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Our team

Our small, dedicated team has deep speciality in a broad range of subjects. 


Meet our team and find contact information below.

Executive Director, Senior Specialist, Psychotherapist

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen is the Executive Director of Protect Children. She also works as Senior Specialist and Psychotherapist, and has 15 years of professional experience protecting children from sexual violence.

Deputy Manager, Legal Specialist

Anna Ovaska is the Deputy Manager of Protect Children. She also acts as Legal Specialist with her expertise in international criminal law and child rights.

Specialist in Developmental Psychology

Katariina Leivo is a Specialist in Developmental Psychology at Protect Children. She has considerable international experience working in early development.

Child Rights Specialist

Matilda Sandvik is a Child Rights Specialist at Protect Children. She specialises in privacy and data rights and the realisation of the rights of the child in different environments.

Project Researcher, Specialist

Tegan Insoll is a Researcher and Specialist at Protect Children. She is an international human rights lawyer specialised in global health law and the rights of the child.

Protect Children works to prevent sexual violence against children

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