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The CADIS (Camillian Disaster Service) International Foundation is a legally registered, non-profit humanitarian and development organization of the Order of the Minister of the Infirms (Camillians).

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                                 Board of Directors

Br. Ignacio Santaolalla Saez, MI

President and Legal Representative 


Born in Spain. Entered the Camillians by solemn profession in 1992. He holds a degree in Theology from the Pontifical University of Comillas (Madrid), a Licentiate in Health Pastoral Theology from the "Camillianum" in Rome, a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and a Master's Degree in Management of Social Centres for the Elderly from the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville). Since 2014, he has been the general bursar and legal representative of the Order. Since 2016 he has been the President of the Camillian Disaster Service International (CADIS) Foundation. Among the posts he has held in Spain: Administrator of the Centre for the Humanisation of Health; Provincial Councillor, Director of the San Camillus Home for the Elderly in Seville, Vice-President of the Foundation of the San Camillo Hospital in Sant Pere de Ribes. With his remarkable track record as an administrator, he contributes to making CADIS innovative and faithful to its Vision and Mission.



Members of the Board of Directors

Fr. Médard Aboue, MI

Vice President



Born in Togo. Entered the Order in 1995. He has a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology from the Camillianum in Rome, a Masters in Bioethics and Human Rights from the Faculty of Law of the LUMSA in Rome (2010) and a Doctorate in Theology from the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome. He has held various administrative and pastoral posts in the Benin-Togo and Sicilian-Napolitan Provinces. He has been a Consultor of the Camillian Order of Ministers of the Infirm since 2022. His active involvement in community ministry will be a necessary impetus to encourage the mission of CADIS.


Fr. Pedro Celso Tramontin, MI

Born in Brazil. He made his solemn profession in 1992 and was ordained a priest on 28 September 1996. He studied English at the Sacred Heart School of Theology, pastoral education (CPE) at Lakeland Aurora Medical Centre in Elkhorn (Wisconsin), and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a Master's degree in Spirituality from the Gregorian University. He has held numerous positions in the Camillian province in Brazil and later in the United States, where he became the provincial delegate in 2013. In May 2022, he was elected Superior General of the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm (Camillians). His experience in management in the United States will be of fundamental support for CADIS activities.

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Fr. Baby Ellickal, MI

Born in India. In 1987 he entered the Religious Order of the Ministers of the Infirm. He underwent various courses in science, sociology, English literature, philosophy, theology, clinical pastoral education. For more than 25 years he has served the Order in various capacities, as provincial, director, administrator of social and rehabilitation centres, coordinator of religious in various dioceses, social worker, vocational counsellor, lecturer in various universities, motivational speaker, retreat preacher, rector, superior and novice master. Since 2022 he has been Consultor of the Camillian Order of the Ministers of the Infirm. A life in the service of the Order and the people, which will have a positive impact in supporting CADIS interventions.


Br Paul Kaborè, MI

Born in Burkina Faso. In 1996, he approached the Order and studied philosophy at the diocesan Major Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul. He attended the State School of Public Health (ENSP) in Ouagadougou and obtained a diploma as a professional nurse. He obtained a master's degree in theology of consecrated life at the Claretianum Institute in Rome and a diploma as a nurse specialising in electro-radiological equipment at the ENSP. For the Province of Burkina Faso, he has been Bursar in several communities, Trainer at the St. Camillus School Seminary, Head Nurse and Coordinator of the nursing and diagnostic units. He has been a Consultant of the Camillian Order of Ministers of the Infirm since 2022. His decades of experience in the social and medical field will certainly have a fundamental impact on the work of CADIS.


Fr. Rodolfo Vincente Cancino, MI

Born in the Philippines. He holds a bachelor's degree in medical technology and sacred theology, and several master's degrees in education management, public health (with doctorate), pastoral care, theology and a course in clinical psychology. He is currently provincial vicar of the Philippine Province of the Camillians, and holds multiple positions in the health field as secretary, consultant and director of several centres. He has been Director of CTF Philipppines since 2013. By strategically cultivating partnerships, he was able to design and manage the ambitious goal of leading seven regional networks of organisations. His efforts include research and training initiatives covering the entire country on human rights, violence, health and pastoral care of the sick and vulnerable.


Fr. Francis Munene, MI

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Born in Kenya. He is attending a Masters in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology. He has a diploma in Project Management and has worked with CADIS KENYA on various projects in Kenya. He has held various leadership positions as a local community animator and administrator. He currently serves in the Provincial Delegation Council of the Camillians of Kenya as Delegation Vicar, in the Development office, First Counselor in charge of ministry and also Chief Coordinator of CADIS KENYA. His commitment and passion for the most vulnerable in society, together with his vigour for being in the presence of the poor and suffering, make him even more passionate about CADIS.

Sr. Liberty Jaraula Elarmo, SMI

Born in the Philippines. She joined the religious congregation of the Ministers of the Infirm in 1986. In addition to a degree in Mathematics, she holds two master's degrees in Family Life and Child Development and in Special Education in Manila. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Child Development Education, having been the director of the Maria Domenica Development Centre since 1994. She is a formator of religious and superior delegate in the Philippines. Since 2022 she has been elected Vicar General of the Sisters of the Infirm of St. Camillus. Her passion for working with children and underprivileged families will be a great impetus for CADIS.


Sr. Haida Echevarria Schmidt, FSI

Born in Peru. She has a master's degree in religious sciences from the Pontifical Lateran University, a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in management of nursing services, a language course at the Sapienza University, a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a master's degree in bioethics and law. She has taught human spiritual formation in Chile, is an auxiliary teacher in the 'Father Luigi Tezza' school of nursing and secretary and general councillor of the Order of the Daughters of St. Camillus. In 2009, she participated in the emergency response to the earthquake in Chile with the Camillian Task Force (CTF). All her educational and professional background and her willingness to put herself at the service of CADIS will be an invaluable help for the Foundation.


Dr. Consuelo Santamaria Repiso

Born in Spain. Graduated in Pedagogy from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, she has a PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, Master in Counselling, Master in Humanisation of Social Intervention from the Centro de Humanización in Madrid. She specialises in bereavement support, counselling, child development, peer mediation. She has taught psychopedagogy in primary, secondary and university education. She is co-author of the CADIS book 'Community-based psycho-social support manual for people affected by disasters' (2019). She is currently a lecturer at the Centro de Humanización in Madrid, in collaboration with the Ramón LLull University in Barcelona, and at the University of Lisbon. She is an active, enthusiastic person who wants to live what she believes in. He benefits CADIS through his extreme empathy and professionalism.

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