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Leo Club Advisory Panel

Leo Club Advisory Panel

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 January 15 for the two-year term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.

Current Advisory Panelists

Constitutional Area I

Lion Cary Green - Indiana, USA

Lion Cary is excited to use over 20 years of experience developing leadership and soft skills in young people to make a positive contribution to the Leo Club Program. Email Cary

(Alpha) Leo Elise Kratzer - California, USA

Leo Elise is the founder and president of her Leo club and also the co-founder and vice president of Leo District 4-C4. She loves sharing her passion for service and leadership. Email Elise

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

Constitutional Area II

Lion Glynnis Boulle - BC, Canada

Lion Glynnis is a 6 year veteran of the Leo Club Program. As a member of the Leo Advisory Panel, she looks forward to making positive changes which will help Leos achieve their goals.  Email Glynnis

(Alpha) Leo Giulia Espiritu - BC, Canada

Leo Giulia has enjoyed serving as a Leo while positively impacting her community. She looks forward to continuing her personal development and broadening her network as a Leo Advisory Panelists. Email Giulia

Lion Michael Johnson - NL, Canada

Lion Michael has been a Leo club advisory 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

Constitutional Area III

Lion Andrea Gabriela Molina - Guatemala

Lion Andrea is a former Leo. She has served as district Leo chairperson and helped form 6 Leo clubs. Lion Andrea is excited to work with Leos and Lions to support the Leo Club Program. Email Andrea

(Omega) Leo Juan Manuel “Pollo” Caceres - Uruguay

Leo Juan has been involved with the Leo Club Program since 2008 as both an Alpha and Omega Leo. He hopes to contribute to the positive development of youth and build the capacity of Leo clubs to serve as a space for both personal and professional growth. Email Juan

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

Constitutional Area IV

Lion Stephane Miquel - France

Lion Stephane believes Leos are engaged volunteers. With seven years of experience, he has worked diligently to build strong relationships between Leos and Lions. He looks forward to continuing his support for the Leo Club Program, supporting large-scale projects developed by Leos and welcoming new members into the association. Email Stephane

(Omega) Leo Andrej Marsic - Slovenia

Leo Andrej describes the Leo Club Program as “incomparable to anything else…it has shaped me into the person I am today”. He looks forward to sharing the uniqueness of the Leo movement in Europe and learning more from Leos in other parts of the world. Email Andrej 

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 

Constitutional Area V

Lion See Yow Foo - Malaysia

Lion See Yow Foo has 10 years of experience working with Leo clubs. He looks forward to sharing that experience with panelists from around the world.  Email See Yow Foo

(Omega) Leo Cheng Yung “Bobby” Wong - Singapore

Leo "Bobby" has served as a Leo for more than 10 years. He hopes to build deeper connections among Leos around the world, while also focus on further developing his leadership skills as an advisory panelist. Email Bobby

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

Constitutional Area VI

Lion Praveen Agarwal - India

Lion Praveen served as a Leo in the early 1990s. He continues supporting Leos as district Leo chairperson. He looks forward to engaging both Leos and young Lions as member of the Leo Advisory Panel. Email Praveen

(Omega) Leo Viluckshi Ravindran – Sri Lanka

Leo Viluckshi credits the Leo Club Program with grooming her into a successful leader and further develop her potential to make the world a better place. She has served as a Leo for 14 years. She is thrilled to represent her area and continue improving Leo clubs. Email Viluckshi

(Omega) Leo Rajitha Abeygunasekara - Sri Lanka

Leo Rajitha believes the most valuable thing he has learned as a Leo is situational leadership. He is most excited about serving beyond the boundaries of his country and engaging with Leos from many other cultures. Email Rajitha

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

Constitutional Area VII

Lion Des Sawyer – Australia

Lion Des has served as a Leo club advisor for 10 years. He has experience with both Alpha and Omega Leo clubs. He is proud to serve on the panel with others committed to the Leo Club Program. Email Des

(Alpha) Leo Saskia Lane - New Zealand

Leo Saskia is the charter president of her Leo club. She hopes to help other young people start Leo clubs and experience the satisfaction of being a part of a group with a great sense of community and purpose. Email Saskia

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

Continent of Africa

Lion Shehzan Luhar - Kenya

Lion Shehzan served as a Leo for 7 years before becoming a Lion. He hopes to share his experience with other Leos and Lions and encourage Leos in their initiatives. Email Shehzan

(Omega) Leo Shahenda Refaat - Egypt

Leo Shahenda says that her life changed completely after joining her Leo club. She is excited to meet more Leos and share her 9 years of experience with Leo clubs. Email Shahenda

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

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