It is with great sadness that we lost our precious Tuija Talvitie in January 2020 after her long battle with cancer. We will miss her terribly. And we hold this space for her, as we will hold her in our Counterpoint heart.
Tuija was Executive Director of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), the Finnish non-profit conflict resolution organisation founded by Martti Ahtisaari, the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, since 2009. Under her leadership CMI and its staff thrived.
Tuija was innovative, ethical, efficient, kind and fun, and the most supportive board member we might have hoped for.
Counterpoint owes her a lot, and we will never forget it, or her.