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EUPHA Office

The EUPHA office is responsible for the day-to-day running of all EUPHA activities. The EUPHA office is based at NIVEL - the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research - in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Dineke Zeegers Paget

Dineke Zeegers Paget

Executive Director           

Dineke started working for EUPHA in October 1997. Trained as a public health lawyer, she has worked at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, the University of Groningen, and the Federal Ministry of Public Health in Bern before joining EUPHA.

Her areas of responsibility within EUPHA include strategy planning, collaboration with members and partners, legal and financial issues, and representing EUPHA in the widest sense.

Floris Barnhoorn

Floris Barnhoorn

Deputy director

Floris started working for EUPHA in May 2009. Before joining EUPHA he worked as international project manager in both national and international settings. He has worked for extensive periods in African and Asian countries mainly in the field of capacity building and development planning.

His areas of responsibility within EUPHA mainly focus on working with member associations and Sections to develop projects to improve and strengthen public health and public health research in Europe. He has graduated from Utrecht University.


Maaike Droogers

Deputy director           

Maaike started working for EUPHA in March 2017. With a background in public health, she worked for various research institutes, NGOs and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Maaike worked for several public health research projects, including studies on maternal health, eHealth, nutrition, air quality and dementia.
As scientific officer Maaike supported EUPHA in enhancing its research and scientific profile and its presence in the European Institutions in Brussels. In addition, she participates in the research projects and takes active part in the tasks of the EUPHA office. Since January 2020 Maaike is Deputy Director of EUPHA.

Marie Guichardon

Policy officer

Marie started working at EUPHA in September 2020. She graduated her master degree in Public Health at Lund University. In 2019, Marie completed an internship at EUPHA where she, among other things, contributed to a supplement for the EJPH on the SDGs. As a scientific officer, she helped coordinate EUPHA fellowship program at the World Congress on Public Health, attends conferences and webinars on behalf of EUPHA, provides inputs for advocacy publications and social media posts, and represents EUPHA at different working groups.

José Velthuis

Office manager

José started working for EUPHA in June 2013. Before joining EUPHA she has worked for many years as a secretary for several institutes and companies, such as NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), also accommodated in the same office building as EUPHA.

Her area of responsibility within EUPHA is mainly focused on maintainance of the website and general secretarial support.

Ingeborg Vlug

Ingeborg Vlug

Financial officer

Ingeborg combines her work for NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) with being the part-time financial officer of EUPHA. She is responsible for the preparation of the annual financial report and the control over the EUPHA budget as accepted by the Governing Board. She works closely with the EUPHA treasurer and Executive Director.