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Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Board Members

  1. Ben Fontes, Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University; Chair
  2. Lela Bakanidze, Georgia Biosafety Association (GeBSA), Biosafety Association for Central Asia & Caucasus (BACAC); Vice-Chair
  3. Toon De Kesel, President, European Biosafety Association (EBSA)
  4. Maureen O’Leary, American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
  5. Tony Della-Porta, Association of Biosafety for Australia & New Zealand (ABSANZ)
  6. TM Chua, President, Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association (A-PBA)
  7. Tubi Abiola, President, African Biological Safety Association (AfBSA)
  8. Prasad Kuduvalli, Assistant Director for Sustainable Development, ASM International Affairs
  9. Reed Cohen, President, Frontline Foundation
  10. Tsehaynesh Messele, Chief Executive Officer, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)
  11. Jim Welch, Executive Director, Elizabeth R Griffin Research Foundation


Board Observers

  1. Medhi Elharrak, Director MCI Santé Animale, Morocco, OIE Representative
  2. Michelle McKinney, Biorisk Lead, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. Keith Landy, President, Germfree Inc.
  4. Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, Sandia National Laboratories 
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International Federation of Biosafety Associations Secretariat
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