Staff

George Valiotis
Executive Director

George is the overall strategic lead for the secretariat by acting as the direct link between the Board, and our membership networks including the Scientific Advisory Committee, and Special Interest Groups. He represents the voice of health management to many European and international bodies including the European Parliament, the European Commission, the World Health Organisation, Industry bodies, and community groups. He has an active role in all of EHMA's projects by providing high level advice on health management matters. He Chairs EHMA's webinar series, guides the coordination of the annual conference, and executive training programmes. George has worked in executive roles specializing in health management, policy, research, systems thinking, human rights, education and training. George most enjoys cooking traditional Greek food, trampolining, and solving Rubik's cubes. He is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English and speaks French. Contact George if you have any questions about EHMA's strategic plans, if you would like to become an EHMA member, or if you would like the input of EHMA in any policy matters.  

 

Cristiana Grosaru
Senior Project Manager

Cristiana manages EHMA’s portfolio of EU-funded projects on digital skills, procurement innovation, coronavirus prognosis, cancer recovery, and urban design. As a member of the senior management team she brings more than eight years experience in the management of EU-funded projects and in EU project development. Cristiana has an excellent understanding of the EU ecosystem holding a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and European Studies and having worked closely with the EU institutions. Her academic qualifications include as well a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Project management, professional certifications in project management and in EU project development. Cristiana loves doing yoga, taking walks in the nature, travelling and exploring. She speaks Romanian, English and German. Contact Cristiana if you have any questions about EHMA's current EU funded projects or if you would like to collaborate on a new project.

 

Federica Margheri
Operations Manager

Federica oversees EHMA's operations, she manages the annual conference programme, partnerships and membership, and supports project work. As a member of the senior management team, she provides high level strategic advice on financial and health management initiatives. She brings over 10 years’ experience in European and international organisations, having worked both at the European Parliament and the European Commission. Federica enjoys art in all its forms and volunteers with youth organisations in the field of education and employment. Federica speaks Italian, English and French. Contact Federica if you would like to become an EHMA member, would like to propose a partnership, or for our conference, training programme or events.  

Laura Cande
Policy and Projects Consultant

Laura coordinates the work of the Scientific Advisory Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, and the Conference Rapporteurs Programme; as well as projects on vaccine uptake, health management digital skills, and process improvement. She is an experienced health manager having worked as a coordinator in quality and process improvement projects to increase efficiency, compliance with legislation requirements, and patient satisfaction in the United States. In Haiti she oversaw project implementation in various international non-governmental organisations in humanitarian emergency response and development. Laura holds a Master’s in Public Health Sciences with a focus on health policy & systems, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. –She is an avid baker who never misses the opportunity to bring homemade desserts to gatherings. Laura is a native speaker of English, French and Haitian Creole.  Contact Laura if you would like to become an EHMA member, want to collaborate on an EU project, if you’re interested in digital skills, or to become a conference rapporteur. 

Emmi Weller
Policy Officer

Emmi coordinates EHMA's involvement in policy networks including EU4Health, European Alliance for Value Based Healthcare, and our engagement with decision makers. She has an active role in all our projects to ensure they are both aligned with and inform European policy developments. Her first degree is in Global Public Health which she obtained at Leiden University College (The Netherlands), with an exchange semester at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (United States). She is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in European Health Economics and Management taught jointly by: University of Oslo (Norway), University of Bologna (Italy) and Management Centre Innsbruck (Austria). Emmi enjoys hiking, local food markets, picnics with a nice view, and discovering new cultures. Emmi is a native speaker of French and German, and fluent in English and Spanish. Contact Emmi with any questions about our policy work or representations. 

 

Sanchari Dutta
Senior Research Specialist

Sanchari leads on research and analysis of health management projects to make immediate practical benefit and improve policy making. Her current focus includes health system disruption, digital health and the health workforce. Sanchari has extensive research experience in public health, infectious disease and global health governance. Prior to joining EHMA, she spent a decade working in academia with appointments in the University of London (SOAS), University of Oxford and in India. Sanchari has a DPhil, MPhil and BA from the University of Oxford. Sanchari is a native speaker of English, Hindi, Bengali and fluent in Dutch. Contact Sanchari about health system disruption or research collaborations into health management and health systems.  

Ifunanya Dimaku
Health Management Consultant

Ifunanya works primarily on projects that address the management of disruptions to health systems, as well as the role of laboratories in health management. She is a medical doctor who is extending her practice to ensure better management of health systems by completing a Masters in International Health Management at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation.  She is passionate about reducing disruptions in the health system and bringing it to a more efficient state through nuance and innovative ideas. She enjoys traveling, learning new languages, learning about different cultures, and fashion modeling. She speaks English, Russian, Igbo, Hausa and intermediate German. Contact Ifunanya with questions about health system disruptions. 

Tina Hadzic

Tina Hadžić
Communications Officer

Tina oversees all communications for EHMA's work including our events, projects, policy and health management networks. This includes oversight of social media, websites, stakeholder mapping, and design of publications. She holds a Masters degree in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Granada, and a joint Masters degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo. Tina previously worked with the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI). She was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has lived and worked in Spain, Serbia, Italy, and Belgium. She is passionate about animal welfare, enjoys cooking and travelling. She speaks Bosnian and English. Contact Tina if you want to become an EHMA member, or with any questions or ideas about our communications and stakeholder engagement. 

Chiara Gonzi
Events Officer

Chiara oversees the logistics of all EHMA events including the EHMA Annual Conference, the webinar series, executive trainings, and supporting EU projects. She has an excellent understanding of health management audiences and stakeholder engagement, whom she works with to support to build networks and showcase their work. She is passionate about women’s rights and takes pride in bringing people together, creating inclusive communities and connecting individuals across the globe. She holds a Master in Language Sciences from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Contact Chiara if you want to engage with EHMA and its members, or with any question or ideas about our events.  

Federica Nestola
Communications & Events Assistant

Federica supports the work on EHMA conference and webinars. She ensures their communications reach the diversity of health management audiences across Europe's health ecosystems. She supports speakers and staff with logistics and access to online events, as well as face-to-face when they occur. She holds a degree in International and Diplomatic Studies and is currently completing a Masters in Diplomacy and International Cooperation at the University of Trieste, Italy.  She loves to learn, has a very strong adaptability and she loves travelling and exploring new cultures. She speaks English and Italian. Contact Federica if you need support with any of our events.