Who We Are / Our Team

Our mission, our values, our people

The current Board is composed of President, Vice-President and nine regular members, each of them deaf and having a different nationality. The Board members are all volunteers and financially supported by their national deaf associations (or another sponsor) enabling them to attend Board meetings. The Board usually holds meetings twice a year in different locations all over the world. These meetings are hosted and financially supported by the organising deaf association in accordance to WFD Board Meeting Guidelines. Prior to the actual Board meetings one to two days is reserved for WFD Working Committee meetings which enable comprehensive discussions and sharing of views prior to the actual Board meetings. Board members’ term is four years with an option for re-election.

If you are interested in hosting the WFD Board, please contact
phillipa.sandholm@wfd.fi

WFD BOARD MEMBERS (2015-2019)

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Mr Colin Allen
President, Australia
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Dr Joseph Murray
Vice-President, USA
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Ms Kaisa Alanne
Board Member, Finland

 

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Dr Terry Riley OBE
Board Member, United Kingdom
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Ms Hanne Berge Kvitvaer
Board Member, Norway
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Ms Dulamsuren Jigjid
Board Member, Mongolia

 

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Mr Nikolay Chaushyan
Board Member, Russian Federation
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Mr
Florjan Rojba
Board Member, Albania
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Ms Ana Regina Campello
Board Member, Brazil

 


Mr Bierma Saeed Makki Aburas

Board Member, Sudan

Mr
Kasper Bergmann
Board Member, Denmark

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

  • 1951 – 1955: Late Mr Vittorio Ieralla, Italy
  • 1955 – 1983: Late Dr Dragolijub Vukotic, former Yugoslavia
  • 1983 – 1995: Late Dr Yerker Andersson, USA
  • 1995 – 2003: Dr Liisa Kauppinen, Finland
  • 2003 – 2011: Dr Markku Jokinen, Finland
  • 2011 – Present: Mr Colin Allen, Australia
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