Down the right-hand column you'll find a new list: H5N1 Authorities. I'm defining "authorities" as persons who through expertise or office have some influence on H5N1-related policies and actions. The links will give you at least a little background on these persons, which may be helpful when their names turn up in news stories.
If you can think of others who might belong on the list, please let me know. (I wanted to include Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari, but the only profile I could find is in Bahasa Indonesia.)