GCI structure

GCI works with organisations all over the world of many different sizes and structures from international NGOs to small, local initiatives.  GCI aims to be an inclusive platform for organisations of all types to collaborate on behalf of children with clubfoot.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees represent organisations that are governing members of Global Clubfoot Initiative.  The board is currently made up of:

    • Chair: Professor Chris Lavy
    • Scott Reichenbach (CURE Clubfoot Worldwide)
    • Chesca Colloredo-Mansfield (miraclefeet)
    • Christopher Jones (Feetfirst Worldwide)
    • Barbara Rau (International Committee of the Red Cross)
    • Mr Steve Mannion (World Orthopaedic Concern)
    • Michiel Steenbeek (CBM)
    • Dr Robert Veith (Mobility Outreach International)
    • Paul Wade (Walk for Life)

Advisory Council

GCI is supported by an advisory council of individuals with expertise in all aspects of clubfoot treatment and in delivering services for clubfoot in low resource settings.  Partner organisations are welcome to send in requests for advice or questions about different aspects of clubfoot treatment or establishing and delivering services for clubfoot including national programmes which will be referred to the appropriate advisory council members.  To contact us click here.

Partner Organisations

GCI works together with partner organisations to advocate for and raise awareness of clubfoot and to document what is happening for children with clubfoot around the world.  GCI supports the work of partner organisations by providing technical and organisational resources for treating clubfoot using the Ponseti technique delivered through regional and national programmes.

GCI works with partner organisations on two levels:

  • Governing member organisations: governing members pay an annual membership fee which supports the work of GCI.  Governing members elect a representative to the board of trustees.  As well as providing governance of GCI governing members provide information and data to be shared through GCI on their activities and events.  Regular meetings allow governing members to communicate about their work and collaborate on activities.
  • Associate partner organisations: GCI works with associate partners to collect and share information about developments in clubfoot management worldwide. Associate partners are invited to participate in the GCI AGM and other relevant meetings.

Please contact us if you represent an organisation that would like to partner with GCI.