“Art and music help to heal wounds, whether through a passive process of observation/listening or an active process of creating something yourself. After each moment, there’s an improvement, a feeling of well-being. You create to heal.

Charlotte Leber

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Art and music have marked our founder’s life from a very early age, and at a very young age she discovered the positive effects of creativity. As a mother, Charlotte Leber has tried to pass on values such as sharing and solidarity to her daughter. She motivated the 5-year-old girl to donate her toys to children hospitalised at Geneva University Hospitals. At the end of the visit, Muriel, then aged 5, looked at her mother and asked her a crucial question: “So, Mummy, I’ve done a good deed, but what are you doing?”

Never forgetting her daughter’s phrase, Charlotte gave the impetus for BNP Paribas bank’s first philanthropic projects and encouraged management to launch an art therapy project. Convinced of the positive impact of art, she and six hospitals founded the Fondation ART-THERAPIE in Geneva on 31 July 2008.

Our mission statement 

To promote access to art therapy for as many newborn babies, children and adolescents as possible who are hospitalised in Switzerland, thus improving their quality of life well beyond their hospital stay. 

Our Vision

Art therapy has been established in Switzerland as a recognised form of therapy and is an integral part of hospital care, enabling hospitals to cover the costs of these programmes.

Foundation Board  

The volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction of the Foundation and oversees its various activities. Each member brings a variety of skills to the table, enabling them to make informed decisions.

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Charlotte Leber

Fonder, President, Genève & Zürich

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Daniel Frutig

Vice-President, Unternehmer, Winterthur

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Dr. med. Kurt Albermann

Member, Chefarzt Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum (SPZ), stv. Leiter Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Kantonsspital Winterthur

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Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Frey

Member, ehemaliger Abteilungsleiter Intensivmedizin und Neonatologie, Universitäts-Kinderspital (KISPI), Zürich

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Patrick Voegeli 

Member, Membre Conseil d’Administration Cité Gestion Private Bank, Genève

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Ursula Bonhage

Member, Geschäftsführerin Stiftung Stöckenweid, Feldmeilen

 

The Team

The operating team currently comprises five people, with a total workload of 250%.

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Silvana Mombelli Thommen

Managing Director

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Cassandra Peirera

Backoffice

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Muriel Leber

Project & Media Support

 

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Sophie Tarchini

Fundraising & Communication Suisse romande

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Michaela Keiser

Fundraising & Communication Deutschschweiz

 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board shares its expertise and experience in various fields on a voluntary basis, and provides us with help and advice whenever we need it. Current members:  

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Jutta Gangsted

Legal Affairs
Attorney at Law (New York), LL.M., TEP, Lenz & Staehlin

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Jo Hazelwood

Fundraising & Communication
Fundraising and Communication Specialist

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Sandra Lutz Hochreutener

Dr.sc.mus., Musiktherapeutin SFMT, eidg. anerk. Psychotherapeutin, Supervisorin bso; emer. Leitung Studiengänge Musiktherapie. Leitung Diplomweiterbildung Supervision & Coaching sowie musiktherapeutische Forschung an der ZHdK.

 
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Isabelle Thomann

Public Relations & Events
Membre du Conseil de fondation, Fondation Jean-Marc Probst pour le Petit Prince

 

Hors conseil

Secretary of the Foundation Board

Silvana Mombelli Thommen

Expert

Prof. Dr. Alain Golay, ancien médecin-chef, service d’Éducation thérapeutique du patient pour maladies chroniques, diabète et obésité, HUG

Expert

Dr. med. Josef Laimbacher, ehemaliger Chefarzt Abteilung Jugendmedizin, Ostschweizer Kinderspital, St. Gallen

Expert

Cornelia Neuhaus, Co-Leitung Therapien, Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel

Expert

Dr. med. Valdo Pezzoli, ex primario del reparto di Pediatria, Ospedale regionale di Lugano EOC

Partner

An association by and for premature babies and their families. We work on a voluntary basis to promote music and music therapy for premature and sick babies and their parents.

Milestones

Revisor

Consultive Revisions AG, Winterthur

We look forward to seeing you!

HEAD OFFICE

Fondation ART-THERAPIE
Rue de Beaumont 11
CH-1206 Genève

+41 78 838 24 26
info(a)arttherapie.org

Postfinance : 12-731551-9                                       IBAN : CH29 0900 0000 1273 1551 9

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Compte: 0251-1489262-11
IBAN: CH19 0483 5148 9262 1100 0

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We look forward to seeing you!

HEAD OFFICE

Fondation ART-THERAPIE
Rue de Beaumont 11
CH-1206 Genève

+41 78 838 24 26
info(a)arttherapie.org

Postfinance : 12-731551-9                                       IBAN : CH29 0900 0000 1273 1551 9

CRÉDIT SUISSE AG
Compte: 0251-1489262-11
IBAN: CH19 0483 5148 9262 1100 0

SOCIAL

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter here

DATA PROTECTION
Member of proFonds, the Swiss umbrella organisation for charitable foundations and associations.