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

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 – Ali Raza Khan
Founder, Hi Voices

Ali Raza Khan is the founder of Hi Voices, an initiative in Pakistan focusing on young people living with HIV and other key and vulnerable populations. An activist focusing on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and peace, he has worked with numerous local, national and international organizations.

Developed Country NGOs

Board Member – Beatrijs Stikkers
Senior Advisor Public Affairs and Board Secretary, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Beatrijs Stikkers is the board secretary and senior advisor, public affairs at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. She has been a member of the Global Fund’s Developed Country NGO constituency since 2014, and she served as the Vice-Chair and later Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee from 2016-2020. As a TB and global health advocate at KNCV and member of GFAN, she has helped to launch global campaigns and civil society initiatives for the Global Fund.

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

Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev has 20 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 improved access of MSM and transgender people to comprehensive health and HIV services.

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 – Susan Mochache
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Susan Mochache is the Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Health, where she is currently working to deliver universal health coverage. Mochache has over two decades of experience, and has held the position of Principal Secretary since December 2015.

Alternate – Dr. Charles Mwansambo
Former Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Malawi

Dr. Charles Mwansambo served as the Principal Secretary for Health in Malawi until May 2023. He is a medical doctor and a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has previously served as Chief of Health Services in Malawi and as a consultant pediatrician and head of department at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.

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 – Gabriella Fésüs
Head of Unit for Social Inclusion & Protection, Health and Demography

Gabriella Fésüs is the head of unit for social inclusion & protection, health and demography in the European Commission, Directorate-General for International Partnerships. Previously in the Directorate-General for Regional Policy, Dr. Fésüs was the head of unit for political and interinstitutional coordination and the policy assistant to the director-general. She has also contributed to health investment planning at the Hungarian Ministry of 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
Head, Human Development Unit, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

Jérémie Forrat-Jaime is the head of the Human Development Unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. His portfolio covers global health, food security, education and gender issues. Forrat-Jaime previously served as a political advisor at the embassies of France in Kuala Lumpur and Washington, D.C., and as deputy head of the Research Cooperation Unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.


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 – Keiichi Hara
Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Keiichi Hara is a diplomat with extensive experience especially in cooperation for development in Africa and Asia. After serving as a Minister in the Japanese embassy in Afghanistan and the People’s Republic of China, he was appointed Deputy Director-General for Global Issues in April 2021.

Alternate – Eiji Hinoshita
Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Dr. Eiji Hinoshita is the assistant minister for global health and welfare at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. Starting his career as a surgeon, Hinoshita has served the ministry for over 20 years. He has spent his career working on global health issues, including at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and as a public health administrator at both national and prefectural levels.

Latin America and Caribbean

Board Member – Alejandra Acuña Navarro
Executive Secretary, Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA)

Alejandra Acuña Navarro is the Executive Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA). She served in the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica for more than 40 years, most recently as Vice Minister of Health from 2018 to 2021. She served as the Chair of the Technical Horizontal Cooperation Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (HIV/AIDS), and served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Global Fund’s Central America Regional Coordinating Mechanism. She has been a member of the Latin America and Caribbean constituency to the Global Fund Board since 2014.

Alternate – Jonathan LaCrette
Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs, Grenada

Jonathan LaCrette is the Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs of Grenada. Having previously worked as a leadership development consultant and a university lecturer, he has a professional background in educational leadership, human resource development, and policy development and implementation.

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 – 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.

Alternate – 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.

South East Asia

Board Member – Dr. Rajendra Joshi
Deputy Director General, Central TB Divison, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Dr. Rajendra Joshi is the Deputy Director General of the Central TB Division at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, where he heads the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. Over the last 34 years, he has served in a variety of roles at the ministry, including with the Central Government Health Scheme and the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Alternate – Dr. Dante Harbuwono
Vice Minister of Health, Indonesia

Dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono is the Vice Minister of Health of Indonesia. His primary mission is to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and transform the health system, with a particular focus on primary care. He is a medical doctor specialized in endocrinology and a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Indonesia. He has also led the Diabetic Cluster at the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central Public Hospital since 2018.

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 – Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda
Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda is a medical doctor and the Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He also served as Consul General of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Belgium from 2005 to 2007.

Alternate – Dr. Magda Robalo
Global Managing Director, Women in Global Health

Dr. Magda Robalo is the Global Managing Director for Women in Global Health and the co-founder and President of the Institute for Global Health and Development. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund’s Ethics and Governance Committee. She is a member of the WHO Global Expert Panel on Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management, a mentor of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and a Council Member of the Africa Public Health Foundation.

Western Pacific Region

Board Member – Siula Bulu
Health Programme Manager, Wan Smolbag Theatre, Vanuatu

Alternate – To Be Announced

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. Michael Charles
CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Alternate – 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.

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 – Dr. Victor Bampoe
Special Adviser, Global Financing and Technical Support, UNAIDS

Victor Bampoe is a special adviser at UNAIDS, coordinating the Global Financing and Technical Support cluster in Geneva. A former deputy minister of health in Ghana, Dr. Bampoe was the incident commander for Ghana’s Emergency Operations Centre, which prepares for and responds to public health emergencies including the Ebola outbreak.

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 Jihui Seong
Canada, Switzerland and Australia Helen Barrette
Communities Maurine Murenga
Developed Country NGOs Bryn Gay
Developing Country NGOs Sophie Dilmitis
Eastern and Southern Africa Margaret Mundia
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Tarik Prašo
Eastern Mediterranean Region Omid Zamani
European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain Grégoire Lacoin
France Benjamin Danbakli
Germany Birthe Redepenning
Japan Dr. Hiroshi Matsumura
Latin America and Caribbean Gabriela de la Iglesia
Partners Dr. Daddi Wayessa
Point Seven Esther Arendt
Private Foundations Jacob Arman
Private Sector Mario Ottiglio
South East Asia Dr. Sandhya Gupta
United Kingdom Aqib Ali
United States of America Mamadi Yilla
West and Central Africa Dr. Pépé Kilimalima Ngwasi
Western Pacific Region Rachel Ong
WHO Clarisse Mason
World Bank Katherine Ward