Message from the EHA Board

After more than a decade of tireless work to further EHA’s mission our Executive Director, Carin Smand, has unfortunately announced that she will be leaving our organization. During her tenure Carin has been a driving force behind EHA’s growth and success. We shall all miss Carin’s vision and leadership greatly, and we wish her the best of luck in her next chapter. 

To express our gratitude for her services to EHA over the years, the EHA Board is organizing an official goodbye during the Opening Ceremony and Award Session at the upcoming EHA congress, which will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 19:00-21:00 CEST. 

We warmly invite you all to join us online to collectively say goodbye to Carin. 

With best wishes on behalf of the EHA Board,

John Gribben

EHA President



"After more than 10 years with EHA it is time to move on. I am extremely proud of all that EHA staff, Board and Committees, Members and Volunteers, Partners and Funders have accomplished during the past 10+ years and hold dear to my heart the relationships I have built during my time as an Executive Director. 

My deepest gratitude and respect goes to all who have been supportive of EHA and of me personally over the years. Without you EHA would not be as vibrant and strong as it is. I am very honored to have been the Executive Director of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement as it continues to fulfil its mission. Thank you”. 

Carin Smand

EHA Executive Director


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Last Updated on Thursday 27 May 2021.