Explore the governance structure behind AO VET

How is AO VET governance structured?

The International Board manages the clinical division strategically on a global level and the four regional boards (Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America) are responsible for all educational activities on a local level.

The AO VET commissions (Education, Community Development, and R&D) are responsible for establishing standards, coordinating and leveraging ideas, and ensuring best practices.

International Board

Regional Boards

  • Asia Pacific Board

    Christopher Riggs, Hong Kong

    Board members:
    Yukihiro Fujita, Japan
    Yongsun Kim, Korea
    ChiaMing Chang, Taiwan

  • Europe and Southern African Board

    Ignacio Calvo, Spain

    Board Members:
    Lisa Piras, Italy
    Kevin Parsons, UK
    Bianca Hettlich, Germany
    Felix Theiss, Switzerland

  • Latin American Board

    Javier Corral, Argentina 

    Board members:
    Eloy Curuci, Brazil
    Marcelo Flores, Chile
    Diego Quinteros, Argentina

  • North American Board

    Sharon Kerwin, USA

    Board members:
    Shanti Jha, USA
    Laurent Guiot, USA
    Kyla Ortved, USA


  • Community Development Commission

    Bruno Peirone, Italy

    Commission members:
    Lisa Piras (ESA)
    Marcelo Flores (LAT)
    Shanti Jha (NA)
    ChiaMing Chang (AP)

    Community Development Commission Manager:
    Barbora Field

  • Education Commission

    Mark Glyde, Australia

    Commission members:
    Bianca Hettlich (ESA)
    Laurent Guiot (NA)
    Eloy Curuci (LAT)
    Yongsun Kim (AP)

    Education Commission Manager:
    Marc Stal

  • Research Commission

    Kenneth Johnson, Australia

    Commission members:
    Kevin Parsons (ESA)
    Diego Quinteros (LAT)
    Yukihiro Fujita (AP)
    Kyla Ortved (NA)

    Research Commission Manager:
    Philipp Büscher

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