Community and Stakeholder Committee

Current committee members

  • Gianluca Gaidano, Italy (Chair)
  • Helen Papadaki, Greece (Chair)
  • Donal McLornan, United Kingdom (Vice-Chair)
  • Meritxell Alberich Jordà, Czech Republic (Councilor)
  • Arndt Borkhardt, Germany (Research Committee representative)
  • Raul Córdoba Mascuñano, Spain (Councilor)
  • Margarita Guenova, Bulgaria (Councilor)
  • Mandy Lauw, The Netherlands (YoungEHA representative)
  • Ivo Touw, The Netherlands (Education Committee representative)

Regular members

  • Daniel Coriu, Romania
  • Andres Ferreri, Italy
  • Ramon Garcia Sanz, Spain (National Society representative)
  • Arben Ivanaj, Albania (National Society representative)
  • Eva Kimby, Sweden
  • Koray Yalçın, Turkey


The Community and Stakeholder Committee (CSC) serves as an advisory body to the EHA Board and works closely with the EHA Office and other EHA Committees. The mission of the CSC is to promote the value of EHA and the EHA membership offer and provide guidance for:

  • Membership recruitment, retention, and growth strategies
  • Help identify ways to actively engage EHA members
  • Help build active online communities
  • Develop close relationships and collaborative opportunities with National Societies and Sibling societies
  • Aim to share knowledge and information with hematology communities in less-resourced countries, both inside and outside Europe
  • Look to create new opportunities for all stakeholders including patients, nurses, and Pharma

Tasks and responsibilities

The CSC responsibilities are:

  • Build awareness and implement continuous analysis of the needs of EHA members
  • Provide insight and understanding of hematologists’ needs in all countries with a clear focus on Europe
  • Evaluation of the balance between the EHA membership value and its accessibility and relevance to the members’ needs considering diversities in backgrounds and demographics
  • Investigation of members’ engagement and satisfaction
  • Provide recommendations to the EHA Board and develop new activities and initiatives to improve and promote the value of EHA membership and increase membership recruitment and retention
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to the EHA Board for proposals derived from National and other Societies on membership issues.
  • Monitor non-member participation in key EHA activities
  • Maintain and expand collaborative relationships with hematology communities in less-resourced countries aimed at building long-term relationships
  • Co-create programs within the EHA framework
  • Represent EHA where required (presentations, events, Joint sessions)
  • Actively participate in meetings and calls of the committee
  • Create a community that is diverse and inclusive


  1. Chair (EHA Board member)
  2. Vice Chair (non-Board member)
  3. Board Member
  4. Education Committee Member
  5. Research Committee Member
  6. Young EHA Member
  7. 2 x regular members representing a European National Hematology Society (1 Eastern European)
  8. Representative PAC
  9. Representative HNHCP
  10. 2 x Regular Member
  11. 3 x chairs of subcommittees