Category Archives: Charter Member

Dr. Joachim Rosler, Germany

Joachim A. Rosler, MD, MPD, is the Head Occupational Physician at the University of Cologne, Germany and Professor of Medicine at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences with focus on occupational diseases. Aside his activities in special

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Dr. Jim teWaterNaude, South Africa

Dr. Jim teWaterNaude, MBChB, MPhil (MCH), FCPHM is a Public Health Medicine specialist who has worked in rural and urban South Africa in the public and NGO sectors. He practices social and clinical occupational medicine and epidemiology, and in research … Continue reading

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Kim Sebesta, Social Media Coordinator, USA

I am a daughter of a Mesothelioma victim, full time wife and cog in the workings of corporate America and a part time advocate and soap box speaker, trying to spread awareness and knowledge to help prevent further exposure and … Continue reading

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Gerard Seno, Philippines

Gerard is a trade union leader and activist in-charge of membership recruitment and services of the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), among other … Continue reading

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Eric Jonckheere, Belgium

Dear All, My name is Eric Jonckheere, Charter Member of GBAN for Belgium. I am also the President of ABEVA, the Belgium society for asbestos victims. As such, I try to improve the way in which Belgian asbestos victims are … Continue reading

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Herman Hamilton, Charter Member Liaison, USA

Herman Hamilton, Executive Assistant of ADAO, first became familiar with the medical and legal aspects of Asbestos as a result of meeting his neighbor and now long time friend of 25 years, Dr. Barry Castleman. Herman joined ADAO in January … Continue reading

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Doug Larkin, USA

Doug Larkin is the Communications Director and Co-Founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) – which works to help raise awareness about asbestos related diseases, while serving as a global community for asbestos victims and their families.  Doug holds a … Continue reading

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Fernanda Giannasi, Brazil

Fernanda Giannasi is the personification of the fight against asbestos in Brazil. As a Labor Inspector for the Ministry of Labor and Employment since 1983, she staunchly defends the public interest on workers’ safety and health. Giannasi is a founding … Continue reading

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Debbie Brewer, England

Debbie Brewer, mesothelioma patient, has been uniting patients, families and ban asbestos advocates around the world. Her symptoms first began in 1994; however, Debbie was diagnosed in 2006.  Debbie was given 6-9 months to live, but as 47 year old … Continue reading

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Yvonne Waterman, The Netherlands

In the past, The Netherlands had one of the largest asbestos industries in the world. Nowadays, we reap the tears, pain and death that come as an aftermath of such industry. We are troubled by the medical, social and legal … Continue reading

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