Andrea BetzMember of the board of Diakonie München und Oberbayern
Innere Mission München e.V.
I am a member of the Board of Diakonie München und Oberbayern. As the first woman on the board, I am responsible for operations and social policy. I am also active on the board of the Sozialpolitisches Forum München (Munich Social Policy Forum), the Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit (Protestant Youth Social Work) and on the supervisory board of the Trägerverein für Regionale Soziale Arbeit München (Association for Regional Social Work in Munich). I have a teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. I made the decision to work in the nonprofit sector when I was young. I was very involved in church youth work. After my studies in social work (I have a degree in social pedagogy), I completed further training as a project manager (IHK) and event manager. After my studies I worked for 8 years as a manager in the field of “volunteer management” and “elderly care” and as a project manager of the Ecumenical Church Day at Caritas. After that I changed to the Diakonie. There I was head of department in the area of homeless and refugee aid. Since 2020, I have also been responsible for the social policy and umbrella organization work of Diakonie. I have been on the board since May 2021. My remit also includes the topic of equality and diversity. I myself juggle career and family. The commitment to people and social justice motivates me.