Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees the management of the network and ensures it is meeting its objectives in line with its terms of reference. 

Steering Committee

  • Chair: Arielle Dolegui (World Vision)
  • Vice-Chair: Girija Sankar (Christian Blind Mission)
  • Immediate Past Chair: Kisito Ogoussan (FHI 360)

Disease-Specific Groups
Trachoma / International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC)

  • Chair: Angelia Sanders (The Carter Centre)

Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) NGO Network

  • Chair: Ernest Mensah (FHI 360)

NGDO Coordination Group for Onchocerciasis Elimination

  • Chair: Louise Hamill (Sightsavers)

Leprosy NGO Group 

  • Chair: Geoff Warne (International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations - ILEP)

Soil-Transmitted Helminths/Schistosomiasis (STH/SCH) NGO Group

  • Chair: Anouk Gouvras (Global Schistosomiasis Alliance)

Cross-Cutting Groups
Disease Management Disability and Inclusion (DMDI) 

  • Chair: Aparna Srikantam (Lepra Society India)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 

  • Chair: Sarity Dobson (The Fred Hollows Foundation)

Skin Related NTDs 

  • Chair: Michele Murdoch (International Foundation of Dermatology)

Conflict and Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Chair: Angelia Sanders (The Carter Center)

Ensuring Sustainable Systems

  • Co-Chair: Wangeci Thuo (RTI)
  • Co-Chair: Kate McCracken (Evidence Action)

One Health

  • Chair: Wendy Harrison (SCI Foundation)

Influencing Priorities Task Team

  • Chair: TBD

Safety in NTDs Task Group

  • Chair: Virginia Sarah (The Fred Hollows Foundation)

COVID-19 Task Group

  • Co-Chair: Angela Weaver (Helen Keller International)
  • Co-Chair: Simon Bush (Sightsavers)

Communications Task Group

  • Co-Chair: Anna Georgeson (SCIF)
  • Co-Chair: Kat Gulyas (Global Schistosomiasis Alliance)

Knowledge Management Task Group

  • Chair: Sarity Dodson (The Fred Hollows Foundation)

Administration Support

  • Administrative assistant: Kyle Jacobsen (World Vision)


The Chair shall serve a one-year term and will then move to the position of Past-Chair for an additional year.  Similarly, the Vice-Chair shall serve a one-year term and then move to the position of Chair. During an election year and prior to the annual meeting, the Executive Committee will invite nominations for the incoming NNN Vice-Chair through the NGO Coordination Groups. Each nominee must accept the nomination and be fully informed of the voluntary nature of the position. Nominations will be supported by a brief summary of the nominee’s eligibility for election. 

The Executive Committee will circulate the final nominations prior to the annual meeting during which election of the new Vice-Chair will take place. The successful candidate will be determined by a clear majority of votes (one vote per individual NGO) and the new Vice-Chair will take up the position from the announcement at the meeting.

The nomination form for the Vice-Chair 2021-2022  can be found on the NNN Conference 2021 page.


The NNN meets annually (typically in September); the disease-specific and thematic working groups will continue to meet separately at will. See our conference page for more information.