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Secretariat

The EPF Secretariat executes the Annual Work Programme and works to support and inform the members.

Our staff is listed here below in alpabetical order, with details on main responsibilities: 

Kostas Aligiannis

Junior Policy Officer

  • Support policy and advocacy work
  • Policy intelligence on relevant developments
  • EPF’s internal working groups and membership consultations
 

Elena Balestra

Membership & Capacity Building Officer

  • Capacity-Building programme
  • Membership engagement
  • Membership growth

Nicola Bedlington
Secretary General

 
  • Leadership, direction and guidance
  • Main spokesperson
  • High level representation and liaison with partners

Camille Bullot
Director of Operations & Engagement

  • Coordination of Operations
  • Cooperation with EPF Partners
  • Capacity-Building programme

Katie Gallagher
Policy Adviser

  • Policy and advocacy
  • Strategy on Access
  • Non-discrimination and social inclusion, medical devices, eHealth and data protection 

Danielle Flores
Project Officer
(currently on leave)

  • EUPATI
  • EPF Youth Group
  • Projects coordination

Žilvinas Gavėnas
IT Coordinator

  • IT coordination
  • Servers maintenance
  • Web solutions
Sara Gayarre

Sara Gayarre
Communications Assistant

  • Web & Social media content
  • EPF thematic campaigns
  • Database 

Kaisa Immonen
Director of Policy

  • Strategic & policy agenda
  • EU institutions & stakeholders
  • Patient empowerment, patient safety, quality of care and cross-border healthcare

Laurent Louette 
Communciations Officer

  • Comms strategy
  • Press relationship
  • Content management
 

Lyudmil Ninov

Project Officer

  • Summer Training for Young Patient Advocates
  • Horizon2020
  • Project support

Valentina Strammiello
Programme Manager

  • Horizon 2020
  • HTA
  • EPF Youth Group

Stefano Tironi
Financial Officer and Assistant to the Secretary General

  • Financial matters
  • Assistant to Secretary General
  • EUPATI & PACT
 

Anna Trzcinska
Events Officer

  • EPF meetings
  • Events
  • Travel management