ORGANIZATION & LEADERSHIP 2018-03-22T14:17:07+00:00

OUR MISSION & GOALS

ISPCAN’s mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor. We are committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.

  • To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
  • To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
  •  To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
  • To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
  • To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
  • To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse
Strategic Plan Overview

ISPCAN SECRETARIAT

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

Pragathi Tummala

Executive Director

execdirector@ispcan.org 

Heather Hein

Global Training & Development Manager

resources@ispcan.org

Abby Sweeney

Global Marketing & Event Manager

marketing@ispcan.org

Jane Estes

Global Relationship & Fundraising Manager

partnerships@ispcan.org

Kourtney Rimbert

Global Finance Manager

LeafTech Inc.

IT Support Services

Christian Rios

WordPress Support

Greg Dickson

Lead Accountant

ISPCAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

ISPCAN Councilors are world renowned leaders in the field of child abuse & neglect and help set strategic directions for the organization. They volunteer countless hours to advancing the field of child abuse prevention, by providing technical expertise and invaluable resources to ISPCAN.

Bernard Gerbaka, MD

President
Hotel-Dieu University Hospital
LEBANON

Joan van Niekerk, MSW

Past President
Consultant
SOUTH AFRICA

Martin A. Finkel, DO

Treasurer
CARES Institute, Rowan University
USA

Victoria Lidchi, PhD

Secretary
UK & BRAZIL

Jenny Gray, OBE

Chair, CERF Committee
Dip Higher Education&Training
UK & NEW ZEALAND

Henry Plum, JD

Parliamentarian/Legal Advisor
USA

Kevin Lalor, PhD

Chair, Membership & Marketing Committee
Dublin Institute of Technology
IRELAND

Figen Sahin Dagli, MD

Chair, Training & Education Committee
Gazi University
TURKEY

Rajeev Seth, MD

Chair, Conference Committee
INDIA

Tufail Muhammad, MD

President Elect
Pediatrician Child Rights & Abuse Committee
PAKISTAN

Yanghee Lee, PhD

Sungkyunkwan University
KOREA

Toshihiko Yanagawa, MD, PhD

Wakayama Medical University
JAPAN

Myriam Caranzano-Maitre, MD

ASPI Fondazione della Svizzera Italiana
SWITZERLAND

Lucia C.A. Williams, PhD

Universidade Federal de São Carlos
BRAZIL

Sue Bennett, MD

University of Ottawa
CANADA

Maha al Muneef, MD

Ministry of National Guard for Health Affairs
SAUDI ARABIA

Desmond Runyan, MD, PhD

Kempe Center
University of Colorado
USA

Sue Foley, MSW

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
AUSTRALIA

Peter van der Linden, MS

NeSPCAN
THE NETHERLANDS

Esmah Lahlah, PhD

International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT)
Tilburg University
THE NETHERLANDS

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