Usman Khan (Executive Director)
Usman was appointed Executive Director in April 2016. He is currently Managing Director of Modus Europe a European Public Policy Consultancy, an organisation providing strategic public policy advice and undertakes related economic and policy studies with a particular focus on health and social care. Usman has over twenty years public policy and management experience. He has held Board Director positions in public, private and not for profit organisations and has experience of leading significant change management projects in a number of countries. He currently holds a non-executive position within the NHS and is Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at George Washington University.
Nadia Rubtsova (Events Manager)
Nadia joined EHMA in May 2017 as Events and Partnerships Manager. She holds a Master Degree in Economics and Management (specialisation in MICE) from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Engineering. Previously Nadia has been working in the hospitality sector and has extensive experience in the events organisation and management. She comes from Latvia and speaks five languages.
Michele Calabro' (Policy and Communications Manager)
Michele joined EHMA in January 2016. Michele holds a BA in Public Administration and a MA in International Relations and European Studies (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy). Before joining EHMA, he worked in Malta as EU Project Assistant at dConsulta and as European Semester Officer Assistant at the European Commission Representation in Valletta. At EHMA, Michele coordinates communication and EU-funded projects activities including SUSTAIN and IC-Health.
Federica Margheri (Operations Officer)
Federica joined EHMA in February 2017 as Operations Officer. She comes from Italy, and holds a BA in International Affairs and Diplomacy, a MA in Politics and Diplomacy and a Master in International Studies. Involved in project management since the beginning of her career, she has now expanded her field of expertise towards systems and operations management. At EHMA, she supports the organisation in project management and she coordinates membership related activities. Federica speaks Italian, English and French.
Kristien Aarts, Phd (Research Project Manager)
Kristien joined EHMA in October 2018 as Research Project Manager. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Ghent University. Kristien has extensive experience in scientific and clinical trial research as well as project and team management. She comes from Belgium and speaks Dutch, English and French fluently. Kristien has 10 years of general professional experience, of which 9 years in scientific research, 4 years in clinical trial research and 3 years in project management.