JPND Management Board

The Management Board is the JPND decision-making body.  It is composed of a (non-voting) Chair and Vice-Chair and a maximum of 2 representatives of each member country participating in JPND.  Each participating country has 1 vote at the Management Board.

There are currently 30 member countries participating in JPND, including three Third Country members (non-voting).

  • The Chair is Professor Philippe Amouyel, INSERM, France
  • The Vice-Chair is Professor Adriana Maggi, Director, Centre of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Milan, Italy

Management Board members

AlbaniaMentor PetrelaUHC “Mother Tereza”
AustraliaJanice BeschNHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research
AustriaOliver MayerAustrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
AustriaHemma BauerAustrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
BelgiumKathleen D’HondtDepartment of Economy, Science & Innovation
BelgiumJolien RooversDepartment of Economy, Science & Innovation
BulgariaLatchezar TraykovMedical University
BulgariaShima MehrabianMedical University
CanadaYves JoanetteCanadian Institutes of Health Research
CanadaSamuel WeissCanadian Institutes of Health Research
CroatiaDinko MitrecicUniversity of Zagreb
Czech RepublicDaniel Hanspach Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
DenmarkMogens HorderDanish Council for Strategic Research
Denmark To Be Confirmed
FinlandSirpa NuotioAcademy of Finland
FinlandPäivi LindforsAcademy of Finland
FranceDominique Dunon BluteauFrench National Research Agency (ANR)
FranceEtienne HirschFrench National Alliance for Life and Health Sciences (AVIESAN)
GermanyMarlies DorlochterPart of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
HungaryTamas Attila KissNational Research, Development and Innovation Office
HungaryKlara HorvathNational Research, Development and Innovation Office
IrelandCaitriona CreelyHealth Research Board
IrelandMaria NashScience Foundation Ireland
IsraelAvi IsraeliMinistry of Health
ItalyFabrizio TagliaviniIstituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta”
ItalyAldo CovelloMIUR
LuxembourgSean SapcariuFonds National de la Recherche
NetherlandsJacqueline HoogendamMinistry of Health, Welfare and Sport
NetherlandsUrmila GangaramZonMw
NorwayMari NesThe Research Council of Norway
NorwayMaiken EngelstadNorwegian Ministry of Health and Care services
PolandUrszula WojdaInternational Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
PolandKarolina ZaborowiczMinistry of Science and Higher Education


Tadeusz Bednarczyk

Ricardo Pereira

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

PortugalMarta AbrantesFoundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
RomaniaIoana IspasMinistry of National Education
Slovak RepublicEva KontsekováSlovak Academy of Sciences
Slovak RepublicLubica PitlovaMinistry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
SloveniaZvezdan PirtosekUniversity Medical Center in Ljubljana
SloveniaPeter VolaskoMinistry of Education, Science and Sport
SpainRafael De AndresInstituto de Salud Carlos III
SpainMarta Gómez QuintanillaCentre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
SwedenSandra KleinauSwedish Research Council
SwedenPeter AllebeckSwedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
SwitzerlandAysim YilmazSwiss National Science Foundation
TurkeyGaye Çetinkaya CampariThe Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey – Tübitak
United KingdomCatherine MoodyMedical Research Council
United KingdomJoanna LatimerMedical Research Council