WFPI Executive Council

(here's their roles)


Joanna Kasznia-Brown,
Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton, UK 


Vice President
Andrés García Bayce SLARP 

Tatiana Fazecas, SLARP  

Vice Treasurer: 
J. Chris Rodrigues,  AfSPI,  Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya 

Past President
Dorothy Bulas, SPR
Children's Nat'l Med Ctr
Washington, DC, USA

Founding President: 
Maria Ines Boechat
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA


Cristian Garcia, SLARP, 
Hospital Clinco Universidad Catolica, 
Santiago, Chile


Vice Secretary:
Rick van Rijn, ESPR, 
Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rep,  Image Gently Alliance: 
Kimberly Applegate
Univ of Kentucky, USA

5th Organizational Director: 
Jae-Yeon Hwang, AOSPR


AFSPI Representative: 
Jaishree Naidoo  

 AFSPI Representative: 
J. Chris Rodrigues Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya 

AOSPR Representative:
Timothy Cain
AOSPR Representative:
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
PGIMER, Chandigarh, INDIA
ESPR Representative:
Rutger Jan Nievelstein 
ESPR Representative: 
Martin Stenzel
SLARP Representative:
Pilar Dies
SLARP Representative: 
Alexandra Monteiro 
 SPR Representative
Taylor Chung 
 SPR Representative: 
Diego Jaramillo

Initiative Leaders 

Digital Education Leader: 
Sanjay Prabhu
Boston Children's Hospital   
 MRI protocol Leader: 
Michael Gee
Mass General Hosp
Harvard, USA 

Hansel Otero 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA


Outreach co-chair: 

Ricardo Faingold
Montreal Children's Hospital

Outreach co-chair: 
Ram Senasi
City Hospitals Sunderland

 TB Leader: 
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi

PGIMER, Chandigarh, INDIA

Covid-19 Task Force Chair 
Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH
Boston, MA, USA



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....


Read all about WFPI here