Board of Directors & Staff

INSSA’s Board of Directors reflects the importance of a network for and by NGO security professionals. All Board Members work for or have worked for or with humanitarian and development organizations. The Board consists of professionals from humanitarian organisations, the corporate sector and independent security networks. All Board Members are voluntary members, who donate their time, commitment and passion for INSSA's mission to unite and professionalize NGO safety and security risk management.

Board Officers & Executive Committee


Michael O'Neill, Chair
President & CEO O’Neill Paragon Solutions | USA

Jim LeBlanc, Vice Chair
Founder JLI Advisors | Canada/USA

Marieke van Weerden, Secretary
Director of Safety and Security Catholic Relief Services | The Netherlands

Amaury T. Cooper, Treasurer
Deputy Director, Global Security Global Communities | USA/France




Dominic Crowley, Chair Emeritus
Emergency Director Concern Worldwide | Ireland

Board Members


Joe Gleason
Director, Risk Management Services AHT Insurance | USA

Emma Harrison
Chief Executive, IMIX | United Kingdom

Rafael Khusnutdinov
Senior Director, Global Safety and Security Save the Children | USA

Armstrong Maina

Global Security Manager, Population Services International (PSI) | Kenya


Javeria Malik

Global Security Advisor, ActionAid | South Africa


Julia Pataki

Diplomat | Romania


Franco Sanchez

Independent Consultant | Ecuador/France


Norman D. Sheehan
Independent Humanitarian Consultant | Ireland/USA