Gabriela joined ICPA in 2006 and in 2010 was elected as Executive Board Member, she still holds this position in her second term (was re-elected during ICPA AGM and conference in Namibia 2014). In 2011 Gabriela finished her PhD. – her background is in psychology and education. As a female prison governor, her main focus is imprisoned women, their conditions, treatment and special needs within the prison system – both nationally and internationally. Gabriela is also Czech international relations expert and participated in many international projects.