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Employees

Are Saastad, Director

Are has been in charge of Reform since 2012. He has a background from psychiatry and health care and has long experience as a professional representative, author and community debater. Are has worked as a journalist and has been employed by the Council for Mental Health and the National Association for Poor Relief in Psychiatry.

Mail: are@reform.no

Office: 476 58 045

Mobil: 91724293

Bjørn Ole Ekeli, Finance Manager

Bjørn has been employed in Reform since 2006 and has seen the foundation multiply economically and productively. His contribution lies in 30 years of experience in economics and administration from NGOs, state and municipality, international trade, banking and stock exchange.

Mail: bjorn@reform.no

Office: 476 51 826

Ole Bredesen Nordfjell, Chief Advisor

Ole is a sociologist and has worked in Reform since 2007. He specialized in men and masculinity as a reaction to the unilateral focus of sociology on women. In the past, Ole worked as a freelancer and as a counselor at what is now The equality and anti-discrimination ombud. Ole has a comprehensive Nordic and international network, and is responsible for several of Reform’s areas of work: boys and mens upbringing and quality of life, father’s rights, gender equality, masculinities, education and the gender-divided labor market

Mail: ole@reform.no

Office: 476 51 763

Steinar Ove Kvam, Therapist

Steinar is a gestational therapist, employed in a 20% style as a counseling therapist and has long experience of low-threshold work directed at men in crisis, men who carry out violence and men who are victims of violence or abuse. Steinar is also linked to several of Reform’s projects and our lecture activities.

Mail: steinar@reform.no

Eirik Befring, Therapist

Eirik is an educated therapist, and volunteer as a counseling therapist in Reform. He has long experience of meeting with men in crisis, including volunteering for the Men’s Helpline. Eirik is available for single or multiple conversations with men who need advice and guidance in connection with cohabitation and other crises.

Mail: eirik@befring.no

Office: 901 15 966

Haakon Aaars, Supervisor

Haakon is a specialist in psychiatry, as well as in clinical sexology / NACS, and has since 2014 been engaged as a supervisor in Reform associated with a project called Kast (a service for sexbuyers). Haakon works at the Department of Clinical Sexology and Therapy in Oslo. He is also affiliated with the website Lommelegen.no, and he is a regular columnist in VG where he writes about cohabitation and sexuality. In 2011, he published the book «Men’s Sexuality».

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