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Patrik Vuorio

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Patrik, through assignment by the Board, has overall responsibility regarding the successful management of the Secretariat and running IFPA operations on a daily basis, while facilitating strategic development. Patrik's background with NGOs and in the non-profit sector goes back many years, having led and developed networks and organizations mainly in the field of crisis management and community disaster preparedness in Sweden, the European Union, and the United Arab Emirates. Patrik has studied industrial management and engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and finds inspiration in the important work of non-profit organizations striving to improve community well-being at scale.

E-mail: patrik.vuorio@ifpa-pso.com
Tel: +46 707 495 820

Vasilka Lalevska

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Vasilka works with IFPA’s global psoriasis advocacy – both through coordinating with our members and by engaging with international actors such as the WHO. She has extensive experience of non-profit work at the national, European and global level. Key policy issues Vasilka has worked with include alcohol and narcotic drugs, children and health. Before joining the Secretariat, she worked at GIZ in Skopje and at Active – Sobriety, Friendship and Peace in Stockholm. Vasilka comes from Macedonia and has a BA in Economics and a MSc in Project Management.

E-mail: vasilka.lalevska@ifpa-pso.com
Tel: +46 704 337 308

 Linnéa Lindström

Manager Administration and Events

Linnéa is in charge of IFPA’s member relations, project administration and event management. This includes supporting our members, developing IFPA’s member base and arranging both our internal and external meetings. Linnéa has several years of experience of the service sector, including the travel/conference industry and retail business. Her key interest areas are international development, human rights, global health and international politics. Linnéa has a BA in Development and International Cooperation.

Tel: +46 739 402 252

Maxine Lancelot

Scientific Officer

Maxine is responsible for providing scientific and medical information related to IFPA’s mission to IFPA’s member organizations, to policy makers, and to the public. She has experience as a health educator, medical scribe, and health journalist. Maxine has higher degrees in epidemiology, international relations, and global health, and her studies have included diverse science courses from medicine-related disciplines.

E-mail: maxine.lancelot@ifpa-pso.com
Tel: +46 736 997 005

Vacant position 

Communications Manager

The post of Communications Manager is currently not filled and the job advert for this position will be published shortly. The overall responsibility of the job-holder is the management of strategic and operational communications, website, social media, public relations, articles and newsletters.