Léonce Byimana

Léonce Byimana is the Executive Director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support coalition (TASSC).  TASSC is a coalition of torture survivors and is concerned not only with the prevention of torture but also addresses its aftermath for the individual survivor, family, community, and society.  Prior to his work with TASSC he was Program Director at the Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture at the Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County. He is a Health Professional and a Human Rights activist with degrees in Clinical Psychology, Public Health and Conflict Resolution. He has worked with local NGOs in Rwanda and International NGOs like Handicap International, Partners in Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative and Delagua Health/UK. His work was mainly with Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), HIV/AIDS patients, PTSD clients and torture survivors.