After much consideration, I have decided to resign from my role as Executive Director of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH), effective January 31, 2018.

When I joined The Network: TUFH as Executive Director two and a half years ago, I arrived with two distinct goals: (1) to ensure a smooth transition of the Secretariat from University of Ghent to FAIMER and (2) to increase membership through understanding the value of the organization and providing a space where members could interact with one another. Despite challenges, we were able to accomplish both of those goals. I am very appreciative of our journey together and am proud of the accomplishments we have had over the past two and a half years, including the recent launch of the membership management system, the transition of the Secretariat to FAIMER, professionalization of the organization, and the two successful conferences.

FAIMER has named Alberta Steans-Parsons as interim Executive Director, effective January 31, 2018; until then, I will work with the team to ensure the transition goes as smooth as possible. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone; I have also included my personal email below in case you would like to stay in touch after Jan 31.

Thank you all for your hard work during our time together; I look forward to hearing amazing things about the organization for years to come!

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year,
Angele Russell
personal email: angeledouglas@gmail.com