Committees of the ITAA Board of Trustees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Responsible for governance and awards (the Hedges Capers Humanitarian Award, the Muriel James Living Principles Award, and the Bob and Mary Goulding Social Justice Award).

Chair: President, Elana Leigh, Australia

Members:
President-Elect: Chitra Ravi, India
Treasurer, John Oates, UK
Secretary, Rema Giridhar, India
VP Development, Deepak Dhananjaya, India
VP Operations, Alessandra Pierini, Italy
VP Professional Standards, Thorsten Geck, Germany
VP Research & Innovation, Steff Oates, UK


BYLAWS COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the bylaws of the ITAA.

Chair: OPEN

Members:
​Prathitha Gangadharan, India
Rema Giridhar, India
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
Sumithra Sharatkumar, India


CONFERENCE COMMITEE
Responsible for organizing ITAA conferences.

Chair: ​Vladimir Goussakovski, Russia

Members:
Lucy Freedman, USA
Rema Giridhar, India
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
Michelle Thomé, Brazil


COMMUNICATIONS COMMITEE
Responsible for ITAA marketing, branding, and website development.

Chair: ​Michelle Thomé, Brazil

Members:
John Fleming, Ireland
Susan E Lockwood, USA
Krishnan Madhabushi, India


ETHICS COMMITTEE
Responsible for providing a structure for confrontation, a fair hearing, and, if necessary, fair and sound judgment to ensure that members of the ITAA represent and conduct themselves professionally and in line with the ITAA Code of Conduct.

Co-Chairs:
Anne de Graaf, Netherlands
Jan Grant, Australia

Members:
Tomoko Abe, Japan
Trudi Newton, UK
Pierre Seberegts, Netherlands
Michelle Thomé, Brazil
Anne Tucker, New Zealand


ERIC BERNE FUND FOR THE FUTURE AND SCHOLARSHIP GRANT FUND
Responsible for raising, managing, and distributing funds accordingly.

Chair: Michael Harsh, USA

Members:
John Baxendale, UK
Corinne Laurier, France
John Oates, UK


ERIC BERNE MEMORIAL AWARD COMMITTEE
Responsible for managing the award nomination, review, and selection processes.

Chair: Lis Heath, Psychotherapy, U.K. (Europe)

Members:
Joost Levy, Organizational, Netherlands (Europe)
Mark Widdowson, Psychotherapy, UK (Europe)
Richard Erskine, Psychotherapy, Canada (North America)
Sander Reinalda, Counseling, Netherlands (Europe)
Suriyaprakash C, Organisational, India (Southeast Asia)
Charlotte Daellenbach, Psychotherapy, New Zealand (AustralNZ)
Giles Barrow, Education, UK (Europe)


FINANCE COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the finances of the ITAA.

Chair: John Oates, UK

Members:
Michael Harsh, USA
Elana Leigh, Australia​


ITAA RESEARCH AWARD COMMITTEE
Responsible for managing the award nomination, review, and selection processes.

Chair: Susan George, India

Members:
Enrico Benelli, Italy
Anne de Graaf, Netherlands
Mandy Lacy, New Zealand
​Biljana van Rijn, UK


NOMINATIONS COMMITEE
Seeks and receives nominations for election to the BOT

Chair: John Health, UK

Members:
Suriyaprakash C, India
Rema Giridhar, India
Sumithra Sharatkuma, India


PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Responsible for setting training and supervision standards or all levels of professional membership in association with IBOC

Co-Chairs:  
Giles Barrow, UK 
Karen Pratt, South Africa
Thorsten Geck, Germany (VP Professional Standards)


ROUTLEDGE/TAYLOR & FRANCIS LIAISON COMMITTEE

Chair:  Steff Oates, UK

Members:
Bill Cornell, USA
Sylvie Monin, Switzerland
John Oates, UK


SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE 
Responsible for overseeing issues related to racism and white supremacy.

Chair: Diane Salters, South Africa

Members:
Victoria Baskerville, UK
Sashi Chandran, India
Günter Josef Mohr, Germany
Chitra Ravi, India
Salma Siddique, UK
Wataru Suematsu, Japan  


WEBINAR COMMITTEE

Chair:  Krystyna Tomanova, Czech Republic

Members:
Deepak Dhananjaya, India
Elana Leigh, Australia
Leilani Mitchell, UK
Peter Rudolph, Germany