[foundation-board] Sander on sick leave for a longer period

Karin Christiansen karin at karinchristiansen.org
Mon Jul 4 15:53:55 UTC 2016

Thanks for the update on that Pavel.

Is there any particular kind of advice or support you would like from us?
Or problems you think might need to be addressed? Might help Board members
to respond effectively.


On 30 June 2016 at 19:42, Pavel Richter <pavel.richter at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear Members of the Board,
> I have to inform you that Sander called in sick late last week. He suffers
> from a severe case of burn-out.
> Sander was contemplating to attend this week's all hands summit in Berlin,
> but both Mark and I advised him to listen to his doctors and take sick
> leave immediately. This is what he did.
> Sander is off for initialley 4 weeks, but both he and I do not really
> expect him to come back at that time. We will plan for him to be away for
> several months, at least.
> Since Sander informed us on Friday last week, Mark and I are working,
> together with project managers, on how to manage the situation. I will take
> over some of his tasks, as will our new Portfolio Manager, Steven Abbott
> Pugh.
> Financially, the impact for OKI is minimal: After 4 weeks of pay, our
> insurance will cover all costs for up to two years.
> I will keep you updated of any developments. If you have any advice or
> know of someone we could speak to to support us in the meantime, this would
> really be appreciated.
> --
> Kind regards
> Pavel Richter
> Open Knowledge International
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Karin Christiansen

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