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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. 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 a Lion Application before August 15, 2021 for the two-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2024.

Leo Application   Lion Application

Advisory Panel Resources

The Advisory Panel is separated into three committees, Recruitment, Membership Experience and Transition. On their committees, panelist use their combined knowledge and experience to create resources on best practices for Leo clubs. Check out their resources below:

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Current Advisory Panelists


Constitutional Area I

Lion Pamela Graney

Illinois, USA – Lion Pam brings a wealth of knowledge to the Leos as a past District Governor and Multiple District Leo Chairperson. She has helped start 13 Leo clubs in Multiple District 1 and hosts the annual Leo conference for Illinois. As a “people person,” on the panel she is looking forward to advancing the Leo Club’s influence in her area and learn more about different cultures through Leos and Lions around the world. (English) Email Pam

Leo-Lion Analaura Gregorio

New York, USA – Leo-Lion Analaura is a Past President of Leo Multiple District 20 and a past president of Leo District 20-R1. She’s attended the USA/ Canada Leo Leadership Forum and Lions Days with the United Nations, where she participated in the International Women’s Day Leo Pitch Challenge. As an advisory panelist, she looks forward to sharing her experiences and inspiring more young people to serve in their communities. (English, Portuguese) Email Analaura

Lion Diana Grise

Connecticut, USA – Lion Diana brings 43 years of service as a Lion to the panel, serving in almost all of the club and district offices, including District Governor. She was instrumental in forming eight new Leo clubs in her District, one of which she is still a Leo club advisor of for over 25 years! On the panel, she is looking forward to learning more about the perception of Leos in other countries and sharing her experiences with other panel members. (English) Email Diana

Leo Angela Li

California, USA – Leo Angela is the charter president of the Quantum Auxilia Leo Club and immediate past Leo District 4 C4 President. She is looking forward sharing her Leo Club Program experience and excited to collaborate with other experienced Leos and Lions around the world on the advisory panel. (English, Mandarin) Email Angela

Constitutional Area II

Leo-Lion Joane Ngo

Membership Experience Committee Chairperson
British Columbia, Canada – Leo-Lion Joane returns back to the Advisory Panel as the CA 2 Lion representative. She credits her time as a 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 Canadian Leos. (English) Email Joane

Leo-Lion Alicia Kiri Beer

Alberta, Canada – Leo-Lion Alicia is the council secretary for the USA/ Canada Leo Leadership Forum and a Leo club charter president. On the panel she’s looking forward to learning from Leos around the world and hearing new perspectives on how to improve the Leo Club Program for her area. (English, German) Email Alicia

Lion Claude Gilbert

Quebec, Canada – Lion Claude brings 30 years of Lions experience to the panel. He is the Multiple District U Leo Chairperson and helped restart the Leo Club Program in Quebec after almost 30 years of inactivity. On the panel, he is looking forward to helping Lions navigate Leo clubs with social distancing and health safety measures in place due to Covid-19 and help build on the Leo to Lion transition process. (French, English) Email Claude

Leo Javishaa Thiyagarajah

Ontario, Canada – Leo Javishaa is a globally connected Leo leader with 10 years of experience as a Leo in multiple countries, even being recognized for her leadership in 2018 with the International President’s Leadership Award. As a Leo Advisory Panelist, she is looking forward to sharing her experience and inspiring passionate Leos to step up into leadership roles in their clubs. (English, Tamil, Sinhala, Russian, Malayalam) Email Javishaa

Constitutional Area III

Leo-Lion Fernando Plachicoff Rohner

Advisory Panel Chairperson
Uruguay – Leo-Lion Fernando became a Leo when he was 13 years old and has not stopped serving since. Now as a Lions member, he looks forward to giving others the same experiences he had and improve the Leo club program. Speaking 3 languages fluently, as a panelist he is looking forward to connecting with Leos everywhere, share experiences and learn from the other panel members. (English, Spanish, Portuguese) Email Fernando

Leo Luis Fernando Cuevas Alvarez

Recruitment Committee Chair
Mexico – Leo Luis has spent half his life as a Leo, joining the program in 2006 and has held many leadership positions at the Leo club, district and multiple district level. He is looking forward to sharing the challenges and goals of the Leos of Latin America and the Caribbean and tailoring resources to fit the specific needs of Constitutional Area 3. (English, Spanish) Email Luis

Lion Guilherme Manenti

Brazil – Lion Guilherme credits his 15 years as a Leo to developing his personal and leadership skills. He has helped form and organize 10 Leo clubs in Brazil, promoting Leo and Lion relationships in his region. He hopes to bring his experience encouraging young people to join Leos and Lions to the Advisory Panel. (English, Portuguese) Email Guilherme

Leo Hygor Nunes

Brazil – Leo Hygor comes from a family of Lions, forming a Leo club in 2010 that was sponsored by his parent’s Lions club. He hopes to bring innovation and creativity to the Leo Advisory Panel and be a bridge to Constitutional Area 3 Leos and Lions Clubs International. (English, Portuguese) Email Hygor

Constitutional Area IV

Lion Berk Bulgurlu

Transition Committee Chair
Turkey – Lion Berk has served as a District Leo Chairperson for 3 years and has helped improve the Leo movement in Turkey, sponsoring a Leo club with his Lions club and attending Leo forums, meetings and fundraising activities each year. As a panelist, he will focus on improving the relationship and transition from Leo to Lions. (English, Turkish, German) Email Berk 

Leo Massimiliano Manera

Italy –  Leo Massimiliano gradually discovered the international family of Leos by attending different Leo events. He now hopes to make an impact in Lions by sharing simple, useful and relevant opinions. (English, Italian) Email Massimiliano

Lion Luc Debois

Belgium – Lion Luc returns for a second term on the Leo Advisory Panel, bringing 16 years of experience in the Leo Club Program. As a Leo Chairperson and past panelist, he helped organize the first Leo Lion Summits in Belgium and increased Leo participation in CA 4. On the panel, he hopes to share his experience with other panelist and bring information to his area. (English, Dutch, French) Email Luc

Leo Bruno Silva Soares

Portugal – Leo Bruno believes the Leo Club Program is a great platform to exchange ideas and experiences internationally, and hopes to grow the program even more by creating new guides and tools to support multiple districts, districts and clubs. On the panel, he is hoping to share his experience and hear about successful projects that the panelist have. (English, Portuguese, Spanish) Email Bruno

Constitutional Area V

Lion Noriko Mori

Japan – Lion Noriko has been working with Leos for 8 years and is a strong supporter of the Lions international youth exchange, having helped connect Leos from Japan with Leos from around the world. She is looking forward to finding unique opportunities and service activities for the Leos of Constitutional Area 5. (English, Japanese) Email Noriko

Leo Calina Ka Lee Cheung

Hong Kong – Leo Calina credits the Leo club program for broadening her horizons through her leadership roles and opportunities to do meaningful service projects. On the panel, she’s looking forward to learning about different practices and cultures of Leo clubs and connect to a wider network. (English, Cantonese, Mandarin) Email Calina

Lion Maylyn V Enriquez

Philippines – Lion Maylyn started as the charter Leo president in 1999 and moved all the way up to the Leo Multiple District President for MD 301 Philippines. Now as a Lion, she handles projects for youth as the current District Leo Chairperson in District 301D2. As a panelist, she wants to ensure that Leos have the best experience and show them the strength of the Lions spirit. (English, Filipino) Email Maylyn 

Leo Bernard Tang

Malaysia – Leo Bernard credits the Leo Club Program for giving him the opportunity experience leadership through service and mentorship and broadening his views and perspective. He is looking forward to strengthening the connection between Leos and Lions and being the voice of Leos in CA 5 on the Leo Advisory Panel. (English, Malay, Mandarin) Email Bernard

Constitutional Area VI

Lion Hasitha Srimal Warnakulasuriya

Sri Lanka – Lion Hasitha was a Leo for 10 years, serving as a Leo District President before becoming a Lion. Now as a District Leo Chairperson, he works diligently to build strong relationships between Leos and Lions. On the panel, he is excited to continue the development of young Leos and Lions and share his experiences with other panelists. (English, Sinhala) Email Hasitha

Leo Ranjit Bhagat

Nepal – Leo Ranjit credits Leos to making him a better leader and giving him the experience of service. On the panel, he’s looking forward to working on teams, develop his skills and take interesting projects on. (English, Nepali, Hindi) Email Ranjit

Lion Sandeep Kasaudhan

Nepal – Lion Sandeep has attended 8 international Leo and Lion forums during his 12 years as a Leo and now Lion. He is looking forward to meeting more Leos and Lions on the panel and sharing his experiences to motivate and spread service around the world. (English, Nepali, Hindi) Email Sandeep

Leo-Lion Akshit Bagla

Recruitment Committee Co-Chair
India – Leo-Lion Akshit has been a Leo for over a decade, and sat on the LCI Leo Strategic Plan committee this past year to help determine the next 5 years of the Leo Club Program. On the panel, he is looking forward to increasing the awareness of the Leo Club Program and exchanging ideas with the other panelist. (English, Hindi, Bengali) Email Akshit

Constitutional Area VII

Lion Kellie Bryan

Australia – Lion Kellie began her Lions journey as a Leo and is now giving back to the program as a Leo Advisor, District Leo Chairperson and also a parent of two current Leos! On the panel, she is looking forward to furthering Leo development in her constitutional area and sharing her own experiences with the group. (English) Email Kellie

Leo Davin Tania

Indonesia – Leo Davin credits being a Leo to improving his leadership skills and allowed him to meet new friends. He is looking forward to promoting Leos more as a panelist and help support the generation of Leos to become future Lions. (English, Indonesian, Hokkien) Email Davin

Lion John Clare

Australia – Lion John has been a Leo advocate in his District ever since he chartered his first Leo club in 2016. Since then, he helped start 4 other Leo clubs and put together the first Leo conference in his area. As a panelist, he is looking forward to growing the Leo Club Program and expanding its influence on young people around the world. (English) Email John

Leo Katie Townsend

Membership Experience Committee Co-Chair
New Zealand – Leo Katie credits Leos for helping her find her purpose and confidence as a leader. She is a charter member of two Leo clubs in her district and helped form the first Omega Leo Club in New Zealand. On the panel, she is looking forward to seeing her fellow Leos show potential and providing others with the opportunities for leadership development. (English) Email Katie

Constitutional Area VIII

Leo-Lion Wilson T. Chadzamira

Zimbabwe – Leo-Lion Wilson is a charismatic representative of Lions International, joining Leos in 2002 and becoming a Leo-Lion in 2018. Describing “Leos as a lifestyle,” his experience from serving in his community and working with others has shaped him into a better person and leader. On the panel, he is looking forward to creating resources and relationships with other panelist and members of CA 8. (English) Email Wilson

 

Leo Olajide R Ogunsola

Nigeria – Leo Olajide credits being a Leo as helping him become a responsible member of his community. He is looking forward to uniting with his fellow panelist to take the Leo Club Program to the next height. Together, he says, "we can serve better." (English) Email Olajide 

Lion Geila L Wills

Transition Committee Co-Chair
South Africa – Lion Geila has been a passionate advocate of the Leo program throughout her Lions career, carrying her love of Leos through her positions as a Leo Multiple District President and a Past District Governor. On the panel, she is looking forward to increasing the visibility of Leos and being a mentor and guide. She hopes to inspire others with her Lions quote “If a difference needs to be made, you are that difference. Make the difference. If nothing else, make someone smile." (English, Afrikaans, German, Spanish) Email Geila

Leo Amine Lehna

Morocco – Leo Amine believes the Leo club program is a commitment that requires ardor and perseverance and offers the greatest reward of a big family and a better world. On the panel he wants to represent the Leos of CA 8 and bring his experiences and skills to evolve the program to reach even more young people around Africa. (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian) Email Amine