ILEP announces results of Board, ITC and Panel elections

October 25, 2016

Following the elections which took place at the annual ILEP October meetings in Bern earlier this month, ILEP is delighted to announce details of its newly elected Executive Board, ILEP Technical Commission (ITC) and advisory Panel of Women and Men Affected by Leprosy:

Executive Board

Jan van Berkel (President) Executive Director, NLR
Alex Jaucot Director General, DFB
Burkard Kömm Chief Executive Officer, DAHW
Brent Morgan International Director, TLMI
Bill Simmons President and Chief Executive Officer, American Leprosy Missions

ILEP Technical Commission

Paul Saunderson (Chair) Medical Director ALM and WHO TAG
Wim Van Brakel Head of Technical Department, NLR
Michael Chen Secretary General, HANDA
Stewart Cole Director, Global Health Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Bassey Ebenso Research Fellow, University of Leeds
Diana Lockwood Professor of Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Tina Mendis Domain Head, Sustainable Livelihoods and Empowerment Programme, The Leprosy Mission Trust India
Bart Vander Plaetse Head of Programme Unit, FAIRMED

Panel of women and men affected by leprosy

Paula Soares Brandão, Brazil
Mathias Duck, Paraguay
Rachna Kumari, India
Kofi Nyarko, Ghana
Amar Timilsina, Nepal

ILEP welcomes the new members and wishes them every success for their future tenures.