Here you can get to know the team at EFNA. Click on each name to learn more about our Board Members, or scroll down to meet our team of consultant staff.


President - Joke Jaarsma

Vice President - Cathalijne van Doorne

Secretary-General - Jenny Baker

Treasurer - Bea De Schepper

Member at Large - Monique Lindhout

Member at Large - Nancy Van Hoylandt

Member at Large - Monika Benson


Executive Director

Donna Walsh

Donna became the Executive Director of EFNA in June 2012 through a consultancy contract with her company the Sector3Agency. Previously she worked as Coordinator of the European Headache Alliance [EHA] and as Information Officer with the Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI]. She also represented MAI at the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.
Donna’s training is in Journalism and Communications, but she has worked with patient organisations in the neurological sector since leaving university.

Communications Manager

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth joined EFNA as Communications Manager in July 2015, through a consultancy contract with her company
She previously worked on digital media and design projects for the Migraine Association of Ireland and the European Headache Alliance as well as for EFNA and the Brain Mind and Pain MEP Interest Group.
Elizabeth has a personal interest in neurology having lived with migraine since childhood.