Board of Directors

2022-2023

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.

Executive Committee

Marc Yale – President

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Cheryl Talent – Vice President

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David McMahon – Treasurer

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Gaylord Inena Wa Inena - Secretary

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Board Directors

Michelle Capon - Board Director

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Guillermo Gutierrez - Board Director

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Ritu Jain - Board Director

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Tran Hong Truong - Board Director

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Board Committees

Finance & Risk Committee

Michelle Capon
Canadian Association for Porphyria
Canada

Gary Lai
Hong Kong Psoriasis Patients Association
Hong Kong

Murray Turner
Psoriasis Australia
Australia

Susan Thornton
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
USA

Marc Yale, Chair
International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation
USA

Vlasta Zmazek
DEBRA International
Croatia 

 

Membership Committee

Gaylord Inena Wa Inena
CORBETTA/RDC
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jean-Marie Meurant, Chair 
Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Committee
France

Špela Novak
Društvo Atopijski Dermatitis
Slovenia

Jorge Perez
Vitiligo Support and Research Group
Cuba

Cheryl Talent
Eczema Association of Australasia
Australia  

Susan Thornton
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
USA

Conference Committee

Michelle Capon, Chair
Canadian Association for Porphyria
Canada 

Ito Daisuke
Japanese Albinism Network
Japan

Guillermo Gutierrez
Fundapso Colombia
Colombia

Nominations Committee

Ritu Jain 
DEBRA Singapore
Singapore

Ogo Maduewesi
Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation
Nigeria 

Cheryl Talent, Chair 
Eczema Association of Australasia
Australia  

Strategic Plan Working Group

Lisa Pieretti
International Hyperhidrosis Society
USA

Simmie Smith
Canadian Psoriasis Network
Canada

Murray Turner
Psoriasis Australia
Australia

Marc Yale
International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
USA

Advisory Committees

Atopic Eczema Advisory Committee

Lisa Butler
National Eczema Assc.
USA

Korey Capozza
Parents for Eczema Research
USA

Melanie Funk
Eczema Support Australia
Australia

Tina Mesaric
Atopika
Slovenia

Spela Novak
Drustvo Atopijski Dermatitis
Slovenia

Rachel Ogola
Eczema Society of Kenya
Kenya

Cheryl Talent
Eczema Assc. of Australasia
Australia

Tonya Winders
Allergy and Asthma Network
US

 

 

RareDERM Advisory Committee

Laurence Gallu
Assc. Pemphigus Pemphigoid France
France

Lex van der Heijden
CMTC
Netherlands

Marjolein van Kessel
Naevus Global
Netherlands

Rachael Manion
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
Canada 

Tricha Shivas
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
USA

Annemarie Sluijmers
Lupus Europe
Netherlands

Susan Thornton
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
USA

GlobalSkin-Europe Patient Leader Advisory Committee

Isobel Davies
PEM Friends
UK 

Antoine Gliksohn
Genespoir (Albinism)
France

Africa Luca de Tena
Asociación de Afectados por la Dermatitis Atópica (AADA)
Spain

Yalchin Mammadov
GlobalSkin
Belgium

Jaime Melancia
PSOPortugal
Portugal

Tina Mesaric
Atopika
Slovenia

Spela Novak
Drustvo Atopijski Dermatitis
Slovenia

Annemarie Sluijmers
Lupus Europe
Netherlands

Gunter Van Dyck
Allergienet
Belgium

Karin Veldman
Vereniging voor Ichthyosis Netwerken
Netherlands

GRIDD Patient Organization Advisory Committee

Love Gifty Afezuke
Fundación Nacional de Albinismo Simplemente Amigos
Argentina

Myriam Ben Lamine Jarrar
Association Tunisienne du Vitiligo
Tunisia

Laurence Gallu
Association Pemphigus Pemphigoïde France (APPF)
France

Gary Hing-kwan Lai
Hong Kong Psoriasis Patients Association
Hong Kong

Ritu Jain
DEBRA Singapore
Singapore

Ogo Maduewesi
Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation
Nigeria

Rachael Manion
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
Canada

Bill McCue
PRP Alliance
USA

Toni Roberts
DEBRA South Africa
South Africa

Christine Roxburgh
Eczema Outreach Support
UK 

Truong Tran
PsorViet
Vietnam 

Marc Yale
International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
USA