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Executive Council Election 2010 Results

Monday, May 31, 2010  

Voting for Executive Councilors to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has concluded and we are appreciative to all the candidates in the election and would like to thank them for their participation in this process.

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2010 general election of Executive Councilors. The following candidates were elected to serve a six-year term for the years 2010 – 2016:
Randell Alexander (USA), an MD with a PhD in Experimental Psychology, is a pediatrician working with abused children. He has board experience with several other child abuse prevention organizations and numerous state and local committees and has taught in eight countries around the world.

Myriam Caranzano-Maitre (Switzerland), a pediatrician who has been working in the field of child abuse and neglect for sixteen years, is a member of the national board of the Swiss Foundation for Child Protection and has developed the Foundation in the Italian part of Switzerland to a professional structure. She has interdisciplinary experience with child abuse and neglect awareness, training and teaching with multidisciplinary management of victims.

Howard Dubowitz (USA), re-elected to his second term as Councilor, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has been a clinician, researcher and educator in the field for almost thirty years and has edited three books.

Martin Finkel (USA) is a pediatrician who has dedicated almost thirty years to addressing the medical needs of abused children and the development of multidisciplinary responses for investigation and treatment. He established the Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute, integrating medicine and mental health to serve the needs of abused children. He has also made significant contributions to the medical literature on the diagnosis and treatment of sexual abuse.

Sue Foley (Australia) is a social worker who has a particular interest in the prevention of all forms of abuse, including sexual abuse and shaken baby, and in ensuring the good treatment of children and families.

Fuyong Jiao (China), a pediatric physician and professor, is the grassroots leader of groundbreaking child abuse prevention and treatment work in China. He founded the Xi’an Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center, established the Shaanxi Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and wrote the first locally authored book on the medical treatment of child abuse.

Adam Tomison (Australia), Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, has been working in child protection and abuse prevention for over twenty years, conducting research and providing policy advice, education and training. He led Australia’s National Child Protection Clearinghouse and led statutory child protection services reform.

This impressive group of professionals and child advocates includes individuals who have worked regionally, nationally and globally for decades to bring awareness, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. These well-respected individuals are committed to making the world a safer and better place for children to grow and thrive.

ISPCAN looks forward to the exciting contributions these new Executive Council members will bring to the organization and to ISPCAN’s mission of preventing child abuse and neglect.

Irene Intebi, President
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)


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