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Alzheimer Europe has a new Chairperson, new Board and two new members

Monday 31 October 2016

Following its AGM, AE is pleased to announce it has a new Board, new Chairperson and two new member associations as well as having elevated one of its provisional members to the status of Full Member.

The Office holders and members of AE’s new 2016-2018 Board are:

  • Chairperson: Iva Holmerová (Czech Republic)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Charles Scerri (Malta)
  • Honorary Secretary: James Pearson (UK - Scotland)
  • Honorary Treasurer: Maria do Rosário Zincke dos Reis (Portugal)
  • Members: Stefanie Becker (Switzerland), Marie-Odile Desana (France), Sabine Henry (Belgium), Sabine Jansen (Germany), Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland), Jesús Rodrigo (Spain), Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Slovenia).

The Office holders and Members of the Board were elected by representatives from Alzheimer Europe's full member associations that took part in the Annual General Meeting. They are joined by Helen Rochford Brennan (Ireland), new Chairperson of the EWGPWD and an ex-officio Member of the Board with full voting rights. The new AE Board will serve a two-year term and will hold its first meeting in December 2016.

AE would like to thank Heike (pictured, left) for 12 outstanding years of service on the AE Board, six of which she served as Chairperson (2010-2016) and bids her a fond farewell. AE also says a warm welcome to Iva Holmerová (pictured, right), its new Chairperson.

AGM delegates also voted unanimously in favour of accepting Alzheimer Albania and Hungary’s Social Cluster Association as new provisional members.

They also voted in favour of elevating Italy’s Alzheimer Uniti ONLUS to Full Member status. Alzheimer Europe now has a total membership of 39, with 35 full members and four provisional members in 34 countries.