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 NorlockProgram Officer
Dionysis Vourtsis
Dionysis VourtsisCommunications & Project Officer
Michael Weaver
Michael WeaverChair, Biosafety Heroes Working Group
Albert Bunyasi
Albert BunyasiEast Africa Regional Program Coordinator
Xavier Morey-Besner
Xavier Morey-Besner IFBA’s Program Assistant
J. Reed Cohen
J. Reed Cohen Advisor, Financial Sustainability & Business Continuity

IFBA Board of Directors

Aamer Ikram
Aamer IkramChair (Pakistan)
Martin Moreno
Martin MorenoVice-Chair (Philippines)
Thomas Binz
Thomas Binz Board Member (Switzerland)
Nicolas Steenkeste
Nicolas SteenkesteBoard Member (France)
Ndlovu Nqobile
Ndlovu Nqobile Board Member (Ethiopia)
Viji Vijayan
Viji Vijayan Board Member (Singapore)
Khalid Temsamani
Khalid Temsamani Board Member (Morocco)
Sacha Wallace-Sankarsingh
Sacha Wallace-Sankarsingh Board Member (Trinidad and Tobago)
Rukia Kibaya
Rukia Kibaya Board Member (Kenya)
Sonia Drobysz
Sonia Drobysz Board Member (United Kingdom)
Sadraddin Gurbanov
Sadraddin GurbanovBoard Member (Azerbaijan)
Gregers Chalker
Gregers Chalker Board Observer (South Africa)
Kathryn McLaughlin
Kathryn McLaughlin Board Observer (United Kingdom)

Mexican Biosafety Association (AMEXBIO)

The IFBA is pleased to feature a different Member of our organization each month. “Get to Know our Members” serves to highlight the activities of our regional and national associations, allowing individuals to get to know others in our global biosafety community. Members are picked randomly each month to ensure equitable representation.

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