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The European voice for informal carers
Board of Directors

Sari Tervonen


Sari Tervonen is Executive Director of the Carers Finland that is an advocacy and support association for carers, cared ones and volunteering on informal/family caring. There are 69 member associations…

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Elizabeth Hanson

Vice President Research

Elizabeth (Liz) Hanson is Scientific Leader of  Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (Swedish National Family Care Competence Centre), a centre of excellence in the area of family (informal) care. She is a…

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Ivar Paimre


Board member of NGO Estonian Carers: advocacy work; organizing training courses; development of national network with assistive approach – support tools and services for local informal carers movement. National level…

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Bruno Alves

Executive Member

Bruno Alves is President and co-founder of Carers Portugal – Cuidadores Portugal Association. Co-coordinator of the innovation, research hub and the international relations center. Promotes multi-level partnerships in the innovation…

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Valentina Hlebec

Executive member

Professor and researcher, principal investigator in research program Quality of Life of Social groups, at Institute for Social Sciences at Faculty of Social Sciences University of Ljubljana. Valentina has been…

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Anita Vatland

Anita Vatland is Managing Director and co-founder of Pårørendealliansen, Norwegian alliance for informal Carers. The umbrella organization currently has 24 member organizations, representing about 390 000 members and/or employees. She has…

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Katherine Wilson

Advisor to the Board

Katherine is Head of Employment at Carers UK where she leads the work of the charity’s business forum, Employers for Carers (EfC). EfC is a growing service for employers committed…

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Sara Santini

Advisor to the Board

Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing.

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External Advisor

Christine Marking


Christine Marking is a Dutch clinical psychologist, with a specialisation in psycho-gerontology and social gerontology.  She has worked previously as a psychologist in a nursing home setting in Amsterdam, where…

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Claire Champeix

Policy Officer

Claire has extensive experience of policy work, research and project coordination in the social field at local and European levels. She has worked with social NGOs at the European level…

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Francesca Centola

Project Officer

After a Master Degree in international relations and diplomatic studies, Francesca specialised her education in international protection of human rights. She has great familiarity with European Union’s decision making process…

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Nadia Kamel

Project Officer

Nadia has over 10 years of professional experience gained in her previous role as Scientific Officer for a large European scientific and medical society, responsible for providing clear evidence-based policy…

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Olivier Jacqmain

Senior Communication Officer

Olivier is a creative content and communication specialist. He has been working as a communication consultant for NGO's for the last 4 years. Prior to that, Olivier has been active…

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Riika Lempiainen

Administrative and Financial Officer

Riika has worked in different administrative functions in Belgium since 2005 gaining an extensive experience in finance and human resources management and general office administration. She has a Master Degree…

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Stecy Yghemonos


Stecy has extensive experience of business development, and project design and management, and has worked in the social and health fields for more than 13 years. He has played a…

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