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Our people


David Good, USA: President
Volker Hoemberg, Germany: President-Elect
Leonard Li, Hong Kong: Past President
Caterina Pistarini, Italy: Secretary General
Jorge Hernandez Franco, Mexico: Treasurer
7 Members at Large
Tracey Mole, UK: Executive Director (non-voting)
Michael Barnes, UK: Chair of the Council of Past Presidents (non-voting)
Michael Thaut, Canada: Chairperson of SIG Committee (non-voting)

Members at Large

Mayowa Owolabi, Nigeria
Dafin Muresanu, Romania
Marta Imamura, Brazil
Wayne Feng, USA
Izumi Kondo, Japan
Matilde Leonardi, Italy
Nirmal Surya, India

Regional Vice-Presidents

The WFNR has Regional Vice-Presidents across the globe who are responsible for promoting the WFNR in their own region and providing member support: 

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mayowa Owolabi: mayowaowolabi@yahoo.com 
Report October 2020
Annual Report 2021

North America
Wayne Feng: wayne.feng@duke.edu 
Report October 2020

South America
Lucia Braga: luciabraga@sarah.br 
Report October 2020

Central America and Caribbean
Jorge Hernandez Franco: jhfranco@medicapolanco.com 
Report October 2020

Paolo Tonin: patonin18@gmail.com 
Report October 2020

Eastern Europe
Dafin Muresanu:  dafinm@ssnn.ro

Central and Western Europe
Thomas Platz:  T.Platz@bdh-klinik-greifswald.de

Sabahat Asim Wasti: WastiS@ClevelandClinicAbuDhabi.ae 
Report October 2020

South Asia
Nirmal Surya: suryaneuro@hathway.com 
Report October 2020

South East Asia
Witsanu Kumthornthip: wkumthornthip@yahoo.com 

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
John Olver: john.olver@epworth.org.au 

WFNR Federation Council

The WFNR Federation Council consists of the Presidium and members not elected by the General Assembly:

Presidents (or nominated representatives) of National Societies that are formally affiliated with the WFNR
Editor of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Editor of WFNR Update newsletter
Chair of Organising Committee for next World Congress.
Chair of Organising Committee of previous World Congress.
Chairs of WFNR standing committees 
Regional Vice-Presidents