Regional Chapter Leadership Committee

Regional Chapter Leadership Committee

The International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) is a global non-profit organisation with an interdisciplinary knowledge community.

It is dedicated to understanding the interaction between design, health, science, culture and economics to help create physical environments that support health promotion and healthy societies. Founded by Dr Alan Dilani in 1997, the IADH is moving into the future under the direction of CEO, Gunther De Graeve.

At the World Congress for Design and Health in Vienna 2017, the vision and strategies for the Academy moving forward were revised. Read more here: Vision and Strategy

Key to our governance strategy is the establishment of regional chapters to build and support our global leadership team. Collectively, we will work together to further the vision of IADH. We will also work independently to address issues and provide services that are relevant in each region.

We are proud to announce that our global chapter leadership committee has been established. 

Regional ChapterDirectorCommittee Members
Africa & Middle EastProf Innocent Okpanum    appointed
EuropeProf. Stefano Capolongoappointed
North AmericaProf Pati Debajyoti   appointed
South AmericaWalkiria Erseappointed
South PacificMegan Readingappointed
South-East Asia
Yvonne Limappointed
Vivien Mak & Prof. Gelunappointed

As a member of a regional chapter committee, you will help to shape the goals, structure and activities of the chapter, build its network, and work with the global team on the broader journey of the Academy. 

Each regional chapter committee will determine and manage its region’s governance structure independently, in a manner that works best for the region and its members. Some guidelines from the global entity will be provided, and the Director of each region will be the main liaison between the region and the Executive Board. We expect the roles and responsibilities of regional committee members will evolve in the first few months of establishment.

Nominations NOW CLOSED

For more information on our chapters please visit our CHAPTERS page.