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:
Diane Salters, South Africa
​Michael Harsh, USA
 


BYLAWS COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the bylaws of the ITAA.

Chair: Emily Keller, USA

Members:
​Prathitha Gangadharan, India
 


CONFERENCE COMMITEE
Responsible for organizing ITAA conferences.

Chair: ​Vladimir Goussakovski, Russia

Members:
Regional Trustee, Latin America: Michelle Thomé
​VP Operations, Chitra Ravi, India
Rema Giridhar, India 

Members needed. If you are a member of the ITAA and interested in serving on this committee, please contact Vladimir Goussakovski.


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

                 Lorna Johnston, Canada

                 Jan Grant, Australia


Eric Berne Fund for the Future and Scholarship Grant Fund
Responsible for raising, managing, and distributing funds accordingly

Chair: Marina Rajan, India

Members:
John Baxendale, UK
Corinne Laurier, France
Chitra Ravi, India


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

Responsible for handling award nominations

Chair: Julia Tolley, UK

Members:

Suriyaprakash C, India

​Secretary: Sumithra Sharatkuma, India


PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

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

Chair: Janice Dowson, Canada
           Thorsten Geck - VP Professional Standards