Press Release: 14 December, 2018
International Federation on Ageing Appoints and Renews Directors to Global Board
Canada, Toronto – On 6-7 December, 2018 the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Board of Directors held its Annual Members Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in the new headquarters of DaneAge. At the AGM, the election results for new directors were announced, welcoming Ms Samantha Edmonds (Australia) and Ms Kari Henley (United States).
Samantha (Sam) Edmonds is the Silver Rainbow National Project Manager at the National LGBTI Health Alliance. Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and older people and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to create an LGBTI inclusive aged care sector. Samantha (Sam) is a member of a number of national advisory groups in ageing and aged care both government and non-government and was recently appointed to the Aged Care Sector Committee (ACSC).
Kari Henley is a social entrepreneur, expert host, virtual training consultant, and creative strategist in the ageing industry. As the Co-founder of Age Without Borders, she works to bridge the longevity and digital revolutions, and is building a movement to redefine ageing as a commitment to never stop growing. Kari has served as a featured contributor to the Huffington Post from 2006‐2015 and several pieces were then republished in professional periodicals. She has appeared on local TV, Dateline NBC, PBS “This Emotional Life,” and was featured in an Amazon #1 bestselling anthology.
The IFA President, Mr Bjarne Hastrup, also paid tribute to Directors who had completed their terms of office, Ms Mandanumbal Boollel (Mauritius), Prof Yitzhak Brick (Israel) and Dr Hisashi Hozumi (Japan).
|2019 Board of Directors|
|International Vice President||Dr Amy D’Aprix|
|RVP, Africa||Ayuk Eyong Christian|
|RVP, Asia Pacific||Graeme Prior|
|RVP, Europe||Ruth Marks|
|RVP, North America||Dr Sandra Hirst|
|VP, Innovation and Technology||Grace Chan|
|Director||Prof Suzanne Garon|
|Director||Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan|
|Director||Prof Ralph Martins|
|Director||Francis Njuakom Nchii|
|Director||Dr Vinod Shah|