Frédéric Destrebecq is the Executive Director of the European Brain Council since October 2014. Prior to this position, he served the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) as Chief Executive Officer, and previously as Director for European Affairs. Frederic holds a Master Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and University of Wales College (Cardiff), in the framework of the former EU Socrates exchange programme.
Public Health and Policy, Research Project Manager
Vinciane Quoidbach is Research Project Manager - Public Health and Policy for the « Value of Treatment for Brain Disorders » Study at the European Brain Council.
Prior to this position, Vinciane worked in both public and private sector, at national and international level. She served the Belgian Federal Public Service Health, and the Federal Minister of Health Cabinet as Advisor in charge of public health policy and regulations development in the area of Cancer, Chronic Diseases and Rare Diseases as well as the Biopharmaceutical Company AbbVie as Health Initiatives Manager. She also worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Swizterland as Technical Officer, Non communicable diseases and mental health cluster and the United Nations Development Programme in Pretoria, South Africa as Technical Officer, Social development department). Vinciane holds a Master Degree in Hospital and Healthcare Management from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Management from Manchester Business School. She also holds a Master Degree in Political Sciences and European Studies from University of Antwerp.
Vinciane is staff member of the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBAM) at KULeuven.
Senior Policy Officer
Tadeusz Hawrot is Senior Policy Officer for the European Brain Council. He is responsible for encouraging the development of National Action Groups, as well as National Brain Councils. He is responsible for the national and international dissemination of EBC studies and projects. He also plays a major role in coordination between European institutions and the EBC.
Research Project Manager
Giovanni Esposito is the Research Project Manager of the European Brain Council since March 2015. Prior to this position, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the VIB in Leuven (Belgium), where he worked for five years. His research at VIB focused on molecular events leading to Parkinson’s diseases. Giovanni holds a Master's Degree in Biology and a PhD in neurobiology from the University ‘Federico II’ of Naples (Italy). Within the EBC, Giovanni is responsible for the coordination of research projects addressing public mental health policies.
Finance and Administration Manager
Cécile GREBET is the Finance and Administration Manager of the European Brain Council since September 2015. Prior to this position, she has worked for the European Office of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in Brussels, and for the Adecco Group in Paris. She holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Paris-Sceaux. Within the EBC, she is in charge of the accounting and budgeting, and office management.
Communications & Advocacy Coordinator
Stephanie Kramer has an international profile and significant experience in communications and project management. Her work revolves around the development and coordination of various projects and initiatives, including campaigns and workshops, as well as making sure all EBC work is communicated effectively to the general public and EU institutions.
Stephanie holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in International Relations & Diplomacy. She has previous communications, external relations and project management experience from internships at the United Nations and private sector organisations. She is currently a member of the 3rd European Health Parliament. Stephanie has lived and worked in 12 countries around the world, including the United States, the Netherlands, Thailand and Chile.
Marijn Scholte is a recent International Relations graduate from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In his role as Policy Officer, he works on monitoring policy developments on EU level relevant to the fields of brain disorders, mental health and research.
Coumbis Hope Lowie
Coumbis holds a Master's Degree in Communications and Journalism. She has worked for several French magazines such as Vanity Fair and L'Officiel. In her role as Office Manager, she works closely with each member of the EBC team and works daily to keep the office running efficiency.