Our People

Our Team

CoMO's core team works to support our members, coordinate World Meningitis Day and other projects. The team consists of CoMO's Head Office staff and Regional Coordinators and we operate out of the UK, Spain, the U.S. and Australia.  

Sam Nye
Executive Director

(Bristol, UK)

Nadia Vaenerberg
Communications and Projects Manager

(Bristol, UK)

Tegwyn Collins
Americas Regional Coordinator

(Conneticut, USA)

Linda Gibbs
Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator (Perth, Australia)

Elena Moya
Europe Africa Regional Coordinator (Madrid, Spain)


Chris Head 

President (Bath, UK)

Jane Plumb MBE

Group B Strep Support (Sussex, UK)

Europe Africa Regional Leader

Maureen Moore

(Texas, USA)

Americas Regional Representative

Patsy Schanbaum

The J.A.M.I.E. Group  (Austin, USA)

Americas Regional Leader

Bruce Langoulant

The Meningitis Centre (Perth, Western Australia)

Asia Pacific Regional Leader

Mike Redfearn

Meningitis Foundation of Canada (Toronto, Canada)

Secretary and Americas Regional Representative

Wilma Witkamp

Nederlandse Meningitis Stichting (Zwijndrecht,

Treasurer and Europe Africa Regional Representative

Simone Feier-Leist

(Essen, Germany)

Europe Africa Regional Representative

Dr Lulu Bravo

Immunization Partners in Asia Pacific, (Manila, Philippines)

Asia Pacific Regional Representative

Ericka "Kaye" I. De Jesus

Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, (Manila, Philippines)

Asia Pacific Regional Representative

Governing Council

CoMO’s work is overseen by a Governing Council made up of elected CoMO members and individuals who have been co-opted to bring additional skills into the organisation.

CoMO's Scientific Advisory Group

The CoMO Scientific Advisory Group (CSAG) is a reference group of medical experts and clinicians. The Group advise CoMO's Governing Council on meningitis and immunisation projects across CoMO's three regions - Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe Africa. 

Professor James Stuart

University of Bristol and WHO Consultant (UK).

CSAG Chair and CSAG Europe Africa Regional Representative

Dr May Montellano

Mary Chiles Hospital (Manila, Philippines)

CSAG Asia Pacific Regional Representative

Professor Marco Aurélio P. Sáfadi

Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

CSAG Americas Regional Representative

Dr Mark Alderson

Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, PATH (Seattle, USA)

CSAG America's Regional Representative

Job Opportunities

Do you want to join the team and use your skills to work towards a world free from meningitis? 

Current Vacancies

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