The Executive Committee

Governance of the Coalition rests with an Executive Committee. The Committee, which meets twice annually, includes a Chair, the Coalition Director, and the incumbents of 12 seats, all filled on a renewable or rotating basis by representatives of the Coalition’s member organizations.

From Left to Right: (back) Lester Coutinho,  John Townsend, Jagdish Upadhyay, (middle) John Skibiak, Ellen Starbird, Meena Gandhi, (front) Modibo Dicko, Nora Quesada, Manuelle Hurwitz, Klaus Brill, Gifty Addico

Executive Committee

Our Committee Members

  • John Townsend (Chair), Vice-President and Director, Reproductive Health Program, Population Council, New York, USA
  • Klaus Brill, Vice President, Global HealthCare Programs, Bayer AG, Berlin, Germany
  • Lester Coutinho, Deputy Director, Family Planning Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA
  • Meena Gandhi, Health Adviser, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Modibo Dicko, Chair of SECONAF
  • Manuelle Hurwitz, Director, Institutional Delivery at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, United Kingdom
  • Benoit Kalasa, PhD, Director Technical Division, United Nations Population Fund, New York, USA
  • Nora Quesada, Regional Director, JSI, USA
  • John Skibiak, Director, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, PATH, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ellen Starbird, Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID, USA
  • Jagdish Upadhyay, former Head of Reproductive Health Commodity Security & Family Planning, UNFPA
  • Frank van de Looij, Health Expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
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