Margaret Walker joined EUFAMI as Executive Director in January 2018. A committed public affairs and association management professional, Margaret has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and has worked with both scientific and patient umbrella associations, at European and international level. Margaret has a Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities, a BA (Hons) in Humanities, as well as a Diploma in Gender and Development. She is a member of the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health. At EUFAMI Margaret oversees the day to day operation of the network and works to ensure its mission, to represent all family members of persons affected by severe mental ill health at European level so that their rights and interests are recognised and protected, is fulfilled.
Rita Geerts is responsible for the organisation and and minutes of Board Meetings, and Annual General Meeting and supporting the organisation of the 4-yearly Family Congress, other member meetings and events. Rita is in charge of EUFAMI member administration and internal communications with the member associations. She is the first point of contact for member associations and external enquiries, provides support to external and social media communications and coordinates all administrative aspects of EUFAMI including personnel and office management, organising and updating databases, the filing system etc..