Board of Directors


Members of the Board of Directors, 2017

Carol Birks
MND Australia
Steven Bell (Honorary Treasurer)
MND Association of England, Wales & Northern Ireland
Robert Bestow
MND Scotland
Gorrit-Jan Blonk
ALS Netherlands
Teresa Salas Campos
Efrat Carmi
IsrALS, Israel
Sara Feldman
The ALS Hope Foundation, USA
Rob GoldsteinRobert Goldstein
ALS Therapy Development Institute, USA
Tammy Moore
ALS Canada
Barb Newhouse
The ALS Association, USA
Kiki Qu
Taiwan MND Association

Board Committees, 2017

Members of Board Committees, 2017

The Board of Directors uses Board Committees to delegate specific tasks, expedite decision-making and increase efficiency in governing the Alliance. Below, you will find the titles of the current Board Committees, along with a description of each Committee’s role and a list of its members.

Committee TitleCommittee MembersCommittee Responsibilities
Budget, Finance, Administration & ComplianceCarol Birks, Steve Bell, Bob Bestow, Barb NewhouseAssist the Board in the effective discharge of its responsibilities for financial management, reporting, internal controls, risk management and internal and external audit processes in accordance with UK and English laws regulating incorporated charities. Assist the Chairperson in developing and supporting the role and function of the General Manager.
Membership Application Review
Gorrit-Jan Blonk, Teresa Salas, Tammy Moore, Bob BestowEvaluate new member applications and make recommendations to the Board.
Partnership and Alliance Support Grant

Gorrit-Jan Blonk, Efrat Carmi, Sara Feldman, Rod Harris (Co-Opted)Finalise and implement the new guidelines of the Partnership and Mentorship programme and develop procedures for member participation. Evaluate and recommend updates to Partnership and Support Grant informational materials and process. Evaluate Alliance Support Grant requests for partnership or meeting travel and make recommendations to the Board.
Annual Meeting ProgrammeSara Feldman, Efrat Carmi, Tammy MooreDesign the Annual Meeting programme, read and respond to evaluations, produce call for abstracts, review abstracts, and finalise 2017 agenda.
Forbes Norris Award ReviewCarol Birks, Barb Newhouse, Rob Goldstein
Evaluate 2017 Forbes Norris Award nominations and make recommendations to the Board in advance of the 2017 Meeting.

Committee Guideline: Chair, 2 Directors, 2 members of World Federation of Neurology
Humanitarian Award ReviewSteve Bell, Tammy Moore, Teresa SalasEvaluate 2017 Humanitarian Award nominations and make recommendations to the Board in advance of the 2017 Meeting.

Committee Guideline: 3 Directors (at discretion of the Board)
Articles of Association and PoliciesBarb Newhouse, Steve BellReview the Articles and Memorandum of Association (as necessary); create relevant policies to ensure that appropriate operational procedures are in place.
PALS Voice/InclusionRob Goldstein, Barb NewhouseIn response to concerns raised by members, explore the possibility of PALS representation on the Board of Directors or in an advisory role.
25th Anniversary and Global Day CampaignGorrit-Jan Blonk, Rob GoldsteinDevelop a plan for communications and campaigning around Global Day (21 June 2017) and the Alliance’s 25th Anniversary year.