Former Governance Board Members

Nicholas Bonnet, MD MPD (France)


Nicolas Bonnet is a Pharmacist and is the Director of RESPADD, the coordinating institution of the national French HPH network. Dr. Bonnet specializes in the study of addictions and has specialties in institutional, associative, hospital, and university settings. He previously worked as a National Coordinator for Médecins du Monde in a drug analysis mission and as a Head of Studies at the French Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addictions. He currently leads the addictions consultation unit for young adults and teenagers at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris.

Antonio Chiarenza, PhD (Emilia- Romagna, Italy)


Antonio Chiarenza holds a university degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, a masters degree in Promotion and Governance of Health Research from the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Leicester in the UK. As of 2001, he is the Head of the Research and Innovation Unit of the local health authority of Reggio Emilia in Italy (AUSL-RE). He leads the international HPH-Task Force on Migration, Equity and Diversity and the Regional Health Promoting Hospitals Network of Emilia-Romagna. Antonio Chiarenza is a member of the Steering Committee of the migrant health section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

Sally Fawkes, PhD (Australia)


Sally Fawkes is a senior public health academic at La Trobe University, Australia. She is director of the Doctor of Public Health program and Associate, Centre for Health, Law and Society. Dr Fawkes holds a Bachelor of Science, Diploma in Health Education, Master of Business Administration (Monash University) and PhD in health policy (La Trobe University). Since 1995, she has consulted to WHO across Europe, Western Pacific, South East Asia and Eastern Mediterranean regions, and her research fields include policy foresight, health system reform, leadership development and urban health. Stemming from early career leadership roles in health promotion in Australian tertiary hospitals, she established the Victorian HPH Network and has been associated with the International HPH Network for over 25 years. She served four terms on the HPH Governance Board, one as Vice Chair. Dr Fawkes is currently Deputy Chair of VicHealth, the world’s first health promotion foundation, honorary Treasurer for the HPH Network, and Chair of the HPH Governance and Policy Working Group.

Heli Hätönen, PhD (Finland)


Heli Hätönen is a Ministerial Advisor for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health where she is responsible for the promotion of health and wellbeing. Heli has over 20 years of experience in the management, development, and research of social healthcare, including health promotion and prevention. Heli earned her PhD in 2010 from Turku University. She is the National Coordinator for the HPH Network in Finland. From 2020 – 2022 Heli served as the Vice-Chair of the Governance Board and led the modification of the HPH Consitution accepted by the HPH General Assembly in 2021. 

Cristina Iniesta Blasco, MD PhD (Catalonia, Spain)

2019 – 2022 

Cristina Iniesta Blasco is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Parc de Salut Mar in Barcelona Spain. She has held several positions in policy governance in public health and health care policy in addition to numerous positions as a hospital manager in the Hospital General Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona. Christina Iniesta Blasco obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona and was awarded a doctorate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She also has a master’s degree in Organizational Development Health and Social Institutions. During her time on the Governance Board Cristina contributed her expertise to the 2021 – 2025 Global HPH Strategy and was a member of the 2022 Election Committee Working Group.

Ming-Nan Lin, MD PhD (Taiwan)

2019 – 2020

Ming- Nan Lin is the Vice Superintendent at the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation in Taiwan. He has a masters degree in Public Health and has devoted himself to community outreach and international disaster relief. Dr. Lin is an assistant professor at the Hualien Tzu Chi University where health promotion focuses on a holistic approach. As a family medicine practitioner for more than 25 years, he is passionate about promoting a plant-based diet as the optimal choice for both enhancing health and protecting the environment. Ming-Nan Lin is in charge of the Green Hospital Program in the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, President of the Taiwan Vegetarian Nutrition Society, and Chair of the Task Force on Health Promoting Hospitals & Environment, where he aspires to facilitate hospitals in achieving goals of health and environmental protection.

Alan Siu, MBA (Hong Kong)

2019 – 2020

Alan Yuk-Lun Siu is a Consultant at the China Association of Health Promotion and Education. He works with various municipal governments to design and implement health management programs throughout China. Additionally, he has a clinical practice as Registered Dietician at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital. He managed the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Lifestyle Management Center for 12 years, where he oversaw the research and development of health promotion in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Alan Yuk-Liu Siu holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hull in England and a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Andrews University, Michigan. He is the current Coordinator for the Hong Kong HPH Network.