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 Officer

Before joining HCWH Europe, Lloyd studied at City University London, completing a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism. He also holds a Bmus in music, has worked on community radio and been involved in live multimedia event management. With an interest in online media, he hopes to contribute to HCWH's communications using the video & audio production skills and journalistic techniques learnt during his studies. 

 

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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 Assistant

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 and 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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Zoie Green - Research Intern

Zoie is currently acquiring her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S. Before joining Health Care Without Harm she has interned in multiple sectors of the healthcare field and is looking to expand her knowledge and scope on the impacts of healthcare in the environment as she studies abroad in Brussels, Belgium.

 


Paola Hernández Olivan - Food Project and 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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Viktor Jósa - Climate Policy & Projects Officer

Viktor’s involvement in environmental health roots from his youth engagement in the UN climate policy lobby. As a youth stakeholder in the WHO and UNFCCC processes he has developed an interest in the health aspects of climate change, which he strives to bring to the public by bridging the gap between young people and international policy processes through innovative tools. Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm Europe, Viktor worked as a junior consultant for WHO’s European Centre for Environment and Health on European health adaptation to climate change. He aspires to help raise the ambition of healthcare towards climate-smart solutions through his policy advocacy expertise and youthful drive. As a passionate freestyle skier and cyclist, he is worried about the climatic future of the Alpine region.

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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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Dorota Napierska - Chemicals Policy and 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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