Management

Randolph Oudemans

ReAct's founder, Randolph Oudemans, has a passion for working with children and youth. This area of activity has been a consistent and important part of his life. He grew up in Indonesia, and then worked as a teacher and youth director in several countries (Indonesia, Australia, France, U.S.A.). After earning an MBA in International Business in the U.S.A., he has since spent more than 20 years working in international business mostly in Europe and Asia. Working with ReAct allows him to combine his business experience and humanitarian efforts.


Claire Hendy

Claire Hendy was raised in California. She earned a BA in Art History at the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA at the American School of International Management (Thunderbird). Claire plays two primary roles, she is the art director and a project manager with a special focus on programs in Siantar.


Nancy Cressman

A social activist, Nancy has experience in electoral and issues-organizing at the local and national levels. She has worked as a professional grant writer and participates in grant reviews as a board member of the Anne Slade Frey charitable trust. Nancy received a BA in Art History from New York University and Master of Science in Education from the Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY. She has 20 years experiences as an art teacher, owns and manages a used bookstore near the campus of Dartmouth University, and lives with her family in Vermont, USA.


Craig Coutts

Craig is a New Zealander who has been living and working in Singapore since 2001. As a member of our board of directors, he brings extensive experience in international education and socio-humanitarian service to our team. He has been involved in education for 20 years, 14 of these have been in international education, 12 of which have been in South East Asia. Halfway through his career, Craig left teaching to work in advertising and sports management for 4 years and completed an MBA.

Craig is currently the Head of School at Yokohama International School in Yokohama, Japan. Prior to this, he was the Principal of the primary school at United World College of South East Asia - east campus and has been working in the college for 10 years in a number of roles within the primary and middle school. His work in the college has given him great insights to the value of service within a school program and the affect it has on the whole school community and the benefits the school will gain from this. The college is internationally recognized for its service ethic and the programs and support they offer organizations within Singapore and the Asian region.

In 2006 Craig spearheaded the creation of a dynamic new NGO Bali Bridges, to assist with the care and development of orphanages in Bali and this has grown to be a very successful organization, organizing cultural exchanges and completing projects in excess of $350,000 in the past 4 years.
 

Michiel Verhoeven

Michiel is an active steering committee member of ReAct. A strong believer in giving back to society through education, Michiel devotes his spare time to further the course of ReAct by providing leadership guidance, operational support and fundraising assistance.


He is also a recognized corporate leader in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton school, University of Pennsylvania, USA majoring in strategic management and marketing. He also holds a degree in accountancy from the Haagse Hogeschool, the Netherlands. Michiel is a devoted father and enjoys many outdoor activities. He is based in Singapore.
 

Dan Gedal

Dan is the Director of Development for ReAct. Having worked in both the private and non-profit sectors, Dan brings a wealth of experience and ideas in helping to raise funds and develop the necessary relationships with corporations, donors and other entities who contribute to ReAct's on-going activities. He has lived, worked and traveled in Asia for more than a decade.


Dan obtained his MA in Asia Pacific studies from the University of San Francisco, USA. He holds a bachelor degree in environmental geology from Rutgers University, USA.