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.

The headquarters of the ICPCN is in South Africa.

ICPCN International Board of Trustees 




Lynda Gould MBE (Acting Chair)Lynn Gould square
CEO /Director of Operations
Butterfly Children’s Hospices



Mike Palfreman (Treasurer)
Chief Executive
Haven House Children’s Hospice
United Kingdom




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



Sabine Kraft  Sabine square
Bundesverband Kinderhospiz




Dr Zipporah Ali  Zippy square
Chief Executive Officer
Kenyan Hospice and Palliative Care Association



Dr Pavel Burykin
Paediatrician and International Projects Coordinator
Belarusian Children’s Hospice and
Visiting Doctor for the Republic Centre for
Paediatric Palliative Care in Minsk


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



Dr Marianne Phillips  MArianne square
Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist
and Palliative Care Specialist
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth,



Zodwa Sithole  zodwa-sithole-web
Director Hospice Support
Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA)
South Africa



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




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