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The European voice for informal carers
Board of Directors

Elizabeth Hanson

President

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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Sari Tervonen

Vice President Membership

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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Ivar Paimre

Treasurer

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 the chairman of Pårørendealliansen, an umbrella organization for the Carers regardless of the diagnosis or condition of the person or relatives. Vatland has long experience from working…

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Chloe Wright

Executive Member

Chloe Wright is Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Carers UK - managing the charity's public affairs, policy, media and extensive research programme of work. She is one of the…

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External Advisor

Christine Marking

Consultant

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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Secretariat

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

Director

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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