IPSO Committees

IPSO Committees

IPSO will send out periodic emails to IPSO members when volunteers for committees are needed.  Members may also contact IPSO to express interest in joining a committee.

Executive Committee

Role: The IPSO officers constitute the IPSO Executive Committee (EC), responsible for carrying out the duties of the full IPSO Board of Directors when it is not in session.  The IPSO EC meets weekly with the IPSO administrative team to oversee the operations of the organization.  The IPSO EC also oversees the work of the other IPSO committees.


President:  Heather Fullerton; San Francisco, United States
Vice-President & Chair, Board of Directors:  Maja Steinlin; Bern, Switzerland
Secretary & Treasurer:  Lori Jordan; Nashville, United States

Expression of Interest

Are you interested in joining a committee?  If so, please Email Us with the following information:

  • Committee(s) you are particularly interested in, in order of preference
  • Your nationality and specialty (we are aiming for diverse representation—international and multidisciplinary)
  • Are you interested in chairing a committee?  Every committee chair automatically becomes a member of the IPSO Steering Committee.
  • Anything special about your background or experience that would be relevant to a particular committee?
Steering Committee
Role: The purpose of the IPSO Steering Committee (SC) is to set the overall direction and priorities of the organization and to create and coordinate the IPSO subcommittees and working groups.  The IPSO SC will be a “Board Committee” as defined in Article V, Section 1, of the IPSO, Inc., Bylaws.  Members of the IPSO SC include the directors of the IPSO Board (including the IPSO officers), the Chairs of the IPSO Committees and Subspecialty Councils, the IPSS Scientific Director, and the IPSO and IPSS Administrative Directors.


Mary Kay Ballasiotes; Charlotte, United States
Tim Bernard; Denver, United States
Grégoire Boulouis; Tours, France
Noma Dlamini; Toronto, Canada
Francesca Fedeli; Milan, Italy
Christine Fox; San Francisco, United States
Heather Fullerton; San Francisco, United States
Sahar Hassanein; Cairo, Egypt
Lori Jordan; Nashville, United States
Adam Kirton; Calgary, Canada
Manoëlle Kossorotoff; Paris, France
Mark Ladendorf; Boston, United States
Laura Lehman; Boston, United States
Todd Levy; Philadelphia, United States
Mark Mackay; Melbourne, Australia
Darren Orbach; Boston, United States
Adam Rennie; London, United Kingdom
Jim Rhodes; St. Louis, United States
Brad Schlaggar; Baltimore, United States
Edward Smith; Boston, United States
Peter Sporns; Basel, Switzerland
Maja Steinlin; Bern, Switzerland
Lisa Sun; Baltimore, United States
Jenny Wilson; Portland, United States

Communications Committee

Role: Work with IPSO central staff to oversee IPSO communications such as the IPSO blog and twitter feed. Vet content submitted by IPSO members (such as blog posts), generate new ideas for IPSO communication (such as monthly themes for the blog/tweets), and help generate new content as needed.


Chair: Jenny Wilson; Portland, United States
Co-chair: Peter Sporns; Basel, Switzerland

Grégoire Boulouis; Tours, France
Adriana Carolina Vargas Niño; Bogotá, Colombia
Melissa Chung; Columbus, United States
Arpita Lakhotia; Louisville, United States
Janette Mailo; Alberta, Canada
Kevin O’Connor; Lexington, Kentucky
Bryan Philbrook; Atlanta, United States
Mubeen Rafay; Toronto, Canada
Nihdi Ravishankar; Louisville, United States

Education Committee

Role: Identify priorities for educational materials for medical providers and patients/families; work with IPSO central staff and volunteers to create content and establish theme-based working groups as needed (such as stroke rehabilitation or brain vascular malformations). This committee will not address issues related to training & mentorship in pediatric neurovascular disease, but if that’s your area of interest, we can connect you to the IPSS Training Committee.


Chair: Lisa Sun; Baltimore, United States
Vice Chair: Todd Levy; Philadelphia, United States

Past Chair: Mukta Sharma; Kansas City, United States

Tatia Aprasidze; Tbilisi, Georgia
Brian Appavu; Phoenix, United States
Megan Barry; Denver, United States
Megan Blaufuss; Kansas City, United States
Shih-Shan Chen; Penn Valley, United States
Shelley Dean; Charlotte, United States
Lucia Gerstl; Munich, Germany
Sahar Hassanein; Cairo, Egypt
Moran Hausman Kedem; Tel Aviv, Israel
Rebecca Ichord; Philadelphia, United States
Ashutosh Jadhav; Pittsburgh, United States
Laura Lehman; Boston, United States
Gayatra Mainali; Hershey, United States
Tara Mangum; Phoenix, United States
Niyati Mehta; Milwaukee, United States
Kevin O’Connor; Lexington, Kentucky
Fernanda Paz Balut; Santiago, Chile
Nihdi Ravishankar; Louisville, United States
Inna Schederkina; Moscow, Russia
Jonathan Smith; Vancouver, Canada
Ratika Srivastava; Edmonton, Canada
Arastoo Vossough; Philadelphia, United States

Scientific Program Committee (2023 IPSO Virtual Conference)

Role: To determine the program for the annual IPSO conferences. This committee will solicit program ideas from the full IPSO membership and draft a program that aims to engage multidisciplinary, international attendees, and serves the overall IPSO mission.  The IPSO Steering Committee will review and approve the proposed program. The conferences will alternate between North America and Europe, with additional conferences located on other continents as deemed appropriate the Program Committee and Steering Committee.

Please contact us if you are interested in this committee.


Chair: Noma Dlamini; Toronto, Canada

Lucas Elijovich; Memphis, United States
Lucia Gerstl; Munich , Germany
Sebastian Grunt; Bern, Switzerland
Samuel Gwer; Nairobi, Kenya
Sahar Hassanein; Cairo, Egypt
Moran Hausman-Kedem; Tel Aviv, Israel
Rebecca Ichord; Philadelphia, United States
Matsanga Leyila Kaseka; Montreal, Canada
Ilona Kopyta; Katowice, Poland
Laura Lehman; Boston, United States
Janette Mailo; Edmonton, Canada
Mesha Martinez; Indianapolis, United States
Elizabeth Mayne; Palo Alto, United States
Christine Mrakotsky; Boston, United States
Akshat Pai; Toronto, Canada
Manish Parakh; Jodhpur, India
Rachel Pearson; Orange, United States
Dipak Ram; Manchester; United Kingdom
Nidhi Ravishankar; Louisville, United States
Ramit Singla; Detroit, United States
Rainer Seidl; Vienna, Austria
Marilyn Tan; Manila, Philippines

Future IPSO Committees

We plan to launch additional IPSO committees. Please contact us if you are interested in any of the planned committees below, or have an idea for another committee that you think would help advance the IPSO mission.

Community Engagement & Advocacy Committee

Role: Engage with patient/parent advocacy groups, plan community events, develop education materials for the public and develop fundraising and awareness campaigns. Develop a focus group survey for parents to better understand the need of the community.

Please contact us if you are interested in this committee.

Ethics Committee

Role: To ensure that IPSO conducts its activities in an ethical way, prevent undue conflicts of interest, and provide advice to the IPSO Board of Directors, IPSO Executive Committee and IPSO Steering Committee regarding engagement with industry, ethical conduct of research, and other ethical concerns. 

Please contact us if you are interested in this committee.

Membership and Outreach Committee

Role: To assure proper membership status, investigate any membership concerns or disputes, and provide recommendations to the IPSO Steering Committee on how to strengthen IPSO membership.

Please contact us if you are interested in this committee.

Nominating Committee

Role: To recommend two nominees for each office position open and assist committees with election process as needed.

Please contact us if you are interested in this committee.

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