Hans is the President of MPE since October 2016.
He works as a patient-advocate in the field of healthcare on projects that support and empower cancer patients and patient groups. Before he was diagnoses multiple myeloma, he was a school teacher at first, and later educational consultant, interim manager and trainer in courses for school leaders and boards of educational institutes. He achieved a Master in Educational Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (in 1995), and continued for a period his research in a PhD-direction, but choose at some moment for designing and leading MD-courses (Management Development) for several companies for many years.
Ron is the Vicepresident of MPE since July 2017.
Johannes is the Treasurer of MPE since October 2016.
Despite a seemingly numbers and results driven career, Johannes cares deeply about people and values. He is a keen supporter of humanitarian and ecological causes and gives the best he can to be a good citizen of the world.
Riikka-Leena is the Secretary of MPE. She joined the Board in April 2018.
Riikka-Leena graduated from the University of Turku with a master’s degree in Geography. She has also studied Journalism at the University of Tampere.
Kristina is a board member of MPE since October 2016.
She is currently the Executive Director of Slovenian lymphoma and leukemia patient association, L&L and also a president of ONKO NET – association of Slovenian cancer patient organizations as well as a president of the representatives of the patients at the Oncology Institute of Ljubljana.
Biljana is a Board member of MPE since July 2017.
Roman is a board member since April 2018.
Lise-lott is the board member of MPE since March 2019.
Lise-Lott lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She was diagnosed with essential thrombocytemia in 2011 and her father was diagnosed with myeloma in 2009. In the Swedish Blood Cancer Association, she is very active in policy related issues within the Swedish cancer care area with focus on access to new drugs for hematological disorders (especially myeloma), reimbursement, pricing and patient influence in clinical trials and health technology assessment decisions. She works actively to raise the status of expert patient advocates in Sweden.
As well as being an effective patient advocate, she has prior experience working as a physiotherapist, in a variety of private healthcare settings and since 2006 has been CEO and co-owner of LM Design to Live in AB a family business in the construction business producing and selling individually designed site-built villas and tenant-owned apartments.
Nikita has been a board member of MPE since March 2020.