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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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Kathleen McLoughlin

Vice President Research

Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Family Carers Ireland. Executive Board Member Eurocarers. 2014 CMG Irish Healthcare Person of the Year 2015. Winner of the 2015 European Association of Palliative…

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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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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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Sebastian Fischer

Advisor to the Board

Sebastian Fischer works with three carer organisation in Europe. Chief Executive of VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian – – since 1994. VOCAL is a carer-led social enterprise…

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Elizabeth Hanson

Advisor to the Board

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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Henk Nies

Advisor to the Board
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Sara Santini

Executive member

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

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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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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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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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Jevgenija Nekrilova

Administrative and Financial Officer

Jevgenija has worked in different administrative functions in Belgium since 2004 gaining extensive experience in finance and human resources management and general office administration. She holds a Master Degree in…

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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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Last Updated on September 23, 2021

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