HCWH Europe Team

Will Clark - Executive Director 

Will Clark has 18 years experience in corporate social responsibility, carbon management, and resource efficiency. He has a successful track record of developing sustainability strategies and solutions with experience gained across a range of private and public sector organisations. Prior to joining HCWH Europe Will spent nine years working in the NHS in the UK. During this time he created an award-winning and sector-leading sustainable healthcare programme Care Without Carbon (CWC) and he built the largest team of specialist sustainable healthcare practitioners working in the NHS. The CWC programme has delivered significant environmental and cost savings for the NHS and is being adopted by a growing number of NHS provider organisations as the basis of their sustainability and carbon management strategies. Will holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biogeoscience from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. He is a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), a Chartered Environmentalist, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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Edward Bennett - Operations Manager

Edward studied Business Management with Finance at the University of Brighton (UK) and wrote his final year thesis on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. He previously worked for six years in several international companies within the financial industry and travelled widely, learning about the rich multicultural differences and diverse ways of living. Edward has developed an acute interest in using his financial and management skills to support and promote activities focussed on key health and environmental issues on a global scale, and relishes the opportunity to further develop these at HCWH Europe.

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Scott Brady - Climate Programme Manager

Before joining HCWH Europe, Scott spent five years working in a large public body in Scotland, developing and implementing carbon and energy management practices to reduce the organisation's climate impact. More recently, Scott worked with the Scottish Government managing the delivery of large-scale renewable demonstration projects and developing national level policy in areas of energy efficiency and low carbon heat. Scott holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University, an MSc (with distinction) in Carbon & Energy Management from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), and a Project Management Qualification from the Association for Project Management. At HCWH Europe, Scott is responsible for our Climate-smart Healthcare programme.

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Lloyd Evans - Press & Communications Manager

Overseeing HCWH Europe’s communications, Lloyd is a graduate of City University London, where he completed a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in music, and has worked on community radio and managed large-scale live multimedia events, including technical and logistical support. Drafting and executing HCWH's communications strategy, Lloyd brings his audio-visual production skills and journalism training to help produce clear and effective messaging for HCWH Europe. 

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Diana Faccio - Development Officer

Diana has a strong interest in addressing global health challenges and promoting sustainability across industries and organisations. During her undergraduate studies in History and Politics at the University of Kent (UK) she specialised in the history of medicine with a dissertation on the role of institutional trust in addressing public health threats. Later completing a Masters in International Development (Sciences Po, Paris), she has an interest in global health policies and strategies including health financing and international cooperation in health. Her previous work experience has centred on developing and implementing CSR strategies in both multinational and family companies as well as supporting city governments in preparing EU proposals and designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. At HCWH Europe, Diana supports development and fundraising, particularly reporting and proposal writing.

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Mireia Figueras Alsius - Climate Officer

Mireia studied Environmental Sciences and obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations, Security and Development (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), writing her thesis on the EU’s role in international climate negotiations. After her studies she worked in the environmental education field for some years before moving to Bulgaria, where she did her European Voluntary Service with an NGO dedicated to promote culture of peace, social justice and environmental protection. Mireia joined HCWH Europe in June 2018 and has been involved in different programme areas since then as well as supporting the organisation´s membership and events planning. She is now involved in the development of the Climate-smart Healthcare programme. A big part of her role is to work directly with healthcare providers to support their transition to low-carbon healthcare.

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Arianna Gamba - Procurement Policy & Projects Officer

After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Arianna specialised in health with a European MSc in Health Economics and Management, where she wrote her thesis on Antimicrobial Resistance. She has acquired international experience in the non-profit, intergovernmental, and business sectors in the areas of cooperation and development, international affairs, healthcare and sustainability. Prior to joining HCWH Europe, she worked in the field of corporate social responsibility focussing on the pharmaceutical, insurance and chemicals sectors - supporting companies and industry associations to improve their sustainability performance and engaging and consulting with their stakeholders. She speaks English, Italian, and Spanish and is improving her French and German.

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Paola Hernández Olivan - Food Policy & Projects Officer

Paola studied Food Science and Technology at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Her interest in environmental health resulted in her completion of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in European Public Health. Her thesis focused on 'Strategies for food waste management in European hospitals' allowed her to gain a better understanding of the linkages between food, sustainability, and human health. Prior to joining HCWH Europe as Food Project and Policy Officer, Paola worked at different organisations and research centers and participated in other European projects, which provided her with some insight on how to make sure that the project advances as planned. With her background on policy, research and communications, Paola is responsible of her area of interest - food sustainability, and expects to learn more about procurement and behaviour change issues.

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Aidan Long - Associate Director Engagement & Partnerships

Aidan has a BA in Media and Communications and English from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and an MSc in Global (health, environmental, and development) Challenges from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Before joining HCWH Europe, Aidan spent five years in the non-profit media sector in Ireland, managing two non-profit community radio stations, where he specialised in the areas of training, project and financial management, fundraising, marketing, and advocacy for the sector at a national level. Responsible for the development of the organisation's membership and engagement model (including the Global Green & Healthy Hospitals network in Europe), Aidan plays a central role in developing the organisation’s long term strategic plan and providing senior project and management support to the HCWH Europe team.

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Louise Mathieu - Programme Assistant

Louise holds a double bachelor in comparative law in France and Spain, with a specialty in International and European law. After obtaining her lawyer’s degree in Barcelona, she worked in various law firms. Following her strong interest in bioethics and health-related legal issues, she later undertook an MSc in Global Health Law and Governance, at Queen Mary, University of London, where she gained knowledge in health systems, social determinants of health, medical ethics and environmental health. A native French speaker, Louise also speaks Spanish and English.

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Dorota Napierska - Chemicals Policy & Projects Officer

As a European Registered Toxicologist, Dorota holds PhD degrees in Biology (Biochemistry) and in Biomedical Sciences (Nanotoxicology). Prior to joining HCWH Europe, Dorota worked for the European Commission (DG Joint Research Center) as a chemical expert in chemical safety and security, she was responsible for knowledge transfer and policy support to partner countries. At the Directorate for Sustainable Resources, she provided policy support for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, with a focus on reviewing the priority substances list, new biological-based monitoring tools, and chemical mixtures in water. Dorota has also previously worked as a researcher at the Department of Public Health of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Gdynia, Poland). At HCWH Europe, Dorota is responsible for her area of interest – safer chemicals and the environment. She speaks Polish, English, and Dutch.

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Yasmim Pessoa - Digital Engagement Officer

Yasmim holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and the Erasmus+ MA degree in Digital Communication Leadership from the University of Salzburg and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Before joining HCWH, she worked as a communications assistant at a Brussels-based nonprofit and was responsible for creating and managing content for the organisation's websites and social media. Prior to settling in Belgium, she worked for two years as a digital content manager at a startup in Brazil. Globally-minded, Yasmim completed internships at a museum in Brooklyn and a language portal in Hamburg during her undergraduate studies. She speaks both Portuguese and English, and is currently learning French.

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Jean-Yves Stenuick - Pharmaceuticals Policy & Projects Officer 

Jean-Yves previously worked as Programme Manager at a Brussels-based think tank that fosters innovative ideas to shape global change. In this role, he led the organisation’s health & wellbeing programme to ensure stronger EU action on issues ranging from antimicrobial resistance to disruptive health technologies. Before that, he trained within the political strategy unit of a large political group at the European Parliament where he monitored policy developments in key parliamentary committees. Jean-Yves holds an advanced master in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European Integration from the Institute for European Studies in Brussels. He speaks French, English and German. He is currently also working on his Spanish, which he started to develop during his travels across Latin America.

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Andreea Zotinca - Circular Healthcare Project Officer

Andreea obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Communication and Media at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and her Master’s degree in International Security at Sciences Po Paris where she focussed on the environment. She has worked as a trainee in corporate social responsibility, including projects on reducing plastic waste and improving recycling. Before joining HCWH Europe, she was an intern at a renewable energy think tank.

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