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Léonce Byimana
Director of U.S. Clinical Programs

Léonce Byimana is a clinical psychologist who holds an Master’s in Public Health. A health professional and dedicated human rights activist, he previously served as executive director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) in Washington, D.C., and prior to that was program director for the Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture at the Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County. He also worked in Rwanda for organizations such as Clinton Health Access Initiative, Delagua Health/UK, Handicap International and Partners in Health. Léonce holds a postgraduate degree in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Training, Vermont; a Master of Science in Public Health from the International Health Sciences University, Kampala, Central Region; and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology, National University of Rwanda, Butare, Southern Province.