Committees of the ITAA Board of Trustees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Responsible for governance of the ITAA, along with the entire Board.

CHAIR
President:
Chitra Ravi, India

MEMBERS
President-Elect: Thorsten Geck, Germany
Treasurer: John Oates, UK
Secretary: Rema Giridhar, India
VP Development: Michelle Thomé, Brazil
VP Operations: Sylvie Monin, Switzerland
VP Professional Standards: Suriyaprakash C, India
VP Research & Innovation: Steff Oates, UK


BYLAWS COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the bylaws of the ITAA.

Chair: Anne Tucker, New Zealand

Members:
​Prathitha Gangadharan, India
Rema Giridhar, India
Sylvie Monin, Switzerland
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
 


CONFERENCE COMMITEE
Responsible for accepting bids, supporting the organizing of ITAA conferences.

Chair: ​Vladimir Goussakovski, Russia

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


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

Chair: ​Michelle Thomé, Brazil

Members:
Mahesh Baspur, India
Susan E Lockwood, USA
Paula Rodrigues, Brazil


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
Chitra Ravi, India


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

Chair: Lis Heath, Psychotherapy, U.K.

Members:
Giles Barrow, Education, UK
Charlotte Daellenbach, Psychotherapy, New Zealand
Richard Erskine, Psychotherapy, Canada
Joost Levy, Organizational, Netherlands
Sander Reinalda, Counseling, Netherlands
Suriyaprakash C, Organisational, India
Mark Widdowson, Psychotherapy, UK
 


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.

Chair:
Jan Grant, Australia

Members:
Tomoko Abe, Japan
Trudi Newton, UK
Anne Tucker, New Zealand


FINANCE COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the finances of the ITAA.

Chair: John Oates, UK

Members:
Michael Harsh, USA
Chitra Ravi, India


ITAA - EATA WEBINAR COMMITTEE
Responsible for coordinating with EATA colleagues to provide regular webinars for both ITAA and EATA members.

Chair:  Krystyna Tomanova, Czech Republic

Members:
Cristina Caizzi, Italy
Leilani Mitchell, UK
Steff Oates, UK
Chitra Ravi, India
Sylvia Schachner, Austria


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

Chair: Rosanna Giacometto, Italy

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


NOMINATIONS COMMITEE
Seeks and receives nominations for election to the BOT.

Chair: Rema Giridhar, India

Members:
Thorsten Geck, Germany
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
Anne Tucker, New Zealand
 


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

Cochairs:  
Giles Barrow, UK 
Karen Pratt, South Africa
Suriyaprakash, C (VP Professional Standards)


ROUTLEDGE/TAYLOR & FRANCIS LIAISON COMMITTEE
Responsible for liaising between Routledge, ITAA BOT and the TAJ co-editors on matters concerning the TAJ.

Chair:  Steff Oates, UK

Members:
Bill Cornell, USA
Robin Fryer, USA
John Oates, UK
Helen Rowland, UK


SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE 
Responsible for highlighting and responding to the important social and environmental issues of our time in a way that is true to our TA philosophy and values and for providing ways for ITAA members to engage in dialogue on these global issues.

Chair: Günter Josef Mohr, Germany

Members:
Sashi Chandran, India
Thorsten Geck, Germany
Elana Leigh, Australia
Carole Shadbolt, UK
Salma Siddique, UK
Michelle Thomé, Brazil