Lia de Jongh is a psychologist and master of business administration, and the CEO of Topaz nursing home organisation, a Retirement & Assisted Living Facility in Leiden, the Netherlands since November 2015. Topaz is a middle large organisation, with 2500 patients, more than 1900 employees and over 1000 volunteers.
Lia is an experienced chairperson with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Operations Management, Coaching, Executive Coaching, and Management, she is a strong business development professional graduated with a Master in Health Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. Erasmus MS is the largest and one of the foremost academic medical centers and trauma centers in the Netherlands, whereas its economics and business school, Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management are well known in Europe and beyond. Lia has also a degree in Management from Utrecht University, one of Europe’s leading research universities, and a degree in Psychology from Leiden University, another Europe’s leading international research universities.
She has been a chairperson at Gouden Dagen Fonds since 2009. Gouden Dagen works together with care institutions and partners to improve the quality of life for the elderly. Their goal is to fight loneliness while bringing people together. Their activities focus on stimulating valuable contacts between the elderly, building a strong and active network around older people who look after them, motivating the elderly to undertake voluntary activities, enabling and fulfilling long-cherished wishes, and to give the feeling that the elderly continue to count in society.