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) Frank Roijmans, Emma Iriarte , Linda Cahalen, Gloria Quansah Asare, John Skibiak, (middle) Meena Gandhi, John Townsend, Lester Coutinho, Ellen Starbird, Jotham Musinguzi, (front) Nora Quesada, Manuelle Hurwitz, Gifty Addico.

The Executive Committee of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

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
  • Manuelle Hurwitz, Director, Institutional Delivery at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, United Kindgdom
  • Emma Iriarte, Executive Secretary, Salud Mesoamérica, Inter-American Development Bank, Panama
  • Benoit Kalasa, Director; Technical Division at United Nations Population Fund, Senegal
  • 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