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Esbjörn Hörnberg
International President
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Mr Esbjörn Hörnberg, MBA, Swedish citizen, born in 1948.

From 2003 Mr Hörnberg serves as the Executive Director of IOGT International, an umbrella organization with 160 members in 60 Countries.

Mr Hörnberg was up till March 2018 the Chairperson of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs and was also the Chair of the Civil Society Task Force on Drugs, set up as the key entity to secure Civil Societies engagement and coordination in order to effectively include Civil Society Organisations voices in the UNGASS on Drugs 2016.

From 1994 to 2012 he was Secretary General of International Institute of the IOGT-NTO-movement, a foundation working with development in Africa, South- and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Now he serves as the Senior Advisor to the management and board.

Mr Hörnberg was secretary in the civil society group working with WHO and UNODC on the project “Global Initiative” 1991 – 1996.

Before working with international issues, Mr Hörnberg was working 17 years as a civil servant, in the sectors of education, social welfare and community administration.
Josephine Baxter
Vice President representing Oceania
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Prior to working the alcohol and drug sector, Ms Josephine (Jo) Baxter held the position of Educational Manager in the TAFE sector in Australia, where she made a significant contribution to quality educational management in international programs in Bangladesh, India, Italy and the United Kingdom. During this time she completed two research scholarships in the United States.

Jo entered the Alcohol and Drug sector as CEO of Life Education in South Australia in January, 2000. Two years later she was promoted to the position of National Director of Programs & Training for Life Education Australia, based in Sydney.

She has worked closely with alcohol and drug rehabilitation teams at Odyssey House (Victoria). In her current position as Executive Director, Drug Free Australia, she oversees strategies in capacity building, project management and community development, focussing on drug prevention.

Ms Baxter was a member of the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, she was elected Vice President, World Federation Against Drugs and is currently operational in that role. In 2010 Ms Baxter became a member of the International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy. Most recently Jo commenced a second 3-year term as a member of the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) – December 2017-2020.
Per Johansson
Secretary of the Board representing Europe
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Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Graduated from teacher’s college 1978. Worked in the construction business during the 1980s. Has worked as a Secretary General for the National Association for a Drug-free Society (RNS) since the early 1990s.

Per came across the problem of drug abuse while working a year at a mental hospital in between high school and college. In 1979 he came in contact with RNS and met Professor Nils Bejerot, psychiatrist, who founded the organization. He became an enthusiastic volunteer working for RNS.

Per took part in organizing the First World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm in September 2008. Based on that experience four of the Swedish NGOs that organized the Forum founded the World Federation Against Drugs, WFAD, in 2009. Since then four more Forums have been arranged – in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Per Johansson has taken an active role in making WFAD an important player in the world from his position as the Secretary of the Board.

Per’s expertise when it comes to drug prevention is mainly around drug policy in relation to public opinion, which has been a very lively process in Sweden for 50 years where the debate has been going back and forth from harm reduction oriented to recovery oriented.
Rogers Kasirye
Board Member representing Africa
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Executive Director, Uganda Youth Development Link, board member WFAD. BA in Social work and Social administration and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University, Kampala. Mr. Kasirye has undertaken several consultancy positions as a technical Coordinator, he is also a consultant with Mentor foundation UK. He is the local expert advisor to UNODC in Eastern Africa and is actively involved in capacity building of NGOs and Communities in Drug Demand reduction activities. He is a lead person on Vienna NGO committee on drug abuse. Mr. Kasirye is currently involved in two NIDA supported research tasks on adapting materials on substance abuse and street children. He is a researcher on the global study on gender and alcohol studies coordinated by WHO. Mr. Kasirye was awarded the 1999, United Nation Civil Society Award winner, offered by UNODC and The Federal Republic of Austria and The City of Vienna and the Africa Region Youth Services award 1999, by the Common wealth youth programme, African centre. He also authored several books and papers on drug abuse, social protection, and commercial sexual exploitation.
Robert DuPont
Board Member representing North America
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Robert L. DuPont, MD, psychiatrist, has for more than 40 years been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment in the United States. He was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and was the second White House Drug Chief. In 1978 Dr. DuPont became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., a non-profit organization that identifies and promotes big new ideas to reduce illegal drug use. He is Vice President of Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, a leading consulting firm dealing with substance abuse, which he founded in 1982 with his longtime colleague Peter Bensinger. Dr. DuPont maintains an active psychiatric practice specialising in addiction and anxiety disorders, and has been Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 1980.
Dayana Vincent
Board Member representing Asia
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Managing Trustee of Fourth Wave Foundation India, Dayana Vincent, has over 15 years of experience working with international organisations. She has been actively championing the cause of Inclusion with focus on Children with Special Needs and Childs Right to Education and a substance abuse free environment. She advocates in uniting stakeholders to take responsibility and works with communities to participate in the change process. A researcher by interest and passion, she has also co-authored several papers and journals which have been presented at international forums. Diana holds a Masters in Human Resource Management and has completed an advanced management program in Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership from The Swedish Institute, Sweden.
Munawar F. Sunny
Deputy Board Member representing Asia
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Dr. Munawar Fayyaz Sunny, Chairman Sunny Trust International born in a small village of Sargodha, Pakistan on April 10, 1968. He started his education from his native town. He completed his Graduation from Govt. College of Sargodha. Then he joined Punjab Homeopathic Medical College, Faisalabad. After completing DHMS, he started studies for MD from Colombo, Srilanka. For further studies, he got admission in Colombo International University and completed PGAC.

In the course of general practice in Faisalabad many years back, the founder of Sunny Trust International Dr. Munawar Fayyaz Sunny routinely encountered patients addicted to different drugs besides other health problems. These patients became the subject of his particular, and eventually, specialized investigative interest. Each patient represented a distinct case study even when belonging to the same category of drug abuse. He felt the increasing number of drug addicts in the area.

Dr. Sunny decided to devote himself exclusively to the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts through initially setting up of a five bed in-house patient facility at Faisalabad in March 1992. The success of this experiment soon led to its expansion into a 30 bed facility for treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts.
Mike Sabin
Deputy Board Member representing Oceania
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Mike Sabin is a member of parliament for Northland, New Zealand. He is a nationally and internationally-recognized expert and authority on methamphetamine and drug policy. Mr. Sabin is involved with international drug policy as a member of the International Task Force for Strategic Drug Policy and a fellow and associate of numerous international drug free coalitions.

He is the author of publications on the efficacy of harm prevention, demand reduction focused drug policy initiatives, including solutions to the methamphetamine crisis in New Zealand. Mike is a respected commentator and expert lecturer on methamphetamine, drug abuse, drug policy strategy nationally and internationally including the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Amy Ronshausen
Deputy Board Member representing North America
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Amy Ronshausen is the new Executive Director of both Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.), national nonprofit organizations that work to defeat drug legalization attempts, promote sound drug policies, and prevent drug use, abuse and addiction.

Mrs. Ronshausen has dedicated most of her adult life to the work of reducing illegal drug use and drug prevention. In her ten years with Drug Free America Foundation and S.O.S, she has assisted in coordinating successful grassroots advocacy campaigns to defeat marijuana legalization efforts, coordinated statewide prevention summits, analyzed and tracked state and federal drug policy legislation, and trained prevention professionals at local and national conferences.

Prior to coming to DFAF, Mrs. Ronshausen spent three years as a program specialist with the Pinellas County Adult Drug Court, working under four judges. While in drug court, Mrs. Ronshausen linked defendants with treatment providers and monitored their progress through the criminal justice system. In 2007, Mrs. Ronshausen was awarded Best Team Practices for her work in Adult Drug Court.

Mrs. Ronshausen started her work in drug prevention with Operation PAR, the largest treatment provider in Pinellas County, where she started off as a call specialist in their access center and then worked as a juvenile certified GAIN assessor. She also worked as a juvenile counselor for PAR’s Adolescent Recovery Intervention Services and the Juvenile Enhancement Treatment Services and is trained in Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Mrs. Ronshausen volunteers as the Executive Director for the Florida Coalition Alliance, representing over 30 community anti-drug coalitions. She is a LiveFree! Key Leader Council member, chairs the Marijuana Task Force as part of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, and serves on the Pinellas County Opioid Task Force.

Mrs. Ronshausen received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of South Florida.
Monica Barzanti
Deputy Board Member representing Europe
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Monica Barzanti graduated from University with a degree in Modern Languages and Literature in 1981, followed by a certification as a professional educator in 1996 (3 year course) focusing on the themes of psychology, pedagogy,social anthropology, legal and medical aspects of drug dependence, among others. Since 1986 Ms. Barzanti has been organizing international events in San Patrignano, in addition to participating in conferences in Italy and abroad on the theme of drug dependence. She also acts as a liaison for University students wishing to incorporate information on the San Patrignano Community in research papers or University theses. Since 1998 she has coordinated visits to the Community by schools, volunteer groups, social workers, policy makers and people working in the addiction field, both Italian and foreign. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Vienna NGO Committee, representing San Patrignano at various United Nations events on the theme of drugs.
Carmen Fernández Cáceres
Board Member representing Latin America
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Carmen Fernández Cáceres holds a Master Degree in Family Therapy and a B.A. in Psychology. Currently she is the Director-General of Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ). She is the representative of Mexico in the North American Section of the World Federation against Drugs (WFAD).

Carmen Fernández Cáceres is the author and editor of several publications dealing with drug and alcohol with a gender perspective. She is the coordinator-general and professor of the Master Degree in Therapy Family in Addictions at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) and of five Certificates in Gender, Addiction and Domestic Violence with official recognition by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and other Mexican universities. She has been teaching in the School of Economic and Social Studies of Mexico city and in the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).
Eze Eluchie
Deputy Board Member representing Africa
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An Attorney with over 25 years experience at the Nigerian Bar, Eze Eluchie, formerly Executive Director of People Against Drug Dependence and Ignorance and now President of the African Center for Health Law and Development, has devoted the greater portion of his vocation as an Attorney, actively engaged in public impact litigation related to Health and Human Rights, Constitutional development, and other areas which have served to positively influence human rights jurisprudence in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region.

Mr. Eluchie originated and organized the International Conferences on Tackling the Scourge of Substance Abuse. Thus far, 5 sessions of these Conferences have been organized in the following locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (1999); Abuja, Nigeria, (2000); Lagos, Nigeria, (2004); London, UK, (2008); and London, UK (2011); and served as Lead Counsel in the first tobacco control litigation in West Africa, which sought to compel the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to regulate tobacco products as drugs, and other activities which have served to positively impact on Substance abuse reduction programs in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region

Mr. Eluchie earned his Bachelor of Laws (comparable to J.D) at the University of Nigeria, his Barrister-at-Law (comparable to ‘Call to Bar’) at the Nigerian Law School, and was a Global Health Law Fellow of Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree in Global Health Law. He has also completed post-graduate certificate courses in Health, Human Rights, and Biostatistics at Harvard University, Boston, MA, and the Graduate Institute on Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, both in the USA.
Ivan Alvarado
Deputy Board Member representing Latin America
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President Comunidad La Roca, Chile
Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky
Special Advisor
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President of BRAHA, Brazilian Humanitarians in Action, and General Director of Prevention of ABRAD (Brazilian Association on Alcohol and Drugs) as well as the International Coordinator of the Program Forging Leadership for Drug Demand Reduction in Latin America. She is the former Head of the Drug Prevention Bureau of the City of Rio de Janeiro and former Head of the Special Secretariat for the Prevention of Chemical Dependence of Rio de Janeiro. Professor Seinfeld de Carakushansky holds Masters Degrees in Mathematics and was an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro for 25 years. She has developed numerous drug prevention programs and has authored texts and articles about Drug Prevention, Legalization, and Preventive Cities. Shehas received numerous awards; among them the highest Rio de Janeiro State Military Police Award (Comendadora) and the Euzebio da Costa Medal of the Municipal Guard of Rio de Janeiro. Professor Mina Seinfeld de Carakushansky is a member of the Board of Directors of Drug Watch International and Special Advisor to the International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy and board member of World Federation Against Drugs.
David G. Evans
Special Advisor
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David G. Evans, Esq., is the Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition and is a practicing attorney. The Coalition is an organization of school officials, teachers, counselors, parents, and students dedicated to helping schools to become drug-free. Mr. Evans has written several books dealing with substance abuse and the law, including books on designing effective drug-free workplace programs and on children, drugs and the law. Before entering law practice he was a Research Scientist, in the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, in the New Jersey Department of Health where he performed analysis of legal and regulatory requirements regarding: drug and alcohol abuse, research and data collection, courts, criminal justice, domestic violence, drug-free workplaces, juveniles, confidentiality, treatment, drug testing, AIDS, drug use forecasting, and discrimination. He has taught at: Rutgers University, Kean College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mr Evans is a Special Advisor to the World Federation Against Drugs.
Torgny Peterson
Special Advisor
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Mr. Peterson has been the Head of the social section at the Maria Clinic for young people in Stockholm, Director of HNN, and the European Cities Against Drugs. He has written numerous articles about drugs, and hosted and spoken at several national and international conferences on money laundering, organized crime, motorcycle gangs,research on drugs, prevention and treatment. TP was a member of the Swedish Government’s delegation to UNGASS in New York in 1998 and a trainer in the “Drug Trafficking Module” for the EU applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He has hosted weekly talk shows on drug related issues at two radio stations in Sweden. TP is a member of the International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy, the Global Institute on Drug Policy, and the Swedish Narcotics Officers Association. National and international distinctions include the Flag of The United States and the Carnegie Institute Journalism Prize. He is currently Director of ActNow (www.actnow.nu)