Committees of the ITAA Board of Trustees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Responsible for governance of the ITAA, along with the entire Board.

Chair: President, Elana Leigh, Australia

Members:
President-Elect: Chitra Ravi, India
Treasurer, John Oates, UK
Secretary, Rema Giridhar, India
VP Development, Deepak Dhananjaya, India
VP Operations, Alessandra Pierini, Italy
VP Professional Standards, Thorsten Geck, Germany
VP Research & Innovation, Steff Oates, UK


BYLAWS COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the bylaws of the ITAA.

Chair: OPEN

Members:
​Prathitha Gangadharan, India
Rema Giridhar, India
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
Sumithra Sharatkumar, India


CONFERENCE COMMITEE
Responsible for accepting bids, supporting the organizing of ITAA conferences.

Chair: ​Vladimir Goussakovski, Russia

Members:
Lucy Freedman, USA
Rema Giridhar, India
Alessandra Pierini, Italy
Michelle Thomé, Brazil


COMMUNICATIONS COMMITEE
Responsible for ITAA marketing, branding, and website development.

Chair: ​Michelle Thomé, Brazil

Members:
John Fleming, Ireland
Susan E Lockwood, USA
Krishnan Madhabushi, India


ETHICS COMMITTEE
Responsible for providing a structure for confrontation, a fair hearing, and, if necessary, fair and sound judgment to ensure that members of the ITAA represent and conduct themselves professionally and in line with the ITAA Code of Conduct.

Co-Chairs:
Anne de Graaf, Netherlands
Jan Grant, Australia

Members:
Tomoko Abe, Japan
Trudi Newton, UK
Pierre Seberegts, Netherlands
Michelle Thomé, Brazil
Anne Tucker, New Zealand


ERIC BERNE FUND FOR THE FUTURE AND SCHOLARSHIP GRANT FUND
Responsible for raising, managing, and distributing funds accordingly.

Chair: Michael Harsh, USA

Members:
John Baxendale, UK
Corinne Laurier, France
John Oates, UK


ERIC BERNE MEMORIAL AWARD COMMITTEE
Responsible for managing the award nomination, review, and selection processes.

Chair: Lis Heath, Psychotherapy, U.K.

Members:
Joost Levy, Organizational, Netherlands
Mark Widdowson, Psychotherapy, UK
Richard Erskine, Psychotherapy, Canada
Sander Reinalda, Counseling, Netherlands
Suriyaprakash C, Organisational, India
Charlotte Daellenbach, Psychotherapy, New Zealand
Giles Barrow, Education, UK


FINANCE COMMITEE
Responsible for overseeing the finances of the ITAA.

Chair: John Oates, UK

Members:
Michael Harsh, USA
Elana Leigh, Australia​


ITAA RESEARCH AWARD COMMITTEE
Responsible for managing the award nomination, review, and selection processes.

Chair: Susan George, India

Members:
Enrico Benelli, Italy
Anne de Graaf, Netherlands
Mandy Lacy, New Zealand
​Biljana van Rijn, UK


NOMINATIONS COMMITEE
Seeks and receives nominations for election to the BOT.

Chair: John Health, UK

Members:
Suriyaprakash C, India
Rema Giridhar, India
Sumithra Sharatkuma, India


PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Responsible for setting training and supervision standards or all levels of professional membership in association with IBOC.

Co-Chairs:  
Giles Barrow, UK 
Karen Pratt, South Africa
Thorsten Geck, Germany (VP Professional Standards)


ROUTLEDGE/TAYLOR & FRANCIS LIAISON COMMITTEE
Responsible for liaising between Routledge, ITAA BOT and the TAJ co-editors on matters concerning the TAJ.

Chair:  Steff Oates, UK

Members:
Bill Cornell, USA
Sylvie Monin, Switzerland
John Oates, UK


SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE 
Responsible for highlighting and responding to the important social and environmental issues of our time in a way that is true to our TA philosophy and values and for providing ways for ITAA members to engage in dialogue on these global issues.

Chair: Diane Salters, South Africa

Members:
Victoria Baskerville, UK
Sashi Chandran, India
Günter Josef Mohr, Germany
Chitra Ravi, India
Salma Siddique, UK
Wataru Suematsu, Japan  


WEBINAR COMMITTEE
Responsible for coordinating with EATA colleagues to provide regular webinars for both ITAA and EATA members.

Chair:  Krystyna Tomanova, Czech Republic

Members:
Deepak Dhananjaya, India
Elana Leigh, Australia
Leilani Mitchell, UK
Steff Oates, UK
Peter Rudolph, Germany