Members of the Board are elected for a 2 year mandate. The role of the Board is to support the EPHA Secretariat and its staff, set out the annual work programme of the organisation, set priorities and targets, review EPHA financial management and scrutiny of annual accounts and to appoint the appropriate staff.
2019 – 2020 Board of Trustees
Freek studied Medieval History and European Law and Policy at the University of Leuven (BE). After his studies he did internships for the UN in Geneva and the EU in Brussels. After a short stay at the University of Leuven where he worked as a research assistant, he became director of EPSO, a European network of seniors’ organisations that merged with other European NGOs into AGE. After a short period as policy officer, Freek became director of FEANTSA in 2001. Freek sits on board of several European organisations and transnational projects. He is currently the president of Social Services Europe (until end 2016) and sit on the Board of EAPN (European Anti-Poverty network). He is member of the jury of the World Habitat Awards (organised by the Building And Social Housing Foundation in close cooperation with UN-HABITAT) and of the Venture Philanthropy Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation (BE).
EPHA Vice President
Alice studied modern languages at the University of London and continued her studies to become an interpreter and translator. She has extensive European and public sector experience and has developed projects and partnerships in Europe and further afield. She has worked in European Affairs for local and regional government in the UK and has 11 years’ experience of working in the public health field.
As Director of the Centre, Alice focuses on promoting co-operation with health and social care experts in other EU countries to develop EU funded projects, explore evidence of good practice and create links for exchanges and shared learning. She co-ordinates the work of her team and is also responsible for all management aspects of the Centre.
Vanessa Moore is a Senior Researcher with the European Institute of Women’s Health.
Vanessa is working with the EIWH to make gender equity in public health, biomedical research, treatment, care and social policies a priorities for EU action. The EIWH’s work takes a life-course approach to health and wellbeing and believe that action must be taken early and at critical points to ensure health and wellbeing from young through to older age.
Vanessa has led the EIWH’s work in the area of gender and vaccination access and uptake across the lifespan, as well chronic diseases, older people and public health. Vanessa holds a MSc in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin.
She is also in the process of completing her PhD at the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, where she is analysing the experiences of persons with young onset dementia of accessing health care services and social care services in Ireland.
Administrator of DG SANCO, now Santé, of the European Commission; Research Manager at EUROFOUND; Temporary Adviser at the WHO Regional Office for Europe; Co-ordinator of the Barcelona Healthy Cities Project and Director of the Barcelona Occupational Health Centre.
Vlad works as a health policy expert for several international organizations and national governments, being active in health system strengthening and increasing access to affordable medicines across Central and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Rollins School of Public Health (Emory University, US), where he was engaged in research and regularly taught as a guest lecturer. Vlad was Vice President of the Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices and senior adviser of the Minister of Health.
With a degree in Medicine, Vlad also holds a master degree in international health policy from the London School of Economics and he is professionally certified in health and humanitarian supply chain management at Georgia Tech. He was Eisenhower Fellow for Innovation, Marshall Memorial Fellow and Carter Fellow.
Besides his professional activities in healthcare, Vlad is a published author. He was the editorial director of the main medical newspaper in Romania and his writings were awarded several national and European prizes.