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The Leo Club Program Advisory Panel is a communication vehicle for Leos and Lions to share their ideas about the Leo Club Program with Lions Clubs International.

Advisory panelists represent Leos and Lions in their respective constitutional area and serve as ambassadors for the Leo Club Program. If you have ideas about the Leo Club Program, share them with your panelists. 

The Leo Club Program Advisory Panel is comprised of two Lions and two Leos from each constitutional area and the Continent of Africa. Each fiscal year, one Lion and one Leo from each area are selected to serve a two-year term.

Are you interested in serving as a representative for the Leo Club Program in your constitutional area? Submit a Leo Application or Lion Application before August 15 for the two-year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022.

Current Advisory Panelists

Constitutional Area I

Lion David Verducci

New Jersey, USA—Lion David has helped establish four thriving Leo clubs with his Lions club and now serves as the Multiple District Leo Chairperson for MD-16 overseeing over 60 Leo clubs. He has experienced the ability of young people to impact their community and is excited to share his experiences as a panelist. Email David

(Alpha) Leo Alexander Wheeler

Kentucky, USA—Leo Alexander knows that being a Leo has given him the superpowers to effect change through service. As a panelist, he is most excited to make a difference not only in his community but globally. Email Alexander

Lion Robert (Bob) Wilby

Massachusetts, USA—Lion Bob has been a Lions member for over 45 years, holding every club and almost every district leadership position. He believes that Leos are where community service begins. As a panelist, he is excited to share his years of experience and bring honor to his club, district and state. Email Robert

(Alpha) Leo Ojas Chitnis

New Jersey, USA—Leo Ojas is a globally connected Leo leader. He has attended 6 International Conventions and 7 Lions Days with the United Nations, became a charter Leo club president at 12 years old and then the president of one of the first cyber Leo clubs in New Jersey. As a panelist, he is excited to exchange views and ideas with his fellow Leos and Lions around the world.  Email Ojas

Constitutional Area II

Lion Michael Johnson

NL, Canada—Lion Michael has been a Leo club advisor for over 12 years after chartering his Leo club with his Lions club in 2006. He is excited work others from around the world and bring new ideas to the panel. Email Michael

(Alpha) Leo Joane Ngo

Surrey, Canada—Leo Joane credits her time as the Leo club president in helping her become a better leader and making a real impact in her community. As a panelist, her goal is to create a more inclusive environment for young people and represent the voice of her fellow Canadian Leos. Email Joane

Lion Barry Shiles

BC, Canada—Lion Barry brings 43 years of experience as a Lion, a Leo club advisor, District Leo Chairperson and Multiple District Leo chairperson. Through his positions, he has seen what Leos means to the future of Lions. As a panelist, he is excited to share his ideas for improving the Leos experience.   Email Barry

(Alpha) Leo Duru Uluk

Ontario, Canada—Leo Duru has always taken charge of her Lions journey, starting from when she reached out to her local Lions club and chartered the first Leo club in her community. As a Leo club president, she created spaces where young leaders can thrive. As a panelist, she is excited to extend her reach to the rest of the world. Email Duru

Constitutional Area III

Lion Nolo Juan Manuel Hernandez Lanfranchi

Argentina—A former Leo turned Lion, Lion Juan Manuel is excited to use his 10 years as a Leo to help expand service and leadership trainings to Leos to promote the growth of Leos as leaders of the future. Email Juan Manual

(Omega) Leo Hernan Vergara Mogoruza

Panama—Leo Hernan has been a Leo for over 9 years, holding leadership positions both at the club level as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary and at the district level as Leo district president. As a panelist, he is excited to serve as a liaison and representative for Latin America and Caribbean Leos. Email Hernan

Lion Susana Chavarría Cascante

Costa Rica—Lion Susana served as a Leo for more than 13 years before becoming a Lion and current District Leo Chairperson. Because of her experience, she actively promotes how Leos and Lions work together. She is proud that her Lions club has a large number of past Leo members and as a panelist is looking forward to motivate young Leos and female Lions to get involved in leadership. Email Susana

(Omega) Karolayne Maria da Silva

Brazil—Leo Karolayne has been hard at work during her time as a Leo. In addition to being instrumental in restructuring her Leo club and Leo district, she acted as a District Governor Elect youth facilitator at LCICon 2018 in Las Vegas, facilitating a classroom in Portuguese about the power of young people. As a panelist, she is excited to help Leos serve better together and become a better leader. Email Karolayne

Constitutional Area IV

Lion Pieter Haex

Netherlands—Lion Pieter is a Leo turned Lion, and credits himself an expert in Leo events, attending many Leo workshops and five Leo Europa forums, organizing the forum in 2017. As a panelist, he’s excited to work together with likeminded people to strengthen the Leo program. Email Pieter

(Omega) Leo Madalina Vlasie

Romania—Leo Madalina credits the Leo program as a major influence in her personal and leadership development. Acting now as a Leo club president, she leads her club of 60 Leos to implement projects that make a difference in her community. She’s excited to strengthen the Leo program as a panelist to reach more young people. Email Madalina

Lion Per Saal

Germany—Lion Per is no stranger to Lions leadership, working his way up from Leo club president to multiple district president, and is currently the second vice district governor for D111NH. He is excited to be back for the second time on the Leo Advisory Panel as a Lion, serving on the panel as the first Leo representative for CA 4 from 2009 – 2011. Email Per

(Omega) Leo Deborah Simone Herlan

Germany—Leo Deborah says that being a Leo has taught her leadership skills and made her a global citizen as she’s been able to meet and visit Leo and Lions friends from all around the world. As a panelist, she’s excited to present the work of the panel at all conventions throughout Europe and establish transparency for Leos.  Email Deborah

Constitutional Area V

Lion Sashekala Pathmanthan

Malaysia—Lion Sashekala has over 14 years of experience as a Leo advisor, acting as a Leo Club Advisor, District Leo Chairperson and Multiple District Leo Chairperson. She is most excited to create positive, engaging activities to empower Leos and generate more forward thinking leaders. Email Sashekala

(Omega) Leo Ho Chih Ming

Malaysia—Leo Ho Chih Ming was active in the OSEAL Leo forum and the Youth Essential Skills camp and Leo school in Malaysia. As a panelist, he’d like to empower Leos and show them the scale of their impact. Email Chi Ming

Lion Sammy Shum

Hong Kong—Lion Sammy has almost 20 years of experience in Lions, first as a Leo from 2000 to 2011 and now a Lion. As a panelist, he is ready to help Lions club build a better relationship with Leos and promote leadership opportunities for young people. Email Sammy

(Omega) Leo Jaycee Zhi Xin

Malaysia—Leo Jaycee went from an Alpha Leo to a charter president of an Omega Leo club. As a panelist, she is excited to share and inspire more passionate young people to join the Lions family. Email Jaycee

Constitutional Area VI

Lion Aftab Ahmed Jadraan

Pakistan—Lion Aftab has served as a Leo club advisor for two Leo clubs and a district Leo chairperson since 2014. He’s excited to promote programs starting at the ISAAME level to the rest of the constitutional areas. Email Aftab

(Omega) Leo Roshan Barnwal

Nepal—Leo Roshan compares his Leo experience to being at school because every project or community challenge teaches him something new. He is excited to be an ambassador of the Leo Club Program and create a mutual international understanding between Leos of the world. Email Roshan

Lion Parvathy Vishwanath

Tamil Nadu, India—Lion Parvathy is passionate about mentoring and empowering young leaders, as a Leo club advisor to both an Omega and Alpha Leo club. She feels proud to see her Leos take on leadership positions in the district and multiple district level and is excited for the opportunity to meet and develop Leos as leaders as a panelist.  Email Parvathy

(Omega) Leo Viveksingh Pabla

Gujarat, India—Leo Viveksingh says that his 7 years as a Leo has taught him more than any internship has. He played a major role in starting 16 new Leo clubs in his area and is looking forward to strengthening the Leo club around the world. Email Viveksingh

Constitutional Area VII

Lion Peter Thomson

Australia—Lion Peter has been a Leo club advisor for 8 years at a college based Leo club and is currently serving as the District Leo Chairperson for District 201-V5. As a panelist, he is excited to empower Lions clubs to sponsor Leo clubs and see the impact that young people have on their communities locally, nationally and internationally. Email Peter

(Omega) Leo Emily Conn

Australia—Leo Emily credits her time as a Leo to improving her life and giving her many lasting memories. She has taken on responsibilities at her club, district and constitutional level, and is currently serving as Leo club president. She is excited to promote and improve the Leo club program in her community both at home and internationally. Email Emily

Lion Toni Lanphier

Australia—Lion Toni became a Lion and Leo club advisor when a club was formed at the school she was working 20 years ago. Since then, she has moved up to a district, state and multiple district Leo chairperson. She is passionate about the opportunities that Leo membership offers young people and is excited to be a part of the future of the Leo club program. Email Toni

(Omega) Leo Isaac Parker

Australia—Leo Isaac has built a strong network of Leos in CA 7 through organizing and attending a number of district, state and national conventions in Australia. As a panelist, he is excited to be part of the voice of Leos and share feedback from his area with the wider organization. Email Isaac

Continent of Africa

Lion Rafanomezantsoa Faby Harimbolamena

Rep. of Madagascar—Lion Faby was a charter member of his Leo club in Madagascar and after 10 years as a Leo became a Lion. As a panelist he’s excited to show how young people can serve innovatively through different kinds of services, targeting a larger global audience and range of needs. Email Faby

(Omega) Leo Tanyaradzwa Nzvengende

Zimbabwe—Leo Tanya joined the Leo program at the age of 14 and believes that it was the core of her leadership development. From interacting with Lions and Leos from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, she has adapted her leadership skills to effectively engage in all types of situations. She is most excited to interact with Leos from Africa and think of new strategies to grow the Leo club program. Email Tanya

Lion Bright Tembo

Zambia—Lion Bright has always enjoyed working with young people and seeing the innovation that comes from Leo members. As a panelist, he is excited to reach a wider platform and contribute more to the organization. Email Bright

(Omega) Leo Prince Justin Kakolo Silupya

Zambia—Leo Prince says being a Leo has helped him develop skills in presenting and articulating issues and problem solving. As a panelist, he is excited to interact with people from different backgrounds and see the Leo movement around the world. Email Prince