As Community and Capacity Building Manager, Adriana is responsible for the collaboration and communication with our membership, in addition to supporting ECPC-led awareness campaigns and initiatives, as well as the meaningful relationships with external partners, stakeholders and other organizations.
After completing a master’s degree in public health from Lund University in Sweden, Adriana began her career with the WHO Regional Office for Europe working on social determinants of health, particularly the intersection between gender and health. Late 2018, Adriana joined the European Patients Forum as Membership and Governance Assistant. Simultaneously, Adriana was Network Director for the European Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YouAct). In 2020, Adriana worked as Communications & Education Coordinator for the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).
Having family members and friends experience cancer and having a background in public health, I gained a deeper understanding about cancer screening and access to health care, and obstacles faced by patients. My experience with the European Patients Forum and with ESSO allows me to be cognizant of both patients’ and clinicians’ perspectives, in creating a unified voice among the cancer community.
We understand that when you make a donation, you want to know exactly what happens to your money. We aim to be clear and transparent when it comes to using your contributions in our mission to fight cancer.
Your donations not only help us to empower the cancer patient community and make a positive difference to healthcare, treatment and accessibility, but also enable us to:
ensure our members are engaged and feel part of an active community through information, training, unique resources, tools, opportunities and networking at a national and European level
legitimise our position of cancer patient representatives before decision-makers
build a reputation as a cancer patient expert within the scientific community
find partners sharing the same vision, values and goals to work together on projects
get the media’s attention in order to publish and disseminate our messages