CML Advocates Network

The global CML Advocates Network (CMLAN) connects patient organisations in more than 90 countries on all continents. It was founded by four CML patient leaders from Germany, Israel, Czech Republic and UK.

The Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation hosts the “CML Horizons” conference as the annual global leadership meeting that welcomes patient leaders from all world regions. An elected “CML Horizons Steering Committee” carries all responsibility to run the “CML Horizons” conferences.

The CML Advocates Network is run by the elected CML Steering Committee composed of six CML patient advocates representing the major regions of the world plus the three co-founders of the network. The steering commitee is supported by a management team.

The current Steering Committee Members are:

  • Rod Padua
    Co-Chair of the CML Advocates Network President of Touched by Max, Philippines Region Asia-Pacific representative
  • Gerald Raymond Clements
    Treasurer, CML Buster Foundation, USA
    Region North America
  • Jelena Cugurovic
    CML Association of Serbia, Serbia
    Region Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia representative
  • Catherine Moura
    CEO of Associação Brasileira de Linfoma e Leucemia, “ABRALE”, Brazil
    Region Latin America representative
  • Eunice Oreka
    President of Max Care Foundation, Nigeria Region Middle East & Africa representative
  • Nigel Deekes
    CML UK Facebook Group, United Kingdom Region Western Europe Representative
  • Jana Pelouchová
    Co-founder of the CML Advocates Network
    President of Diagnoza Leukemie, Czech Republic
  • Giora Sharf
    Co-founder of the CML Advocates Network
    Director of Flute of Light, Israel
  • Jan Geissler
    Co-founder of the CML Advocates Network
    Chair of LeukaNET, Germany

The management team consists of the:

For more information, please visit the CML Advocates Network website.