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A Toxics-Free Future


IPEN Secretariat

IPEN’s Secretariat provides technical and scientific support, administrative assistance, and communications resources and support to our global network.

To reach IPEN, please email us at
For media requests, please email

Administrative and support staff

Björn Beeler (he/him), International Coordinator and General Manager (based in USA)
Maria Ekström Johansson (she/her), Operations and Finance Director (Sweden)
Charles Margulis (he/him), Communications Director (USA)
Tiffany Tool (she/her), Network Manager (USA)
Lia Jasmin M. Esquillo, Programs and Policy Coordinator (Philippines)
Betty Wahlund (she/her), Events and Administration Officer (Sweden)
Elias Eriksson (he/him), Finance Manager (Sweden)
Cristina Cotofana (she/her), Administrator (Moldova)


Science and Policy Advisors

Lee Bell (he/him), Mercury and POPs Policy Advisor (Australia)
Sara Brosché (she/her), PhD, Science Advisor, Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign Manager (Sweden)
Vito Buonsante (he/him), JD, Policy and Technical Advisor (Canada)
Therese Karlsson (she/her), PhD, Science and Technical Advisor (Sweden)
Jitka Straková (she/her), Global Researcher (Czechia)
Manny Calonzo (he/him), Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign Advisor, former IPEN global Co-chair (Philippines)
Jeiel Guarino (he/him), Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaigner (Philippines)