Board Members

Daniel Cernik (Czech Republic)

Daniel studied economy at the Agriculture University in Prague. He works for Kolumbus, Hewer and GAMIAN-Europe. He is currently working as a coordinator of two projects: Patients trustees and Psychiatric Cell which helps patients in psychiatric clinics...

Yoram Cohen (Israel)

Yoram is a 34-year volunteer in the field of Mental Health, seasoned director of leading NGO’s in fields including mental health and child welfare in third-world countries. Dedicated leader who consistently strengthening organizations. Future-minded...

Dolores Gauci (Malta)

Dolores studied Psychology & Social Sciences at the University of Malta and completed a Master Degree in Health Services Management. She is a holder of Professional Warrant for Registered Social Worker (Warrant No 55) according to Article 3 of the Social...

Vice president, Raluca Nica (Romania)

Raluca Nica  is a board member of GAMIAN Europe who has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health. She is a consultant for NGOs on issues of organizational management and supervision for the good implementation of projects. Her experience...

Treasurer, Jacinta Hastings (Ireland)

  Jacinta studied nursing at St. Brendans Hospital. She has been interested all her life in health. She holds several diplomas in health promotion, Applied Project Management and an Advanced Diploma in Executive and Personal Mentoring and Coaching. She...

John Bowis (United Kingdom)

John Bowis is President of Health First Europe; Chairman, Health Advisory Board, GSK; Adviser to FIPRA and Instinctif;   Board Member: TBVI, Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Gamian Europe, European Men’s Health Forum, European Institute of Health, Sane,...

Secretary General, Katerina-Aikaterini Nomidou (Greece)

Being an active career to her brother who lives with schizophrenia and seeing the problems faced by families trying to cope with mental illness consequences and the unfairness of the situation service users find themselves in prompted her to become...

Robert Kristof (Hungary)

Robert is the General Manager of Awakening Foundation which is a think-tank organisation in the field of recovery-based and community-based mental health reforms in Hungary. He has been a facilitator of international, multicultural groups of...

President, Hilkka Karkkainen (Finland)

Hilkka is a social worker by profession and  expert by experience. Suffered reactive depression in 2002.  Has worked both for the City of Helsinki and the City of Espoo in Child Welfare for many years. Worked as a Senior Social Worker in Probation and After Care...

Secretariat

Lina Papartytė, Project Assistant

Lina Papartytė joined GAMIAN-Europe in October 2017 and supports the day-to-day management of the organisation. Before joining the team, Lina acquired sound knowledge of European and regional governance at the European Commission (DG SANTE) in Luxembourg and European...