The Executive Board

The Executive Board (RvB) of the National Health Care Institute consists of 3 members who are appointed by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). They handle and have the final responsibility for the day-to-day leadership of the organisation.

The picture portrays Sjaak Wijma.

Dr J. (Sjaak) Wijma - chair

Sjaak Wijma (1958) studied medicine and then chose to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. From 1993 onwards, he worked as a gynaecologist at the Martini Hospital in Groningen. Besides performing his specialist work, he held various administrative positions and was involved in training within the hospital.

In his work as a gynaecologist and as chair of the Dutch Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NVOG), his driving force has always been to work with the profession to improve the effectiveness and quality of care for the patients.

Wijma has been a member of the Executive Board of the National Health Care Institute since 2016. He was appointed chairman on 1 November 2018. In addition to the department of Development, Science and International Affairs (OWIZ), his portfolio covers the vision, positioning and agenda-setting of the National Health Care Institute. Wijma is also responsible for future-proofing the package management, future-proofing the quality task package, digital care, academic collaborative work and the network for promoting methodology development and authority. Finally, the 3 advisory committees of the National Health Care Institute fall under his responsibility: the Quality Board (KR), the Insured Package Advisory Committee (ACP) and the Scientific Advisory Board (WAR).

The picture portrays Peter Siebers.

P.L. (Peter) Siebers, MSc

Peter Siebers (1964) studied business economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. From 2012 to 2019, he worked as a member of the Executive Board at the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA). Before that, he worked at the Child Care and Protection Agency and at NS (the Dutch railways).

Siebers joined the Executive Board of the National Health Care Institute on 1 May 2019. His portfolio comprises the Corporate Services, Funds and Information Management departments. He is also responsible for the organisational development of the National Health Care Institute and the further development and integration of the insured package and quality, data and data exchange. In addition, Siebers has the final responsibility for the project ‘Managing Registries of Expensive Medicinal Products’ (ROR DGM).

Siebers holds ancillary positions as a member of the Supervisory Board of Jeugdbescherming Gelderland (Youth Protection Service) and as a member of the day-to-day management of the Rijksbrede Benchmark Groep (RBB Group).

The picture portrays Karin Timm.
Image: ©Willem Sorm

K. (Karin) Timm

Karin Timm graduated in 2004 as a nurse specialist and has 38 years of experience in the field of wound care and dermatology. From the outset, she has been committed to initiatives to literally bring care closer to the people and provide them with clear patient information. Between 2015 and 2023, Karin held various positions at the home care organisation Allerzorg. In addition, from 2021, she was Director of Quality & Safety and later also Chief Nursing Officer at Orpea Nederland, a large national organisation for home care, residential care and mental health care. Her motivation is to use her years of practice and administrative experience to contribute to the health care change that is so urgently required. In Timms own words: “I am focused on connecting and making connections.”

Karin Timm has been a member of the National Health Care Institute's Executive Board since 1 July 2023. Her portfolio at the National Health Care Institute covers the Health Care department management and the WOZO programme.