Brussels team

Fanny Voitzwinkler, Head of EU Office

13311582245_f8fe10ea77_bAfter graduating in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, Fanny worked on minority rights projects for the European Centre for Minority Issues in Kosovo, on peacebuilding and conflict transformation in the United Nations Africa Peacekeeping Operations in New York, on emergency health aid with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society in the occupied Palestinian territories, on children’s rights campaigns for the Council of Europe and on multilateral relations with the European Commission.

She joined the GHA team at the beginning of 2011, with the creation of Global Health Advocates’ Brussels office. She coordinates the work and strategy of GHA on TB and child health at EU level. Since then she has  focused her work on R&D for poverty-related diseases, on developing a TB advocacy alliance in the WHO Europe region (TB Europe Coalition), and in parliamentary relations as Secretary of the European Parliament Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases.  She currently chairs the WHO Regional Collaborative Committee on TB.

Marine Ejuryan, Advocacy Officer

Photo MarinePrior to joining GHA in October 2015, Marine worked at an international NGO advocating for human rights and development towards the EU institutions in Brussels. Her work experience also includes a traineeship at the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation in the field of international development dialogue, with a focus on the post-2015 development agenda, G20 and G8, as well as at a Brussels-based lobby organisation. In addition, Marine has done internships at the United Nations Development Program in Armenia and at the Armenian Mission to the United Nations in New York.

She has a Master’s degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yerevan State University.

Gian Marco Grindatto, European Advocacy Officer

GM LinkedinPrior to joining GHA in February 2016, Gian Marco worked for The ONE Campaign in Brussels where he was contributing to the implementation of campaigns targeting EU Institutions with the goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases. His work experience also includes a traineeship at the European Commission – Directorate General for Enlargement, where he was dealing with the accession of Western Balkans countries and Turkey to the EU. In addition, before moving to Brussels, he did an internship at the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia.

Gian Marco holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in International Science from the University of Turin, with a research thesis about the powerful role of education for women and girls living in the slums of Kolkata, India.

Katarzyna Lemanska, European Advocacy Officer

sans-titre2Katarzyna graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and Solvay Business School of Economics and Management (Belgium) where she studied political science and international finance, respectively. After pursuing an internship at the Human Rights Center of the University of Sarajevo, she returned to Brussels where she gained extensive experience on EU advocacy and decision-making processes. For the past 6 years she has worked as advocacy officer or researcher for various grassroots and human rights organizations advocating towards the EU to promote for human rights accountability in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her areas of interest range from EU development and foreign policies to cultural resilience of Indigenous people, including food sovereignty and migration.

Jill McArdle, Advocacy Assistant

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Prior to joining GHA in June 2017, Jill worked for the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad), supporting their communications and advocacy work around tax justice, debt crises, aid effectiveness and private financing in development. Before Eurodad, she worked as a Project Assistant with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in Brussels, where her role included researching human rights issues facing ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples and advocacy on these issues toward the EU institutions.

Her PhD, from Trinity College, The University of Dublin, compared philosophical accounts of international justice in the context of development, aid and economic justice.