Léonce Byimana | Center for Victims of Torture

Léonce Byimana

Board Member

Léonce Byimana is the executive director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) in Washington, D.C., and a clinical psychologist who holds an MPH. A health professional and dedicated human rights activist, he previously served in the role of 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. Mr. Byimana 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.


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