Working Group - Overview

GLOBE Working Groups


In addition to working with scientists, educators, and country partners around the world, GLOBE also collaborates with local community members to develop and implement GLOBE's mission. These teams, or Working Groups (WGs), provide us with valuable feedback on the management of The GLOBE Program and present us with potential opportunities for increasing our global impact. They also serve as an important link between the program and GLOBE communities at large.

Each of our five WGs is composed of up to seven nominated members. If there's a topic you think should be discussed by a WG and brought forward to the management of The GLOBE Program, you can contact a WG representative for your region. We strive to ensure that each of our six GLOBE regions maintain representation in our WGs, so if your region doesn't have a currently active member, please contact the WG Chair.

Member Requirements

To be a functional and productive member of a GLOBE WG, there are additional expectations and responsibilities that must be met. To be a WG member you must:

  • Have a account
  • Attend at least 9 of the 12 monthly WG meetings throughout the year
    • Meetings are held via Zoom
  • Have a functioning internet connection
  • Attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting
  • Fully participate during online meetings
  • Respond to all GLOBE email correspondences during your service
  • Maintain sufficient written and oral English skills 
  • Maintain an updated My Page, updating at least annually

Important: A typical term of service is one to three years for a WG member. However, a member may be asked to step down from the group if they fail to meet the above requirements.

Current GLOBE Working Groups

Current Members

  Role Region Member Name Country Email Contact Service Years
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (7)
  Africa Shadrack Kwaku Agyiri Ghana revshaddy (at) 2021 - 2023
  Asia and Pacific Francis Murillo Emralino Philippines


2021 - 2023
  Europe and Eurasia Marina Pavlić Croatia

mapav18 (at)

2021 - 2023
  Latin America and Caribbean Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa Colombia

jrestrepo (at)  

2021 - 2023
  Near East and North Africa Nourah Fahad Al Subaie Saudi Arabia

nfnf142 (at)

2021 - 2023
Chair North America Nikitah Imani USA

nimani (at)

2021 - 2023
At Large North America Trena Ferrell USA

trena.m.ferrell (at)

2021 - 2023
GIO Liaison   Denise "Skye" Yost  

denisey (at)

Education (7)
  Africa Francis Wasswa N. Nsubuga Uganda

nwasswa (at)

2016 - 2022*
  Asia and Pacific Rod Allan A. de Lara Philippines

radelara (at)

2019 - 2021
  Europe and Eurasia Ülle Kikas Estonia

ylle.kikas (at)

2021 - 2023
Chair Latin America and Caribbean Marta Kingsland Argentina (at)

2019 - 2021
  Near East and North Africa Manal Alsaleh Kuwait

manalaalsaleh (at)

2019 - 2021
  North America Dorian Janney USA

dorian.w.janney (at)

2020 - 2022
At Large North America Lynne Hehr USA


2018 - 2023*
GIO Liaison   Emma Hagen  

ehagen (at)

Evaluation (7)
  Africa Komla Amega Ghana

amega010 (at)

2021 - 2023
  Asia and Pacific Yogendra Chitrakar Nepal

yogendra (at)

2018 - 2021
Chair Europe and Eurasia Nektaria Adaktilou Greece

nadak (at)

nektaria.adaktilou (at)

2014 - 2021*
  Latin America and Caribbean Claudia Rodriguez-Ortega Paraguay

bfscparaguay (at)

2021 - 2023
At Large   unfilled      
  Near East and North Africa Hanan Al Buflasa Bahrain

h.m.albuflasa (at)

2019 - 2021
  North America Eleanor M. Jaffee USA

eleanor.jaffee (at)

2021 - 2023
GIO Liaison   Tony Murphy  

tmurphy (at)

Science (7)
  Africa Peter Rugano Kenya

rugano.peter (at)

2021 - 2023
  Asia and Pacific Mullica Jaroensutasinee Thailand

mullica.jn (at)

2014 - 2021*
  Europe and Eurasia Constantinos Cartalis Greece

ckartali (at)

2017 - 2022*
  Latin America and Caribbean Jean Robert Batana Pires Ferreira Brazil

jbatana (at)

2021 - 2023
  Near East and North Africa Hameed Sluaiman Oman

hanhameco (at)

2018 - 2023
  North America Margaret Pippin USA

m.pippin (at)

2016 - 2021*
At Large, Chair North America Rebecca Boger USA

beckyboger (at)

2019 - 2021
GIO Liaison   Amy Barfield  

barfield (at)

Technology (7)
  Africa Charles Mwangi Kenya

maina.charles (at)

2014 - 2021*
  Asia and Pacific Krisanadej (Kris) Jaroensutasinee Thailand

krisanadej (at)

2014 - 2021*
  Europe and Eurasia Ieva Kalka Latvia

ieva.kalka (at)

2020 - 2022
  Latin America and Caribbean Ana Beatriz Prieto Argentina

anabeatrizprieto (at)

2018 - 2023
  Near East and North Africa Ahmad Almbaidin Jordan

ahmdaq (at)

2019 - 2021
  North America Sara Mierzwiak USA

sara.mierzwiak (at)

2021 - 2023
At Large, Chair Europe and Eurasia Laura Altin Estonia

laura.altin (at)

2018 - 2022
GIO Liaison   Eslam Khair USA

ekhair (at)