The Consumer Network Executive was set up in 1995 to provide governance and leadership for the 1,500 and growing, international community of consumers (patients, care-givers, family members and others) who work to help produce and spread Cochrane evidence.
Two consumer members are chosen by the Executive to serve on the Cochrane Council, the representative body which forms part of Cochrane’s governance structure.
The Cochrane Consumer Engagement Officer is part of the Cochrane Central Executive Team and is tasked with supporting consumers and promoting consumer involvement in Cochrane. He is a member of the Consumers’ Executive. The remainder of the Consumers' Executive is elected from within the larger Network members
Due to changes on the Executive, there are currently (March 2020) vacant positions that will be filled soon. The Executive is presently considering how best to ensure that that focus of the Execitive remains on embedding consumer involvement and engagement in Cochrane, and how membership of the Executive will sustain this. Changes will be announced in April 2020.
To contact all members of the Consumers' Executive, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Smith, Chair
Sara Yaron, Vice-chair
Helen Bulbeck, Cochrane Council Member
Rachel Plachcinski, Cochrane Council Member