Meeting for the programs leaders for HWS, Gary Edwards (RNI)
June 2 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Gary Edwards is friends with 82 clowns. He founded Zdravotní klaun (Health Clown) in the Czech Republic in 2001 and for several years funded it with his own money.
In Slovakia he established Červený nos Clowndoctors. Together with Red Noses International, he has helped to develop humor in healthcare projects all over the world – he has travelled and trained clowns in New Zealand or Palestine for example. He received the Czech Medical Association honorary medal for his long-time service to the medical community. Edwards was born in Ohio, USA
He studied music and theatre. After graduating, he travelled through 20 countries with two other clowns. In 1998 he settled down in the Czech Republic, where he also got married. He speaks 8 languages and plays at least that many musical instruments. In his spare time, he composes music.
Frederik Bruun Birnbaum
Frederik comes from Denmark where he studied Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, before studying European Affairs in Bruges, Belgium.
Frederik started his career in the Danish civil service and moved to Vienna in the spring of 2016 to work for RED NOSES. In RED NOSES, Frederik started as a Development Officer, before he took over the administrative lead of the Emergency Smile-project in 2017. Since 2020 Frederik has been the External Relations Manager in the CEO Office of RNI, working closely with Monica Culen. In his free time, Frederik is a passionate road cyclist and an avid reader.