Governance & Leadership

Governing Council

The Governing Council of the International Association of Immunization Managers (IAIM) provides leadership and direction to the Association. The members of IAIM’s Governing Council are elected by Membership and respond to the members of the Association.

The first election of the Governing Council of the International Association of Immunization Managers took place on March 3rd, 2015 during IAIM’s Inaugural Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The new Governing Council members are from different regions of the world.


Dr. David Salisbury
President, Governing Council 


President of Governing Council
Former Immunization Director
Health Department
United Kingdom




Dr. Jaleela Sayed Jawad Hasan Jawad
Vice-President, Governing Council

Public Health Consultant
Chief of Immunization Group
Ministry of Health
Kingdom of Bahrain




Dr. Bruce Gellin 
Secretary, Governing Council 


Undersecretary of Health
National Vaccine Program Office,
United States of America




Mr. Johann van den Heever
Treasury, Governing Council

National Manager of Immunization Program 
National Health Department 
South African Republic





Dr. Salah Al-Awaidy
Governing Council Member

Communicable Diseases Advisor
Ministry of Health
Sultanate of Oman




Dr. K.O. Antwi-Agyei
Governing Council Member

Immediate Past Director of National Program
Expanded Program of Immunization
DCD, Ghana Health Services



Dr. Silvia Bino
Governing Council Member

Chief of Disease Control and Immunization Department
Public Health Institute
Tirana, Albania



Dr. Chong Chee Kheong
Governing Council Member

Director of Disease Control Division 
Ministry of Health




Dr. Li Li
Governing Council Member

Association of Chinese Preventive Medicine, Secretariat





Dr. Paba Palihawadana
Governing Council Member

National Immunization Program Manager
Ministry of Health
Sri Lanka



Dr. Gayane Sahakyan
Governing Council Member 


National Immunization Program Manager
 Republic of Armenia 



Dr. Simone Spence 

Governing Council Member 


Director, Family Health Services 
Ministry of Health





Dr. Shyam Raj Upreti

Governing Council Member 


Immediate Past Administrator of the Extended Immunization Program ,


IAIM  Secretariat

The International Association of Immunization Managers Secretariat manages the day-to-day operations of the Association. The staff include the Director of the IAIM Secretariat, Ana Flavia Carvalho, Senior Program Manager Katie D. Waller and  Program Coordinators Emi Symenouh, Vanna Camille Curi and Maggie Collins.