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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)

  • 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

Anna Trzcinska
Events Officer

  • EPF meetings
  • Events
  • Travel management