The board of the foundation has been made up by international specialists who are dedicated to support and promote the project:
Cor Roos is living in The Netherlands and is a registered tax consultant. He has been and still is a member of the board of several non-profit organizations and is involved in the support of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors in Israel and in Ukraine. As the editor, he recently coordinated the publishing of a photo book called ‘Born to suffer?’ with 33 testimonies of Holocaust survivors living in Israel and in Ukraine, in the Russian, English and Dutch languages. In 2008 Cor met Rick Wienecke and his wife Dafna, and since then has been closely connected to The Fountain of Tears in Arad, Israel. From the time the two of them became friends, Rick shared his wishes, thoughts and prayers with Cor to establish the Fountain of Tears in Birkenau near Auschwitz, Poland.
Marion Rice-Oxley is currently based in the UK. For many years, she has been involved in various media projects as producer/director. She first visited Israel in 1992 but met Rick and Dafna Wienecke during the filming of a documentary entitled “I will not die”. Her friendship with Rick and Dafna has led to an involvement with The Fountain of Tears throughout its development in Israel, and now in Poland.
Geoff Barnard was born in the United Kingdom to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. He has been a professional scientist for over 40 years with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of London and a MA in Theology from the University of Southampton. He has been a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences in three UK Universities and a regular visiting scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. It was during his first visit to the Weizmann in 1978 that he met Rick Wienecke. His last academic position in the UK was as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, a position he held for over seven years. While working in Cambridge, Geoff and his wife Caryl made aliyah and were granted Israeli citizenship in 2009. They have lived permanently in Arad on the edge of the Negev Desert since February 2010.
The foundation is registered in the Chamber of Commerce for East Netherlands, number 50086286.