Our People

GARC has a dedicated team of people working across the world to support national and international efforts to eliminate rabies.

  • US Board

    US Board

    Louis Nel headshot

    Prof. Louis Nel

    Executive Director, Global Alliance for Rabies Control

    Professor Nel has established a world-renowned research program at the University of Pretoria, focused on a better understanding of the rabies virus and other lyssaviruses, towards improved treatment and control of rabies. He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and books. Professor Nel is a permanent member of the World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisory panel on rabies and served as Chair for a recent WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies. He was also on the steering committee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/ WHO rabies control programs (2009-date), and rabies committees of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health).

    Dan Hoffman

    Mr. Daniel S Hoffman

    Accountant, Pottberg, Gassman & Hoffman Chartered

    Dan Hoffman is a Certified Public Accountant and an owner of the firm Pottberg, Gassman & Hoffman Chartered. He specializes in corporate, individual and trust taxes, also providing services related to accounting software and business management. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as being involved in the community and volunteer activities in Manhattan.

    Andrew Huszar

    Mr. Andrew Huszar

    Senior Fellow, Rutgers University Business School

    Mr Andrew Huszar is a senior fellow at Rutgers University Business School. Until June 2012, he was a Managing Director and U.S. Head of OTC Derivatives Client Clearing for Morgan Stanley. Previously, Andrew managed the $1.25 Trillion Agency MBS Purchase Program for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and was a senior vice president at RBS Greenwich Capital and co-head of the Transaction Advisory Group.

  • Our team

    Our team

    Kim Doyle

    Mr. Kim Doyle

    Chief Operating Officer

    Following a degree in law, politics and economics, Kim Doyle managed the entrepreneurship community for the World Economic Forum. He subsequently worked for a public-private partnership established by the United Nations Development Programme and Cisco Systems in New York. He returned to Europe to manage the philanthropic activities for a leading Italian family. The family interests included support to animal health, and he provided the start-up grant to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control before taking the plunge to build out the organisation, as the COO.

    Sarah Jayme

    Dr. Sarah Jayme

    Asia representative

    Current country:

    Philippines

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since February 2014

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am the Asia Representative for the organization and serve as the lead in the implementation of community-based projects and applied research in Asia such as in the Philippines and Indonesia. Through collaboration with regional, national and local stakeholders (governments, international organizations, private sector and universities), I have been involved in initiatives that empower communities in the fight against rabies with focus on education and one health surveillance.

    Chari Amparo

    Ms. Chari Amparo

    Public Health Research Officer

    Current country:

    Philippines

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since October 2013

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I provide technical support for different field projects and researches which show the different interventions and strategies to eliminate rabies in different settings. Currently, I am overseeing the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance system in the Philippines.

    Andre Coetzer

    Dr. Andre Coetzer

    Technical Lead, Rabies

    Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) Steering committee 

    Current country:

    South Africa

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since September 2014

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am a technical lead for rabies in sub-Sahara Africa, which means that I am involved in working with different national governments and organisation in the development and implementation of their rabies elimination strategies. More specifically, I focus mainly on supporting strategic dog vaccination campaigns, implementing and enhancing rabies surveillance systems and providing mechanisms whereby data-driven decisions can be made in rabies-endemic countries.

    I have also been involved in the development of many of our tools, including the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin, the GARC Data Logger, the GARC Education Platform and its specific courses and the Stepwise Approach Towards Rabies Elimination tool.

    I am currently on the steering committee for the Pan-African Rabies Control Network (PARACON) and an active member of the Partners for Rabies Prevention (PRP) group.

    Terence Scott

    Dr. Terence Peter Scott

    Technical Lead, Rabies

    Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa Rabies Control Network (MERACON) Steering Committee

    Current country:

    Luxembourg

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since September 2014

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am a technical lead for rabies which means that I am involved in working with different national governments and organisation in the development and implementation of their rabies elimination strategies. I have been involved in the development of many of our tools, including the Rabies Epidemiological Bulletin, the GARC Data Logger and some of the online education courses.

    I am also on the steering committee for the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa Rabies Control Network (MERACON).

    Kerenza Vlastou

    Ms. Kerenza Kathleen Vlastou

    Outreach Manager

    Current country:

    Greece

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since September 2018

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am the organisation’s first line of contact via social media, website enquiries and other channels of communication while at the same time, bringing the news of our projects to the world in a creative way. An important part of my work is the World Rabies Day events and WRD Awards coordination, while the part I enjoy most is facilitating the work other people and NGOs are doing on the ground to eliminate rabies.

    In addition, I have the opportunity to work with inspiring volunteers who offer their translational and design skills for the common good!

    Adelina Atienza

    Ms. Adelina Agustin Atienza

    Finance Manager for Asia

    Current country:

    Philippines

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    Since April 2012

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am Certified Public Accountant, the Resident Agent and Finance /Administrative Officer of GARC Philippines branch office. I oversee the financial management of the GARC Philippines office and ensure compliance with laws and requirements set by GARC headquarters. Handle office management, annual audit, and bookkeeping needs of the GARC projects. I create budgets, monitor funds, reconcile bank accounts, and prepare timely financial report for submission to Management. I also establish and maintain the system of internal controls, including accounting processes and procedures.

    Eunice Charis B. Mendoza

    Ms. Eunice Charis B. Mendoza

    Community Education Officer for GARC Philippines

    Current country:

    Philippines

    How long have you worked for GARC?

    I worked for GARC from October 2012 to December 2017 and started to work for GARC again since January 2020.

    What are your main roles within the organisation?

    I am the Community Education Officer for GARC Philippines. My tasks primarily include developing educational materials for different audiences, like school children, teachers, and community members, among others. I was involved in the development of the Rabies Education Curriculum Integration Program which is now already part of the curriculum for public elementary schools in the Philippines.