Our Ambassadors

The ICPCN has a growing number of ambassadors. An ambassador is a celebrity, a public figure or a professional leader who is willing to become a figurehead for ICPCN and palliative care for children.

The role of an Ambassador is to be an active supporter of ICPCN and palliative care for children, willing to promote the mission, values, aims and objectives of ICPCN at every opportunity.

Amongst other activities, ambassadors agree to:

  • Work with ICPCN to enhance ICPCN’s credibility in the professional sector
  • Significantly improve ICPCN’s network and reach
  • Promote whenever possible ICPCN campaigns and events via social media and other marketing or educational opportunities.
  • Enhance the status of ICPCN by their willingness to be publicly associated with the objects and activities of ICPCN.

Our Global Ambassadors include:

Micheline Etkin

Micheline 3Micheline Etkin is a glamorous supermodel, as well as a wife and mother to three adult children. Born in Lebanon, raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and now living in Arizona in the USA, Micheline is a truly global personality with a unique cultural perspective. She passionately supports organizations which help the world’s most vulnerable children. Learn more about Micheline.



Joan Marston

Joan is the past Chief Executive of ICPCN, a position she held for 8 years and was one of the founding members of the organisation. A global citizen, Joan is however based in South Africa and comes from a background in Nursing and Social Science. She has 22 years’ experience in palliative care for children – caring for children when the Executive Director of Bloemfontein Hospice and then founding the Sunflower Children’s Hospice in 1998 in Bloemfontein, South Africa, as well a regional network for life-limited children, the St Nicholas Bana Pele Network, in 2009. As the national paediatric development manager for the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa, from 2007 – 2010 Joan and her team developed a strategy for a national network of services, promoting the considerable growth of the number of children’s palliative care services for children in South Africa. During that time she was the Project Manager for a programme to develop children’s palliative care Beacon centres in Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Learn more about Joan.


Roberto Manrique

Roberto Manrique, actor. Photo credit: Ken Ross

Roberto Manrique, actor. Photo credit: Ken Ross

Roberto Manrique is a sought after television and stage actor in Latin America and with the Hispanic audience in the US. Since January 2010, Roberto has also combined his acting work with social responsibility by actively participating with the United Nations High Commissioner for

Refugees (UNHCR). Learn more about Roberto.




Svetlana Statkevich

Svetlana Svetlana Statkevich is a well known celebrity in her home country of Belarus. She holds various titles from both national and international contests for married women including Mrs Universe Belarus 2015 and for her charity work the title of Mrs Social Activity. Learn more about Svetlana.

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