Amalia Fonk-Utomo – Chair graduating from Visual Communication Trisakti University Jakarta, Indonesia. She spends more than 25 years as a creative advertising person in creative and business department. After working for multinational advertising agencies like Ogilvy, DDB and Lowe, she starts her own agency called Juara which leads her to voluntary work at Alzheimer Indonesia (ALZI) by creating the campaign idea “Jangan Maklum Dengan Pikun” (Do not under estimate memory loss) which is created from a very deep insight of Indonesian stigma of Pikun (Memory Loss). This agency also created “The 10 signs” brochure which have been adapted to many countries & language such as Dutch, English, Arabic, Javanese (Surinamese), French and many. She starts focus as ALZI’s volunteer when she moved to The Netherlands as The Country Manager for ALZI then was a Deputy Executive Director ALzheimer’s Indonesia and now as Honorary Board Alzheimer’s Indonesia. After less than a year the chapter now becoming official Alzheimer Indonesia Nederland Foundation (ALZI NL) which she sits as a Chairperson aside her role as management in ALZI. She is active in visiting nursing homes in Indonesia and The Netherlands. Improving Indonesia and Indonesians through: Transfer knowledge from The Netherlands and other countries to Indonesia, penetrating Indonesians Immigrant in the world especially The Netherlands through working closely with Ministries, Embassies and other organisations in both countries and build competency in Indonesia are her spirit in improving the quality of life people with dementia. As a creative advertising person she is also founded NeMu Idea, a creative house in Groningen, The Netherlands and part time lecture at Hanze Hogeschool Groningen. She is also doing many projects with NGOs around the world and now working remote from The Netherlands as Head of Accreditation at Alzheimer Disease International base in London.
She can be reach at: email@example.com and any social media as: absolutraia.
Manik Kharismayekti – Social Community Coordinator and Science Team Member is an ordinary person who love to sing, play music and has a great passion on helping people. After finishing her study in medicine from Gadjah Mada University in 2007, she had several years of experience in organisation, education and research. At the SHEEP Indonesia Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, she had the opportunity to organize community development programs for marginal societies; develop disaster preparedness modules and first aid books for communities; and conduct community-based education program for the undergraduate medical students of Gadjah Mada University. She was also a research assistant of Quit Tobacco Indonesia tasked with developing tobacco related diseases modules and education video based on the problem and culture of the local community. In addition, she was also involved in various studies in the field of health communication and culture such as: ‘Introducing a partnership doctor-patient communication guide in the culturally hierarchical context of Indonesia’, conduct in-depth interviews with 30 doctors and patients in research ‘Develop an educational communication model that is compatible with various backgrounds of patients’.