Team & Partners

Paula Perkusic Birger

Founder and Recovery Wellness Coach

Paula is founder of Vista Health and passionate about exploring the ways to contribute to the mental health industry for improving the addiction care.

Based in the Netherlands, Paula has extensive experience in the corporate world and most recently in the start-up world too.

As a certified recovery wellness coach she specializes in helping clients to assess their internal landscape and work towards sustainable and meaningful recovery on their own terms, guided by their own values and ambitions.

Paula is devoted to expanding the collaborations and partnerships that promote compassionate and humanistic approach to awaken the curiosity and courage to better the addiction care and fight the stigma.

Janine Rulkens

Healthcare Psychologist

Janine is a healthcare psychologist who will be doing intakes for the Dutch clients of Vista Health and the Foundation Clinic. She has experience in child- and youth psychiatry as well as in adult mental healthcare, both in diagnostics as in treatment and has worked a lot with a large diversity of symptoms which often find their roots in traumatic experiences. She is a polyvagal informed therapist and works from an eclectic point of view. The personal, authentic, warm and compassionate approach of the people from Vista Health and the Foundation Clinic are a very good match with Janine’s way of working.

Esmee Somers

Recovery Coach & Systemic Wellness Practitioner

Esmee is certified recovery coach and Systemic Wellness Practitioner. With her compassionate, authentic, sharp and strong dedication to her calling she helps others in their recovery journey. She cares deeply, empathize and creates strong meaningful bonds which make her clients grow confidently into their courageous selves. With her own lived experience she is telling a story which impacts, inspires and contributes to the way we deal with opioid addiction.

Eefje Jooren

Social Worker and Recovery Coach

With over 12 years experience as a social worker and her deep understanding of the dynamics of the trauma and dysfunctional family systems Eefje is remarkable support in the field of addiction care. Since she qualified as certified Peer Recovery Specialist and coach she became key partner at Vista Health, preparing clients for their recovery journey and supporting them and their families before, during and after treatment. Her authentic, positive and warm attitude makes her approachable and easy to connect with.

David Collins

Organizational Development Specialist

As an internationally certified coach as well as experienced IT consultant, David has the unique blend of skills to offer powerful leadership development , Organizational Development (OD) interventions , diversity work and conflict resolution. As a specialist coach, facilitator and consultant with an extensive background in the financial sector. David has a keen sense of social responsibility and its importance to the sustainability of countries and economies. He is a founder of the treatment center in South Africa, coaching academy U-ACT and is on a panel of external coaches for Investec as well as Nedbank. David honed his strong people skills in the area of listening, intuition and personal empowerment. It is the combination of all these skills and David’s unique personality that makes him an exceptional coach.