THE COHSASA BOARD

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to the community, funders and other stakeholders for COHSASA’s performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives and for the effective stewardship of its operations, including financial and human resources.

The Board meets four times a year and one of its main tasks is to ratify decisions taken by the Technical Committee regarding accreditation and graded recognition awards to be given to healthcare facilities.

Since COHSASA is a Non Profit Company (NPC), it has no share capital and its Board members receive no remuneration. The Board consists of a minimum of six and a maximum of 16 directors with a quorum of at least 75% of directors present or represented by proxy for valid decisions and resolutions.

Board Members are appointed for their knowledge, skills and experience in a particular field of endeavour and they include doctors, nurses, administrators and entrepreneurs drawn from both public and private sectors who are considered leaders in their field.

A Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are elected from the ranks of the Board members to conduct meetings and assume leadership in decisions of policy and finance.

Professor Erwin Schwella (Chairperson)

Current Professor and former Director of the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch.

Mrs Sharon Slabbert
Mrs Sharon Slabbert (Vice Chairperson)

Executive Officer: Health Services Delivery for the Hospital Association of South Africa.

Professor Ethelwynn Stellenberg
Professor Ethelwynn Stellenberg

Associate Professor of Nursing in Department of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Stellenbosch: Quality Management and Regulation, Co-ordinator Masters Programme, Risk Management in Health care.

Professor Gert J van Zyl  - Chairperson
Professor Gert J van Zyl

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS)

Mr Sibusiso Zuma

Technical Advisor Primary Health Care FHI 360

Mrs Madelein Mkunu

Founder and President of Leading Women of Africa (LWA) and Director of LWA-Corporate Investment

Mr Albert Ramukumba
Mr Albert Ramukumba

Senior Manager District Hospital Services in Limpopo Province

Dr Steve Taylor
Dr Steve Taylor

Executive Group Medical Director – Life Health Care Group

Dr Nicole Speaker

Quality Director of PharmAccess Foundation and Managing Director of SafeCare, based in Amsterdam the Netherlands.