Chairperson | Canada

Andrea Cohen Barrack's commitment to the 5 A’s began when she became a teen mom and learned firsthand the importance of enhanced access to reliable and nonjudgmental sexual and reproductive health information and services. Ms. Cohen Barrack was on the Board of Directors for a Planned Parenthood affiliate in...

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Vice Chairperson | Colombia

Diana Barco has been dedicated to sexual and reproductive health work at the national and international levels for the last ten years. She has been a member of Profamilia-Colombia's Assembly since 2001 and has served on its Board of Directors since March 2003. Ms. Barco participated in the IPPF/...

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President of the Region | Puerto Rico

Esther Vicente is a Law Professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico Law School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a Doctorate in Law from the University of London and a Masters in Law from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Ms. Vicente received her initial law...

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Vice President of the Region | Dominican Republic

Darío Rosario Adames is a journalist who teaches at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in the Dominican Republic. He has published four books: Opening Paths for the People's Communications, Las bocinas: una forma viable de comunicació...

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Treasurer | Suriname

Annand Jagesar has extensive experience in the field of investments of large funds. He headed the finance department of a company with an annual turnover of over $500 million USD for several years. In addition, he has international experience with arranging loans, economic evaluations, and acquisition of new...

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Secretary | USA

Annette Cumming is an engaged community, political, and philanthropic activist. She currently serves on the board of PPFA and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s federal Political Action Committee, and chairs the Planned Parenthood Leadership Council. Ms. Cumming is a past chair of the board of Americans...

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Advising Director | El Salvador

Marta Trabanino is an active defender and promoter of family planning and sexual and reproductive health education in El Salvador. She served on the IPPF/WHR Board of Directors from 1997 to 1999, was chair of the Board between 2001 and 2005, and has been an advisory director since 2005. Ms....

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Director (Youth Representative) | Panama

Jovana Ríos Cisnero has been a member of the Juventudes con Opciones (Youth with Options) program of the Asociación Panameña para el Planeamiento de la Familia (Panamanian Family Planning Association) since 2004. She participated there as a volunteer in the organization's Members Assembly...

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Director (Youth Representative) | Paraguay

María José Rivas Vera is a young lawyer from Paraguay. She is training to be a Sexuality Educator and plans to undertake a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She has been volunteering for more than 12 years in the area of non-formal education in the Scout Movement,...

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Advising Director | Cuba

Diana Campoamor is the President of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP). Prior to joining HIP, Ms. Campoamor served as a director at the Shalan Foundation, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF), United Way, and YWCA. She holds an MA in Communications from the University of Miami and a BA from the...

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Advising Director | Spain

Marysa Navarro-Aranguren was educated in Montevideo, Uruguay before doing her graduate work at Columbia University, where she received a PhD in Latin American History. She is presently holds the Charles A. and Elfriede A. Collis Professorship in History at Dartmouth College, where she has taught since...

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Advising Director | Brazil

Jill Janaína Otto is an investor at JP Morgan in New York. Previously, she served as director of her family office based in Rio de Janeiro and Paris, where she managed the Otto Group's Latin American businesses. In 2010 Ms. Otto was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic...

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Advising Director | USA

Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics, and Health. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Public Health journal and the Founder and Co-Chair of Sexuality Policy Watch, a...

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Advising Director | USA

Alexander Sanger is a former President of Planned Parenthood of New York City. He is currently the Chair of IPPF/WHR and has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. He served on the IPPF/WHR Board as an Advising Director from 2001-2008 and travels the United States speaking...

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Advising Director | Trinidad and Tobago

Jacqueline Sharpe was elected as IPPF President/Chairperson of Governing Council for two 3-year terms (November 2005 – November 2011). She is also the Chairperson of the Board for IPPF/WHR and President of the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT). Dr. Sharpe is...

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Honorary Legal Counsel | USA

James Sligar has been a partner at Milbank since 1991. He focuses on the representation of individuals and families in estate planning and charitable giving matters and counsels a number of prominent not-for-profit corporations. Prior to joining Milbank, he was associate counsel to Rockefeller Family...

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