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 - Klaus Knops

Member at Large - Monika Benson

Member at Large - Elena Ruiz de la Torre

Member at Large - Tomislav Goll


Executive Director

Donna Walsh

Donna became the Executive Director of EFNA in June 2012. Donna’s training is in Journalism, but she has worked with patient organisations in the neurological sector – in various roles – since leaving university. This included work with the European Migraine and Headache Alliance [EMHA] and the Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI], as well as being a representative to the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.

Senior Advocacy Coordinator

Tadeusz Hawrot

Tadeusz Hawrot joined EFNA as Senior Advocacy Coordinator in 2018. Tadeusz has spent more than a decade working in the EU environment, including nine years at the European Brain Council. His relevant academic background includes a post-graduate degree in Public Relations held at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Communications Manager

Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth joined EFNA as Communications Manager 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.