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:
Treasurer, John Oates, UK
Secretary, Sumithra Sharatkumar, Malaysia
VP Development, Deepak Dhananjaya, India
VP Operations, Chitra Ravi, India
VP Professional Standards, Thorsten Geck, Germany
VP Research & Innovation, Steff Oates, UK
Past-President, Diane Salters, South Afrida

FINANCE COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the finances of the ITAA.

Chair: Treasurer, John Oates, UK

Members:
Elana Leigh, Australia
​Michael Harsh, USA
 

BYLAWS COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the bylaws of the ITAA.

Chair: Emily Keller, USA

Members:
​Prathitha Gangadharan, India
Alessandra Pierini, Italy

CONFERENCE COMMITEE
Responsible for organizing ITAA conferences.

Chair: ​Vladimir Goussakovski, Russia

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

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Responsible for overseeing membership issues.

Chair: VP Development, Deepak Dhananjaya, India

Members:
Regional Trustee for Africa & Middle East, Alex van Oostveen, South Africa
Emily Keller, USA
Regional Trustee for Europe, ​Alessandra Pierini, Italy
VP Operations, ​Chitra Ravi, India
VP Research & Innovation, Steff Oates, 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 in line with the ITAA Code of Conduct.

Co-Chairs: Anne de Graaf, Netherlands
                   Alex van Oostveen, South Africa

Members: Trudi Newton, UK
                 Jan Grant, Australia
                  Tomoko Abe, Japan

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
Alessandra Pierini, Italy

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)

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

Chair: Susan George, India (Southeast Asia)

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

VP Research & Innovation, Elana Leigh, Australia

NOMINATIONS COMMITEE
Seeks and receives nominations for election to the BOT

Chair: Suriyaprakash C, India

Members:
Sumithra Sharatkuma, India

TECHNICAL-BRANDING COMMITEE 
 

Chair: Deepak Dhananjaya, India

Members:
Steff Oates, UK
Nisha Rao, India
John Fleming, Ireland

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITEE 
Overseeing issues related to racism and white supremacy

Chair: Diane Salters, South Africa

Members:
Victoria Baskerville, UK
Sashi Chandran, India
Karen Minikin, UK

WEBINAR COMMITTEE

 

Chair:  Steff Oates, UK

Members:

Elana Leigh, Australia
Peter Rudolph, Germany
Deepak Dhananjaya, India
Leilani Mitchell, UK
Krystyna Tomanova

ROUTLEDGE-TAYLOR & FRANCIS LIAISON COMMITTEE

 

Chair:  Steff Oates, UK

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

ITAARA COMMITTEE

 

Chair:  Susan George, India

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

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Sets standards for training and supervision for all levels of professional membership in association with IBOC

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