(From left) Bettina Krause, Associate Director; Ganoune Diop, Director; Nelu Burcea, Associate Director; Gail Banner, Executive Assistant.

PARL Staff

Ganoune Diop, Director

Dr. Ganoune Diop is Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Before his election in July 2015 at the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, he served as the church’s liaison to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and as its representative within the international community of civic and political leaders.

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Gail Banner, Executive Assistant to the Director

As Executive Assistant to the Director, Gail Banner provides the day-to-day logistical support that makes the work in the department possible.

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Dr. Nelu Burcea, Associate Director

Dr. Burcea, elected at the General Conference Session in July 2015, is the newest member of the PARL team. His task will be to continue developing relationships on behalf of the church with various international institutions.

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Bettina Krause, associate director and director of government affairs

Bettina Krause joined PARL in June 2015 and was elected as an associate director of the department in October 2019. She represents the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C.

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