Raphaël Broye

Chairman of the Foundation Board

George E. Paltzer

Vice-chairman of the Board

Véronique Bornand-Sickenberg

Member of the Foundation Board

Romaine Duc-Bonvin

Member of the Foundation Board

Pascal Favre

Board and Committee Member

Christopher Newman

Board Member

Raphaël Broye

Chairman of the Foundation Board

Chairman of the Foundation Board, joined in 2008
Company Administrator

Why the Just for Smiles cause is important to me
I want to put into place the financial, human and technical resources to enable as many disabled people as possible to have access to a maximum number of opportunities.

An achievement that is close to my heart
The ‘disability sailing’ accreditation for our first catamaran, something we fought hard for.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
I want to lead projects with real human values so that subsequent generations can better embrace them.

George E. Paltzer

Vice-chairman of the Board

Vice-chairman of the Board, joined in 2017
Financial advisor

What motivated me to work for Just for Smiles
In reading the name of the Just for Smiles Foundation, I immediately understood that this Foundation is achieving something essential: a moment of joy, a new sensation, a feeling of independence for people whose life situation is complex. It is with great pleasure that I commit myself to pursue these goals.

An achievement that is particularly important to me
Duplicate the successes encountered during the last ten years in Romandie and apply them in German-speaking Switzerland

My vision for Just for Smiles
That Just for Smiles becomes a national organization recognized for its high quality and great humanity always in favor of people with disabilities.

Véronique Bornand-Sickenberg

Member of the Foundation Board

Member of the Foundation Board since 2008
Office ManagerWhy the Just for Smiles cause is important to me
Seeing the happy smiling faces of the children when they are taking part in the various activities organised by Just for Smiles.

An achievement that is close to my heart
A walk in the Creux-du-Van with small, severely disabled children in specially adapted wheelchairs. It was a first for these children, and their teachers were as moved as we were.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
To be able to offer activities to every single disabled child or adult.

Romaine Duc-Bonvin

Member of the Foundation Board

Member of the Foundation Board since 2010
Financial ManagerWhy the Just for Smiles cause is important to me
I’m lucky enough to have three healthy children. It’s important for me to offer the sorts of experiences my children enjoy to those who have been unable to do so.

An achievement that is close to my heart
The smiles that light up the faces of the children, day after day.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
To ensure the long-term future of the foundation and go further still. Make sure that every child, every single person, has access to leisure activities and that these become a normal part of everyone’s lives. This would be a truly great accomplishment.

Pascal Favre

Board and Committee Member

Board and Committee Member, joined in 2009
Fiduciary DirectorWhy the Just for Smiles cause is important to me
It allows disabled people and their families to enjoy a range of activities. To turn their dreams into reality.

An achievement that is close to my heart
To have helped (in a small way) ensure that Just for Smiles is recognised as a foundation of the highest quality – and immense humanity.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
That it improves the way in which society and our MPs view disability (positive discrimination in some laws and standards).

Christopher Newman

Board Member

Board Member since 2009
Senior Physician at the CHUV
Why the Just for Smiles cause is important to me
In Switzerland, Just for Smiles plays a unique and invaluable role in giving children whose physical mobility is severely restricted access to adapted physical activities. Not only is this a source of happiness and well-being for them, it also supports them in their development and health.

An achievement that is close to my heart
To have been able to scientifically demonstrate in partnership with the Foundation that tandem skiing stimulates cardiac activity and movement control in severely disabled children.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
I’d like to see Just for Smiles continue to expand its services, in order to offer more regular adapted physical activities, throughout the year, to children who have few opportunities to move around.
500 000

SEVERELY DISABLED PEOPLE IN SWITZERLAND

4 807

PARTICIPANTS IN OUR ACTIVITIES IN 2018

About the foundation

Gliding through the snow, riding the waves, taking in the fresh air of the great outdoors, experiencing the exhilaration of speed: Just for Smiles is a Foundation with a public interest status that gives children, teenagers and adults with restricted mobility the opportunity to enjoy all the excitation and freedom of outdoor activities.

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Route de Lucens 143
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