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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Lloyd Evans - Communications & Marketing 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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Mireia Figueras Alsius - Research Assistant | Climate, Procurement

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, as Conference and Events Assistant, being involved with the planning of CleanMed Europe, Europe's leading conference on sustainable healthcare. Now, Mireia hopes to use her multidisciplinary background to support the work on climate & energy and procurement.

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Maria Galeone - Communications & Marketing Officer

Maria studied Communication at the University of Perugia, Italy, completing a Masters degree in Multimedia Communication. After her studies, she worked as Press and Social Media Officer for an Italian press and video agency. She then moved to Brussels, taking her first steps in the development sector in a confederation of NGOs. More recently, she has been in Italy working in the communication and marketing team of a wine cooperative in Apulia. Now back in Brussels, Maria hopes to bring her communication skills to HCWH Europe and to improve her knowledge of the European health and environment sectors.

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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 Project & Policy Officer

Paola studied Food Science and Technology at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Her interest on 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

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. Aidan has a BA in Media and Communications and English from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and is currently studying towards an MSc in Global Challenges at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Responsible for the development of the organisation's membership and engagement model (including the roll-out of 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 office.

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Victoria Lyon Dean - Fundraising and Development Manager

Victoria started working in fundraising and development in 2007. Prior to joining HCWH Europe, Victoria worked with Save the Children for nine years where she developed partnerships and secured funding from a broad range of donors including Institutional funders (European Union, World Bank, UN UK and US Governments) Trusts, Foundations, Corporates, and High-Net-Worth Individuals. Victoria brings experience of working with diverse teams from around the world to facilitate the development of effective strategic and resource mobilisation plans. Victoria holds an MSc (with distinction) in Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) as well as BA (with First Class Honours) in English Literature from the University of Manchester. Victoria’s current focus is on how to best develop and grow HCWH’s activities in Europe and beyond as well as expanding and diversifying the funding portfolio.

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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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Meri Syväntö - Research Assistant | Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals

Meri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from Maastricht University and a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Southern Denmark. She has previously held internships at a Finnish research group at the University of Turku, a biological consulting company in Denmark, and at Lammi Biological Station in Finland. Prior to joining HCWH Europe, Meri was working at the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki.

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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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