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.  

 

Federica Margheri
Chief Operating Officer

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.  

Anett Ruszanov

Anett Ruszanov
Programme and Policy Director

Anett directs the development of EHMA’s policy positions and maximises the impact of EU-funded projects for the benefit of the health management ecosystem. As a member of the Senior Management Team, she ensures that the most recent, important and relevant knowledge on health management creates the conditions for high-quality, accessible, value-based and patient-centred care all over Europe. Anett is involved in shaping and promoting EHMA’s policy positions in projects and towards European institutions and stakeholders, she also oversees the design of new proposals. Anett enjoys being active, hiking, biking, cooking and baking for family and friends. She is a native Hungarian, and speaks English and French.

 

Zachary Desson
Policy Manager - Health Systems

Zach supports EHMA with the HaDEA project to identify obstacles to vaccination in the EU. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University and a joint Master's degree in Health Economics and Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Oslo, University of Bologna and Management Centre Innsbruck. A former paramedic, Zach is interested in the delivery of emergency health services and health system considerations for underserved regions and populations. He is fluent in English and French and can hold a decent conversation in German and Spanish. In his free time, you can find him trail running, surfing, doing yoga, or photographing some of the lesser-known corners of Europe. Contact Zach if you have any questions about the HaDEA project.

 

Evelyn Donohoe

Evelyn Donohoe
Policy Officer

Evelyn is EHMA Policy Officer and oversees a project on the digitalisation of medication management. She has over a decade of experience in Health and Social Care settings in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Evelyn gained a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Edinburgh. Following this, she worked in Mental Health in integrated Health and Social Care Teams. Prior to joining EHMA, Evelyn was awarded a Master's in Global Health Public Policy, from SciencesPo, Paris. Evelyn lived in China for one year and won a certificate of participation in a county Tai Chi competition. Evelyn speaks English and French and is currently learning German.  

 

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. 

 

Claudia Granaldi
Policy Officer

Claudia supports the EHMA staff in the core policy activities and in preparation for the main events at EHMA. She holds a three-year Bachelor’s degree in International studies from the University of Siena and a Master’s degree in International science and diplomatic affairs from the University of Bologna, Italy. She carried out internships in Italian and EU diplomacy, always keeping an eye on health-related affairs. Claudia fluently speaks Italian and English and has a good command of French. She is obsessed with Pearl Jam and Annie Hall and also answers to the name of Matilde.

 

 

Georgia Karyami
Project Administrator

Georgia oversees the BeWell project. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of project deliverables and milestones. She has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a joint Master's degree in Health Economics and Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Oslo, University of Bologna and Management Centre Innsbruck. Georgia is particularly interested in the topics concerning the primary fragmentations for delivering care in rural and remote areas. She enjoys cooking, hikes with friends and exploring the world. She is fluent in Greek, English and Spanish. Contact Georgia if you have any questions about the BeWell project.

 

 

Austeja Tunaityte

Austeja Tunaityte
Communications Officer

Austeja, in close cooperation with another Communications Officer, oversees communications for different areas of EHMA's work, including events, projects, policy and health management networks. She holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and specialises in Global Public Health. Before joining EHMA, Austeja completed traineeships in the European Parliament's administration and its political group. She enjoys travelling, discovering cultural places, and spending time in nature. She is fluent in English and Lithuanian, has a good command of French, and is learning the Thai language.

 

 

Anna Van der Heyden Codina
Events Officer

Anna is responsible for organising and monitoring the network’s online, hybrid and in-person events at EHMA. She completed a four-year Bachelor's degree in International Relations at Blanquerna Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain, and conducted her Erasmus Programme in the Luis Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Following this, she began working with events while doing a one-year internship as the Technical Project Assistant at Casa de Mali followed by a Traineeship in the Programmes and Events department at End FGM EU. Anna loves travelling and enjoys painting, cooking and reading during her free time. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English and has a good command of French.

 

 

Ludmila Chmielewska
Finance and Administration Officer

Ludmila delivers streamlined financial procedures to surpass members, colleagues and stakeholders satisfaction, retention, and company goals at EHMA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Finances from Higher School of Commerce and International Finance in Warsaw, she completed Postgraduate studies in Project management Warsaw School of Economics, and has a Master’s degree in Administration from University of Warsaw, in Poland. She is fluent in Russian, Polish, speaks English and has a good command in French. Ludmila enjoys traveling, cooking and watching movies.