The Board is the day-to-day management of the association. They hold the responsibility for everything that happens at the SIB. Every year a new Board is chosen for a full academic year. Each Board member has a specific function within the team. Some are full-time, some are part-time, but they all work at the Office at the Pelsterstraat 23 on the top floor. Committees and project groups assist the Board in organising activities.

The Advisory Council gives the current Board solicited and unsolicited advice and the Audit Committee oversees the financial health of the association. Several times per year the Board is held accountable for their actions during the General Members Assembly . This is the formal meeting where members can voice their opinion and reflect on the functioning of the association.

Below you can find who holds which position within the Board and how you can contact them. The 74th Board of SIB Groningen is Board Roder.

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Board Roder

Emilia Roder - President

Emilia Roder is the President of SIB-Groningen. She leads the Board of the association. She carries the final responsibility and has the important job of organising the communication and cooperation within the Board, as well as motivating and coordinating Board members. You can reach Emilia at

Anna Lokhorst - Secretary & Commissioner of External Affairs

Anna Lokhorst holds the functions of Secretary and Commissioner of External Affairs. She is responsible for the general administration of our association, as well as for the communication with companies and other organisations who support the SIB financially or otherwise. You can contact Anna at, or for matters related to External Affairs

Josje Jurgens - Treasurer

Josje Jurgens, as our Treasurer, is responsible for the financial part of the association. She also plans the budgets for each organ of the organisation. The Treasurer takes care of the communication with these organs to stay up-to-date and coordinate the finances of the entire association. The Audit Committee oversees the Treasurer. You can contact Josje at

Linda Van Dijk - Commissioner of Internal Communication & Vice President

Linda Van Dijk is our Commissioner of Internal Communication. She is the main person available for questions of members. She is responsible for the committees, project groups and disputen, and will provide information about the different opportunities the SIB has to offer to become an active member. Furthermore, as Vice President, she is responsible for the social cohesion within the Board. You can contact Linda at

Matthias VAn Binsbergen - Commissioner of Intellectual Activities

Matthias van Binsbergen is the Commissioner of Intellectual Activities. He is responsible for all the intellectual activities which the SIB organises, for example the weekly lectures or symposia. For this he keeps contact with the speakers and the organisations which the SIB cooperates with for the intellectual activities. You can reach Matthias at

Ellie Camara - Commissioner of Public Relations

Elisa (Ellie) Camara is the Commissioner of Public Relations. She is responsible for all the coordination of PR within the association, for example by creating the posters and banners for events. She also keeps the website up to date and manages the social media accounts. You can reach Ellie at

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