Life for a Child Steering Committee
Sturt is the Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes NSW & ACT, Australia’s largest member based, non-profit organisation. With a multidisciplinary commercial career, Sturt has a wealth of national and international management and governance experience.
As a person living with diabetes himself, Sturt is a leading advocate for the support of others living with diabetes.
Dr. Graham Ogle
Graham is Life for a Child's General Manager and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney. He trained in paediatric endocrinology in Australia, before working in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia, delivering health care to vulnerable communities for 6 years.
In 2000, he and Professor Martin Silink established the Life for a Child program with the vision: No child should die of diabetes.
Dr. Julia von Oettingen
Julia is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor at McGill University, and a Fonds de Recherche du Québec Santé supported Clinician-Scientist at the McGill University Health Center Research Institute.
Julia has a passion for pediatric endocrinology and global health and is the founding medical director of Kay Mackenson Clinic- a Life for a Child partner centre in Haiti.
Stéphane is a biologist and nutritionist working in Mali, with expertise in nutritional physiopathology and international development.
In 2001 Stéphane co-founded the international NGO Santé Diabète with a group of specialists in diabetes, health and development with the aim of improving the prevention and management of diabetes in Africa.
Dana is a founder of the open source artificial pancreas system (OpenAPS) movement, working to make safe and effective artificial pancreas technology more widely available globally.
Dana has lived with type 1 diabetes since 2002, and is a passionate advocate for making sure individuals with type 1 diabetes have access to insulin and other supplies, including education, in order to thrive while living with diabetes.
Dr. Ragnar Hanas
Ragnar is a consultant pediatrician at NU Hospital Group, Sweden and associate professor at Gothenburg University, Sweden.
A past president of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), Ragnar has dedicated his career to improving the lives of young people living with type 1 diabetes and has taught in many countries around the world.
Kelsey is an expert in the operations and logistics of humanitarian supply-chains and holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
As the International Program Manager at Direct Relief she specializes in collaborating with healthcare providers and organizations to deliver medicines and medical aid to vulnerable communities in 95 countries.
Dr. Mark Barone
Mark is a diabetes educator and journalist. He holds a PhD in Human Physiology and has more than two decades of experience in developing health programs and undertaking research, and empowering people with type 1 to become change-makers.
Mark is currently Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Founder and General Manager of the Intersectoral Forum to Fight NCDs in Brazil (ForumDCNTs), and Manager of other programs at the ADJ Diabetes Brazil.
Thom is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Type 1, a California-based nonprofit changing what it means to live with diabetes. Under his leadership, Beyond Type 1 has launched numerous high profile initiatives including BeyondType2.org, CoronavirusDiabetes.org, and GetInsulin.org — and serves millions impacted by diabetes around the globe.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and is a long-time volunteer across several charitable causes, including healthcare, education, and social justice issues.