WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

MEET THE PATVOCATES TEAM

Our team members come from a variety of cultural, academic and professional backgrounds, are based in 11 countries, and speak a total of 13 languages.

  • We are passionate; in our team there are many patients and carers with their personal experience that helps us to develop a strong motivation to push for change.
  • We are experts; we have led patient engagement initiatives across the globe in multicultural and multilingual settings.
  • We are professional; we know how to get things done.

OUR STORY

Patvocates is a consultancy, think tank and social venture in the areas of patient engagement and patient advocacy. We design, establish, develop and implement effective engagement frameworks, policies, processes and projects. Based on decades of experience in spearheading initiatives and running healthcare projects, our team supports patient organisations, healthcare institutions and the private sector e.g. with strategic consultancy, project management, training, moderation, facilitation, mapping, event management and communication.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jan Geissler

Jan Geissler

CEO Patvocates

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David U. Haerry

David U. Haerry

Partner Patvocates

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Ananda Plate

Ananda Plate

Executive Director of Patvocates, and Head of Industry Services

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Danika Sharek

Danika Sharek

Project Director, Deputy Head of Industry Services

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Alba Ubide

Alba Ubide

Head of NGO Services

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INDUSTRY SERVICES

Ananda Plate

Ananda Plate

Executive Director of Patvocates, and Head of Industry Services

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Danika Sharek

Danika Sharek

Project Director, Deputy Head of Industry Services

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Mercè Cases

Mercè Cases

Senior Research Manager

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Anastasia Naoum

Anastasia Naoum

Senior Project Manager

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Ana Amariutei

Ana Amariutei

Patient Engagement & Research Manager

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Khullat Munir

Khullat Munir

Patient Engagement Manager

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Anastasia Goussarova

Anastasia Goussarova

Senior Project Manager

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Paula Capparelli

Paula Capparelli

Senior Project Manager

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Eglys Gonzalez

Eglys Gonzalez

Senior Research Manager

Olga Millan

Olga Millan

Senior Research Manager

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NGO SERVICES

Alba Ubide

Alba Ubide

Head of NGO Services

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Nina Kozar-Gillan

Nina Kozar-Gillan

Senior Project Manager

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Inés Cañada

Inés Cañada

Senior Project Manager

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Rebeca Castiñeira

Rebeca Castiñeira

Project Manager

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Gina Ubide

Gina Ubide

Junior Project Manager

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FINANCES

Maria Perez

Maria Perez

Senior Finance Manager

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Michi Geissler

Michi Geissler

Finances

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Angie Stiassni

Angie Stiassni

Financial Manager

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

Anastasia Mityagina

Anastasia Mityagina

Executive Assistant to the CEO

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Anjula Weeranayake

Anjula Weeranayake

IT

Linda Silva

Linda Silva

Project Manager

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COMMUNICATIONS

Marie-Christine Hollerith

Marie-Christine Hollerith

Specialist on Informed Consent and Health Communications

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Burhan Omar

Burhan Omar

Senior Communications Manager

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Mirna Tomašević

Mirna Tomašević

Communications Manager

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Anne-Pierre Pickaert

Anne-Pierre Pickaert

Specialist on Health Communications

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DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE TEAM?

Are you eager to be part of our team? We’re seeking passionate individuals who share our vision and are ready to make a difference. Join us in our mission to innovate, collaborate, and drive positive change. Explore our available positions and start your journey with us today!

OPEN POSITIONS