Our team

A diverse and motivated team. Always ready for a new challenge

We design, create and develop serious applied playing formats that can be used, changed, and altered into different games that all lead to our dream: 1 billion healthy and happier people!

Working on 1 billion smiles
Sandra van Rijswijk
Founding Partner | Commander in heels
Jurriaan van Rijswijk
Chess is only fun when you play on at least 12 boards at the same time
Jurriaan van Rijswijk
Founding Partner | Chief Chaos | Commercial Officer
Playful persuasion for 1 billion happy people
Rob Tieben
Founding Partner | Creative Director | Professor Play
I love it when a plan comes together
Mark van Kuijk
Founding Partner | Head of Product development
Maybe not every day will be beautiful, but there is something beautiful in every day!
Simone Coenen
Project Manager | Customer Relationship Manager
Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded
Werner Rutten
Complex Systems Designer
Playful intelligence is the essence of happiness in life!
René Luigies
Senior Business Development Manager
We’ll burn that bridge when we get there
Berry Hermans
Game Developer
Good communication is talking as closely past each other as possible! 😉
Valerie van der Looij
Communication Specialist
Suzanne Tholenaar
Project Manager
“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
Nicolette Bodewes
Concept Designer
Menno van Pelt – Deen
Game Designer
A different language is a different vision of life
Wolmet Barendregt
Researcher & Copywriter
When nothing goes right… Go left
Emmelie Hoogstraten
The meaning of life determines the route
Wesley Cats

Games for Health’s story begins on October 24th, 2011, in the heart of Amsterdam. Or rather, the story starts with the very first Games for Health Europe Conference: a two-day event in the Netherlands, in cultural building “Muziekgebouw ‘t IJ”. During this event, healthcare professionals, scientists and (game) developers from across the world gathered to meet and learn from each other.

During this Conference came questions along the lines of: “do you develop applications for healthcare yourselves as well?”. Back then, the answer to that question was negative. But this set the wheels in motion for the production studio that Games for Health is today.

Our mission? Create scalable apps, games and other interactive tools together with our partners, in order to reach 1 billion happy and healthy people worldwide!

Want to get to know the founders of Games for Health? Read the interview with Sandra and Jurriaan van Rijswijk by Piet de Groot, co-founder of AdSysCo (Dutch only).