A small Brussels-based team manages the day-to-day activities of the EHC.
Luis Teixeira, CEO
Luis joined the EHC in May 2023 as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this role, he will be working closely with the team, the President and the Steering Committee to further develop and implement the mission and vision of the organisation.
Luis brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked in various European associations and held management positions with a focus on operations and finances. He has a passion for working towards positive social causes and has used his career to make a real impact on people’s lives.
Native of Brussels from Portuguese parents, Luis speaks French, English, Portuguese and has notions of Dutch and Spanish (or more precisely Portugnol). When he is not working, you will find him coaching teenage basketball teams, deep diving into chess, or upcycling abandoned and discarded wooden furniture giving every piece a new life and new purpose (in his younger years, he studied to become a carpenter before going into finance.
Fiona Brennan, Patient Engagement Lead
Fiona joined the EHC in 2017 and is currently one of the Community Programmes Officers, with her work focusing on youth-related activities including training and workshops and the Youth Fellowship Programme.
Fiona previously worked for the Irish Haemophilia Society for eight years. Fiona has a degree and Masters in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and is currently completing her PhD in Psychotraumatology.
Zita Gacser, Behavioural Change Lead
Zita joined the EHC in 2022 as a Think Tank Officer.
Before joining EHC, Zita worked for various Brussels-based membership organisations focusing on communications, event organisation and project management. Besides her work with EHC, Zita also works as a fitness and lifestyle coach, focusing on mental and physical wellbeing.
Zita has an academic background in international relations. She is a Hungarian national and speaks Hungarian, English and Dutch.
Kristine Jansone, Community Development Lead
Kristine Jansone joined the EHC in 2015, with ten years of work experience in the not-for-profit sector focusing on youth engagement and volunteering.
She has a background in education, communication, and marketing. A Latvian national, Kristine speaks Latvian, English, French and Russian. Kristine has an academic background in theology, pedagogy, and culture management.
Daria Mironova, Communications & Education Lead
Daria joined the EHC in December 2021 as its Public Policy and Communications Officer.
Initially, she started her career in international affairs. Daria then switched to international business and worked in various thematic areas, including media, science, technology, and youth. She has a long track record in partnership building, stakeholder- and event management, and team leadership.
A native Russian, Daria holds two master’s degrees in international relations and foreign policy and economics. Daria speaks Russian, English and French languages. In her free time, she plays the violin.
Rumana Molla, Executive secretary/ Personal Assistant
Rumana Molla joined the EHC in 2021 as the Executive secretary and President and CEO’s assistant. She supports the President and CEO in their day-to-day activities and communications. After graduating from IHECS in Mass Communication, Rumana worked as a Communication Officer at FEBE and La Poste. She has also spent several years in India, working in the television industry.
Rumana is Belgian and speaks English, French, Dutch, Hindi, Bengali and some Spanish.
Saskia Pfeyffer, Office Assistant
Saskia Pfeyffer joined the EHC in 2016 as the Office Assistant, deals with administrative and accounting tasks, and supports the smooth running of the office and its activities. Before this, Saskia worked for more than ten years in women’s health and rights. Saskia worked for the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) and Care international.
Saskia is Dutch and speaks English, French and Dutch and has a bachelor’s degree in European studies from the University of The Hague, the Netherlands.
Laura Savini, Advocacy Lead
Laura Savini joined the EHC in 2014 as a Communications and Public Policy officer. Before the EHC, Laura worked in a Brussels-based pharmaceutical trade association.
A dual Belgian and Italian national, Laura has lived in Belgium and Italy and is fluent in French, Italian and English. Laura holds a master’s degree in Information Management from Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in management assistance from a secretarial college in Brussels.
Naja Skouw-Rasmussen, Innovation Lead
Naja joined the EHC in March 2021 as a Think Tank Officer. In this role, Naja is coordinating and leading the activities of the EHC Think Tank. Before joining the EHC, Naja sat on the EHC Steering Committee from 2015 to 2021.
Naja brings to the EHC a wealth of experience as a volunteer in haemophilia patient organisations at the national (Denmark) and international level. Naja was previously the chair of the EHC Women and Bleeding Disorders Committee and took part in EHC youth training.
Naja holds a Masters in Science from both the University of Copenhagen and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. A Danish national Naja speaks both Danish and English.