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Employees

Are Saastad, CEO

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 journalistically 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, Senior 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 Likestillingssenteret. 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

Live Mehlum, Senior Advisor

Live is a sociologist with expertise in masculinity, gender equality and health. She has worked in Reform since 2013 and has a substantial career background from business, the Norwegian Church and the sector of higher education. Live lives in Tønsberg, where she also works for Reform two days a week. She has a special responsibility for Reform’s work related to men’s health, violence in close relationships, violence prevention and sexbuyers, as well as our general gender equality work.

Mail: live@reform.no

Office: 906 59 368

Daniel Paul Getz, Advisor

Daniel has been working in Reform since 2013. He is a social worker and has, among other things, background from work in the voluntary sector and municipal child welfare service. Daniel has been the prime engine to mark November 19th as the International Day of Men in Norway. In Reform, Daniel works with different gender equality issues, with special emphasis on work with immigrant men’s situation.

Mail: daniel@reform.no

Office: 452 31 140

Hedda Hakvåg, Senior Advisor

Hedda has a Master’s degree in Gender and Intersectionality from the University of British Columbia, and began working for Reform in 2015. She combines theoretical knowledge about gender equality issues, sexual assault, gender-based violence and prostitution with experience from practical violence prevention. Hedda has the responsibility for men and gender equality in an intersectional perspective. She is, among other things, a project leader for the Stop the Dating Violence, and has a coordinating responsibility for Reform’s project portfolio.

Mail: hedda@reform.no

Office: 476 52 056

Kris Bue, Advisor

Kris has a Masters degree in Gender Studies from the University of Oslo, and has worked in Reform since 2016. They has a background as a freelance journalist, consultant at the Center for Gender Equality in Agder and as research assistant at Fafo. In Reform, Kris is working with, among other things, cohabitation courses for men, violence in close relationships and sexbuyers. In addition to strengthening Reform’s expertise in intersectional perspectives, with particular focus on the LHBTIQ field.

Mail: kris@reform.no

Office: 476 52 519

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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