Monica Culen is an Austrian business leader and philanthropist. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Red Noses Clowndoctors International. In 1991, Culen helped create one of the first European hospital clown organisations. Since then, she founded eleven Red Noses hospital clown organisations worldwide.
For her contributions to Austrian society, Culen has received the Silver Medal of Merit for her social services rendered to the Republic of Austria.
Giora Seeliger is an actor and director, having received his artistic training from Fratellini's National Circus School, Jacques Lecoq, Etienne Decroux and Yves Lebreton. In 1982, he founded the Th'atre des Falaises, and toured all over Europe. As an actor he appeared in more than 20 national and international movies. Together with Monica Culen he is the founder of ROTE NASEN Clowndoctors and RED NOSES Clowndoctors International, where he is also the Artistic Director. He received the Silver Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2010