Our International Board of Trustees

ICPCN is managed by an International Board of Trustees representing diverse regions of the world.

The ICPCN is also represented on the steering group of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and the Global Network of National Associations.

Our Trustees

Mike Palfreman (Acting Chair)
Chief Executive
Chief Executive at Jersey Hospice Care
United Kingdom



Professor Julia Downing
Ex Officio member
ICPCN Chief Executive
United Kingdom / Uganda




Dr Stephen Connor
Executive Director,
Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance



Dr Regina Okhuysen-Cawley
(Representing Latin-America)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston



Zodwa Sithole  zodwa-sithole-web
Head of Advocacy
Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)
South Africa



Dr Hanneke Brits

Head of Clinical Unit, Department of FamilyMedicine. Family Medicine Specialist Paediatric and Maternity Services, University of the Free State and Free State Department of Health. South Africa



Dr Gayatri Palat
Consultant Associate Professor, Pain and Palliative Medicine, MNJ Institute of Oncology and RCC, Hyderabad, India

Director, PAX Asia Program, Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration (TWCC), Canada & Don Rix Personal professorship of Palliative Medicine



Dr Esther Nafula Wekesa 
Palliative Care Specialist and Head of Pain and Palliative Care Unit
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi



Rob Jones 
Chief Financial Officer
Welsh Revenue Authority, Cardiff
Wales, UK




Dr Christine Vadeboncoeur  
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics 
University of Ottawa
Lead Physician, Paediatric Palliative Care Programme 
CHEO, Ottawa



Dr Michael Tatterton 
Associate Professor
University of Bradford, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
England, UK



Dr Justin Baker
Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of Oncology
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN 38105, USA




Dr Tan Ru Wei
Consultant Paediatrician
Columbia Asia Hospital – Klang




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