Board

Because of the Covid-19 situation the EDSA Annual General Assembly (AGA) could this year not be hold as planned in Lugano, Switzerland but had to be hold online. Nevertheless 42 participants were registered, representing 33 different DS-associations in 27 countries.

The last EDSA board was elected in Dublin 2017 and was in office until this year 2020. The election was held during the AGA, 25. November 2020. All members received information about the nominated candidates beforehand. The new elected board will stay in office until 2023.


EDSA’s officers are currently:

Dinka VukovicPresident
Dinka Vukovic, Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Down Syndrome Association (CDSA)
Family

 

Anns ContardiVice President
Anna Contardi, Rome, Italy
Associazione Italiana Persone Down (AIPD)
Professional

 

Fulya EkmenVice President
Fulya Ekmen,
 Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Down Sendromu Dernegi (TDSD)
Family

 

Isidro MoyanoTreasurer
Isidro Moyano Barea, Prague, Czech Republic
DownSyndrom CZ
Family

 

Jose Gutierrez CaballeroGeneral Secretary
José Guitiérrez Caballero, Madrid, Spain

Down España
Professional

 

Carol BoysBoard Member
Carol Boys, London, United Kingdom

Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA)
Family

 

Pat ClarkeBoard Member
Pat Clarke, Drogheda, Ireland
Down Syndrome Ireland 
Family

 

Michaela HilgnerBoard Member
Michaela Hilgner, Nürnberg, Germany
Deutsches Down Syndrom InfoCenter
Professional

 

Monika MazeggerBoard Member
Monika Mazegger, Austria
Down Syndrom Österreich (DSÖ)
Family

 

Nathanaël RaballandBoard Member
Nathanaël Raballand, Vendée, France
Fédération Trisomie 21 France
Family

 

Emanuela ZaimiBoard Member
Emanuela (Pepkola) Zaimi,
Tirana, Albania
Down Syndrome Albania

Family

 


Senior Board Observers

Frank BuckleyFrank Buckley, Cumbria, UK
Down Syndrome Education International (DSE International)
Family

 

Cora HalderCora Halder, Nürnberg, Germany
Deutsches Down-Syndrom InfoCenter
Family

 

Tania MykhailenkoTania Mykhailenko, Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian Charitable Organization Down Syndrome
Family

 


Junior Board Observers

Maida AgicMaida Agic, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Zivot sa Down Sy
Family

 

Sebahate BeqiriSebahate Beqiri, Pristina, Kosovo
Down Syndrome Kosova
Family

 

Tatyana NechaevaTatyana Nechaeva, Moskov, Russia
DownsideUp Charitable Fund
Professional

 

Joeanna XerriJoeanna Xerri, Malta,
Down Syndrome Association, Malta
Family

 


Scientific Advisory Board

Juan PereraBoard Member
Juan Perera, Mallorca, Spain
Asociación Síndrome de Down de Baleares (ASNIMO)

 

Jacqueline LondonBoard Member
Jacqueline London, Paris, France
Association Française pour la Recherche sur la Trisomie 21 (AFRT)