Governance & Structure

The IFBA has established a representative governance structure to ensure the organization remains responsive and accountable to Members, key stakeholders and funders, maintaining a consistent, consensus-driven approach in pursuing the organization’s mission and stated objectives. The IFBA is formally governed by a Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction and oversight, and is elected by the IFBA’s membership. Supported by a Secretariat, the IFBA’s Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and programs, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Regional Program Coordinators are in key regions internationally, and play a liaison role with local Member Associations, partners and stakeholders.

IFBA Secretariat

Maureen Ellis
Maureen EllisExecutive Director
Erin Fahey
Erin FaheyAdministrative Manager
Stephanie Norlock
Stephanie NorlockSenior Program Officer
Dionysis Vourtsis
Dionysis VourtsisCommunications & Project Officer
Albert Bunyasi
Albert BunyasiEast Africa Regional Program Coordinator
J. Reed Cohen
J. Reed Cohen Advisor, Financial Sustainability & Business Continuity
Newton Martin
Newton Martin Program Officer
Vishnu Kandasamy
Vishnu KandasamyProgram Assistant
Alfred Alinda Khamala
Alfred Alinda KhamalaIFBA Certification Fellow

IFBA Board of Directors

Martin Moreno
Martin MorenoChair (Philippines)
Khalid Temsamani
Khalid TemsamaniVice-Chair
Nicolas Steenkeste
Nicolas SteenkesteBoard Member
Patrick Okanya
Patrick OkanyaBoard Member
Luis Ochoa Carrera
Luis Ochoa Carrera Board Member
Diah Iskandriati
Diah Iskandriati Board Member
Arnaud Orelle
Arnaud OrelleBoard Member
Nasir Ahmad Stanikzai
Nasir Ahmad StanikzaiBoard Member
Olivier Manigart
Olivier ManigartBoard Member
Tatyana Novossiolova
Tatyana NovossiolovaBoard Member
Dana Perkins
Dana PerkinsBoard Member
Hendrik Visser
Hendrik VisserBoard Observer
Samantha Dittrich
Samantha DittrichBoard Observer

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