Alliance Board

The Board is the governing body of the Alliance and is composed of a selection of key stakeholders in HPSR. Board meetings occur twice a year.

The Board's main functions are to: review and decide upon strategic direction and focus; establish sub-committees for specific purposes; select the members of the STAC; approve the Alliance’s workplan and budget; monitor and evaluate progress of both the administration and the Alliance more broadly; play a leading role in ensuring that the Alliance and its work enhances the contributions of complementary health policy and systems research initiatives, at both national and international levels; and contribute to fundraising on behalf of the Alliance.

Board Chair


Professor and Chair, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, United States of America

Board members

Maria Teresa BEJARANO

Senior Research Advisor, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden


Former Union Health Secretary, Government of India, India

Alex C. EZEH

Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya


Health Adviser, Health Research Team, Research and Evidence Division, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom

Maimunah HAMID

Former Deputy Director General of Health (Research & Technical Support), Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Kelechi OHIRI

Chief Executive Officer, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Nigeria

Ingvar Theo OLSEN

Policy Director, Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Development, Norway


Health Lead Specialist, Division of Health and Social Protection, Interamerican Development Bank, Washington DC