About Us

AHCN Core Team

NameRole on AHCNChurchBioPhoto
The Rt Revd Luke Pato AHCN Co-Convenor The Anglican Church of Southern Africa The Rt Revd Luke Pato is the former Bishop of Namibia in the Church of Southern Africa. He is a champion of national and regional initiatives for malaria elimination and a lead member and advocate in the Isdell Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative with other Anglican dioceses in the region. Bishop Luke Pato’s video message for the launch of the network highlights what can be achieved when Anglicans work together on health initiatives. (His introductory remarks are via video link on the Anglican Alliance (AA) website). Bishop Luke Pato
(Photo credit : The Anglican Church of Southern Africa)
Dr Janice Tsang AHCN Co-Convenor The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Dr Janice Tang is a specialist in Medical Oncology and the Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her background is in research, medical education, and clinical pastoral care. She is an active member of Hong Kong Anglican community and of the Compass Rose Society. Her message for the launch of the network highlights its happy timing at Easter. (Her introductory remarks are via video link on the AA website)
(Photo credit: Hong Kong integrated oncology centre)
The Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley

AHCN Co-Convenor

The Church of England The Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley is the Bishop of Bath and Wells in the Church of England. Formerly an epidemiologist at Imperial College, London, he has extensive international experience in issues of health, nutrition and child development. In 2019 he supported churches in the DRC in their Ebola response.   
Dr Sally Smith 

AHCN Co-Coordinator 

The Church of England Dr Sally Smith is an independent consultant working as a senior adviser to the World Health Organisation and visiting lecturer at Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. She previously worked for 14 years at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as Senior Adviser for community engagement on HIV with focus on faith-based organisations (FBO’s). In 2018 she graduated from Glasgow University with a Doctorate in Practical Theology. She is married to Ian and they have two adult children and a grandson.  
Dr Ben Bronnert Walker 

AHCN Co-Coordinator

The Church of England

Dr Ben Bronnert Walker is Strategic Portfolio Manager (SPM) at the Diocese of Leeds overseeing the development and implementation of a range of programmes delivering the diocesan vision and strategic transformation. He is a passionate advocate for health equity and access, including as the author of Religion in Global Health and Development: The Case of Twentieth-Century Ghana (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022) and in his teaching on courses at Harvard University (USA), the University of York (UK), and elsewhere. Since publication, Ben has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

The Revd Canon Rachel Carnegie AHCN Link Director The Church of England The Revd Canon Rachel Carnegie is the Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance, which helps to connect, equip and inspire churches and agencies around the worldwide Anglican Communion in tackling poverty and injustice and safeguarding creation. Previously she served as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for International Development. Rachel has worked in international development since 1985. She was ordained priest in 2005 in the Diocese of Southwark. Rachel is married and has two adult children.  

AHCN Steering Group Members

NameRole on AHCNChurchBioPhoto

Mrs Violette Mubarak

AHCN SG Member The Anglican Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East

Mrs. Violette Mubarak is the General Director of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC) based in East Jerusalem, which serves Palestinian children with disabilities and their families. She is responsible for the management of the JPBC, including the Child Rehabilitation Centre and the Inclusive School, with a team of 130 staff. She holds a Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Development. Moreover, she has a Professional Diploma in NGO management and a BA in Business Administration.


The Rt Revd Dr Murray Harvey

AHCN SG Member The Anglican Church of Australia Dr Murray Harvey is Bishop of Grafton, a diocese in New South Wales on the East Coast of Australia. Prior to ordination he was a clinical psychologist and in addition to his role as Bishop, Dr Harvey holds academic appointments in psychology including supervision of research by higher degree students and supporting indigenous undergraduate students and masters’ candidates. His areas of research include discernment and vocation, especially the role that psychologists play in the screening of applicants for ordained ministry, as well as the area of clergy health and well-being. He is married to Leanne, a school teacher. They have two adult children at university.  

Dr Getty Dominguez

AHCN SG Member


The Episcopal Church in the Philippines

Dr Gertrude Dominguez graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine from Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in Manilla. After a long career in medicine, she retired from as Senior Physician at the Besao District Hospital, Philippines in 2015.


The Revd Dr Herlon Bezerra

AHCN SG Member


Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil - IEAB Herlon Bezerra is the father of Bernardo and Ernesto and husband of Alice. A priest in the Diocese of Recife (DAR) within the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (IEAB), he serves as minister in charge of the São Francisco Anglican Mission (MASF), in the city of Petrolina. Herlon graduated in Psychology, has a master's degree in Philosophy and a doctorate in Education. He is currently a professor of Psychology at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Sertão Pernambucano, where he works in training other teachers. He participates in the founding movement of the International Network for Teacher Training and Learning in Health (RIFDAS).  

Dr Roberto Armas

AHCN SG Member


Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América 

Dr Roberto Armas was born in Guatemala and graduated as a Biologist from the University Del Valle of Guatemala in 1980. He graduated as a doctor from the Francisco Marroquin University in 1984. He has been Priest of the Episcopal church of Guatemala since 1988.


The Rt Revd Jane Alexander AHCN SG Member Anglican Church of Canada     

Dr Se-Hoon Luke Kim

AHCN SG Member Anglican Church of Korea    
Dr Wei Aun Yap AHCN SG Member Church of the Province of South East Asia

Dr Yap Wei Aun, a husband, father, and doctor, is passionate about improving health for all. He has worked on health systems and public health at all levels, from local to global, through governments and multilateral organizations. His clinical experience has ranged from higher-resource environments in the West to lower-resource environments in rural parts of the developing world. Wei Aun is currently leading health reform at the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Dr Claire Jones AHCN SG Member The Church of Ireland    

Mr Prodip Chand Mondal  

AHCN SG Member The Church of Bangladesh Prodip Chand Mondal is married to Reba Dipali Mondal and is a proud father of two. With a Master's degree in Business Administration, he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the 100 bed Christian Mission Hospital Rajshahi since October 2020. Prodip's primary focus is to ensure the hospital's self-reliance and promote the gospel through health programs of the Church of Bangladesh. Under his leadership, the hospital has attracted talented doctors and increased patient numbers. He has continued the Malakar Memorial Fund to support ethnic poor communities and enhance the reputation of the Nursing Institute and the hospital.  

The Revd Dr Meredith Hawkins

AHCN SG Member The Episcopal Church

The Revd Dr Meredith Hawkins, MD, MS, MDiv is a bi-vocational priest and diabetes researcher who has developed the "Global Diabetes Institute" at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York with the purpose of building global partnerships for the study and treatment of forms of diabetes that occur in low income settings. Dr Hawkins has a passion for the interface between faith and medicine, instructing medical students in how to bring faith to the bedside, and incorporating prayer into her patient care. 


Doug Fountain

AHCN SG Member Consultant

The Episcopal Church

Doug Fountain is the Executive Director of Christian Connections for International Health, a global network of 110 organizations, advancing health and wholeness and improving timely access to quality health services among those in the greatest need. Doug brings over 30 years of experience in health and mental health services planning and has served in Executive Leadership at Medical Teams International, a relief-focused NGO, and with Uganda Christian University. Doug holds an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Oregon.  He and his wife are members of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, Maryland (USA).


Dr Mwai Makoka

AHCN SG Member Consultant

World Council of Churches Dr Mwai Makoka is a medical doctor who graduated in medicine from the University of Malawi and was a John E. Fogarty post-doctoral fellow in medical and public health microbiology and infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He currently serves as Programme Executive for Health and Healing, World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva. His programme helps WCC members to see health issues through the lens of the Christian faith and mobilises them into positive action. He has previously worked in the University of Malawi medical school, Malawi Ministry of Health and National AIDS Commission.   

The Ven. Kofi deGraft-Johnson

AHCN SG Member Consultant

The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)    

Dr. John Ekow Otoo

AHCN SG Member Consultant

 The Church of the Province of West Africa  Dr John Ekow Otoo is an Anglican living and working in Ghana. He is a Public Health Physician Specialist who has spent about half of his work life providing health care in rural communities in Ghana and the remaining half in management. He works with the Ghana Health Service as the Deputy Director responsible for Public Health in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Over the years, he has built great interest in Primary Health Care, Disease Control and Surveillance and Public Health Emergency Management. He is married with three children.