WFPI Council

Officers (Executive Committee)


President: Wendy Lam (AOSPR)

Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong



Past President: Gloria Soto (SLARP)

Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile



Vice President: Omolola Atalabi (AfSPI)

College of Medicine University of Ibadan /University College Hospital Ibadan. Oyo State Nigeria




Secretary: Jaishree Naidoo (AfSPI)

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa




Vice Secretary: Cristian Garcia (SLARP)

Hospital Clinco Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile




Treasurer: Rutger Jan Nievelstein (ESPR)

University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands 




Vice Treasurer: Richard Barth (SPR)

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, USA





Digital Education Leader: Sanjay Prabhu

Boston Children's Hospital, USA




Outreach Leader: Cicero Silva

Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, USA




TB Leader: Kushaljit Singh Sodhi

PGIMER, Chandigarh, INDIA



Co-opted Directors


Co-opted, WFPI Founding President: Maria Ines Boechat

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA





Co-opted Representative, Image Gently Alliance: Kimberly Applegate

Emory University School of Medicine, USA




Co-opted Representative, Past Executive Director: Amanda Dehaye




Representative Directors (here's their role)



Khaled Aboualfotouh Ahmad





Gladys Mwango






Bernard Laya





Timothy Cain






Erich Sorantin





Eva Kis






Celia Ferrari





Alexandra Monteiro






James Donaldson





Rebecca Stein-Wexler






Members of WFPI's ExCom, being

Ines Boechat (SPR) 
Veronica Donoghue (ESPR)
Wendy Lam (AOSPR)
Dorothy Bulas  (SPR)
Gloria Soto (SLARP)
Rutger Jan Nievelstein (ESPR)
Jaishree Naidoo (AfSPI)
Tim Cain (AOSPR)

  • Version I: approved by all Founding Society boards and adopted in June 2012
  • Version 2: approved at WFPI's Annual General Meeting, June 2014
  • Version 3: e-ballot passage, June 2015


Leader: Cicero Silva

Overview and steering of WFPI outreach work is currently provided by WFPI's Executive Committee (key Council members).

Project leaders:

  • Childhood TB group: Bernard Laya
  • Ultrasound in lower resource settings: Savvas Andronikou
  • Indira Ghandi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, India: Cicero Silva
  • Khayelitsha Hospital, Western Cape, South Africa: Savvas Andronikou/Stanford University (Richard Barth)
  • Latin America: network development, tele-reading installation with health facilities in Peru, Colombia, Guatemala: Ramon Sanchez
  • Malawi: teaching and tele-reading support (focus: PoC US), development of future partnership with Imaging the World: Tracy Kilborn, Julie Hurteau, Sabine Béllard
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders: Savvas Andronikou
  • Laos: Cicero Silva/Michael Reiter - RAD AID
  • Bustamante Children's Hospital, Jamaica: Cicero Silva [Pamela Deaver]
  • Ethiopia: Kassa Darge
  • Mozambique: Ines Boechat and Ricardo Faingold
  • Haiti: Dorothy Bulas, Jennifer Nicholas, Rebecca Stein-Wexler


  • Joint Statement was issued by RAD-AID, WHO-PAHO and WFPI in September 2014 for future outreach and education work. Dr. Hansel Otero acts as WFPI's liaison physician for the WFPI-RAD AID interface.
  • Imaging the World and WFPI are moving forward together on PoC ultrasound research and pilot projects - see here.
  • For other organizations involved in lower resource settings and imaging, please click here and here

Workforce Training/ Education:


Dorothy Bulas, lead, (SPR)
Sanjay Prabhu (SPR) - webmaster, online video library, Case of the Week
George Taylor (SPR) - chair, online video library steering committee
Cicero Silva (SPR) - outreach leader
Savvas Andronikou (AfSPIR/SFIPP) - outreach leader 2012-2015
Bernard Laya (AOSPR) - TB Corner, Childhood TB
Quentin Moore (associated with IG) - webpages
Kassa Darge (SPR) - Ethiopia, curriculum
And all our many volunteers involved in outreach projects (including telereading)
that overlap with education and workplace training.


Erich Sorantin  (ESPR)

Sanjay Prabhu (Webmaster)

Online meetings - technical support: 

Tim Cain (AOSPR), Sanjay Prabhu (SPR), Cicero Silva (SPR), Erich Sorantin (ESPR), Amanda Dehaye (WFPI), Jennifer Boylan (SPR) 

Fundraising Advisor

Stuart Royal (SPR)



Sanjay Prabhu (SPR)



For more info....


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