Call for nominations for the CML Horizons Steering Committee

At CML Horizons 2021, the community elected its seventh global “CML Horizons Steering Committee”, consisting of CML patient advocates from North America, Middle East and Africa, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia & Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia regions.

Our Steering Committee is made up of expert CML Patient Advocates and is intended to serve as a leading team member for the CML community by providing support and help to implement CML Horizons annual meetings, as well as other projects, led by the CML Advocates Network.

The current term CML Steering Committee from North America and Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia is coming to an end at “CML Horizons 2022”, and hence we would like to ask the community to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections. If you are from these regions, this is your opportunity to become an active and professional CML Patient Advocate and empower yourself as well as your region. If you feel you can contribute, please submit your nomination.

The CML Steering Committee consists of one elected representative from each of the six major regions:

  1. Asia & Pacific
  2. North America
  3. Latin America
  4. Middle East & Africa
  5. Western Europe
  6. Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia

plus, the three CML Advocates Network founders as permanent committee members.

Deadline for nominations: 10th October 2022

To nominate a candidate for the election of the “CML Steering Committee 2022-2025”, we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 10th October 2022. If you represent that organisation, you may also nominate yourself and send the completed form to the email:

The nomination needs to state your motivation and contribution to the committee on behalf of your region, your history and vision as CML advocate, your English language skills, and whether you are willing to commit significant time for teleconferences, meetings and emails to bring the community and conference to the next level.

Every CML Advocates Network member organisation can nominate only one candidate from their region. If you represent that organisation, you may also nominate yourself. A list of CML Advocates Member organisations can be found here:

Please take a look at the nomination form attached here for further information.


The elections will be held at CML Horizons 2022, 28 – 30th October 2022 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Nominees will need to be prepared to present themselves at the allocated time on Fridays Programme. All voting will occur within the Regional Meetings and the winners announced on Sunday 30th October.

Every member organisation from North America and Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia regions of the CML Advocates Network has one vote per seat at the elections. Even if there are 2 delegates from a specific organisation, they have only one vote. Your current regional leader will be in touch with you and we will explain how the voting will happen during the regional meetings.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lidija Pecova at any time.

Your current CML Steering Committee:

  • Giora Sharf (Israel/co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Jan Geissler (Germany/co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Jana Pelouchová (Czech Rep./co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Šarūnas Narbutas (Lithuania/Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia Representative)
  • Lisa Machado (Canada/Region North America Representative)
  • Eunice Orekha (Nigeria/Region Middle East & Africa Representative.)
  • Zack Pemberton-Whiteley (UK/Region Western Europe Representative)
  • Felipe Tapia, (Chile/Region Latin America Representative)
  • Rod Padua (Philippines/Asia-Pacific Representative)