Henk Nies (1955) is a member of the board of directors of Vilans. He is also professor by special appointment of Organization and policy of care at the Free University in Amsterdam.
Henk Nies studied psychology with a specialization in gerontology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. After graduating, he always looked up the relationship between policy, practice and research at the National Hospital Institute (later Prismant), among others.
From 2001 to 2006 he was director of NIZW Zorg at the Netherlands Institute for Care and Welfare. After the division of this institute and the merger with several other organizations to create Vilans, he became chairman of the board. He has been a member of the two-person board of directors since April 1, 2014.