaching Trainees, Practitoners and others in building sustainable small Businesses.
Director: Janice Vincent United States of America
Janice held various leadership roles as a board member for the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and as a founding director for the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America. In addition to her 20-year full-time Feldenkrais practice, she launched and oversaw a Feldenkrais center for several years and currently mentors and volunteers for various Feldenkrais related projects. Prior to her Feldenkrais career, she held leadership positions in a technical communication company, devised and managed business and marketing strategies for local and national companies, sold media, and created video, film and audio productions for radio and television.
Current DC Staff
Office and Operations Manager: Allegra Heidelinde, USA
Graduated from a Feldenkrais training program in 2004.
Shipping Assistant: Shipping Assistant, USA