We are pleased to announce our new Chair of the Board, Valon Xharra and our new Vice-Chair of the Board, Ilir Hoxha.

Valon Xharra is a Senior Vice President for the global risk management firm Gavin de Becker & Associates. Based in Los Angeles, Valon provides specialized crisis management consultation for Fortune 500 companies and advises them on how to manage political and operational risks. Valon earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a MBA from Boston University.  He is a Fellow at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Ilir Hoxha is Medical Doctor, researcher and consultant from Kosovo. He holds a Medical Studies degree from University of Prishtina and Master of Science degree in Health Systems Management from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  In addition to work with a number of international organizations such as The World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, German Technical Cooperation, USAID in Kosovo, he has also been part of number of civil society initiatives in the country, among others, at the Institute for Advanced Studies GAP, Balkan Investigative and Reporting Network, Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, Kosovo Action Network and Center for Advanced Studies. Today he works with for SOLIDAR Suisse as project advisor to the health dialogue program and acts as board member at the American University in Kosovo.

We are thrilled to have Valon and Ilir to contribute to the growth and development of ‘Action for Mothers and Children’ with their experience.  For a full list of AMC’s Board of Trustees, please visit our website at http://amchealth.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors/