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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
Policy Officer

  • Policy and advocacy work, namely on digital health and data protection
  • Policy intelligence on relevant developments
  • EPF’s internal working groups and membership consultations
 

Elena Balestra
Membership & Capacity Building Manager

  • Capacity-Building programme
  • Membership engagement
  • Membership growth

Nicola Bedlington
Special Advisor

  • Leadership of EUPATI programme, PARADIGM project and DATA SAVES LIVES initiative
  • Support for the Patient Access Partnership
  • Providing advisory and strategic guidance

Mathieu Boudes
PARADIGM Coordinator

  • Coordinating the PARADIGM consortium
  • Facilitating mindset change within and out the PARADIGM consortium
  • Representing PARADIGM at conferences & events

Emily Bowles
Communications Officer

  • Supporting EPF's communications activities
  • Managing EPF's Members Newsletter
  • Monitoring and ensuring rapid dissemination of information relevant to EPF’s priorities and network

Katie Gallagher
Policy Adviser

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

 

Žilvinas Gavėnas
IT Coordinator

  • IT management and planning
  • Servers, streaming
  • IT solutions

Camilla Habre
Project Officer

  • Coordinating EPF’s contribution to EUPATI Programme, IMI-EFOEUPATI and IMI-PARADIGM
  • Supporting the Project Team in project development
  • Supporting with project deliverables

Kaisa Immonen
Director of Policy

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

Usman Khan
Executive Director

  • Leadership, direction and guidance
  • Main spokesperson
  • Building connections and alliances across EPF Membership and network

Matthew May
EUPATI Coordinator

  • Financial management
  • Coordination of the operational teams
  • Coordination and support of the governance committees
 

Lyudmil Ninov
Project Officer

  • Summer Training for Young Patient Advocates Programme
  • EPF Youth Group
  • Horizon2020 projects
 

Adriana Pereira
Team Assistant

  • Office management 
  • Supporting team members in their projects
  • Information management 
 

Julien Richard
Communications Manager

  • Leading on EPF’s communication strategy 
  • Managing EPF's key communication tools
  • Responsible for raising awareness and maximising the influence and impact of EPF
 

Zuzanna Skowronek
Events Officer

  • EPF meetings
  • Events
  • Travel management

Valentina Strammiello
Senior Programme Manager

  • Horizon 2020
  • HTA
  • EPF Youth Group
 

Gözde Susuzlu Briggs
Data Saves Lives Coordinator

  •  Manages the Data Saves Lives portal
 

Brendan Togher
Finance & Administration Manager

  • Financial Issues and Support
  • Grant Management
  • Lead on office administration procedures
  • PACT
 

Ruth Tchaparian
Grants & Office Coordinator

  • Office management
  • Information management
  • Management support
  • Grant coordination
 

Anna Trzcinska
Events Officer

 

  • EPF meetings
  • Events
  • Travel management