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.

  • John Townsend (Chair), Vice-President and Director, Reproductive Health Program, Population Council, New York, USA
  • Susan Clapham, Health International Development Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), UK
  • Nènè Fofana-Cissé, Regional Representative West and Central Africa, EngenderHealth, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • 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
  • Maryjane Lacoste, Senior Program Officer, Family Planning Service Delivery and Quality, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, 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
  • Mukul Taparia, Vice-President, Pregna International Ltd., Mumbai, India 
  • Jagdish Upadhyay, former Head of Reproductive Health Commodity Security & Family Planning, UNFPA
  • Frank van de Looij, Health Expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Monique Vledder, Practice Manager, Global Financing Facility, Washington, D.C., USA
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