Board of Directors

2020-2021

GlobalSkin and its activities are governed by a Board of Directors from around the world.
This diverse team has the skills needed to lead a strong, sustainable, effective international organization.

All of our Board Directors are skin patient leaders in their own organizations who, in many cases, are skin patients themselves. In their local role they work directly with skin patients, parents and/or caregivers. The GlobalSkin Board of Directors is very active and meets regularly — both in person and via videoconference.

Simmie Smith – Board President

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David McMahon – Board Vice-President

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Marc Yale – Board Treasurer

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Cheryl Talent – Board Secretary

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Jean-Marie Meurant – Board Director

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Julius Muungano – Board Director

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Vlasta Zmazek – Board Director

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Michelle Capon – Board Director

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Ito Daisuke – Board Director

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Terms of Board: Board Directors serve for a term of three years.

Bylaws: To receive a copy of GlobalSkin's bylaws, please contact us.

Board Committees

Nominations Committee

Vlasta Zmazek, Chair
DEBRA International
Croatia

Cheryl Talent
Eczema Association of Australasia
Australia 

Julius Muungano
Promotion of Education Link Organization
Tanzania

Ogo Maduewesi
Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (Nigeria)
Nigeria

Membership Committee

Cheryl Talent, Chair
Eczema Association of Australasia
Australia 

Jean-Marie Meurant
Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Committee
France 

Susan Thornton
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
USA

Jorge Perez
Vitiligo Support and Research Group
Cuba

Špela Novak
Društvo Atopijski Dermatitis
Slovenia

Governance Committee

David McMahon, Chair
Irish Skin Foundation
Ireland 

Rachel Ogola
Eczema Society of Kenya
Kenya

Rachael Manion
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
Canada

Julie Block
National Eczema Association
USA

Conference Committee

Michelle Capon, Chair
Canadian Association for Porphyria
Canada

Vlasta Zmazek
DEBRA International
Croatia 

Oliver Warui
Vitiligo Group Kenya
Kenya 

Thea Chassin
Bald Girls Do Lunch
USA

 

Finance & Risk Committee

Marc Yale, Chair
International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation
USA

Susan Thornton
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
USA

Gary Lai
Hong Kong Psoriasis Patients Association
Hong Kong

Murray Turner
Psoriasis Australia
Australia