TRUSTEES
TRUSTEES
Nyuta Federmesser is a Russian activist and philanthropist. She initiated the adoption of legislation on palliative care in Russia and facilitated the creation of a reliable system of home- and hospital-based palliative care in Moscow. She leads on lobbying to make analgesic medications available to terminally ill patients in Russia and for legislative changes to protect the rights of incurably ill patients.

In 2006, Nyuta founded the VERA Hospice Charity Fund, the first Russian charity supporting hospices and their patients. Currently it helps over 70 hospices in Moscow and other regions of Russia, as well as providing support to families with incurably ill children. Nyuta was active in the establishment of The Lighthouse – the first hospice for children in Moscow.

Nyuta is passionate about changing perceptions around death and dying and is involved in outreach efforts to inform Russian society on the goals and mission of palliative and hospice care.
Nyuta Federmesser
In 2006, Nyuta founded the VERA Hospice Charity Fund, the first Russian charity supporting hospices and their patients. Currently it helps over 70 hospices in Moscow and other regions of Russia, as well as providing support to families with incurably ill children. Nyuta was active in the establishment of The Lighthouse – the first hospice for children in Moscow.

Nyuta is passionate about changing perceptions around death and dying and is involved in outreach efforts to inform Russian society on the goals and mission of palliative and hospice care.
Nyuta Federmesser
Nyuta Federmesser is a Russian activist and philanthropist. She initiated the adoption of legislation on palliative care in Russia and facilitated the creation of a reliable system of home- and hospital-based palliative care in Moscow. She leads on lobbying to make analgesic medications available to terminally ill patients in Russia and for legislative changes to protect the rights of incurably ill patients.

Dr Robert Twycross is one of the pioneers of modern hospice and palliative medicine. In the early 1970s he worked with Cicely Saunders at St Christopher's Hospice in London and conducted several Controlled Trials of morphine and other strong opioids in cancer pain management. In 1976 he was appointed Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sir Michael Sobell House, Churchill Hospital, Oxford; and from 1988–2001 was Clinical Reader (Associate Professor) in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University.

From 1988–2005 Robert was Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care. He has taught in over 40 countries, has written numerous articles, and is co-author of several widely acclaimed textbooks, notably Palliative Care Formulary (6th edition 2017) and Introducing Palliative Care (6th edition 2021).
Robert Twycross
In 1976 he was appointed Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Sir Michael Sobell House, Churchill Hospital, Oxford; and from 1988–2001 was Clinical Reader (Associate Professor) in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University. From 1988–2005 Robert was Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care. He has taught in over 40 countries, has written numerous articles, and is co-author of several widely acclaimed textbooks, notably Palliative Care Formulary (6th edition 2017) and Introducing Palliative Care (6th edition 2021).
Robert Twycross
Dr Robert Twycross is one of the pioneers of modern hospice and palliative medicine. In the early 1970s he worked with Cicely Saunders at St Christopher's Hospice in London and conducted several Controlled Trials of morphine and other strong opioids in cancer pain management.
Dmitry Yampolskiy is a lawyer, media manager, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a member of the Moscow Chamber of Advocates and co-owner of the Moscow-based law firm AMG Partners.

Dmitry is Chairman of the Board at VERA Hospice Charity Foundation, the largest palliative care charitable foundation in Russia. He also co-founded the Friends Foundation, which helps Russian charities become stable and independent organisations.

Among Dmitry's business interests in the UK, he created VisitHealth company which provides same day medical care and co-founded the Russian-themed Zima restaurant.
Dmitry Yampolskiy
Dmitry Yampolskiy is a lawyer, media manager, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is a member of the Moscow Chamber of Advocates and co-owner of the Moscow-based law firm AMG Partners.

Dmitry is Chairman of the Board at VERA Hospice Charity Foundation, the largest palliative care charitable foundation in Russia. He also co-founded the Friends Foundation, which helps Russian charities become stable and independent organisations.

Among Dmitry's business interests in the UK, he created VisitHealth company which provides same day medical care and co-founded the Russian-themed Zima restaurant.
Dmitry Yampolskiy
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Mike Mandelbaum joined PACED in 2021, bringing 30 years’ experience in healthcare, international development and the charity sector.

Mike was previously Chief Executive of TB Alert, a charity working to fight tuberculosis in the UK, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). He led the charity's programmes encompassing training, education and guidance for healthcare professionals and civil society; information, awareness and direct support to individuals and affected communities; and involving patients and the public in research, media and advocacy. Mike was involved in the EECA region as a member of the Oversight Advisory Committee of the TB Europe Coalition.

Prior to this, Mike managed hospice and home-based palliative care services for the Marie Curie charity, with responsibility for the Yorkshire & Humber region of England.
Mike Mandelbaum
Mike Mandelbaum joined PACED in 2021, bringing 30 years’ experience in healthcare, international development and the charity sector.

Mike was previously Chief Executive of TB Alert, a charity working to fight tuberculosis in the UK, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). He led the charity's programmes encompassing training, education and guidance for healthcare professionals and civil society; information, awareness and direct support to individuals and affected communities; and involving patients and the public in research, media and advocacy. Mike was involved in the EECA region as a member of the Oversight Advisory Committee of the TB Europe Coalition.

Prior to this, Mike managed hospice and home-based palliative care services for the Marie Curie charity, with responsibility for the Yorkshire & Humber region of England.
Mike Mandelbaum
EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Stephen Connor PhD is Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), an alliance of over 375 hospice and palliative care organizations in over 100 countries. Stephen has worked continuously in the hospice/palliative care movement since 1975 as an executive, health services researcher, educator, advocate, and psychotherapist, licensed as a clinical psychologist.

Stephen has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on issues related to palliative care and is the author/editor of six books on palliative care including Hospice & Palliative Care: The essential guide, 3rd Ed (2018) and the new Global Atlas of Palliative Care (2016/2020), in partnership with the WHO.
Stephen Connor
Stephen Connor PhD is Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), an alliance of over 375 hospice and palliative care organizations in over 100 countries. Stephen has worked continuously in the hospice/palliative care movement since 1975 as an executive, health services researcher, educator, advocate, and psychotherapist, licensed as a clinical psychologist.

Stephen has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on issues related to palliative care and is the author/editor of six books on palliative care including Hospice & Palliative Care: The essential guide, 3rd Ed (2018) and the new Global Atlas of Palliative Care (2016/2020), in partnership with the WHO.
Stephen Connor
Julia Downing PhD RGN is an experienced palliative care nurse, educationalist and researcher with a PhD that evaluated the impact of palliative care education in Uganda. She is the Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and Professor at universities in Uganda, Serbia and the UK. She has extensive experience in global palliative care, research and education, and is on the editorial board of ecancer, Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

Julia has worked within palliative care for 30 years, with twenty of those working internationally in Uganda, Africa, Eastern Europe and globally. Julia serves on the Boards of several NGOs including the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance.
Julia Downing
Julia Downing PhD RGN is an experienced palliative care nurse, educationalist and researcher with a PhD that evaluated the impact of palliative care education in Uganda. She is the Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and Professor at universities in Uganda, Serbia and the UK. She has extensive experience in global palliative care, research and education, and is on the editorial board of ecancer, Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

Julia has worked within palliative care for 30 years, with twenty of those working internationally in Uganda, Africa, Eastern Europe and globally. Julia serves on the Boards of several NGOs including the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance.
Julia Downing
Esmina Kayibhanova is based at the Centre for Palliative Care in Moscow, the largest medical institution for palliative care in Russia. As a deputy director for Education, she leads efforts to create continuing education programmes in palliative care for medical professionals and to develop algorithms for providing palliative care.

Esmina has held several other key palliative care education roles based in Moscow. As manager of the Education project of the VERA Hospice Charity Fund, she was responsible for publishing literature, and organising international conferences, internships, and educational training events for physicians and nurses. She also supervised the work of the NGO Masterskaya Zaboty (‘School of Care’), an educational organisation which trains nurses, care givers, and relatives in the care of critically ill patients.
Esmina Kayibhanova
Esmina Kayibhanova is based at the Centre for Palliative Care in Moscow, the largest medical institution for palliative care in Russia. As a deputy director for Education, she leads efforts to create continuing education programmes in palliative care for medical professionals and to develop algorithms for providing palliative care.

Esmina has held several other key palliative care education roles based in Moscow. As manager of the Education project of the VERA Hospice Charity Fund, she was responsible for publishing literature, and organising international conferences, internships, and educational training events for physicians and nurses. She also supervised the work of the NGO Masterskaya Zaboty (‘School of Care’), an educational organisation which trains nurses, care givers, and relatives in the care of critically ill patients.
Esmina Kayibhanova
Gulnara Kunirova is a psychologist whose interest in palliative care began when she became Executive Director of the Together Against Cancer Public Fund in 2009, an NGO aimed at improving cancer care in Kazakhstan from prevention to rehabilitation and palliative care.

In 2013, Gulnara co-founded the Kazakhstan Association for Palliative Care. The Association delivers education and training programs, raises public awareness of palliative care and plays a central role in improving legal frameworks and developing national standards for palliative care. It also provides in-home palliative care and supports improved practices in clinical and hospice care.

Gulnara is a Board member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Chair of the Supervisory Board in the Almaty Palliative Care Center, and a Board member of the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology.
Gulnara Kunirova
Gulnara Kunirova is a psychologist whose interest in palliative care began when she became Executive Director of the Together Against Cancer Public Fund in 2009, an NGO aimed at improving cancer care in Kazakhstan from prevention to rehabilitation and palliative care.

In 2013, Gulnara co-founded the Kazakhstan Association for Palliative Care. The Association delivers education and training programs, raises public awareness of palliative care and plays a central role in improving legal frameworks and developing national standards for palliative care. It also provides in-home palliative care and supports improved practices in clinical and hospice care.

Gulnara is a Board member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Chair of the Supervisory Board in the Almaty Palliative Care Center, and a Board member of the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology.
Gulnara Kunirova
Associate Professor Daniela Mosoiu trained as an oncologist with a subspecialty in palliative care. As Director for Education, National Strategy and Development at HOSPICE Casa Sperantei in Bucharest, she supervises a range of educational programmes. These have supported education and development for palliative care development in eighteen other Central and Eastern European countries, and alongside this Daniela coordinates the Masters programme at Transylvania University.

As the President of the Palliative Care Advisory Commission of the Health Ministry Romania, Daniela works with health authorities and legislators to foster the development of palliative care services and their integration into the national healthcare system. Daniela has extensive experience and expertise in project management, research projects, nationally and internationally.
Daniela Mosoiu
Associate Professor Daniela Mosoiu trained as an oncologist with a subspecialty in palliative care. As Director for Education, National Strategy and Development at HOSPICE Casa Sperantei in Bucharest, she supervises a range of educational programmes. These have supported education and development for palliative care development in eighteen other Central and Eastern European countries, and alongside this Daniela coordinates the Masters programme at Transylvania University.

As the President of the Palliative Care Advisory Commission of the Health Ministry Romania, Daniela works with health authorities and legislators to foster the development of palliative care services and their integration into the national healthcare system. Daniela has extensive experience and expertise in project management, research projects, nationally and internationally.
Daniela Mosoiu
Fiona chairs PACED’s Education Advisory Committee. She is a Reader at Cardiff University and Programme Director for the Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals’ MSc and short courses. She is Co-Director of the Specialty Training programme for Palliative Medicine in Wales and is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Fiona worked for 11 years as Consultant in Bridgend, South Wales and since 2015 has been a consultant with City Hospice working in the community in Cardiff.

For the past 25 years, Fiona has helped establish and support palliative care education and training programmes worldwide. The portfolio of courses she has developed range from MSc to short courses, international series of case-based webinars and communication skills courses. She has worked with changing technology, recording numerous podcasts, moving education from paper-based to online learning, and creating two 20 module MOOCs with ecancer for palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa and India. She has also had a special interest in supporting international MSc students on the Cardiff course. The patient and family remain central to Fiona’s approach to education.

Fiona Rawlinson
Fiona chairs PACED’s Education Advisory Committee. She is a Reader at Cardiff University and Programme Director for the Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals’ MSc and short courses. She is Co-Director of the Specialty Training programme for Palliative Medicine in Wales and is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Fiona worked for 11 years as Consultant in Bridgend, South Wales and since 2015 has been a consultant with City Hospice working in the community in Cardiff.

For the past 25 years, Fiona has helped establish and support palliative care education and training programmes worldwide. The portfolio of courses she has developed range from MSc to short courses, international series of case-based webinars and communication skills courses. She has worked with changing technology, recording numerous podcasts, moving education from paper-based to online learning, and creating two 20 module MOOCs with ecancer for palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa and India. She has also had a special interest in supporting international MSc students on the Cardiff course. The patient and family remain central to Fiona’s approach to education.

Fiona Rawlinson
Gulnara Kunirova is a psychologist whose interest in palliative care when she became Executive Director of the Together Against Cancer Public Fund in 2009, an NGO aimed at improving cancer care in Kazakhstan from prevention to rehabilitation and palliative care.

In 2013, Gulnara co-founded the Kazakhstan Association for Palliative Care. The Association delivers education and training programs, raises public awareness of palliative care and plays a central role in improving legal frameworks and developing national standards for palliative care. It also provides in-home palliative care and supports improved practices in clinical and hospice care.

Gulnara is a Board member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Chair of the Supervisory Board in the Almaty Palliative Care Center, and a Board member of the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology.
Gulnara Kunirova