Dr. Takkenberg has been an active Fanconi anemia (FA) volunteer since 2010, after her third daughter was diagnosed with FA in 2008 and survived her stem cell transplant in 2009. She leads the Dutch FA working group and together with Bob Dalgleish (Fanconi Hope, UK), heads FA Europe. This is an initiative that connects FA patients and professionals across Europe with the aim to achieve equal access to optimized care across Europe for people affected by FA.
Dr. Takkenberg brings to the board a European perspective on FA and expertise in clinical decision making and patient engagement as a Professor of Clinical Decision Making in Cardio-thoracic Interventions at the department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is a strong promotor of equal opportunities, diversity & inclusion through her work as Professor of Management Education and Executive Director of Erasmus Centre for Women and Organizations at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam.