INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

For over 40 years, ISPCAN has worked to reduce this preventable tragedy. Founded by Henry Kempe in 1977, ISPCAN is the only international non profit organization that brings together the range of professionals that work toward the prevention and treatment of all forms of violence, abuse or neglect of children.

ISPCAN members with access to research, tools and best practice help thousands of children every year not only survive neglect and abuse, but thrive.

Data shows that 5 children die every day because of child abuse.

One in 4 girls or 1 in 5 boys is sexually abused.

Over 1 billion children worldwide experience violence annually.

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One ISPCAN mental, physical health, legal or front line provider counsels 1,000 kids a year or over 20,000 in their careers to give them hope and a chance at a normal life.

Our vision : A world free from child abuse and neglect

Our mission : ISPCAN empowers professionals to lead in the global effort to prevent child abuse and neglect with access to the latest information, best practices, and a multidisciplinary worldwide network

Our value proposition : ISPCAN provides opportunities, access, and knowledge to equip multidisciplinary professionals committed to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide

Together with our members and partners we deliver:

  • Global networking & outreach
  • Up to date education, information & research findings
  • Best Prevention & Care Practices
  • Training, Tools, Techniques & Procedures

ISPCAN HEADQUARTERS

ISPCAN headquarters is based in Denver, Colorado in the USA and the day to day operations is overseen by the Executive Director.  Each team member is responsible for various programs as indicated below.

Pragathi Tummala, MPH

Executive Director & CEO

Jane Estes

Knowledge & Development Manager

Holly Malcolm

Global Memberships & Marketing Manager

Dana McDermott

Global Congress Program Assistant

Kourtney Rimbert

ADNP Accounting Firm

Sharon Want, Esq.

Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys

Erik Palmquist

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ISPCAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2023-2024

Our board are world renowned leaders with large networks in various regions and disciplines of work that are committed to child rights.  They have a duty of care, loyalty, and good faith.  They help set strategic directions for the organization, and volunteer countless hours to advancing the field of child abuse prevention, by providing governance and oversight to ensure financial stability.

Kevin Lalor, PhD

Chairman
Technological University Dublin
IRELAND

John D. Fluke, PhD

Treasurer
University of Colorado-Kempe Center
USA (CO)

Jordan Greenbaum, MD

Secretary
International Missing & Exploited Persons
USA (GA)

Fujiko Yamada, MD, PhD

Chair, Training & Education Committee
Child First Japan
JAPAN

Naeem Zafar, MD

Chair, Congress Committee
President of PAHCHAAN
PAKISTAN

Franziska Meinck, PhD

University of Edinburgh
SOUTH AFRICA / UK

Diahann G. Harrison, JD

National Rapporteur on Trafficking / Office of Children’s Advocate
JAMAICA

Aby Casas, MD

National Institute of Pediatrics / SIPINNA CDMX
MEXICO

Gabriel Otterman, MD, MPH, PhD

Uppsala University Children’s Hospital
SWEDEN

Shanti Raman, MD, PhD

Director of Community Pediatrics SW Sydney University
AUSTRALIA

Catherine Mbengue

Child Rights and Protection Consultant
OMAN & SWITZERLAND

Pragathi Tummala, MPH

Executive Director & CEO
Ex-officio board member
USA