Dialog Health eJourney's Board fuels the reflection on trends and best practices in health and social care across the world and thus recommends which themes of innovation should be explored in depth through new eJourneys. Meet our board below!

Femada Shamam

Chief Executive Officer of The Association For The Aged (TAFTA)

With a background in social work and management, Femada has been working in the field of elder care for the past 21 years. Having been involved in the direct provision of support services, she has a deep understanding of the needs, challenges and despair experienced by older people. She is currently the CEO of The Association For The Aged (TAFTA), a Durban based non profit organisation in South Africa. Tafta is one the largest non profit organisations in the country supporting more than 5500 older people through its basket of services. On the global platform, Femada is currently the vice chairperson of the Global Ageing Network and is a Board member of the Commonwealth Association for The Ageing (CommonAge).

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

AUSTRALIA Since 2013, Alison Verhoeven has been Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia. From 2008 - 2013, Ms Verhoeven held Senior Executive positions at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia's national health statistics agency. She has broad experience in health, education, corporate governance and communications, and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe

Partner Organizations

Global Ageing Network


The mission of The Global Ageing Network is to connect and support care and service providers worldwide to enhance quality of life for ageing.



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