ABOUT US Advisory bodies

Three advisory bodies committees and two working groups have been created to handle current issues.


The Scientific Sub-Committee (SSC) is set up as a consultative organ within the EAHM. lts mission is to advise the EAHM Executive Committee regarding the realisation of its objectives, which are the promotion of the professional competence of its members, directors and hospital executives.

Members of the SSC for the term 2014–2018

  • Doris Gillig President France
  • MHA Matthias P. Spielmann      Vice-President Switzerland
  • Lorcan Birthistle Ireland
  • Prof. Pascal Verdonck Belgium
  • Dr. Kristof Eeckloo Belgium
  • Willy Heuschen Belgium
  • Alexandro Lourenço Portugal
  • Laure Pellerin Luxembourg
  • Dr. Marinko Rade Croatia
  • Prof. Danielle Rossi Turck Belgium
  • Kestutis Staras Lithuania
  • Jos Vanlanduyt

European affairs

The Subcommittee “European Affairs” (SCEA) is working on several topics within the EAHM like the evaluation of European initiatives within the EU, Member States or other European partners. The initiatives and their evaluation serve as a contribution to the construction of a social Europe while representing the interests of the hospitals in this process.

Members of the SCEA for the term 2014-2018 are:

  • Prof. Dr Jacques Scheres, President Netherlands
  • Mr. Victor Herdeiro  Vice-President Portugal
  • M. Christophe Gautier France
  • Dr Juraj Gemes Slovakia
  • Herr Willy Heuschen Belgium
  • Herrn Marino Maligoi Germany
  • Ms Louise McMahon United Kingdom
  • Dr. Michel Nathan Luxembourg
  • Dr. Gerard O’Callaghan, Ireland
  • Prof. Gabriele Pelissero Italy
  • Romualdas Sabaliauskas Lithuania
  • Prof. Pascal Verdonck Belgium
  • Mag. Karl Wulz Austria

Mental health

The Sub-Committee “mental health” (SCMH) is set up as a consultative organ within the EAHM. lts mission is to advise the EAHM Executive Committee regarding the realisation of its objectives in the field of Mental Health. The Sub-Committee will support the aims of EAHM with particular focus on the importance of building a first class, recovery oriented – strengths based and person-centred including social inclusion in mental health service. The Sub­Committee will set specific goals to support in EAHM hospitals further integration of services for persans struggling with mental health or substance abuse problems. This will also include the promotion of the professional competence of its members working as directors and hospital executives in mental health services.

Members of the SCMH for the term 2014-2018 are:

  • Inger Kari Hagene Nerheim, President  Norway
  • Adrian Ahern Ireland
  • Dr. Alberto Appicciafuoco Italy
  • Nicole Demeter Belgium
  • Mme Doris Gillig France
  • M. Pascal Mariotti France
  • Herr Willy Heuschen Belgium
  • Herr Holger Höhmann, Germany 
  • Klaus Kupfer Germany
  • Herr Béda Meyer Switzerland
  • Niels Aagaard Nielsen Denmark
  • Prof. Vesna Šendula Jengi Croatia
  • Dr. John Simpson United kingdom

Working group communication

Members of the Working Group Communication are:

  • Nikolaus Koller President Austria
  • Heinz Klölking Vide-President Germany
  • Philippe Blua France
  • Juraj Gemes Slovakia
  • Marc Hastert Luxembourg
  • Willy Heuschen SG EAHM
  • Freddy Iemants Belgium
  • Christian Marolt Guest member
  • Ann Marie O’Grady Ireland

Working group IT-managers

Members of the Working Group – IT Managers are:

  • Herr Willy Heuschen, Belgium 
  • Gunther Kostka Belgium
  • Volker Lowitsch Germany
  • Christian Marolt Cyprus
  • Pierre-Michael Meier Germany
  • Laure Pellerin France
  • Irenijus Puotkalis Lithuania