Who we are

The EU-PFF Executive Board, the Scientific Advisory Board and the EU-PFF Secretariat – these are the people behind the European Pulmonary Fibrosis Federation.

Our Executive Board

Steve Jones

President

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, UK

United Kingdom (UK)

Jean-Michel Fourrier

Secretary

APEFPI – FIBROSE PULMONAIRE IDIOPATHIQUE, France

France (FR)

Radostina Getova

Board Member

IPF Association Bulgaria

Bulgaria (BG)

Stefano Pavanello

Board Member

Unione Trapianti Polmone Di Padova, Italy

Italy (IT)

Chantal Vandendungen

Board Member

Belgium (BE)

John K. Solheim

Board Member

Norway (N)

Ralph Van Lysebeth

Treasurer

Belgium (BE)

Carlos Lines Millán

Emeritus President/Advisor

Advisor to the Executive Board

Spain (S)

Our Scientific Advisory Board

Dr Elisabetta Balestro

Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Italy (IT)

Dr Francesco Bonella

Vice-Chair & Founding Chair of Advisory Board

Germany (DE)

Dr Alexander Simidchev

Bulgaria (BG)

Dr Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold

Nornway (N)

Prof Andreas Günther

Germany (DE)

Dr Anne-Marie Russell

United Kingdom (UK)

Prof Bruno Crestani

France (F)

Dr Claudia Valenzuela

Spain (S)

Dr Cormac McCarthy

Ireland (IE)

Prof Demosthenes Bouros

Greece (GR)

Dr Helen Parfrey

United Kingdom (UK)

Dr Helmut Prosch

Austria (AT)

Dr Irina Strambu

Romania (RO)

Dr Katarzyna Lewandowska

Poland (PL)

Dr Katherine O'Reilly

Ireland (IE)

Dr Maria Molina

Spain (S)

Dr Marlies Wijsenbeek

The Nederlands (NL)

Prof Dr. Michael Kreuter

Germany (DE)

Dr Paolo Spagnolo

Italy (IT)

Prof Vincent Cottin

France (FR)

Prof Wim Wuyts

Belgium (BE)

Dr George Margaritopoulos

United Kingdom (UK)

Prof Veronika Müller

Hungary (HU)

Our Secretariat

LIAM GALVIN

CEO Secretariat

Ireland (IE)

JAN GEISSLER

Patient Advocate

Germany (DE)

ALBA UBIDE

Project Manager

Spain (ES)

STEFAN HUBER

Project Manager & Scientific Writer/Editor

Germany (DE)

GINA UBIDE

Project Officer

Spain (ES)

MIRNA TOMAŠEVIĆ

Communications Manager

Croatia (HR)

GERGELY MESZAROS

Policy Advisor

Hungary (HU)

The EU-PFF Secretariat is headed by Chief Executive (CEO) Liam Galvin and is staffed by a team of consultants from Patvocates, an organisation with broad experience in patient advocacy, health policy and patient engagement in medical research.