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Board of Directors

The Alliance is guided by a Reference Group (formerly: Board of Directors) who are elected by the EAA's assembly every four years. All group members come from member organizations.

Reference Group Members 2013-2017


Rev. Richard Fee (Chair)

General Secretary
The Presbyterian Church of Canada


Dr. Thorsten Göbel

Head: Policy Unit
Brot für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst


Rev. Christo Greyling

Director: Faith Partnership for Development
World Vision International


Dr. Henk Jochemsen (Vice Chair)



Ms. Hendrica Okondo

Global Programmes Manager
World YWCA


Rev. Christopher Rajkumar (Sustainable Food Systems Strategy Group Representative)

Executive Secretary, Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation
National Council of Churches in India


Ms. Isabel Richardson

Executive Secretary
Madras Christian Council of Social Services


Ms. Kristiina Rintakoski

Advocacy Director
Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission


Dr. Carl Stecker

Director for Diakonia: Global Mission Unit
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Ms Lyn van Rooyen (HIV Strategy Group Representative)

Executive Director
Christian AIDS Bureau of Southern Africa


Msgr. Robert Vitillo (Treasurer)

Head of Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva
Caritas Internationalis


Mrs. Sara Spiecher (ex officio)

Interim Executive Director
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

Food Campaign
Food Campaign
HIV and AIDS Campaign
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