The Board of the Global Fund includes 20 voting members, with equal representation by implementers and donors, and an additional eight non-voting members.

  • The Chair and Vice-Chair chair Board meetings and play roles in advocacy, partnership, fundraising and information sharing.
  • Members represent the constituencies. One Board Member heads each constituency and is seconded by an Alternate Board Member.
  • Focal Points coordinate information sharing within the constituencies. There is one focal point per constituency.

Chair and Vice-Chair

Roslyn Morauta
Chair of the Board

Lady Roslyn Morauta has a long association with the Global Fund having served as alternate Board Member for the Western Pacific Region constituency and as Chair of the Papua New Guinea Country Coordinating Mechanism. From her time also as first lady of Papua New Guinea, she has steadily championed health, HIV programs and gender issues.

Bience Gawanas
Vice-Chair of the Board

Bience Gawanas has served as the Vice-Chair since May 2023. She was appointed as the first Commissioner for Social Affairs by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, and in her home country of Namibia she served as Public Service Commissioner, Ombudswoman and Special Advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Services and to the Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare. Gawanas also recently served as the United Nations Under-Secretary General and Special Advisor for Africa.


Canada, Switzerland and Australia

Board Member – Jean-Bernard Parenteau
Director General, Health and Nutrition Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Jean-Bernard Parenteau has served as Director General for Health and Nutrition at Global Affairs Canada since August 2023, following a four-year assignment overseeing health sector international development funding through Canadian civil society organizations. Over the last 26 years, he has held various positions related to development assistance and diplomacy covering Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Alternate – Erika Placella
Head of Health Section, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Erika Placella is currently the Head of Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Before joining the SDC, she worked for various medical and public health organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in the field of zoonoses; sexual, reproductive and child health; food security and safety; and non-communicable diseases.


Board Member – Javier Hourcade Bellocq

Javier Hourcade Bellocq has had an extensive career as a communicator in health rights and HIV advocacy. Since his HIV-positive diagnosis in 1988, he has worked with civil society, key populations, and communities living with HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis in Latin America and beyond. Bellocq has been involved with the Global Fund for two decades, in the Communities and Latin America and Caribbean constituencies of the Global Fund Board. He currently leads a community journalism initiative called the LAC Key Correspondent Team based in Peru, and a COVID-19 and HIV platform based in Argentina.

Alternate – Jean Paul Enama Ossomba
Advocacy Officer, Coalition Plus

Jean Paul Enama Ossomba is an advocacy officer at Coalition Plus. He is an HIV and human rights activist, focused on access to health services for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Developed Country NGOs

Board Member – Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev
Executive Director, Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM)

Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev has 25 years of experience in HIV response, with a focus on the most affected populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has extensive experience in program management, strategic planning, and HIV and human rights advocacy. Based in Estonia, Vitaly is a co-founder and director of a regional association advocating for the rights and health of gender and sexually diverse people.

Alternate – Catherine Connor
Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Catherine Connor is vice president of Public Policy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where she oversees HIV and TB policy portfolios and manages the Foundation’s global advocacy portfolio. Prior to joining the Foundation, Connor worked at Patton Boggs LLP as a lawyer and lobbyist, specializing in U.S. health care law and public policy.

Developing Country NGOs

Board Member – Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo
Founder and Executive Director, Hope for Future Generations

Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo is the founder and executive director of Hope for Future Generations, a community-based non-governmental organization focusing on women and youth. She is the co-chair of GFAN International and a member of its Steering Committee, and is a member of GFAN Africa. She served as the chair of the Ghana Country Coordinating Mechanism, and from 2017-2018 she was the chair of the TB/HIV Oversight Committee.

Alternate – Yolanda Paul
Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Yolanda Paul is currently the manager of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. She sits on the Jamaica Country Coordinating Mechanism and has assumed several roles within the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), working with a wide range of key partners within the regional HIV response. She joined the Global Fund's Developing Country NGO Delegation in 2019 and assumed the role of Vice Chair of the Implementer Group in 2022.

Eastern and Southern Africa

Board Member – Dr. Mathume Phaahla
Minister of Health, South Africa

Dr. Mathume Phaahla has served as the Minister of Health of South Africa since 2021. While he began his career as a medical practitioner, Phaahla later served in a variety of roles in regional and national government. These included Chief Executive Officer of the South African Sports Commission, Director General of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture and Deputy Minister of Health.

Alternate – Dr. Anthony John Jingu
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Tanzania

Dr. Anthony John Jingu is the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania. He previously held several key roles within the government, including Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, where he was responsible for policy, coordination and parliamentary affairs; at the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; and with the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Board Member – Mišo Pejković
Executive Director, CAZAS

Mišo Pejković is a medical doctor and the Executive Director of CAZAS, an NGO in Montenegro. Dr. Pejković has more than two decades of professional experience managing health programs in Montenegro.

Alternate – Vedran Marčinko
Assistant Minister, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vedran Marčinko is the Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs and EU Integration at the Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Chair of the Professional Board of the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices. He has been involved in numerous working groups for the preparation of laws and bylaws in the field of health for the Federation.

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Board Member – Mohamed Chakroun
Head, Infectious Diseases, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Tunisia

Mohamed Chakroun is the head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Monastir, Tunisia. Dr. Chakroun established an HIV and AIDS care and research center at the hospital. He has been a member of Country Coordinating Mechanism in Tunisia since 2009 and has served as its chair since 2014.

Alternate – Mohsen Asadi-Lari
Professor of Epidemiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Mohsen Asadi-Lari is a medical doctor and professor of epidemiology in Tehran. He has served on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization and as a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism in Iran. Dr. Asadi-Lari’s academic work and his experience in public health systems span nearly 25 years.

European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain

Board Member – Cécile Billaux
Head of Unit for Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography, European Commission

Cécile Billaux is the Head of Unit for Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography at the European Commission. She has worked at the European Commission for over 20 years, holding different positions in the areas of trade, climate change and health.

Alternate – Eugenia Palagi
Deputy Head of Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Eugenia Palagi is Deputy Head of Unit for Strategy, Global Processes and International Organizations at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She is particularly focused on global health and the COVID-19 response. Previously, she was a Counsellor in Italy's Mission to the UN, working on economic, development and global health issues and the 2030 Agenda.


Board Member – Anne-Claire Amprou
Ambassador for Global Health, France

Anne-Claire Amprou was appointed the French Ambassador for Global Health in November 2022. Since April 2022 she has served as the French negotiator for the international accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. She was a member of the French inter-ministerial Ebola task force, Deputy Director General for Health at the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health, and a member of the Inspectorate-General of Social Affairs. She also coordinated the French response to the COVID-19 crisis in 2021.

Alternate – Jérémie Forrat-Jaime
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Development, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

Jérémie Forrat-Jaime has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Development at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs since September 2022. He oversees issues related to global health, food security, education and gender equality issues. He previously served as Political Counsellor at the Embassy of France in Washington and First Secretary at the Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur.


Board Member – Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk
Deputy Director General, Global Health, Resilience, Equality of Opportunity, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk is Deputy Director General at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, where she leads the directorate of Global Health, Resilience and Equality of Opportunity. For the past 25 years she has served in a variety of management functions in both the public and private sector.

Alternate – Harriet Ludwig
Senior Policy Officer, Global Health Policy and Financing Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Harriet Ludwig is Senior Policy Officer in the Division of Global Health Policy and Financing at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. She has more than 20 years of experience in development cooperation and was actively involved in the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ludwig previously worked with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York and served as an Alternate Board Member for both the Global Fund and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance from 2018-2020.


Board Member – Toshihiro Kitamura
Deputy Director General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Toshihiro Kitamura is the deputy director general for global issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. A diplomat with extensive experience in development cooperation, he has worked in Viet Nam and France, and served as minister at the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka before his current appointment.

Alternate – Dr. Hajime Inoue
Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Dr. Hajime Inoue is the Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. He began his career as a pediatric resident in Tokyo, later gaining technical expertise across universal health care, community health, health emergency response, health promotion, ageing, pharmaceutical regulation, and antimicrobial resistance. He has previously served as an advisor at both WHO and the World Bank.

Latin America and Caribbean

Board Member – Dereck Springer
Independent consultant

Dereck Springer is an independent consultant in public health, specializing in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and mental health. He is the former Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS and has previously served as Senior Advisor for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Guyana, as UNAIDS focal point in Guyana and as National Coordinator of Voluntary Counselling and Testing for the Guyanese Ministry of Health. He also served as Chair of the Implementer Group of the Global Fund Board from 2013-2015 and as Communication Focal Point for the Latin America and Caribbean constituency.

Alternate – Dr. Massimo Ghidinelli
Independent consultant, Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Massimo Ghidinelli is an independent consultant, currently working with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He is a public health specialist with a focus on communicable diseases and has worked with PAHO at both international and regional levels. He currently serves as a member of the Global Fund’s Strategy Committee.

Point Seven

Board Member – René Lauer
Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg

René Lauer is Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs at the Luxembourgian Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. Lauer has nearly 20 years of experience in international affairs with a special focus on development cooperation. Lauer has served in Latin America and more recently at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the United Nations.

Alternate Board Member – Dr. Hampus Holmer
Special Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Dr. Hampus Holmer is special advisor on global health at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is a physician and a global health researcher.

Private Foundations

Board Member – Kieran Daly
Director, Multilateral Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kieran Daly is responsible for overseeing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s relationships with the Global Fund and other leading health organizations. He has a background in development economics and has held leadership roles at the Gates Foundation across health policy, delivery and research and development. Daly has served on boards and committees of several multilateral and UN agencies and previously led HIV nongovernmental organizations.

Alternate – Jennifer Kates
Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

Jennifer Kates oversees policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics.

Private Sector

Board Member – Erika Satterwhite
Head of Global Policy, Viatris

Erika Satterwhite is Head of Global Policy for Viatris. Prior to the formation of Viatris, she was Head of Global Policy for Mylan and spent the last decade in various policy roles based in Washington, D.C., and Brussels.

Alternate – Sherwin Charles
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Goodbye Malaria

Sherwin Charles is a co-founder of Goodbye Malaria and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has more than a decade of experience in the banking and financial services industry and began his career at Ernst & Young. He helped Nando’s international restaurant group become one of the first African corporations to contribute to the Global Fund.

South East Asia

Board Member – Prof. Dante Harbuwono
Vice Minister of Health, Indonesia

Prof. Dante Harbuwono is the Vice Minister of Health of Indonesia and the country’s first molecular diabetes expert. He has over 20 years of experience in clinical, research and health care management. He co-led the country’s health system transformation and has actively participated in Indonesia’s global health engagements.

Alternate – Aishath Samiya
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Maldives

Aishath Samiya is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Maldives. She has served in numerous senior roles in the Maldives’ public health service and has wide-ranging experience working on regional and global health issues.

United Kingdom

Board Member – Beth Arthy
Head of Global Funds and Senior Health Representative in Geneva, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom

Beth Arthy joined the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development in 2000. She has held senior multilateral, policy and board positions across a wide range of sectors and geographical areas. Arthy worked in East and Southern Africa, in the Middle East, and most recently as country director in Tanzania. Arthy previously worked with development and environmental NGOs.

Alternate – Sarah Boulton
Global Health Funds Team Leader, Global Funds Department, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom

Sarah Boulton is responsible for overseeing United Kingdom investments in the Global Fund and in UNAIDS. She is a member of the board of Unitaid. In a previous role, she led the United Kingdom Multilateral Aid Review.

United States of America

Board Member – Ambassador John Nkengasong
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative For Global Health Diplomacy, Department of State

Dr. John Nkengasong is the United States Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy. In this role he serves as ambassador-at-large for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and represents U.S. interests in the Global Fund.

Alternate – Loyce Pace
Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services

Loyce Pace is an outspoken advocate for global health equity, having lived and worked in more than 15 countries across three continents. Her efforts are rooted in experience partnering with diverse government and grassroots stakeholders. She has served as President & Executive Director of the Global Health Council and was also a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.

West and Central Africa

Board Member – Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate
Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Nigeria

Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate is the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare in Nigeria. In this role, he leads Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative, aimed at improving the health of all Nigerians.

Alternate – Dr. Pierre Somse
Minister of Health and Population, Central Africa Republic

Dr. Pierre Somse is the Minister of Health and Population of the Central African Republic. Prior to his appointment, he spent 17 years in several senior positions with international organizations, including as UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Jamaica and for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Western Pacific Region

Board Member – Pham Le Tuan
Chair, Vietnam Country Coordinating Mechanism

Professor Pham le Tuan has been the Chair of Vietnam's Country Coordinating Mechanism since 2019. He was Vietnam's Vice-Minister of Health from 2013 to 2018. He has also served as the Head of Faculty of Family Medicine at Hanoi Medical University.

Alternate – Siula Bulu
Health Programme Manager, Wan Smolbag Theatre, Vanuatu

Siula Bulu is currently the Health Program Manager for Wan Smolbag Theatre, a nongovernmental organization based in Vanuatu. She has over 20 years of experience working with communities, particularly with key affected populations through programs funded by the Global Fund. She is Chair of the Vanuatu Country Coordinating Mechanism and a member of the PIRMCCM (Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism).

Additional Public Donors (non-voting)

Board Member – Do-yeon Won
Director General, Development Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea

Alternate – Shamsa Al-Falasi
International Aid Officer, Qatar Fund for Development

Partners (non-voting)

Board Member – Dr. Lucica Ditiu
Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership

Dr. Lucica Ditiu is the Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership. She is a physician, professional and leader in the global fight against tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. Dr. Ditiu served at national, regional and global levels with WHO and UNOPS throughout her career, and has been engaged with the Global Fund in various roles since its creation.

Alternate – Philippe Duneton
Executive Director, Unitaid

Philippe Duneton has been at Unitaid since its creation in 2006. As Executive Director, he has led Unitaid's response to COVID-19 as the co-lead of the therapeutics arm of the Access to COVID Tools Accelerator. Previously, he was a practicing doctor in the infectious disease department at hospital “La Pitié Salpétrière” in Paris and was twice advisor to the French Ministry of Health. He was the head of the Mission against HIV/AIDS and harm reduction for l’Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, and led the French regulatory agency for medicines and health products. He also chaired the Board of the European Medicines Agency.

UNAIDS (non-voting)

Board Member – Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima is the Executive Director of UNAIDS. She previously was the Executive Director of Oxfam International. Byanyima has also served as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme.

Alternate – Angeli Achrekar
Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS

Angeli Achrekar is the deputy executive director of the Programme Branch at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and an assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. Prior to joining UNAIDS, she served as the principal deputy U.S. Global AIDS coordinator for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). She has held prominent leadership positions within the U.S. government over the past 20 years and previously served on the Board of the Global Fund on behalf of the U.S. Government.

WHO (non-voting)

Board Member – Dr. Catharina Boehme
Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Governance, WHO

Dr. Catharina Boehme is a trained medical doctor who serves as Assistant Director-General of External Relations and Governance at WHO. She previously served as Chef de Cabinet at WHO and as the Chief Executive Officer of FIND, the international alliance for diagnostics. Early in her career, she focused on clinical research to eliminate tuberculosis in Ghana and Tanzania.

Alternate – Dr. Jérôme Salomon
Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage, Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO

Dr. Jérôme Salomon serves as the Assistant Director-General of Universal Health Coverage, Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO. He previously served as the Director-General for Health at the French Ministry for Solidarity and Health, and was a member of the WHO Executive Board prior to his current appointment.

World Bank (non-voting)

Board Member – David Wilson
Programme Director, World Bank

David Wilson is Programme Director in the Health, Nutrition and Population Practice at the World Bank. He is Task Manager of the World Bank's COVID-19 and health security work.

Alternate – Mei Leng Chang
Manager, Development Finance, World Bank

Mei Leng Chang is a manager in the Development Finance Vice-Presidency of the World Bank. She oversees the Financial Intermediary Funds, Digital, and Analytics unit. She previously worked for the International Finance Corporation and served other organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in New Zealand.

Focal Points

Constituency Name
Additional Public Donors Kyungbin Baek
Canada, Switzerland and Australia Carrie Lehmeier
Communities Maurine Murenga
Developed Country NGOs Bryn Gay
Developing Country NGOs Sophie Dilmitis
Eastern and Southern Africa Dr. Thembisile Xulu
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Tarik Prašo
Eastern Mediterranean Region Omid Zamani
European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain Grégoire Lacoin
France Sarah Juan-Dané
Germany Birthe Redepenning
Japan Dr. Hiroshi Matsumura
Latin America and Caribbean Gabriela de la Iglesia
Partners Catie Rosado
Point Seven Esther Arendt
Private Foundations Jacob Arman
Private Sector Mario Ottiglio
South East Asia Aqsha Nur
UNAIDS Julianna Hills
United Kingdom Linda Fox
United States of America Mamadi Yilla
West and Central Africa Dr. Pépé Kilimalima Ngwasi
Western Pacific Region Oanh Khuat
WHO Clarisse Mason
World Bank Katherine Ward