Gisette Emer

2nd Vice President


Gisette L.H. Emer was born on the 16th of March 1975 in Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Shea has been involved since an early age of 11 in sports as a sportswoman and volunteered in different community services. She played volleybal (outside hitter), softball (Left Field) and Table-tennis. At the age of 11 volleyball was introduced to her by her mother who formed one of the first junior teams back then in the neighborhood. Volleyball was played on asphalt outdoor with lots of passion and dedication. By the age of 14 she began using her organizing skills together with some friends to plan and execute under guidance of the school national matches against other schools in Aruba. Volleybal was a way of life, a part of her childhood till she left for holland in 1995.


April 2012 she was asked by the late Jorge Nicolaas to come back to Bonaire and help with the development and growth of volleyball on Bonaire. Her answer at that moment was negative due to work and life in Holland. Regretfully Jorge Nicolaas passed away that same year on the 12th of July 2012.


Gisette L.H. Emer returned to Bonaire in 2013 and the first 2 years focused on settling on the island. In 2015 she began involving herself a bit in volleyball through her daughter who started to play for the youth volleyball of the primary school and then played for the selection of Bonaire in the 5th CAZOVA Youth Caribbean Championship in Curacao. In 2017 she decided to make her contribution as was requested of her from the late Jorge Nicolaas in 2012 and help to lift volleyball back on Bonaire. At that time there was a new board elected and she was elected in this new board and functioned as General Secretary. Nowadays she is functioning as the Vice President of BOVOBO.



2019 – Present                2nd Vice President of Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association

2018 - Present                Vice President, Bonairiaanse Volleybal Bond

2017-2018                       General Secretary Bonairiaanse Volleybal Bond

1998-2000                       Player at HES Rotterdam

1996-1998                       Recreational Player in Rotterdam

1986-1995                       Volleyball player at school and the youth national teams, softball player & table-tennis player in national teams’.



2019 – Present  Advisor to the Comissionar of Sports

2016 – 2018                    Advisor Studyfinancing, RCN /OCW Studiefinancing, Bonaire

2013 – 2015                    Account manager Mortgage & Personal Loans, MCB Bonaire

2010 – 2012                    Account Manager, Gebuvolco, Netherlands

2008                                Financial Employee Government, Municipality Spijkenisse, Netherlands

2000 – 2005                    Mortgage Advisor, Nationale Nederlanden, Netherlands



1998 – 2000                    HEAO Management Economie en Recht te HES Rotterdam

1995 -   1998                   MEAO Bedrijfsadministratie te ROC Zadkine Rotterdam


Social & Community Services

2003 – 2013                    Business and Health Coach

1999 – 2001                    Manager of the residential Building “Statenweg” in Rotterdam, Nerherland

1997 – 1999                    Member of the residential Building “Statenweg” in Rotterdam, Netherlands

1998 – 1999                    President of the Student Arrival Committe in Rotterdam for SSNA, Netherlands

1996 – 1998                    Member of the Student Arrival Committee in Rotterdam for SSNA, Netherlands

1994 – 1995                    President Leo Club Bonaire

1994 – 1995                    Member of Leo Club Bonaire and Youth Council Bonaire