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 - Ann Little

Vice President - Cathalijne van Doorne

Secretary-General - Jenny Baker

Treasurer - Bea De Schepper

Member at Large - Joke Jaarsma

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.

EU Senior Policy Officer

Heather Clarke

Heather arrived in Brussels in 1995 and worked as an MEP Assistant in the European Parliament for 9 years. She has been an advisor to global and European health organisations including: European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA); Dystonia Europe; International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Her interest in neurology stems from a friend with a brain disease.

Communications Coordinator

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth joined EFNA as Communications Coordinator in July 2015. 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.