YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is continuously working on its role as the growing authority on youth and road safety issues both locally and globally. To ensure that the organization moves with the changing needs of young people and the road safety and sustainable mobility sector, we brought in new and capable people who can help further the road safety and youth agendas. We are pleased to present the people behind the YOURS team!
FLOOR LIESHOUT, Executive Director
As the Executive Director, Floor takes on the leadership role of the organization. He oversees the projects and activities under YOURS and the Global Youth Coalition, ensuring that it is aligned with the road safety agenda presented in the new Decade of Action for Road Safety and the 2030 Agenda for Road Safety. Floor is a native of The Netherlands and holds an engineering degree. He started his road safety career as a youth advocate when he was 18 years old.
MANPREET DARROCH, Capacity Development Director
Manpreet is leading all capacity and knowledge development activities and initiatives of YOURS and the Youth Coalition. As Capacity Development Director, he will provide technical leadership to capacity-building strategies for improving the knowledge of our youth leaders. Manpreet is an award-winning campaigner who has been working in youth and road safety for over a decade.
STEFANIA MINNITI, Advocacy Director
As the Advocacy Director, Stefania will provide leadership and strategic direction for YOURS’ advocacy work. She is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s long-term strategy and work plan. She will also manage the network for relevant stakeholders and clients working with YOURS and the Youth Coalition. Stefania is from Italy, and she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master’s Degree in International Development Cooperation.
RAQUEL BARRIOS, Projects Director
Raquel, as the Projects Director, assumes the leadership role of monitoring and supervising the organization’s projects and activity dashboard. She also works to ensure the strategic direction and accountability of the YOURS and Youth Coalition projects on both global and local levels. Raquel was born in Nicaragua but she currently lives in Madrid. She has always worked in the non-profit sector with different development causes, such as poverty, inequalities, etc.
IVÁN VÍQUEZ SOLÓRZANO, Senior Project Manager
Taking on the Senior Project Manager role, Iván handles key projects of the Youth Coalition. He works on global campaigns, closely coordinating with partners and the youth members to ensure that the goals and objectives of the campaigns are met and that the project is successfully implemented across all channels and platforms. Ivan is originally from Costa Rica. He has previously worked in branding and regularly travels across the world, learning about different cultures and connecting with different people.
SANA’A KHASAWNEH, Junior Project Manager
Sana’a, as the Junior Project Manager, will handle events under the Youth Coalition. She is tasked with the conceptualization, implementation, and assessment of these projects, ensuring that they are able to cater to the needs of the members and are aligned with the road safety agenda. She also works on the recruitment and engagement of Youth Coalition members. Sana’a s an architect with a master’s degree in road safety management.
MAOLIN MACATANGAY, Communications Manager
As the Communications Manager, Mao oversees all the comms around YOURS and the Youth Coalition. She creates and leads efforts to disseminate information and updates to partners, stakeholders, and members of the Youth Coalition. She also manages the websites and the social media channels of both YOURS and the Youth Coalition. Mao has a Master’s degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines and has worked in comms since 2016.
To learn more about the team and our activities, go to our website!