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Board of Directors (USA)
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Board of Trustees (UK)

ICEHA is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees oversees all activities of the organization and provides strategic, programmatic, legal, and financial oversight. The directors on the board comprise an international team of highly qualified and world-renowned experts with expertise in the field of HIV care, developing countries, program design, and legal and financial management.

Marie Charles, M.D., M.I.A..
Chair and CEO, International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA), New York City

Recipient National Medal of Honor - Vietnam
Henry Crown Fellow - The Aspen Institute
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, SIPA, New York City

In November 2001, Dr. Marie Charles founded ICEHA, currently widely recognized as the global leader in clinical skills rapid transfer to emerging nations.

Drawing on its pool of > 600 highly qualified infectious disease medical professionals in the world, ICEHA deployed into 10 countries within just 3 years of solidifying the clinical mentoring model. By now, ICEHA is transferring over 6,500 aggregate man years of professional medical expertise to colleagues in emerging nations on three continents. As a direct result, local healthcare workers provide the best care possible within their given resource limitations; and tens of thousands of patients have access to care when none existed before.

As a leading “fourth generation” charity (4NGO), ICEHA uses a unique empowerment-sustainability funding model, whereby Western funding catalyzes a 300% matched funding by the recipient developing countries themselves.

Dr. Charles previously served as both Chief Operating Officer of IATEC (University of Amsterdam) and co-founding Managing Director of PharmAccess International (PAI) prior to founding ICEHA. In the past she has also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Relations.

In recognition of her personal achievements and ICEHA’s revolutionary contribution to global healthcare, Dr. Charles was named a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute in 2006 and received the “National Medal of Honor” from Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet, President of Vietnam, at the opening of the Vietnamese National Assembly in June 2007.

Dr. Charles received her MD from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium and her Masters Degree in International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University in New York City, USA. She has lived and worked in over 20 countries across the world.

Mr. William Wilkinson
Treasurer & Trustee

A native Brit, Mr. William Wilkinson joined the Royal Navy in 1964 where he trained and worked for the next 18 years as a marine engineer before moving to the Middle East. Upon his return to the West, he worked for a US management consultancy company assisting UK companies with adopting modern technology and management practices. Mr. Wilkinson has worked in all sectors, for blue chip companies and SMEs. In 1998, already committed to local environment and conservation issues from his younger age, he decided to redirect his energy and commercial experience towards assisting people rather than companies. Subsequently, Mr. Wilkinson has built a solid record of achievement in the UK and North Africa.

Mr. Gordon Radley
Media Consultant, London, UK

For 11 years, Mr. Gordon Radley was a news anchor for Sky TV. In addition, he has presented, reported and produced for seven ITV companies, two BBC regional news programmes and several satellite stations. Productions included special reports, features, and a major documentary on the City of London for NHK. Mr. Radley is currently working on a number of projects for terrestrial TV while also reporting for the BBC Natural History Unit where he recently reported on a series on global warming and is now reporting for ‘World on the Move', a series about migration. Additionally he is part of a large television project connected to the 2012 Olympic Games. Beyond his work as a journalist, reporter, producer and actor (he co-starred with Brad Pitt), he has worked for many years as a media consultant for international corporations and financial institutions, handling media training issues and crisis/reputation management. He also acts as a chair/facilitator at business conferences and lectures in Public Relations.

Mark Nelson, M.D.
Honorary Trustee
Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Chelsea – Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Dr. Mark Nelson trained at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Westminster Medical School, qualifying in 1986, subsequently becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He became a Consultant at Westminster Hospital in HIV Medicine in 1994. His primary research interest is in new antiretrovirals and the treatment of hepatitis B and C, both in the singly and co-infected patients. He is principally Director of HIV Services, Deputy Director of Research, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College School of Medicine.

Professor Brian G. Gazzard, M.A., M.D., FRCP
Honorary Trustee

Consultant Physician and Research Director, Department of HIV/GU Medicine, Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London, UK
Chairman, British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Brian Gazzard qualified at Cambridge University in 1970 and became an MD from the same institution in 1982. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1983. He became a consultant at St Stephen’s and Westminster Hospitals (now combined as Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) in 1978. He saw his first AIDS patient in 1979 and in 1991 founded the St Stephen's AIDS Trust with other consultant colleagues. He was also the founder chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA). In 1997 he became Professor of HIV Medicine and in 2002 was awarded both the Outstanding Achiever Award for Healthcare and the Clinical Leadership Award for 2002 in recognition for his work in the field on HIV.

Ms. Susan Arndt
Honorary Trustee

Director & Principal, Ferrell Jacobs Ltd., London, UK

Ms. Susan Arndt has extensive general and project management experience, mostly in high-growth businesses. Prior to her business career, she served as Program Manager for Project Hope’s Paediatric Burn Program in the former Soviet Union. She has held senior positions with Internet Securities (now a division of Euromoney), Seattle Coffee Company (UK) Ltd and its successor, Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Ltd, and Mesania Ltd., of which she was co-founder and COO. Her previous experience includes time with Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance, and she is an active mentor to numerous entrepreneurs including through the UK’s Prince’s Trust. Her current business serves clients in the retail, catering, and leisure industries.

Ms. Arndt has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MIA from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.