Meet Anca Toma, EPF’s new Executive Director

Anca Toma will be appointed European Patients’ Forum’s Executive Director as of 7 March 2022

EPF’s President Marco Greco and EPF’s Executive Director Elisabeth Kasilingam are happy to announce that Ms Anca Toma will be joining our team as the new Executive Director on 7 March 2022.

Anca is a public health advocate working in tobacco control, with expertise in European public health policy and advocacy, and brings with her extensive knowledge and experience of EU policy and institutions, advocacy strategies, policy campaigns and project management. Anca has led the Smoke Free Partnership for the past four years, in addition to her 10 years working on pan-European campaigns in SFP. Her almost 20 years of working experience includes the private sector (public affairs consultancy) and the public sector.

Elisabeth Kasilingam, CEO of the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform, who has been part-time Acting Executive Director of EPF since 2020 will be stepping down from this position at EPF and will resume her role within the EPF Board. 

“I am delighted to welcome Anca Toma as the new Executive Director of EPF, to provide strong leadership to our team and our active network of patients organisations. I am looking forward to working with Anca in the implementation of EPF’s goals.”

Marco Greco, EPF President said: “Anca’s appointment marks the start of a new and exciting era for EPF as we emerge from the dark days of Covid 19, that have impacted greatly on our communities throughout Europe. Anca will lead a growing and thriving secretariat in Brussels, and as President, I am thrilled and proud to work with her and the board to address the new challenges and opportunities ahead to fulfil our ambitious vision. I would like to thank warmly Elisabeth for her vital interim role and look forward to her return to the board.”

“I am honoured to have been appointed as Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum, an organisation I have known and admired since the beginning of my career in Brussels.” Explains Anca Toma. “It will be a privilege to be part of this team of very talented professionals working every day to advance the voice of all patients in Europe. I look forward to collaborating with the Board of outstanding advocates representing the impressive membership of EPF and supporting EPF and its member organisations in achieving their collective mission.”