ORGANIZATION & LEADERSHIP 2018-11-04T05:55:00+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

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

Aaron Fernandes

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.

Tufail Muhammad, MD

President
Pediatrician Child Rights & Abuse Committee
PAKISTAN

Bernard Gerbaka, MD

Past President
Hotel-Dieu University Hospital
LEBANON

Rajeev Seth, MD

President Elect
INDIA

Martin A. Finkel, DO

Treasurer
CARES Institute, Rowan University
USA

Victoria Lidchi, PhD

Secretary
UK & BRAZIL

Myriam Caranzano-Maitre, MD

Chair, Conference Committee

ASPI Fondazione della Svizzera Italiana
SWITZERLAND

Maha al Muneef, MD

Chair, Memberships & Marketing Committee

Ministry of National Guard for Health Affairs
SAUDI ARABIA

Kevin Lalor, PhD

Chair, Consultations External Relations & Fundraising Committee
Dublin Institute of Technology
IRELAND

Figen Sahin Dagli, MD

Chair, Training & Education Committee
Gazi University
TURKEY

Yanghee Lee, PhD

Sungkyunkwan University
KOREA

Peter van der Linden, MS

NeSPCAN
THE NETHERLANDS

Esmah Lahlah, PhD

International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT)
Tilburg University
THE NETHERLANDS

Lucia C.A. Williams, PhD

Universidade Federal de São Carlos
BRAZIL

Sue Bennett, MD

University of Ottawa
CANADA

Fujiko Yamada, MD

Wakayama Medical University
JAPAN

Naeem Zafar, MD

University of Lahore, PAHCHAAN
PAKISTAN

Franziska Meinck, PhD

Oxford University
SOUTH AFRICA / UK

Jordan Greenbaum, MD

International Missing & Exploited Persons
USA

John Fluke, MD

Kempe Center
USA

Henry Plum, JD

Parliamentarian/Legal Advisor
USA

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