The Governing Board

At the 4th General Assembly on 29 September 2022, CHS Alliance members elected four new and three returning board members. They are: Coleen Heemskerk, Kajungu Rehema, Shahid Ali, Carly Sheehan, Eoin Wrenn, Yegana Guliyeva and Gloria Soma. They join and rejoin CHS Alliance’s governing Board.

Please find below the current composition of the Board. Each individual Board member’s term of office will last three years, renewable once. The Board is supported by four Standing Committees: i) Membership and Nominations Committee; ii) Finance, Risk and Audit Committee; iii) People and Culture Committee, and iv) Complaints Committee. Find below the minutes of previous Board Meetings.

Lola Gostelow (Chair)

Lola Gostelow (Chair)

Shama Mall (Vice-Chair)

Shama Mall (Vice-Chair)

Deputy Regional Director, Programs & Organizational Development, Community World Service Asia (CWSA)

Michael Moriarty (Treasurer)

Michael Moriarty (Treasurer)

Head of Business Partnering & Strategic Finance at Plan International

Shahid Ali

Shahid Ali

Fast Rural Development Program

Michael Barnett (independent)

Michael Barnett (independent)

University Professor, George Washington University

Allan Calma

Allan Calma

Global Humanitarian Coordinator, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Yegana Guliyeva (independent)

Yegana Guliyeva (independent)

IDP / Humanitarian / Freelance Consultant

Coleen Heemskerk

Coleen Heemskerk

International Director of Strategic Planning, Act Church of Sweden

Rehema Kajungu

Rehema Kajungu

Deputy Country Director, TPO Uganda​

Susan Otieno

Susan Otieno

Executive Director, ActionAid International Kenya

Sarah Pelicaric

Sarah Pelicaric

HR Advisor Team Leader at CAFOD

Meg Sattler (independent)

Meg Sattler (independent)

Director, Ground Truth Solutions

Marina Skuric Prodanovic

Marina Skuric Prodanovic

Chief, System-wide Approaches and Practices Section, Coordination Division, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Carly Sheehan

Carly Sheehan

Oxfam

Gloria Soma (independent)

Gloria Soma (independent)

Board Subcommittee

Finance, Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC)
Michael Wickham Moriarty (Committee Chair and Board member)
Susan Otieno (Board member)
Lola Gostelow (Board member)
Nancy Ette (non-board member) – ACT Alliance
Pierre Henry Pingeon (non- Board member) – Independent Consultant

 

Membership and Nominations Committee (MNC)
Susan Otieno (Committee Chair and Board member)
Shama Mall (Board member)
Rehema Kajungu (Board member)
Yegana Guliyeva (Board member)
Shahid Ali (Board member)
Annerose Buche (Non-Board member) – Islamic Relief Deutschland
People and Culture Committee
Sarah Pelicaric (Committee Chair and Board member)
Michael Wickham Moriarty (Board member)
Lola Gostelow (Board member)
Shama Mall (Board member)
John Beverely (Non-Board member) Retired financial accountant

 

Complaints Committee
Carly Sheehan (Committee Chair and Board member)
Meg Sattler (Board member)
Michael Barnett (Board member)
Allan Calma (Board member)

Secretariat

The CHS Alliance Secretariat facilitates and promotes cooperation and coordination between the members. The Secretariat is managed by the Executive Director who is appointed by the Governing Board.


The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of members is the Alliance’s supreme authority. The quorum for the General Assembly is 40 percent of the voting membership of the CHS Alliance. In between assemblies, the Governing Board is authorised to carry out all acts that further the purposes of the Alliance. Find below the minutes of previous General Assemblies.

2023 ANNUAL REPORT