WFPI Council

Officers (Executive Committee)

Founding President & Council Chair: Ines Boechat (SPR)
DG School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, USA


Vice President Veronica Donoghue (ESPR) 

Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, and The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin.

Secretary: Wendy Lam (AOSPR)

Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

Vice Secretary: Dorothy Bulas (SPR)

Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C., USA


Treasurer: Gloria Soto (SLARP)

Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile

Vice Treasurer Rutger Jan Nievelstein (ESPR)

University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands 

Ex-Officio ExCom Member representing AfSPI: Jaishree Naidoo (AfSPI)

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa




Membership Secretary: Timothy Cain (AOSPR)

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Austria

Representative Directors
(here's their role)

AfSPI: Jaishree Naidoo, Omolola Atalabi
AOSPR: Bernard Laya, Abrah Hayat
ESPR: Erich Sorantin, Eva Kis
SLARP: Pedro Daltro, Celia Ferrari
SPR: James Donaldson, Rebecca Stein-Wexler


Sanjay Prabhu
Children's Hospital, Boston, USA




General Manager



Amanda Dehaye



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: submitted for e-ballot March 2015

Workforce Training/ Education:


Dorothy Bulas, lead, (SPR)
Sanjay Prabhu (SPR) - webmaster, video library, Case of the Week
Savvas Andronikou (AfSPIR/SFIPP) - outreach leader 2012-2015
Ronald Cohen (SPR) - Haiti, outreach
Kassa Darge (SPR) - Ethiopia, web pages
Bernard Laya (AOSPR) - TB Corner, Childhood TB
Quentin Moore (associated with IG) - webpages
Marthe Munden (SPR) - Haiti
Jennifer Nicholas (SPR) - Haiti, PEDS site
Antonio Souza (SLARP) - JPR 2015 Brazil
Rebecca Stein-Wexler (SPR) - Haiti
George Taylor (SPR) - webpages, video library
Mary Wyers (SPR) - website through SPR

And all our many volunteers involved in outreach projects (including telereading) that overlap with education and workplace training.

Members of WFPI's ultrasound and online video library committees to be announced (under creation)


Leader: Cicero Silva

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

Project leaders:

  • 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 in Malawi: Tracy Kilborn
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders: Savvas Andronikou
  • Point of Care Ultrasound - research, teaching: Savvas Andronikou, Tracy Kilborn 
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders: Savvas Andronikou
  • [Pending] Central Europe - development of tele-reading and teaching support network: Erich Sorantin

Note: crossover with workforce training/Education group, in particular
Ethiopia: Kassa Darge
Haiti: Dorothy Bulas, Jennifer Nicholas, Rebecca Stein-Wexler
Mozambique: Ines Boechat (if tele-reading begins: Ricardo Faingold)


  • 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


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)
Amanda Dehaye (WFPI)