Our Board

30 committed women and men with disabilities representing the membership stend for the rights of persons with disabilities in EDF and in a variety of events and actions to ensure the voice of persons with disabilities is heard.

EDF Board 2017-2022

Who are they?

The EDF board of Directors is composed of the president and 30 members coming from 16 National Councils and 14 European NGO of which 12 are full members and two ordinary members. The Board of Director is elected every four years.

Role

The Board of Director is responsible for the supervision of the daily management of the organization and the work of the Secretariat including the drafting of the budget and accounts and the work programme, the external relations and the cooperation with third parties, the decision on membership applications and the exclusion of members. The Board elects the executive committee.

List of Members

Yannis Vardakastanis

Yannis Vardakastanis

EDF President
National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP)

Ana Peláez

Ana Peláez

EDF Vice-President
Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (CERMI)

Maureen Piggot

Maureen Piggot

EDF Treasurer
Inclusion Europe

Gunta Anca

Gunta Anca

EDF General Secretary
The Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability Organisations (SUSTENTO)

Albert Prevos

Albert Prevos

French Council of Disabled People for European Affairs (CFHE)

Humberto Insolera

Humberto Insolera

European Union of the Deaf

Klaus Lachwitz

Klaus Lachwitz

Deutscher Behindertenrat (DBR)

Nadia Hadad

Nadia Hadad

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

Pirkko Mahlamäki

Pirkko Mahlamäki

Finnish Disability Forum

Rodolfo Cattani

Rodolfo Cattani

European Blind Union

By alphabetical order

Branislav Mamojka

Branislav Mamojka

Slovak Disability Council (NROZP)

Cato Lie

Cato Lie

International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF)

Christina Wurzinger

Christina Wurzinger

Austrian Disability Council (Der Österreichische Behindertenrat)

Francisco Vano

Francisco Vano

International Federation of Persons with Physical Disability (FIMITIC)

Gabor Petri

Gabor Petri

Mental Health Europe

Giampiero Griffo

Giampiero Griffo

Disability International People Europe (DPI-Europe)

Gisèle Marlière

Gisèle Marlière

Belgian Disability Forum (BDF)

Goran Kustura

Goran Kustura

Slovenian National Disability Council

John Dolan

John Dolan

Disability Federation Ireland (DFI)

Jolijn Santegoeds

Jolijn Santegoeds

European Network of (ex) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP)

Luisa Bosisio Fazzi

Luisa Bosisio Fazzi

Italian Disability Forum

Marcel Bobeldijk

Marcel Bobeldijk

European Federation of Hard of Hearing (EFHOH)

Marica Miric

Marica Miric

Croatian Union of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (SOIH)

John Patrick Clarke

John Patrick Clarke

EDF Vice President
European Down Syndrom Association (EDSA)

Pierre Gyselinck

Pierre Gyselinck

Action Européen des Handicapées (EAH)

Thorkild Olesen

Thorkild Olesen

Disabled Peoples Organisation Denmark

Thurídur Sigurdardottir

Thurídur Sigurdardottir

The Organisation of Disabled in Iceland

Vera Bonvalot

Vera Bonvalot

Brain Injured and Families – European Confederation