Board of Directors

Aidspan’s Board of Directors has five members:

  • Dr. James DEUTSCH
    Director, Africa Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, responsible for over 1,000 staff in Africa; formerly CEO of the leading UK NGO involved in raising and disbursing funds for AIDS. Openly HIV-positive. US/UK dual citizen, based in New York.



  • Professor Alan WHITESIDE
    Founder and Executive Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and the CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a holds a Chair at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Canada..


  • Isaac AWUONDO
    Group Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa, Based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Dr. Djalo MELE
    President of the Country Coordinating Mechanism in Niger, Based in Niamey, Niger


Aidspan has two 2-day board meetings per year. Board members are not paid for their work.
Aidspan is headed by a Board of Directors composed of four accomplished professionals with diverse skills.